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Half of Abba to re-unite at Eurovision final for song with Avicii

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Björn Ulvaeus, Christer Björkman, Ash, Benny Andersson and Martin Österdahl.

Björn Ulvaeus, Christer Björkman, Ash, Benny Andersson and Martin Österdahl.

Björn Ulvaeus, Christer Björkman, Ash, Benny Andersson and Martin Österdahl.

ABBA fans are one step closer to a re-union as it was announced that half the super-group will re-unite for a performance at this year’s Eurovision final in Sweden.

Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus have composed 'We Write the Story', with arrangement by Avicii, which will be the anthem of this year’s song contest.

The song writing duo had already penned a track which was performed at the final of the Swedish selection process at the 80,000 seat Friends Arena in Stockholm.

“Martin Österdahl and Show Producer Christer Björkman presented us beautifully with SVT’s vision for the contest” said Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus in a statement.

“This led us on to the assignment to collaborate with Avicii on a piece on mutual understanding and fellowship. It’s a lot of fun and very inspiring.”

There had been rumours in German and Russian media that all of Abba had secretly agreed to re-unite at this year’s final in Sweden.

It would mark 40 years since they first attempted to represent Sweden with ‘Ring Ring’ in 1973, and 39 years since their victory with ‘Waterloo’. 

The rumours gathered pace when member Agnetha Fältskog announced that her solo album would be released the same week as the show is hosted in Sweden.

However the band have always denied they would re-unite, even turning down a $1bln offer to do so a decade ago.

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