Filmed: Saturday 9 February 1974
Location: Studio 1, Tv-Huset, Stockholm, Sweden
Broadcast: Saturday 9 February 1974 - Sweden (see below)
Release status: See below
Shown in: Sweden
In the late 1960s and early 1970s the contest was called Melodifestival (Melody Festival) but these days it is more known as Melodifestivalen (The Melody Festival).
ABBA performed two LIVE performances of Waterloo (both in Swedish) - in first round and then for the winning performance. The programme was recorded earlier in the day and was not a LIVE broadcast.
The conductor was Sven-Olof Walldoff. The programme host was Johan Sandström.
Songs taking part were:
ABBA won by a mile - 91 points ahead of the second position (Lasse Berghagen).
A baby-faced Anders Glenmark joined his older sister Karin, Uncle Bruno Glenmark and Auntie Ann-Louise Hanson in the group Glenmarks.
Lena Ericsson provided backing vocals to Harpo's Moviestar in 1975 together with Frida and was seen with Frida in the programme Kika Digga Ding.
Melodifestival 1974 was shown again in full on Friday 7 May 2004 on SVT1, Sweden.
The first performance has been officially released on the Melodifestivalen - The Winners DVD (Melodifestivalen 50 År - Vinnarna & Favoriter) and on the 30th Anniversary Edition of ABBA's Waterloo album.
** Lena Ericsson would go on to provide backing vocals to Harpo's Moviestar as featured in the 1975 programme Kika Digga Ding.
Can anyone help to translate what is said at the prize giving please?
Lyrics available on the Official ABBA site
Archive data from public site:
Melodifestival 1974. Svensk final
Antal enheter 1
Antal enheter 1
Teknisk anm. 01 17 25
Ljud Mono, färg
Filbeskrivning 1,5 Mbit/s, MPEG-1 layer 2, 48 kHz, 128 kbit/s