Mamma Mia! Bookie offers odds on ABBA reunion

Reuters, editing by Yahoo!7 staff, The West Australian April 26, 2013, 2:06 am

Faltskog, who has come out of retirement to release a solo album called A, was asked by German's Die Zeit Magazine if she would be open to an ABBA reunion and she responded positively.

"Maybe a charity concert? I would not say 'No' right away," she said.

Her former husband Bjorn Ulvaeus and his fellow ABBA songwriter Benny Andersson vowed in 2008 not to reform the group that broke up in 1982 after nine British No.1 hits.

The fourth member of the group whose hits included Mamma Mia, Super Trouper, and Dancing Queen, was Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

But speculation about ABBA reforming has mounted in the lead-up to the opening of a ABBA museum in Stockholm in May.

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British bookmakers Paddy Power seized on the speculation to offer odds of $15 for ABBA to perform together in 2013.

The bookmaker was offering $17 on ABBA opening the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo, Sweden, on May 16 as this was the show that propelled ABBA to fame following their 1974 win with the song Waterloo.

"ABBA fans will be spitting out their meatballs in excitement at prospect of a reunion. Given home turf, plus the 40th anniversary of their Eurovision triumph, Paddy Power's $17 to open the show looks to be worth a pound of anybody's money," said a spokesman for the bookmaker.

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  1. Steven07:59am Saturday 27th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    No there not getting back..she is releasing an album ..

  2. dtwill05:03am Saturday 27th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    who is abba?

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  3. DAVE11:40pm Friday 26th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse


  4. Rachelle11:09pm Friday 26th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    come on abba do it for all your fans

  5. The Kipster09:41pm Friday 26th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    What a voice, just heaven like! Welcome Back Agnetha!!!!!!

  6. Gypsy04:13pm Friday 26th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    What a treat - yes please. Go ABBA

  7. Y03:57pm Friday 26th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Classic enduring Music and Lyrics and Benny didn't even know how to read music! Would be a great relief from all that repetitive hip hop and gangster rapp.

  8. Steve H11:57am Friday 26th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Once was enough thanks ...!!


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