UNITED KINGDOM – UNITED KINGDOM – A BBC Christmas tribute to Abba which would showcase their first new song in 36 years is in chaos because the band say the track is not ready yet. The show – provisionally titled Thank You For The Music – was set to be one of the BBC’s seasonal highlights.
However the biggest draw for excited fans was having the chance to see avatars of the group – nicknamed ABBAtars – performing the new song called I Still Have Faith In You. But now the project is in turmoil.
The song – along with a second called Don’t Shut Me Down – is not yet ready for broadcast. They will not now be heard until 2019.
Band member Bjorn Ulvaeus admitted yesterday: “It was planned for the end of this year. But I think we are talking about the beginning of next year now. I am very proud of both songs. One is like a pop song from the Seventies. The other one is kind of timeless.”
Last night the BBC confirmed: “The ABBA TV special will be broadcast in 2019.”