Great Swedish Adventure ~ Part 1

On February 16, this is what it said:

"Cool opportunity for Americans of Swedish heritage!" 

This was a post on Facebook, which also included a link and more information, by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak. I remember replying to her post telling her that I have Swedish heritage. She said she wished she did.

On February 20th, I received a message on Facebook from Yvonne Henricksson, who is the blogger at "Swedish Thoughts" and actually lives in Sweden. She was aware that I have Swedish heritage and wanted to inform me of an e-mail she received relating to the same opportunity that Megan had posted. She thought I, or maybe some friends of mine, would be interested in this offer.

The producers of the Swedish version of "American Idol" and "Minute to win it" are coming to America to find people for their new reality show called ~


Do you have Swedish ancestors?
Do you have a dream to see Sweden?
Do you have an urge to find your Swedish roots?

The ad says Meter Television is looking for Americans with Swedish ancestry for a reality TV show to be shot in Sweden. It also stated that there are more than 4.8 million Americans who have Swedish ancestry. Representatives from the television company will be scouring America to find people who are fun, outgoing, adventurous and have Swedish ancestry.

This show is to be filmed in Sweden and contestants will have extreme cultural challenges to face. It is an elimination type of program and bottom line, there is one ultimate winner. The winner will earn the opportunity to meet their Swedish relatives!

Yvonne thought it was something I might be interested in... I responded to her message letting her know I had already filled out the information form and sent it in! When I read about it the first time from Megan's post, I couldn't help but think that the odds were stacked against me, along with other things. But then I told myself, this would be a dream come true! I have felt very strongly that I need to go to Sweden this year. I have no idea why. I do know though that I don't want to ever look back and say "what if," so for kicks and giggles I filled out the application!

Wouldn't you have done the same?

Thanks for stopping by!

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!

 Copyright © 2011 By Cheryl Palmer 


  1. Oooh, I smell an adventure!!!

    Part II! Part II!

    --Maine Sistah

  2. Wishing you lots of luck and dreams come true, Cheryl! Keep us posted...what an awesome opportunity.

  3. Oh, good luck! We applied for the Colonial House TV show, and after the initial first two applications and a phone call, they said they wanted us to consider the next step in the application process and I chickened out. I knew that life was tough in New England in the 1600s and I would never survive. But if you're up for an adventure GO FOR IT!!


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