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Eurovision 2024: Eurovision winners pay tribute to ABBA in the Grand Final!

Charlotte Perrelli, Carola and Conchita Wurst are set to perform an homage to ABBA at the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final on Saturday night.

2024 marks 50 years since ABBA earned Sweden its very first victory at the Eurovision Song Contest with the smash-hit schlager banger Waterloo. A historic moment for Sweden, of course, but also a fond memory for the entire Eurovision community around the world.

Naturally, given the gravity of the occasion, this anniversary absolutely must be celebrated and honoured, especially as Sweden proudly hosts the competition for a 7th time in 2024, a whole 50 years after that fateful night at Brighton Dome.

SVT has invited along: Charlotte Perrelli, who won the Contest for Sweden 25 years ago in 1999; Carola, who took the Contest to Malmö for the very first time in 1992 following her win for Sweden the year before; and Conchita Wurst, who scored a memorable victory for Austria 10 years ago in 2014.

Per Blankens, TV producer for the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 said:

“Now we all come together in tribute to one of Eurovision’s most famous songs. Everyone knows this song – worldwide. And to help us, we have three fantastic Eurovision winners.”

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The BBC will re-broadcast Eurovision 1974 on April 7!

The BBC, the public broadcaster of the United Kingdom, hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, on behalf of Ukraine, as the winner, was not able to host on home soil. However this was not the first time that the United Kingdom has done so.

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Spotify: “Tattoo” just surpassed Alexander Rybak’s Fairytale in streams! | It is now the 4th most-listened Eurovision song of all time!

Loreen is doing amazing at all streaming platforms, following her big success at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, held in Liverpool, UK. Only three days after the release of her first post-Eurovision singleIs it Love“, her winning song “Tattoo” managed to surpass Alexander Rybak’sFairytale in streams, at the highly-popular streaming platform of Spotify.

As of Monday, October the 16th, “Tattoo” is the 4th most streamed Eurovision song of all time and has accumulated 307.971.675 streams in total, while Alexander Rybak’s Fairytale has accrued a tiny few less, 306.503.428 streams in total.

Top 10 – Most streamed Eurovision songs of all time (at the time of writing)

  1. ArcadeDuncan Laurence (1,039 Billion)
  2. SnapRosa Linn (816,3 Million)
  3. ZITTI E BUONIMåneskin (423,9 Million)
  4. TattooLoreen (306,8 Million)
  5. FairytaleAlexander Rybak (306,3 Million)
  6. WaterlooABBA (276,1 Million)
  7. EuphoriaLoreen (247,6 Million)
  8. SoldiMahmood (226,5 Million)
  9. HeroesMåns Zelmerlow (152,6 Million)
  10. BrividiMahmood, BLANCO (138,5 Million)

Loreen is only the second artist to be in this top 10 with two different songs (“Euphoria” and “Tattoo“) after Mahmood (“Soldi” and “Brividi“) and her success after her second Eurovision victory goes on.

Photo: Universal Sweden/Charli Ljung

How far do you think Loreen’s Tattoo can go? Will it manage to become the most-streamed Eurovision song of all times? 

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Sweden: Björn Ulvaeus receptive to ABBA’s participation in Eurovision!

Björn Ulvaeus, a member of ABBA, does not dismiss the possibility of ABBA making an appearance at Eurovision in Sweden next year. In an interview on SVT’s morning show, Morgonstudion, Ulvaeus was asked about the potential for ABBA’s involvement in Eurovision 2024.

Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of ABBA’s victory in Eurovision with their iconic song “Waterloo”, which launched their highly successful international career. Consequently, there has been much speculation about ABBA making some kind of appearance at the upcoming contest.

During the interview, Ulvaeus comments on the intriguing coincidence of the event taking place in Sweden in the same year:

 

“It almost gets a little weird, doesn’t it? That it is exactly in Sweden, exactly this year. And it just happened so we don’t really know. There are many who think “what can you come up with for something fun?”

 

When asked if he is open to the idea, Ulvaeus replies,

 

“Yes, I can only speak for myself, I can not speak for the others.”

 

Previously, it had been reported that ABBA had no plans to participate in the contest next year. However, Björn’s statement now suggests the possibility of an ABBA performance in Sweden in next May.

 

 

Source: eurovoix

 

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Eurovision 2024: ABBA will not appear at the contest!

Despite intense speculation, ABBA’s Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson have confirmed the legendary Swedish band will not appear at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024.

Speaking to BBC Newsnight to mark the first anniversary of ABBA Voyage, their virtual concert residency in London, the pair said “we can celebrate 50 years of Abba without us being on stage.

Although Bjorn made a brief cameo appearance before the voting sequence at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool, he and bandmate Benny also dismissed the idea of composing Sweden’s entry next year.

In 2024 we will also have the 50th anniversary of the band’s historic victory with the song “Waterloo” but it seems that the members of ABBA are negative about a joint appearance on the stage of the competition as well as a joint tour!

Watch ABBA’s legendary win with “Waterloo” from the 1974 contest:

source: BBC

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Måneskin And ABBA Are Nominated For A Grammy Award!

The nominees for the 65th Grammy Awards have just been revealed, and we can proudly present two Eurovision winners among them.Eurovision Song Contest winners ABBA (Sweden 1974) and Måneskin (Italy 2021) are nominated across several categories at the 65th annual Grammy Awards.

Måneskin, who won the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam with “Zitti E Buoni” have become a world widely known band since their triumph in Sanremo and Eurovision. They have performed at the VMAs, been on an international tour and just announced their third studio album. The popular band from Rome is now nominated for a Grammy Award in the category Best New Artist!

But they are not the only Eurovision winners who got nominated for a Grammy this year. The most popular Eurovision winners of all time, ABBA, have celebrated their comeback with the album Voyager in 2021, which has granted them a nomination in not less than four categories:

  • Record Of The Year (Don’t Shut Me Down)
  • Album Of The Year (Voyager)
  • Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (Don’t Shut Me Down)
  • Best Pop Vocal Album (Voyager)

Not long ago, Konstrakta, who represented Serbia at Eurovision 2022, revealed that she was considered for a Grammy Award in 2 categories: “Best New Artist” and “Best World Music Performance” for “In Corpore Sano”, but unfortunately, she did not manage to find herself among this year’s nominations.

The Grammy Awards are one of the biggest celebrations of the world music scene and the nomination alone is a big dream for every artist. The 65th Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 5 in Los Angeles, USA, and will be broadcast on CBS.

Source: : eurovisiontv

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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:

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