Abba won Eurovision in 1974 with Waterloo but that wasn't the first time they'd entered (or tried to enter) the contest. Previously, Benny had entered a song in the 1969 Melodifestivalen (Swedish Eurovision Song Contest finals), which came second. At the same time Benny happened to meet future wife Anni-Frid, who was also competing. Abba as a band entered Melodifestivalen again in 1973 with the tune Ring, Ring, which came third. Later, in 1981, Agnetha composed a song for Melodifestivalen but it didn't get very far.