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Sign language translator becomes viral sensation

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 01:04

Mans Zelmerloev may be the winner of the Swedish Eurovision song contest selection - but sign language translator Tommy Krangh has also found internet fame after a virtuoso performance. Rough cut - no reporter narration

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The winner of the Swedish Eurovision Song Contest national selection was chosen on Saturday (March 14), but for many it was Tommy Krangh who stole the show. His animated sign renditions - by using sign language, his body and mimicking - of some of the songs quickly became big hits on social media. According to public broadcaster SVT that produces the show, the clip of Magnus Carlsson's song "Meet Me in Old Town" was especially popular. The 49-year-old signed the songs from a studio in front of a green screen in Orebro, while the artists performed at the Friends Arena in Stockholm. Mans Zelmerloev with his song "Heroes" will represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest final in Vienna in May.

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Sign language translator becomes viral sensation

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 01:04