Global ABBA search finds Tasmania’s Grace McCallum

19 02 2014

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By Belinda King and Tim Walker

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There was only one spot for an international member on the choir created to for ABBA Museum’s 40th Anniversary concert being organised in Stockholm: last night Tasmania’s Grace McCallum found out it was hers.

Tasmanian Grace McCallum has been selected as the only international member of a choir created to celebrate 40 years of success for Sweedish band ABBA.

The 21 year old Hobart student has won an international competition and search, and will now travel to Stokholm to rehearse with the ABBA Museum in preparation for the celebrations in April.

Tasmanian Grace McCallum

“I checked my emails, and there was a big ‘your a winner’ email, and I pretty much jumped out of my skin,” Grace McCallum said. (Facebook)

Ms McCallum found out that she had been selected last night, after fellow competitors contacted her to find out who had won.

“I checked my emails, and there was a big ‘your a winner’email, and I pretty much jumped out of my skin,” she told Breakfast presenter Belinda King.

Ms McCallum, who has been in regular contact with other international entrants, said there are rumours that all members of ABBA will attend celebrations at the museum in Stockholm.

“I hope there will be one of the girls there, because they are my favourites.”

The choir is being formed to celebrate 40 years since the band broke through to an international audience via their 1974 Eurovision appearance.

Listen to international winner Grace McCallum talk about the exciting win with ABC Northern Tasmania Breakfastpresenter Belinda King

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