Invincible (Carola Häggkvist song)

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"Invincible"
Single by Carola Häggkvist
from the album Från nu till evighet
Released March 23, 2006 (Europe)
Recorded 2005
Genre Europop
Length 3:01
Label Universal Music
Writer(s) Thomas G:son, Carola Häggkvist, Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström
Carola singles chronology
"Genom allt"
(2005)
"Invincible"
(2006)
"Stanna eller gå"
(2006)
Sweden "Invincible"
Eurovision Song Contest 2006 entry
Country Sweden
Artist(s) Carola Häggkvist
As Carola
Language English
Composer(s) Thomas G:son,
Bobby Ljunggren,
Henrik Wikström
Lyricist(s) Thomas G:son,
Carola Häggkvist
Finals performance
Semi-final result 4th
Semi-final points 214
Final result 5th
Final points 170
Appearance chronology
◄ "Las Vegas" (2005)   
"The Worrying Kind" (2007) ►

"Invincible" is the name of the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest entry from Sweden, sung by Carola Häggkvist. Being one of the favourites to win, it ended up finishing 5th out of 24.

Carola performed the song in the Swedish national final, in the Swedish language, under the name Evighet (Eternity). It scored 2nd place by the judges, but was a runaway winner by public votes, therefore booking Carola a place in Athens.

At the singles chart, the Swedish-language version peaked at #1 in Sweden and #8 in Norway, and the English-language version peaked at #29 in Sweden.

The Swedish-language version was tested for Svensktoppen, and entered the list on April 30, 2006, and reaching a 5th place, where it also came the two following weeks. Afterwards, it fell down, totally being at Svensktoppen for five weeks. Nonetheless, the song became a huge hit in Scandinavia, and was performed at many of the Swedish top shows that year.

A cover version by Tomas Andersson Wij in 2007 was at the Swedish Tracks list.

The BBC used an instrumental version of the song for their coverage of the 2006 European Athletics Championships, held in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Track listing and formats[edit]

International Download edition
  1. Invincible — 3:02
  2. Invincible (SoundFactory Supreme Anthem)
  3. Invincible (SoundFactory One Love Dub)
  4. Invincible (SoundFactory Radio Edit)
International CD Single
  1. Invincible — 3:02
  2. Invincible (Instrumental Version) — 2:59
Swedish CD Single
  1. Evighet — 3:01
  2. Evighet (instrumental version) — 2:59

Charts[edit]

Invincible version[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart[1] 56
Faroe Islands Airplay Chart[2] 19
Swedish Singles Chart[3] 29

Evighet version[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Danish Singles Chart 8
Swedish Singles Chart 1
Norwegian Singles Chart 8
Svensktoppen 5

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Las Vegas" by Martin Stenmarck
Melodifestivalen winners
2006
Succeeded by
"The Worrying Kind" by The Ark
Preceded by
"Lev livet!" by Magnus Carlsson
Swedish Singles Chart number-one single (first run)
23 March 2006 –30 March 2006
Succeeded by
"Temple of Love" by BWO
Preceded by
"Temple of Love" by BWO
Swedish Singles Chart number-one single (second run)
13 April 2006
Succeeded by
"Temple of Love" by BWO