ABBA's Benny, Björn and Avicii to write 'Eurovision anthem'

ABBA's Benny, Björn and Avicii to write 'Eurovision anthem'
Björn Ulvaeus, Christer Björkman, Ash, Benny Andersson and Martin Österdahl. Photo: Karin Törnblom.
Malmö, Sweden -

ABBA's Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus have composed We Write the Story, which has been adapted by Avicii, for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö. The anthem is the main theme of the Swedish hosting as well as the music for the grand opening act of the Final.

"We are extremely delighted to announce that Benny, Björn and Avicii has accepted to compose a unique piece of music for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest," said the Executive Producer Martin Österdahl.

The idea of an "Eurovision Anthem" for Malmö 2013 was there from the beginning of the planning of this year’s contest. From the start, Benny, Björn and Avicii were on the very top of the list of musicians that SVT wished to collaborate with.

"Martin Österdahl and Show Producer Christer Björkman presented us beautifully with SVT’s vision for the contest. 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,” say Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus.

"To experience the union of two of Sweden’s biggest musical exports and the collaboration between generations is extremely exciting,” says Ash, Executive Producer of Avicii.

We Write the Story will be performed for the first time in the Final on the 18th of May.

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