An Xtra Happy Birthday; September 8th

In total, five Eurostars had a birthday yesterday. Today one Eurostar celebrates her birthday! Representing Sweden 3 times and always finishing in top 5! Even winning Eurovision once. Not many have this great track record at Eurovision, so you might have guess already; It´s Carola ´s birthday!

Carola, 51

When Carola Häggkvist was 16 years old she represent Sweden in Munich in 1983. With the song “Främling” she scored 126 points, that landed her the 3rd place at the contest. Her song became really popular and set her music career on track.

Melodifestivalen 1990-1991

After her success at Eurovison, she returned to Melodifestivalen in 1990 with a song called “Mitt i ett äventyr” and ended in 2nd place. This did not let to much down as she and the songwriter Stephan Berg  made a song for Melodifestival the following year. That song “Fångad av en stormvind” won the Swedish selection, there for performing at Eurovision in Rome. Even thought there were technical difficulties at Carol’s perfomance she ended with the highest score as well as France. But since she received more 10 points the victory was hers!

Carola  needed more Eurovision

Like all of our readers, Häggkvis needed more Eurovision.  She entered it again in 2006 with the song “Invincible” and became 5th at the Final. Making her one of the most successful Eurostar at Eurovision. Today our Flashback Friday is dedicated to the birthday girl.

We all at EscXtra wish her a happy birthday!

Hlynur Sigurðsson

Icelandic Eurovision fan!

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