ABBA’s Agnetha and Frida laugh wildly in rare ‘Fernando’ TV clip
April 12, 2022, 4:45 PM
It’s very subtle, and you might miss it if you look away, but it’s one of our all-time favorite ABBA moments.
Anything can happen on live TV and in 1976 ABBA performed their latest hit “Fernando” for their Polish fans.
In a clip that has been unearthed and shared by ABBA fans online in recent years, singers Agnetha and Anni-Frid do their routine of singing the ballad with their usual emotional looks.
However, perhaps because they caught each other standing up and moving closer to the camera, something happened that made the couple laugh.
In a very sweet but hilarious moment, the duo manage to stifle their laughter – despite what’s supposed to be a relatively serious moment in the song – before returning to the track, averting a potential live TV disaster.
Watch it below:
Writing about the clip on YouTube, one fan said: “It’s magic and I’ve watched it many times. They both know they’re breaking up without even looking at each other, but you see the change in their brains when the next verse comes in and they’re back in. Great to see them having fun.
Another said: “Totally delicious; a bit of a ‘big sister’ moment going on here I think.”
ABBA made their sensational comeback in 2021, with their number one reunion album Travel.
The quartet – completed by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus – will return in avatar form for their live London Travel shows later in 2022.