United Kingdom: ABBA keen to write UK’s Eurovision entry and end years of failure!

ABBA has said it is keen to help end the UK’s years of Eurovision hurt and pen a song for the country that came a humiliating last in this year’s contest.

The Swedish group – which comprises of Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad – said they would be happy to write a song for the UK to use in 2022 if it was for the right artist.

It comes as the group released their first album, Voyage, after almost 40 years. The group have said it will be their last.

Speaking to the BBC Radio 4 Today programme on Friday, Ulvaeus and Andersson said they would step in to help – if the right act was picked for the job.

They said: “What is the risk? You can’t be worst than last. But it needs to be a really good act [who performs] – like Dua Lipa.”

It comes as the BBC confirmed that Dua Lipa’s music management company will help pick the UK’s next Eurovision entry.

TaP music will select the UK’s entry for the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest. The company – which also represents Ellie Goulding, Hailee Steinfeld and Lana Del Rey – will work with the BBC. The broadcaster will work with the company to make the selection.

It comes after the UK came bottom place at Eurovision 2021. James Newman failed to score a single point with his song, Embers, earlier this year.

No UK entrant has made the top 10 since Jade Ewen in 2009.

TaP has called on the UK music industry to put forward “experienced live performers” for consideration. The single wil be released commercially after the competition.

Would you like to see ABBA, as the composers of the UK’s entry at Eurovision 2022?

Italy: Amadeus wants ABBA in Sanremo 2021!

This is a bomb really. Amadeus in a radio interview on Saturday on Radio 2 revealed that he wants ABBA as guests in Sanremo 2021!

Following the reunion at last year’s Sanremo festival of the legendary Italian band Ricchi e Poveri, Amadeus sets the bar even higher for this year’s edition of Sanremo. According to what he revealed on Radio 2, the artistic director and presenter of the festival, Amadeus, revealed that he eagerly wants to bring ABBA to Teatro Ariston in March!

ABBA has sold millions of records worldwide, and in 1974 they were the winners of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Waterloo.

We remind you that Sanremo 2021 is going to take place from the 2nd to the 6th of March.

See below the appearance of Ricchi e Poveri at Sanremo 2020:

Source: illmessaggero