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Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again - Abba musical gets sequel

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Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again - Abba musical gets sequel

Abba musical Mamma Mia is getting a sequel, with many of the original cast members returning for the new film.Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Amanda Seyfried are among the stars who will reprise their roles in the new movie, which will be called Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again.It is expected to be released in July 2018 - a decade after the original.The first film was set in Greece and told the tale of a bride-to-be’s attempts to find her real father.It featured 20 Abba songs including Dancing Queen, The Name Of The Game and Super Trouper.Producers say the new film will feature a number of Abba tracks which were not in the original.

Abba’s founding members and songwriters Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Anderson have been heavily involved in both the film and musical productions of Mamma Mia.It is believed that they will play a role in creating the sequel which will be written and directed by Ol Parker, who wrote The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Abba first found fame when they won the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Waterloo.The Swedish quartet became one of the most successful groups of the late 70s and early 80s and had 9 UK number one singles.The band has sold around 200 million albums.

ABBA – Waterloo

MY MY! (DOO DOO) AT WATERLOO, MAPOLEOM DID surrender. WHOA YEAH (DOO DOO) AND I HAVE MET MY DISTANT NEON quite a similar way. the history book on the shelf, is akways repearin titSELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLF WATERLOO! I WAS DEFEATED, YOU WON THE WAR. WATERLOO! PROMISE TO LOVE YOU FOREVERMORE. WATERLOO! COULDN’T ESCAOE IF I WANTED TO. WATERLOO! NKNOWING MY FAITH IS TO be with you. WHOAOHHA OWHOAHA OHAOH WATERLOO! FINALLY FACING MY WAterloo. (ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh) MY MY! (DOO DOO) I ’VE TRIED TO HOLD YOU BACK BUT YOU WERE stronger, OH YEAH *(DOO DOO) AND NOW IT SEEMS MY ONLY CHANCE IS ESCAPGIN ANENOGUH TO fight, and how caould i ever refuse? i feel like i win when i LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSE WATERLOO! I WAS DEFEASTED, YOU WON THE WAR. WATERLOO! PROMISE TO LOVE YOU FOREVERMORE. WATERLOO! COULDN’T ESCAPE IF I WANTED TO. WATELOO! KNOWING MY FATE IS TO be wit hyou. WHOAH OWH AOH OAHHOWHA, WATERLOO! FINALLY FACING MY waterloo. so how could i ever refuse? i feel like i win when i LOOOOOOOOOOOOOSE, WATERLOOP! COULDN’#T ESCAPE IF I WANTED OT. WATERLOO! KKNOWING MY FATE IS TO be with you. WHOA HWOAH OWHOA HWOA WATERLOO! FINALLY FACING MY waterloo. whaohwoooooohooo WATERLOO! KNOWING MY FATE IS TO be with you. WHOSAH OWHA OWHAH OWHOAH OWATERLOO! FINALLY FACING MY wagterloo. whwowooooooooo, WATERLOO! KNOWINF MY FATE IS WTO be with you. WHOA AHOWAHO WHOA WH

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Eurovision Song Contest: Favourite Portuguese entries

➥ Paulo de CarvalhoE depois do adeus (UK 1974) [x]

After finishing last in the contest, E depois do adeus was one the two songs that signaled the beginning of the Carnation Revolution (April 25th of 1974), ending the regime of dictatorship that had been in place for the last 48 years

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Eurovision Song Contest Swedish winners

1. Måns Zelmerlöw - Heroes (Vienna, Austria 2015)

2. Loreen - Euphoria (Baku, Azerbeijan 2012)

3. Charlotte Nilsson - Take Me To Your Heaven (Jerusalem, Israel 1999)

4. Carola - Fångad av en Stormwind (Rome, Italy 1991)

5. Herreys - Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley (Luxembourg, Luxembourg 1984)

6. ABBA - Waterloo (Brighton, United Kingdom 1974)

K´s Kountdown to Eurovision 2017: Sweden

Let´s kick things off with our dear neighbors, the Swedies!

Oh Sweden… Sweden, Sweden, Sweden… I HATE YOU.

WHY AND HOW THE FERK DO YOU ALWAYS MANAGE TO PULL IT OFF?!?!  😒

Ever since this little never-since-heard-of band blew up Eurovision in 1974…

… the Swedies have pretty much just waltzed from one victory to the next.

It´s very annoying, you know.

Please stop it.

*sigh

Anyway, if I had to choose my absolute fave from the über massive catalogue of Swedish hits from Eurovision, it would definitely be this classic number from 1984:

This is literally so good I CANNOT. This is EVERYTHING a Eurovision song should be! Perfection. 👏

And yes, Golden Shoes did win. As they should have. Because DAYUM.

Another win came with “Euphoria” in 2012:

Personally I do like that song a lot but Jesus fucking Christos that was calculated as heeeeell! I gotta say, if I´m 100% honest here, that is one of the major sins of the Swedish delegation every damn year: the performances are so slick and rehearsed way over the top, it really comes across as off-puttingly calculated.

Ease up a little, yeah?!  😒

And on that note, here is this year´s participant who, oooooonce agaaaaain in true Swedish style, falls in that same calculating category - and spectacularly so.

Dude… Nej.

Catchy and poppy sure and no doubt will rank superbly well (AGAIN!!!), but it´s just sooooo…

I think the word “DOUCHEY” might fit. Förlåt mig, Sverige.

0 points out of 12.

Jeremy Corbyn now abandoned by everyone apart from ‘voters’

Down to his last 20 million supporters…

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is now so isolated politically that he can only call upon the support of a shadowy group of people known in the UK as “voters”, it emerged today.

Facing certain defeat in the Oldham by-election, Corbyn played a typically dastardly trick in persuading normal English people to come out of their homes in droves to vote for the Labour candidate.

The result, in which Labour scored a huge popular majority with an increased share of the vote, was condemned by commentators as “treason” and “Labour sympathising”.

Sun columnist Ron Liddle explained that Labour hadn’t really won at all, as getting the most votes in a democratic election was no guarantee of fairness, and proved his point with examples from history including Hitler, Stalin, and, confusingly, ABBA’s 1974 Eurovision Song Contest hit “Waterloo”.

It is unclear where Corbyn can go after this disastrously huge victory. If this performance could be reproduced in the next General Election, Labour would be in line for a stunning victory, but this would be unlikely to save a man who is frankly not allowed to win.

“Corbyn will be feeling pretty ashamed this morning,” insisted Prime Minister David Cameron. “Making it clear to the voters that you don’t support indiscriminate bombing, and then expecting them to vote for you – well, it’s a pretty low trick. Certainly something I’d never do.”

Meanwhile, Nigel ‘Man that time forgot’ Farage was making a convincing case why the Oldham election was unfair to his voters. Apparently, the local preference for postal voting discriminated against UKIP supporters, because they “can’t work out how to use stamps.”