My first Eurovision experience by Beth Hackley currently living in Hong KongAfter being fans for years, the stars finally aligned this year which meant that my husband Stuart and I were able to go to our first Eurovision!I had never been to Scandinavia before, and Stockholm was the perfect host city for my first Eurovision experience, not least, because Sweden is the home of ABBA (and who doesn’t love ABBA)!Of course, being in Stockholm, a visit to the ABBA museum was high on our list of tourist activities. We decided to catch the ferry to the museum so we could delight in the beautiful weather and the stunning sights of Stockholm on the way.The ABBA museum was absolutely wonderful – so well curated and such an extensive collection of ABBA memorabilia from around the world. Speaking of which, we were delighted to run into Roy at the “Ring Ring” exhibit, fresh from delivering his cache of ABBA collectables from South Africa – where we snapped this amazing photo!When people ask me what my first Eurovision experience was like, I tell them that it was like the Olympics – the same great vibe, friendly people and electric atmosphere in the air.I can’t wait for Ukraine in 2017!
We have another competition, but this unfortunately is only for R O W members who will be at the ABBA museum on Wednesday 11 May.
Two South African singers (and R O W members) have done ABBA medleys and these songs are now available on one CD. There are just 5 copies, one will be given to the museum and 4 others to R O W members who are at the museum that day. It will be a lucky draw so everybody who will be there – your name will be put into a hat and the first 4 names drawn, will get these medley singles. The songs on the medleys are
01 – Ring ring
02 – S O S
03 – Gimme gimme gimme a man after midnight
04 – Waterloo
05 – Thank you for the music
RIANA VAN WYK
01 – Take a chance on me
02 – Dancing queen
03 – Mamma mia
04 – Thank you for the music
Ring, ring, why don’ t you give me a call?
Well, that is what we are asking you to do.
Pick a Swedish Eurovision artist or group and tell us why you want them to call you.
I will start off and pick CHRISTER BJORKMAN (Sweden 1992) and say please invite me to MELODIFESTIVAL 2016, all expenses paid and allow me into the country VISA FREE. I have never attended Melodifestival.