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Despite the hints, the Abba stars say they will not appear at Eurovision next year

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25 Maj 2023

Despite the hints, the Abba stars say they will not appear at Eurovision next

Two members of Abba have insisted the Swedish pop icons will not perform at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest.

In an interview to be broadcast in Britain on Thursday, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson ruled out performing in the festival's final, despite Sweden hosting Eurovision in the year which coincides with the 50th anniversary of their victory. Abba in Eurovision with the famous song "Waterloo".

The Nordic nation will host the festival after Swedish singer Loreen won this year's competition.

"I don't want to," said Benny Andersson. "And if I don't want, others don't either. It's the same for the four of us. If someone says no - it's no."

Ulvaeus added: "We can celebrate the 50th anniversary without us being on stage."

The group Abba - which also consists of Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad - gained international fame after their Eurovision success in 1974.

Other global hits include "Dancing Queen", "Super Trouper", "Money, Money, Money" and "Knowing Me, Knowing You".