Despite the big Eurovision anniversary that will be celebrated next year, the members of ABBA do not plan to perform at Eurovision, which will be hosted by Sweden.
Next year it will be half a century since the Swedish quartet ABBA won Eurovision with the song Waterloo. As ordered, Sweden won Eurovision this year and will host Eurovision next year, on the 50th anniversary of Abba’s victory.
Sweden won the Eurovision Song Contest
But it seems that the members of ABBA are not interested in this at all. Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeusthe male half of the group, in an interview with the BBC, rejected the possibility of going on stage with their female colleagues at next year’s Eurovision Song Contest on their 50th anniversary Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
“I don’t want that,” Andersson said, “and if I refuse something, the others will too. It’s like that with the four of us – if one says no, then it’s no.”
“We can celebrate 50 years of the band even without us on stage,” added Ulvaeus.
ABBA in 1980
ABBA was founded in 1972, and two years later, winning the Eurovision Song Contest catapulted them to stardom. They created a series of timeless hits and are among the best-selling music artists of all time, but they broke up in the early 1980s and have not performed together since.
That’s why they held a concert in London last year, where their avatars, created with hologram technology, performed instead of the band members.
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