Eurovision 2014

UK : “Children in Need” Reviews Centered Around Agnetha and Gary Barlow

Agnetha Fältskog - Children in Need Pic. Photograph Courtesy of BBC

Agnetha Fältskog – Children in Need. Photograph Courtesy of BBC

Last night the BBC launched their “Children In Need” campaign for 2013 with the screening of the “Children In Need Rocks Concert” organised by Take That star Gary Barlow. Today’s media coverage centers around the appearance and performance of Eurovision Legend Agnetha Faltskog.

The ABBA star was one of the big surprise guests at the show. Her first UK live performance in over 25 years and the media and twitter were taken with her humble performance of “I Should Have Followed You Home”.

Agnetha Fältskog and Gary Barlow - Children in Need. Photograph Courtesy of BBC

Agnetha Fältskog and Gary Barlow – Children in Need. Photograph Courtesy of BBC


The inclusion of Agnetha seems to have eclipsed other artists present both young and old, as the media are concentrating on her appearance. Other names presented ranged from Little Mix, The Wanted to Barry Manilow and ELO.

During the broadcast of the show last night Agnetha was trending on Twitter in the UK and Ireland – with the most popular tweet being “#OMG it’s #Agnetha!“. I know we tweeted “#ChildrenInNeed Agnetha Official was #ABBASolutely #FANTASTIC

The BBC have released the official video of the performance

On the back of their performance – “I Should Have Followed You Home”, downloads of the song have risen in the UK’s “Pop” charts into the Top 40. Again this raises speculation of an ABBA celebration of their 40th Anniversary of winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974. 

What did you make of Agnetha’s performance last night? Let us know

Author/Website co-founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall

Source : Eurovision Ireland



9 replies »

  1. Unbelievable! Never thought it could or would have happened?
    ABBA getting back? Never say never! But if it happens heres one person who will not be getting a ticket?
    These tickets would be the hottest thing eBay had ever seen.
    I will just settle for the DVD 😦

  2. Gary Barlow and Agnetha Faltskog’s duet “I Should Have Followed You Home” was the highlight of a spectacular show for me & to think both Gary & Agnetha nearly didn’t return to the stage. So glad Gary helped give Agnetha the confidence to get back & perform live. There’s “nobody else” more qualified to give advice & encouragement about this than Gary. He thought he would never perform live on the stage again. Look what’s happened since!
    #CiNRocks #CiNRocks2013 #BestCiNRocksEver #CiN #GaryBarlow #AgnethaFaltskog

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