QX Gaygala 2022 (BJÖRN)

Filmed: Monday 25 April 2022

Broadcast: Friday 29 April 2022, 21:30, TV4, Sweden

Release status: Unreleased

Duration: 4 mins, 30 seconds

Shown in: Sweden

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Björn accepted an award on behalf of ABBA at QX Gaygala in Stockholm for Song of the year for Don't Shut Me Down.

He was presented with the award by Eva Dahlgren & Efva Attling.

Björn opened his acceptance speech with, "It's my birthday today."  The audience also sang Ja må han leva, the Swedish birthday song.  Björn continued, "Amazing - imagine getting an award like this from the Evas on your birthday. I was touched when I found out we had won, because I actually found out. I'm not sure I would have come otherwise. But I was touched, because this song is just about us."

Backstage with the QX statuette in hand, he told QX more about what the rainbow community had meant to ABBA.  He said, "I actually think we have them to thank for coming back in the late '80s for having a revival. I think that's actually because of them. So I'm deeply grateful. That's why I'm here today and that's why I'm so proud of this."

Thanks to Claes Davidsson and Jan Bach.

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