- 18 May 20
The Swedish band won the song contest in 1974 in Brighton.
UK television viewers have voted 'Waterloo' by Abba as the best Eurovision Song Contest entry of all time. The poll results were announced by Graham Norton on the virtual coverage of the show on the BBC.
"This next group needs no introduction," said Norton. "Probably the most famous group to ever win Eurovision - it’s Brighton, it’s 1974, it’s Abba and a big pot plant. Waterloo, ladies and gentlemen."
The Swedish band won the song contest in 1974, beating out a list of 19 other acts.
The 65th Eurovision event was scheduled to take place in Rotterdam before its cancellation due to COVID-19. Graham Norton took over hosting from the late Terry Wogan, to whom they paid tribute in the broadcast, with Norton raising a glass on the ninth song.
An RTÉ poll named Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan’s 1994 Eurovision winner 'Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids' the favourite Irish winner.
Watch the video from 1974 below.