As esctoday.com reported in October last year, Agnetha Fältskog from legendary ABBA, the winners of the 1974 Eurovision, is releasing a new solo album ultimo April. According to our sources, Agnetha might be performing in the interval act in this year's Eurovision final!
The release of Agnetha's album could not have been more cunningly planned; this year is the 30-year-anniversary for ABBA and Waterloo's supreme victory in Brighton in 1974, and according to Svante Stockselius, the European Broadcasting Union's (EBU) supervisor for Eurovision matters, ABBA fans may see Agnetha on the Eurovision stage again.
»It is true that we have contemplated various acts and artists for the interval act performance. One of them is Agnetha«, he says, but also underlines that the EBU is still considering other options. »Nothing has been negotiated or terminally agreed on.«
No doubt that the EBU and the Turkish broadcaster TRT have a case; Agnetha Fältskog's album will be promoted to an audience of more than 100 million people, and the Eurovision Song Contest itself will benefit from the ABBA-hysteria that once again travels the world.
Agnetha Fältskog is not the only ABBA member releasing an album; a special ABBA album with various bonus tracks is also to be released in late April, as is a CD containing songs with Benny Andersson's first band, the Hep Stars.
Sony Sweden, Agnetha's record company, are also contemplating to re-release Agnethas soloalbum from the ABBA days, »Elva kvinnor i ett hus« (Eleven women in one house) as a CD.
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