July 19, 2010

Video: Carola in the recording studio

Watch Carola in Cosmos Studios in Stockholm where she is busy recording the album with Elvis and Barbra Streisand songs.

July 15, 2010

Video from Hamar

We reported yesterday about Carola's surprise concert at Østre Torg in Hamar, Norway. Above you can see a snippet of the concert where she is performing "Fångad av en stormvind". More videos available below.

July 14, 2010

Free concert in Hamar, Norway

Photo: Trond Svendsen / Hamar Arbeiderblad

Carola enjoyed the small town of Hamar in Norway so much when she performed her concert there on Sunday, that she decided to stay and give a free concert on the city square today Wednesday July 14. During her concert on Sunday, she said that this was the beginning of a time when she wants to perform more for Christian audiences and not solely on the pop stage.

July 8, 2010

Ticket release for Christmas Concerts

Carola will perform Christmas concerts in three Swedish cities in December, and the tickets are released tomorrow at 9.00 am Swedish local time! This year's Christmas tour is named "Carolas Jul 2010—Från vinterskrud till morgonstjärnan" and will visit Örebro, Jönköping, and Stockholm.
16.12 Örebro Conventum, 9 pm WEB | TIX
17.12 Jönköping Jönköpings Konserthus, 9 pm WEB | TIX
19.12 Stockholm Cirkus, 8 pm WEB | TIX
This is how the concerts are described by Carola's production company:
"Just like every year, Christmas is a familiar occasion when happiness, warmth and love unites us in the final holiday of the year. This year too, this occasion and atmosphere will be accompanied by Carolas Christmas 2010—the concert that takes us from a Scandinavia dressed for winter to the morning star of Bethlehem."
(Translation by Carola International)

Remember where you read it first!

Link: Buy tickets from Ticnet (Örebro & Stockholm)

July 7, 2010

Marit on the Elvis / Barbra album

As we exclusively reported some time back, Carola is planning to release an album with Elvis and Barbra Streisand covers. Here comes another confirmation... Marit Bergman, who has always been a great Carola supporter recently wrote the following in a local newspaper:
"I don't know if I'm allowed to tell you this, but I got a sneak listen to some of the songs she has recorded for her Elvis/Barbra Streisand album. And I can reveal that she finally, finally sounds just the way I always wanted her to sound. I got goose bumps I tell you. Hope they don't wreck it in the final mixes."
(Translation by Carola International)

Link: Read the article

July 5, 2010

Reviews for "Carola sings Elvis & Barbra Streisand"

Photo: © 2010 Peter Karlsson

Carola has received great reviews for her concert "Carola sings Elvis & Barbra Streisand" at Dalhalla on Saturday July 3.
"The opening of the second act is the most beautiful in the history of the arena. Singing Streisand's soft soul song 'Somewhere', wearing an apricot colored dress, Carola is slowly approaching the stage, standing in a boat (...) For a few seconds, 3,000 people hold their breath."
Joacim Persson, Aftonbladet (4 stars out of 5)

"The concert is in fact not so much a comeback as a revenge of sorts. The restitution she spoke of in an interview last year, but also a tribute to her parents that passed away some years ago. Carola is performing with more charisma than she has shown us in a long time and tells us personal anecdotes like when her mother got herself a spectacular perm alá Streisand."
Johanna Paulsson, Dagens Nyheter

"Carola has one of the most blessed voices in the business. Her versions of Elvis' classics maintain their classic qualities, but it's when she's singing Barbra Streisands more demanding material that her voice reaches its full potential."
Anders Lagerquist, Dalarnas Tidningar

"Carola doesn't hold back, and there is no mistaking that she loves what she's doing. Dalhalla got to have a queen for a few hours."
Neri Berg, Dala-Demokraten
(Translations by Carola International)

July 4, 2010

Videos from Dalhalla

Photos from Dalhalla

Photos: © 2010 Peter Karlsson

Click to view bigger images!
A huge thank you to Peter Karlsson for sending me the photos!

Songs from Dalhalla

These are the songs Carola performed at her "Carola sings Elvis & Barbra Streisand" concert at Dalhalla last night:

1st act (Elvis)
CC Rider
Burning Love
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
Can't Help Falling in Love
Suspicious Mind
If I Can Dream
Love Me Tender
In the Ghetto
Alway on My Mind
You've Lost That Loving Feeling

2nd act (Barbra Streisand)
Happy Days Are Here Again
Watch Closely Now
Woman in Love
What Kind of Fool / Guilty
Enough is Enough
The Way We Were
Papa Can You Hear Me
Walk a Mile in My Shoes (Elvis)
American Trilogy (Elvis)

Thanks to Peter Karlsson for the information.

Photos are coming soon...

July 2, 2010

Swedish singles chart—w 26

Carola's "Det är bara vi" climbs three spot on this week's Swedish singles chart, from no 38 to no 35. This is based solely on download sales since the single has not been released in stores.
W 24 DET ÄR BARA VI No. 20
W 25 DET ÄR BARA VI No. 38
W 26 DET ÄR BARA VI No. 35
I wish they would continue to promote this song, since I believe it would have chances to do even better...