Carola Häggkvist is a woman of many talents. But despite what she sang at Eurovision 2006, she is not invincible. During an appearance on the season premiere of Berg & Meltzer på Oscars on Sweden’s Channel 5, the Eurovision 1991 winner was thwarted by a glass coffee table.
Y’all may well ask how this happened. It’s quite simple really. While delivering a particularly impassioned performance of her hit song “Sanna vänner”, she decided to jump atop the table. However, the beleaguered item of furniture was having none of it and gave way under her weight. BAM!
You can watch the full thing in all its gruesome glory in the clip below. Aftonbladet have even added some replay and slow-mo shots for your enjoyment.
Video – Carola falls through glass table
We must stress that Carola was not injured. She recovered almost instantly and carried on like a trooper, albeit with a few giggles. Speaking to Aftonbladet afterwards, she said:
It was certainly not planned. The glass plate gave way. I take risks and chances… I thought that it would hold. And it was lucky that it was not an accident… But it does not look so graceful when you fall.
You could say it’s a case of life imitating art, as the schlager queen was famously blown off stage during the Eurovision 2013 interval in Malmö (that time it was intentional).
Well, did you ROFL? We sure did!