She has competed in the Eurovision Song Contest three times and has even won it once. She has also taken part in the Swedish national selection, Melodifestivalen in a number of ways including as an artist, interval act, and presenter. Therefore host broadcaster SVT were never in any doubt that she should be part of the big show in Malmö on the 18th of May.
"She is our biggest artists so is in a way a part of Sweden. She is a household name and as such it is in many ways a given that she should describe Sweden", says Christer Björkman, show producer for the Eurovision Song Contest.
Crazy, spectacular and full of props
The interval act is a humourous show where Sweden and swedishness will be in focus. Carola is just one of many elements that will be seen in the spectacular number, something that Christa describes as something very different.
"It is one of the most crazy, spectacular and prop-mad numbers ever done. It is very good, fun and wonderful".
Carola will sing dance and just have fun, something that is desribed as a core element of being "Swedish".