No Thank You For The Music

ABBA legend Bjorn Ulvaeus has slammed reality music shows such as Simon Cowell’s “The X Factor” because he thinks they’re “cruel.”

Ulvaeus, who enjoyed two decades of worldwide success after winning the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with ABBA, also believes the shows are killing creativity in British music.

“Such shows want to polish off anything that is original,” he explained. “They want to polish off the corners to make them all smooth and mainstream. I think that’s wrong.

“This way of picking people by audition is very different from how ABBA started out in the music industry. We grew organically,” he said.