Tessa de Jong
Education: Musical Theatre, Frank Sanders’ Akademie in Amsterdam
Musical Activities: Freelance performer
Favorite ABBA song: So Long
It is almost impossible to believe the musical heights this diva can reach. She sings the most difficult notes with such ease, it’s almost as if the real Frida is on stage! She has a warm personality, her family is most important and this definitely reflects back on stage! Her beautiful notes touch your heart every time. These wonderful qualities and her experience as a singer, turn Tessa into a charming and powerful appearance on stage. She performs on both national and international levels and always impresses the crowd!
Tessa’s love for ABBA started when she saw the musical Mamma Mia. After diving into the musical history, ABBA stole her heart and she found out that the part of Anni-Frid was made for her! “Every show makes me happy”. Tessa’s secret dream is to be able to play Fernando on the flute herself. The strangest thing that ever happened during a show was when she fell through the stage. But the show must go on! With a bruised knee and a broken pair of tights, she finished the show as if nothing happened. Right before she enters the stage, big hugs are exchanged with all other Abba Fever members, because without this tradition she won’t go on stage! Another ritual is polishing her white boots with baby-wipes, because (as she says): “These boots are my babies!”