December 16, 2009

10 Moments of the 00's #4

No 4: Eurovision Song Contest (2006)
No 5: Missing a golden opportunity (2001)
No 6: Throwing a plant at the audience (2005)
No 7: Receiving the Letteris et Artibus medal (2007)
No 8: "Les Misérables" in London's West End (2002)
No 9: "Find My Way To Bethlehem" (2009)
No 10: Johnson & Häggkvist miss the finale (2008)

After coming in on no 3 in 1983 with "Främling" ("Love Isn't Love") and winning in 1991 with "Fångad av en stormvind" ("Captured by a Lovestorm"), the expectations were high when Carola once again represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest in Greece in 2006 with "Invincible". She said in interviews that only a Top 3 position would be satisfactory. In the semi-final on May 18, Carola came in no 4 and thereby qualified to the finale two days later. In the finale she ended up no 5, only two points behind Romania at no 4, but far away from Top 3 scores. So "Invincible" didn't do as good as she (and most of Sweden) expected, but no 5 is still an honorable position—especially considering Sweden's positions since (The Ark 2007: no 18, Charlotte Perrelli 2008: no 18, Malena Ernman 2009: no 21). Many ESC fans loved Carola's song and performance, and she is unique as an artist competing in three decades, the 80's, the 90's and the 00's, and that's why Eurovision Song Contest 2006 is the no 4 moment of the decade.

Tomorrow we've reached the Top 3 moment of the 00's.

Agree or disagree? Don't worry, on December 20 it's your time to vote for what you think is the no 1 moment of the 00's. Until then, feel free to leave your comments here.



  1. I'm proud that she performed this in my country.she was amazing.i was thinking that this moment would be at no1 or,I'm even more curious to see the top 3!

  2. This one is no1, it doesn't matter that she wasn't in the top 3, this was the best song and preformance in ESC EVER!!!!!!! (.... maybe not the best cause nothing can beat her preformance in semi final that year!!) :DDD <3

  3. Ema: Remember to come back and vote for your favorite on December 20!