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Sweden 1974: ABBA
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ABBA's Waterloo is United Kingdom's favourite Eurovision song

Eurovision: Come Together – The BBC held a special alternative Eurovision Song Contest. And again: ABBA won another trophy

In a one-off special from BBC Studios, the British public voted through a live online system giving them the opportunity to select their favourite Eurovision song from an shortlist selected by a panel of experts and super-fans.

These including Radio 2’s Ken Bruce, Eurovision semi-final commentators Rylan Clark-Neal and Scott Mills, former UK Eurovision acts SuRie (United Kingdom 2018) and Nicki French (United Kingdom 2000), along with uber fans Mel Giedroyc and Radio 1’s Adele Roberts.

ABBA with "Waterloo" has been voted as the most favourite entry from the British public. ABBA represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1974 which was held in the United Kingdom.

ABBA - "Waterloo"

Eurovision: Come Together - Songs

  1. Sweden 1974: ABBA – Waterloo

This year James Newman was internally selected and was due to represent the nation in Rotterdam with "My Last Breath".

United Kingdom in Eurovision Song Contest

United Kingdom 1969: Lulu - "Boom Bang-a-bang"

United Kingdom has participated in Eurovision Song Contest 62 times since 1957. United Kingdom only skipped the contest two times: 1956 and 1958. They have won Eurovision five times:

...and finished in 2nd place 15 times! They came last four times: 2003, 2008, 2010 and 2019.

United Kingdom 1969: Lulu - "Boom Bang-a-bang"

United Kingdom is a member of "Big 5", so they don't have to go through the Semi-final qualifications, but are automatically qualified for the Grand Finals.

About the author: Steven Spiteri (Malta)

Steven has been a huge Eurovision fan since 1995. He comes from a small town called Birkirkara located in Malta and graduated in Business & Administration. Steven follows all the national finals and Eurovision Song Contests every year especially Melodifestivalen and Eesti Laul. He has an endless list of favorites but the all time favorite entry would be Italy's 2016 entry "Nessun grado di separazione" by Francesca Michielin whilst Lisbon 2018 is his favorite Eurovision edition.



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