Fångad av en stormvind

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Sweden "Fångad av en stormvind"
Eurovision Song Contest 1991 entry
Country Sweden
Artist(s) Carola Häggkvist
As Carola
Language Swedish
Composer(s) Stephan Berg
Lyricist(s) Stephan Berg
Conductor Anders Berglund
Finals performance
Final result 1st
Final points 146
Appearance chronology
◄ "Som en vind" (1990)   
"I morgon är en annan dag" (1992) ►

"Fångad av en stormvind" (literally translated as "Captured by a storm wind") is a 1991 single by Swedish pop singer Carola which was the winning Swedish entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 1991 in Rome.

The song won with the smallest margin of victory in Eurovision history, winning on the second stage of the tie-breaking procedure by virtue of receiving more ten point votes than the French entry, Le Dernier qui a parlé... by Amina; the two songs had tied on 146 points, and in the first tie-breaker stage both had received twelve points from four countries. This was the first and, to date, only time the tie-breaker has been required, since it was introduced after the four-way tie in 1969.

In the singles charts, it peaked at #3 in Sweden and #6 in Norway. On 28 April 1991, the song reached first place in the Swedish hitlist Svensktoppen.

The song was performed in Swedish and likens the singer's love for her paramour to the effects of a stormwind. The English language version of the song was called "Captured by a Lovestorm".

The song was succeeded as winner in 1992 by Linda Martin representing Ireland with "Why Me?".

Cover versions[edit]

The Swedish heavy metal band Black Ingvars covered "Fångad av en stormvind" on their 1998 album Schlager Metal.

In 2005, Chilean urban singer DJ Méndez performed the song at the Alla tiders Melodifestival, a festival to celebrate the 50 years of Melodifestivalen. The song reached 9th place among 10 competitors.

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Preceded by
"Som en vind" by Edin-Ådahl
Melodifestivalen winners
1991
Succeeded by
"I morgon är en annan dag" by Christer Björkman
Preceded by
"Insieme: 1992" by Toto Cutugno
Eurovision Song Contest winners
1991
Succeeded by
"Why Me?" by Linda Martin