ABBA's Björn Ulvaeus' gives emotional speech about their song 'Waterloo'

Music 19/05/2020

ABBA's Björn Ulvaeus has appeared via a special video message to make a statement about Eurovision 2020.

The huge song contest is not happening this year due to Covid-19, the first time in the competition's history, and so they enlisted the help of 1974 Eurovision winner Björn to make the statement.

Björn gave a two-minute speech to reminisce about ABBA's winning Eurovision year with 'Waterloo' in 1974.

"Good evening, I’m Björn Ulvaeus. My grandson, Albert, was about seven when he came home from school one day and said to me, ‘My friends say that you’re a pop star grandad, is that true?’" he started.

"‘Well,’ I said, ‘You saw me on TV, remember? I told you that the chubby guy with the star shaped guitar was me.’ He looked incredulous."

"He clearly found that very, very hard to believe. And to tell you the truth, when I watch that clip from the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton, 1974, I find that hard to believe as well."

You can watch the full statement above.