What is the piano piece being played at the very start of this video on YouTube titled *ABBA Waterloo Eurovision 1974*?

What song won Eurovision 1974?


The winner was Sweden with the song “Waterloo”, performed by ABBA, who would later go on to become one of the best-selling acts in pop music history.

What was the UK Eurovision entry in 1974?

United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1974

Eurovision Song Contest 1974
Selection date(s) 23 February 1974
Selected entrant Olivia Newton-John
Selected song “Long Live Love”
Selected songwriter(s) Valerie Avon Harold Spiro

What songs did ABBA sing in Eurovision?

“Waterloo” won the Eurovision Song Contest 1974 for Sweden, beginning ABBA’s path to worldwide fame. It topped the charts in several countries, and reached the top 10 in the United States.

When did Eurovision start?

The Eurovision Song Contest (French: Concours Eurovision de la chanson) was first held in 1956, originally conceived through a desire to unite European countries through cross-border television broadcasts following World War II, and in doing so to test the capabilities of international broadcast technology.

Where did ABBA win the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest?

When did Abba win Eurovision? The group actually swept to victory at the 1974 contest, which took place at the Brighton Dome.

What is the most iconic Eurovision song?

1: ABBA: Waterloo (Sweden, 1974)

It is also consistently voted the top Eurovision song of all time – and for good reason. Eurovision Song Contest would not be what it is today without ABBA; and ABBA might not be a household name if it weren’t for their 1974 win.

Who represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 when it was won by Sweden’s ABBA?

ABBA was one of the favorites to win ESC, held in Brighton, United Kingdom. They sang as #08.

Melodifestivalen 1974.

Artist ABBA
Song “Waterloo”
Songwriter(s) Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson
Points 302
Place 1st

Who sang Long Live Love the UK entry in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest?

Olivia Newton-John

Olivia took part in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, held in Brighton in the United Kingdom. She finished 4th with the song Long Live Love, in the same Contest won by Swedish band ABBA.

What was UK song in Eurovision when ABBA won?

Quote from video:

Who came 2nd in Eurovision 1974?

Eurovision 1974 Results: Voting & Points

Place Country Song / Artist
1 Sweden Waterloo ABBA
2 Italy Si Gigliola Cinquetti
3 Netherlands I See A Star Mouth & MacNeal
4 UK Long Live Love Olivia Newton-John

Did Ukraine actually win Eurovision?

Ukraine is one of the biggest success stories of the Eurovision Song Contest, having produced 3 winning songs and 2 runner-ups since their debut in 2003, so let’s take a look back at their history of participation.

Why did Ukraine win Eurovision?

Ukraine won the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin on May 15, with massive support from the telephone-voting European public helping secure a convincing victory. Ukraine’s folk-rap entry “Stefania” by Kalush Orchestra took first place in the annual song contest ahead of the United Kingdom, Spain and Sweden.