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.”
“What’s the risk? You can’t be worse than last”
— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) November 5, 2021
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.
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