Avicii teams up with ABBA for Eurovision Song Contest theme
The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual event where each European member country submit a song for competition. Having been one of the longest running television broadcasts since 1959, Sweden’s own ABBA won the contest in 1974 with “Waterloo,” and they are back this year — but for another reason. Abba members Benny and Bjorn won’t be entering the contest, they’ll be composing the theme song, and they’ll be doing so alongside fellow Swedish musician Avicii. The collaboration has been titled “We Will Write The Story” and is set for a live debut on May 18th, the contest’s finale.
“The idea of an ‘Eurovision Anthem’ for Malmo 2013 was there from the beginning of the planning of this year’s contest. From the start, Benny, Bjorn and Avicii were on the very top of the list of musicians that SVT wished to collaborate with.” – Executive Producer, Martin Osterdahl
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