Blackpool's Stars of the Future say “Thank You for the Music” Local students welcome ABBA to Madame Tussauds Blackpool
Students from Phil Winston’s Theatreworks Dance and Musical College were chosen to welcome the arrival of iconic group, ABBA, to Madame Tussauds Blackpool and launch ABBA Month at the attraction.
The group of young people, all based in Blackpool, kicked off the ABBA-oke competition which will run throughout October school holidays in celebration of the group’s back catalogue of famous hits.
Visitors to the attraction this month can look forward to taking part in the singing competition which will feature only songs by the Swedish four piece, who have sold more than 370 million albums and singles worldwide.
Matthew Titherington, General Manager at Madame Tussauds Blackpool said “We’re delighted to have ABBA at the attraction and could think of no better way to welcome the Swedish stars than with a performance from our home-grown talented young people.”
“ABBA-oke has been created as a fun way for all our visitors to help us celebrate the music of the incredibly popular group. Singing their songs really brings the figures to life and is something the whole family can get involved in!” Matthew concluded.
The figures are captured in replica styling of their 1975 video for ‘SOS’. Group members Agnetha and Anni-Frid are wearing yellow and blue mini-dresses teamed with white knee-high leather boots. Benny and Björn are styled in white outfits encrusted with diamantes and sequins finished off with platform boots.
The group cost £600,000 to create and took a dedicated team of sculptors and hair and colour artists four months to create.