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Carola Maria Häggkvist, better known as simply Carola, is a Swedish singer-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, sold around one million copies and remains the biggest-selling album in Swedish music history. She has also worked as a songwriter.

During her 25-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 include Främling (English: Stranger) from 1983, Tommy tycker om mig (Tommy likes me) from 1984, Fångad av en stormvind (Captured by a Lovestorm) from 1991, All the Reasons to Live from 1992, I Believe in Love from 2001, Genom allt (Through it all) from 2005 and Evighet (Eternity) from 2006.

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 makes her one of the artists with the best track record in Eurovision history.

Carola participated in the 2013 grand final interval act in Malmö performing the English version of her 1991 winner, with a wind machine blowing her off the stage mid-song.

She was the spokesperson for Sweden in the 2021 contest in Rotterdam.


Year Song Language Translation Place Points Semi Points
1983 Främling Swedish Stranger 3 126 No Semi-Finals
1991 Fångad av en stormvind Captured by a stormwind 1 146
2006 Invincible English -- 5 170 4 214