As Eurovision week 2018 approaches, some exciting news has broke about the 1974 winners Abba. The quartet comprised of Benny, Bjorn, Annifrid and Agnetha are to reform and release new music, their first album in 35 years. The band had been taking part in a recent virtual reality tour but only appeared together as holograms. This new music is an ‘unexpected consequence’ of that tour.
The Netherlands were one of the first countries to announce their act for Eurovision 2017. Way before Christmas, the Voice of Holland winners and former Junior Eurovision Song Contest competitors O’G3NE were chosen to go to Kiev. Since then it’s been a very long wait for them to reveal their song for the Contest. That wait came to an end today when they revealed the lyric video for ‘Lights and Shadows’ on Dutch TV.
In the run up to Eurovision 2017, we take a closer look at the Dutch representatives O’G3NE. Here’s 10 things about the band that’ll help you get to know them a little bit better!
It’s been a busy week for Eurovision. Read on to read our recap of all the news, gossip and national finals activity that occurred this week!
Some of the biggest acts to represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest in recent years have teamed up to cover ABBA’s 1974 winning hit song ‘Waterloo’.
After weeks of voting in our polls, you have crowned Conchita Wurst’s 2014 winning song ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’ as your favourite Eurovision song ever. She proved to be unstoppable as she won by quite a large margin with 82% of the vote (2077 votes) in the final round. In second place was Sweden’s Loreen with ‘Euphoria’ which despite a late surge in votes only managed 10% of the overall total. Alexander Rybak’s ‘Fairytale’ was in third with 7% and Common Linnets’ ‘Calm After the Storm’ and ABBA’s ‘Waterloo’ were fourth and fifth respectively, both with less than 1% of the vote.
We are just hours away from crowning the winner of our favourite Eurovision song ever. After weeks of voting it has come down to just five songs- Rise Like a Phoenix, Euphoria, Waterloo, Fairytale and Calm After the Storm. But which of the five will be victorious? That’s entirely up to you. If you want to see your favourite come out on top then vote in the poll below before it closes later today at 8pm.
We can’t think of a more fitting way to wrap up our day dedicated to pop royalty Abba than by thanking them for the music with their song “Thank You for the Music. We would also like to thank you all for joining us throughout the day.
Don’t forget, if Abba’s “Waterloo” is your favourite Eurovision song ever, you can vote for it in our poll.