It has been revealed that ABBA’s hits will be used to open and close Eurovision Choir 2019 in Gothenburg, Sweden next month.
RTVSLO, the Slovenian national broadcaster has revealed that two of ABBA’s biggest hits will be used as part of the opening and closing of Eurovision Choir 2019. According to the broadcaster each of the choirs will be performing in the opening and closing sequence of the contest.
The two ABBA hits that will be performed are “Mamma Mia” and “Thank You For The Music”. “Mamma Mia” will be performed by all ten of the competing choirs during the opening of the contest. While “Thank You For The Music” will close the contest in Gothenburg.
Ten nations will take part in Eurovision Choir 2019 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The second edition of Eurovision Choir will take place on Saturday 3rd August at the Partille Arena in Sweden.
Participating in the contest are:
- Belgium – Almakalia
- Denmark – Vocal Line
- Germany – BonnVoice
- Latvia – Maska
- Norway – Volve Vokal
- Scotland – Alba
- Slovenia – Jazzva
- Sweden – Zero8
- Switzerland – Cake O’Phonie
- Wales – Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion
This years competition will see the debuts of Norway, Scotland, Sweden and Switzerland at the competition. For Scotland it will be the first time that the nation has made an appearance at a Eurovision contest, following in the footsteps of Wales who made their first appearance in 2017.
The show which will be held in Gothenburg will be hosted by Petroc Trelawny and Ella Petersson. Petroc hosted Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 when it was held in Edinburgh, while Ella is a TV host for SVT’s cultural programming.