BIRTHDAY: Carola from Sweden is 53 today
It’s that date. The one you’ve been waiting for. Sadly, it only comes around only once per year. It’s a Swedish participant’s birthday. One who’s taken part not once, not twice, but three times!
If you hadn’t worked it out already, the lucky lucky birthday girl is one Carola Maria Häggkvist. You might remember from such songs as ‘Främling’, ‘Fångad av en stormvind’ and ‘Invincible’. She’s always been a regular at Melodifestivalens over the years (opening of an envelope, anyone?) and even turned up for several whole seconds in 2013. You can’t keep a good singer down. People may scoff, but she’s finished third, first and fifth in contests, so surely must be Sweden’s Ms Eurovision.
Authors: Riigi Ametnik, John Stanton