You know, Eurovison … ?
Is, as far as I’m aware, is a while away.
But, given the date?
I couldn’t resist the high camp that was and is the theme for today’s teaser.
No, play fair: cheesy pop tunes are hard to come by.
So having a competition where there’s a lot of them?
Is no bad thing.
Even when the contest gets taken over by orcs!
But let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with Olga scoring five out of five, and Debbi a point behind her.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) 6th April saw ABBA win Eurovision. In which year of the 1970s?
Q2) Where were the band from: Norway, Sweden or Denmark?
Q3) Where was the contest held, that year: Brighton, Bristol or Birmingham?
Q4) The band’s name was an acronym: with each letter representing one of the members. Name one of the members.
Q5) The band’s winning song was called Waterloo. The song takes its name from the Battle of … where … ?
Q6) The song also featured on ABBA’s second album. What was that LP called: Ring Ring, Waterloo or ABBA?
Q7) The song, itself, reached which number in the UK Charts?
Q8) The band’s next UK Top Forty hit — I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do — got to where: 37, 38 or 39?
Q9) There’s been a musical — both on stage and on film — named after one ABBA song. Which ABBA song?
Q10) Finally … what was the name of ABBA’s last UK number one?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) The Akashi Kaikyō Bridge opened in Japan: on 5th April, 1998. At the time, the Bridge was the world’s largest bridge. Of which type: Suspension, cable or Pigtail?A1) Suspension.
Q2) The Prime Minister resigned of the UK: on 5th April, 1955. Which Prime Minister?
Q3) Count Karl von Spreti was shot on 5th April, 1970: on the streets of the country he was West German ambassador to. Which Central American country was that?A3) Guatemala.
Q4) John Rolfe got married: on 5th April, 1614. Who to?A4) Pocahontas.
Q5) Finally … Lothair 1st was crowned, on 5th April, 823. As king of what’s now where?A5) Italy.
I give you an observation …
“I made all their videos, apart from the last two, so if you ever see an Abba video on TV then it's my stuff.”Lasse Hallström.
And possibly the only tune I could play, today …
Have a good day …
* I know where you’re coming from, Olga. News from Idlib is … worrying. At ANY rate? I’ve a day off, today, so my biggest worry is whether I should dig up series two of Mr Robot, series one of American Horror Story … or The Girl With All the Gifts …
† That’s the first time I’ve heard the phrase called that, Debbi! Oh, did you know they’ve both been on Arrow? And do the convention circuit, occasionally? Talk about your rock-star welcomes. (I’d love to see Torchwood back: I’d ALSO like to see more Class. They’ve left one hell of a cliffhanger …)