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Eurovision 'planning major tribute to ABBA during grand final'

Eurovision 'planning major tribute to ABBA during grand final'
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Eurovision organisers are reportedly planning to celebrate 50 years since ABBA's triumph at the contest with a "spectacle" during the interval.

The interval show at this year's Eurovision Song Contest grand final will reportedly feature a huge tribute to ABBA.

The event is taking place in Malmo, Sweden - the group's home country - this May, 50 years on from their triumph in the contest with the iconic 'Waterloo'.

The group will not perform on the night, but The Sun says that plans are afoot to either bring across their 'ABBAtar' holograms or stage a medley of their biggest hits performed by multiple popstars.

"It is 50 years since ABBA won in Brighton with Waterloo and they are going to be celebrated big time when the contest returns to Sweden," a source told the newspaper.

"The group have made it clear they have no interest in performing again but ABBA's music will be a major part of the event with a chunk of time put aside for a tribute after all the acts have performed.

"Bringing part of their ABBA Voyage show to Sweden is really complex because the tech is very expensive and complicated, which is why they had to build an arena for it in East London.

"Organisers are racing to try and make it possible but otherwise, a selection of stars, likely all from Sweden, will be singing ABBA's music instead. It will be a memorable moment."

The grand final of the contest takes part on Saturday, May 11.

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