ABBA offer to write UK song for Eurovision
“What’s the risk? You can’t be worse than last," says ABBA's Benny Andersson.
ABBA stars Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus have offered to write a song for the United Kingdom for Eurovision.
The winners of the 1974 contest were interviewed on BBC Breakfast while promoting ABBA’s new album Voyage.
Host Connor Paterson asked, “If you were asked nicely, would you ever consider writing the UK entry?”
Björn was sceptical at first, but Benny seemed intrigued by the idea. He said: “What’s the risk? You can’t be worse than last.”
Björn responded: “No, but it needs to be a really good act.”
This year the UK scored a humiliating 0 points, after a string of poor results.
In October, the BBC announced a collaboration with TaP music to help find the UK’s next Eurovision entry.
TaP music’s roster includes international superstars such as Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding and Lana Del Rey.
Benny and Björn noted it was unlikely another ABBA album might be forthcoming after Voyage, their first album in 40 years.
Björn said: “I never say never […] but I think that was our goodbye.”