We always wanted ABBA back involved with Eurovision and the EBU has delivered… to a degree, at least. After yesterday’s announcement teaser, it has now been revealed that as part of this year’s contest, the Eurovision Song Contest exhibition Good Evening Europe will debut at the ABBA Museum in Stockholm. The exhibition is set to open on May 6th in the build-up to the live shows of this year’s contest.
Okay, so maybe it wasn’t quite as “exciting” as the EBU made this out to be, or as “essential” to the contest as we might have been hoping. But some of the features sound like a whole lot of fun. The exhibition is very interactive and guests will get the opportunity to sing Eurovision karaoke on a stage, surrounded by props and costumes from contests gone by. We can’t wait to treat y’all to our performance of “Aina mun pitää”. There’ll also be an interactive quiz to test the very best in their Eurovision knowledge.
Of course, the exhibition will have a very heavy Swedish influence too. A separate section will house a memorial of sorts to the six Swedish winners of the contest, from ABBA through to Mans Zelmerlow. If Frans were to win the contest too, he’d get a chance to join them: the winner of the 2016 contest will visit the Exhibition the day after the grand final. There, they will be given the chance to donate an item from their performance to commemorate their victory.
The exhibition will take place in conjunction with the pre-existing ABBA Museum, located at the Pop House in Stockholm. Die-hard fans lucky enough to be in Stockholm will be able to take it all together this May.
Are you excited for Good Evening Europe? Let us know in the comments section below if you’re planning on visiting if you’ll be in Stockholm.