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Sunday, 9 February 2014

ABBA Waterloo 40th Anniversary Starts Today !

Today, 9th February, marks the start of ABBA's historic win with Waterloo at Eurovision.

Before being able to represent Sweden at Eurovision, ABBA had to win Melodifestival in Sweden.
Which they did, on 9th February 1974.

Watch their performances (first round and winning performance), in Swedish, here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivKzYEOOYjY

Melodifestivalen 1974 was the selection for the 15th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 14th time that this system of picking a song had been used. 10 songwriters were selected by SR for the competition. The final was broadcast on TV1 but was not broadcast on radio. ABBA went on to win that year's Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton, Sweden's first Eurovision win.

Results from the show:

ArtistSongSongwritersPointsPlace
1Lena EricssonEn enda jordHåkan Elmquist1853rd
2Östen WarnerbringEn mysig valsBengt Hallberg, Östen Warnebring1010th
3Göran FristorpJag minns dej nogGeorg Riedel, Stig Claesson167th
4Titti SjöblomFröken Ur sångTorgny Söderberg1484th
5ABBAWaterlooBenny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson3021st
6Lasse BerghagenMin kärleksång till dejLasse Berghagen2112nd
7Inger ÖstEn grön dröm om dejBo Sylvén, Bo Carlgren, Bitte Carlgren615th
8Sylvia Vrethammar & Göran FristorpEn dröm är en drömLars Färnlöf, Lasse Bagge316th
9Lena BergqvistDen sista sommaren av mitt livBjörn Isfält, Lena Bergqvist119th
10GlenmarksI annorlunda landBengt-Arne Wallin, Anja-Notini-Wallin158th









 
 


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