Filmed: Thursday 30 March 2006
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Broadcast: Friday 7 April 2006, 21:30, TROS, Ned 2, The Netherlands
Release status: Unreleased
Shown in: The Netherlands
Björn & Benny were interviewed by Reinoud Oerlemans and talked about not wanting to be interviewed in the early years; The Hootenanny Singers; The Hep Stars; ABBA's success in Netherlands; Eurovision; Waterloo; ABBA; the ABBA revival; Mamma Mia! in Antwerp and Madonna's use of Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) in her single Hung Up. There were also clips of Simenoe Kleinsma (Dutch Mamma Mia! star).
Even Prime Minister Balkenende talked about being fan of Mamma Mia!.
Reinould Oerlemans is close friend of Joop vd Ende, the producer of Mamma Mia! in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany and so it was probably this connection that meant the interview was arranged for Reinould. The usual host of this programme was Ivo Niehe (who interviewed Agnetha in 1988 on TV Show Op Reis.
Reinould made a mistake by telling the viewers ABBA ended 3rd at the Eurovision Song Contest with Ring Ring in 1973 (of course, all you ABBA nuts know that they came 3rd in the Melodifestivalen in 1973).
Thanks to Monique Hoevens and Marco Dirvin c/o ABBAMAIL (no longer online) and Onno c/o ABBA - The Site. Extra thanks to Henk and Shirley L.
YouTube link c/o woutch