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Carola

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Name:Carola Häggkvist
Born:8-9-1966
Nationality:Swedish
   
National Finals:Melodifestivalen 1983, 1990, 1991, 2006, 2008
ESC Entries:Främling (1983), Fångad av en stormvind (1991), Invincible (2006)
   
Website:carola.com

Biography

Carola Häggkvist, also known as simply Carola, is a Swedish singer and songwriter. She has been among Sweden’s most popular performers since the early 1980s, and has released albums ranging from pop and disco to hymns and folk music. Her debut album, “Främling” (1983), sold around one million copies and remains the biggest-selling album in Swedish music history. She has also worked as a songwriter. During her 30-year-long career, she has recorded many top-selling albums and singles and is referred to as Sweden’s most prominent female singer. Some of her biggest hits are “Främling”, “Tommy tycker om mig”, “Fångad av en stormvind”, “All the Reasons to Live”, “I Believe in Love”, “Genom allt”, and “Evighet”. She has released records in various languages: Swedish, Dutch, German, English, Norwegian and Japanese. Häggkvist has represented Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest on three occasions: in 1983, finishing third; in 1991, winning the contest; and in 2006, finishing fifth, which gives her one of the best track records in Eurovision history.

Entries

Country:Sweden
Year:2006
Language:English
   
Artist:Carola
Song:Invincible
Lyrics:Thomas G:son, Carola Häggkvist
Composer(s):Thomas G:son, Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström
   
Backing Vocals:Caroline Jönsson
Martin Kagemark
Therese Löf
Dea Norberg
Johan Röhr
Dancers: 
Results Semi
Points:214
Position:4
Running order:20
   
Results 
Points:170
Position:5
Running order:22
Country:Sweden
Year:1991
Language:Swedish
   
Artist:Carola
Song:Fångad av en stormvind
Lyrics:Stephan Berg
Composer(s):Stephan Berg
Conductor:Anders Berglund
   
Backings:Elisabeth Melander
Margareta Nilsson
Staffan Paulsson
Results 
Points:146
Position:1
Running order:8
Country:Sweden
Year:1983
Language:Swedish
   
Artist:Carola
Song:Främling
Lyrics:Monica Forsberg
Composer(s):Lasse Holm
Conductor:Anders Ekdahl
   
Backings:
Results 
Points:126
Position:3
Running order:4
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