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Eurovision winners pay tribute to ABBA in the Grand Final

10 May 2024 at 11:00 CEST
Charlotte Perrelli, Carola and Conchita Wurst are set to perform an homage to ABBA at the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final on Saturday night.
Conchita Wurst, who won the Eurovision Song Contest for Austria in 2014 Hanna Fasching

2024 marks 50 years since ABBA earned Sweden its very first victory at the Eurovision Song Contest with the smash-hit schlager banger Waterloo. My my! A historic moment for Sweden, of course, but also a fond memory for the entire Eurovision community around the world. 

Naturally, given the gravity of the occasion, this anniversary absolutely must be celebrated and honoured, especially as Sweden proudly hosts the competition for a 7th time in 2024, a whole 50 years after that fateful night at Brighton Dome.

And what better way to do it than via three more of the Eurovision Song Contest's most iconic winners, each of whom are celebrating a mileston of their own in 2024? 

Broadcaster SVT has invited along: Charlotte Perrelli, who won the Contest for Sweden 25 years ago in 1999; Carola, who took the Contest to Malmö for the very first time in 1992 following her win for Sweden the year before; and Conchita Wurst, who scored a memorable victory for Austria 10 years ago in 2014.

1991 Eurovision winner Carola Alfred Lindgren

Per Blankens, TV producer for the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 said:

"Now we all come together in tribute to one of Eurovision's most famous songs. Everyone knows this song – worldwide. And to help us, we have three fantastic Eurovision winners."

The celebration of ABBA's Waterloo won't be the only musical treat that viewers can look forward to at Saturday night's Grand Final. Another interval act that is sure to have audiences entertained as they await the votes is a return to the Eurovision Song Contest stage by reigning champ Loreen.

And there are a few more surprises promised for anyone tuning in, too...

Charlotte Perrelli, who celebrates the Silver Jubilee of her Eurovision win this year, says:

"1974 was the year I was born and ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest. They are role models I grew up with, and having the opportunity to be a part of their tribute at the Eurovision Grand Final feels very nice and significant"

Eurovision 1999 winner Charlotte Perrelli Mikael Kenta

You can listen to all 37 songs of Eurovision 2024 via your favourite streaming service or watch the music videos on our YouTube channel.

The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday 7 May (First Semi-Final), Thursday 9 May (Second Semi-Final) and Saturday 11 May (Grand Final) 2024.

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