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).

carola fall

Well, did you ROFL? We sure did!

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Robert
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Robert

Doesn’t she understand that you can’t step on glass wearing heels without breaking the glass??

Ariso Light
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Ariso Light

I’m glad she is fine!

PP
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PP

Do Carola, Sharlotte or Lena Philipson have any chance to win Melodifestivalen in future with good song.

PP
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PP

Österrike

For me in 1991 Israel is deserved to won. Before last countries Italy to vote, Sweden had 146 points, Israel had 139 and France 134. Italy gave 0 points to Israel, Sweden and 12 points to France. Israel deserved for their song from 7 to 12 points from Italy that year. It would be amazing that Italy gave 7 points to Israel because we would be 3 countries with 146 points.

Thiefo
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I wonder what made her think standing in a GLASS table was a good idea… anyway, glad she took it with humor and continued the performance.

Österrike
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Österrike

This hag should have never been allowed to snatch Amina’s far superior wig in 1991. Thank you, old EBU rules and Nordic neighbours! At least the glass table took on the vengeance, thank you, dearest table!

Daniel
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Daniel

If this happened yesterday, then this would be the most interesting thing thats happened on my birthday!!

Vladimir P.
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Vladimir P.

“What was she thinking?” Exactly!

Ronnie
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Ronnie

Added an extra touch to an already nut case presentation

Robyn Gallagher
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“I take risks and chances”. You don’t get where Carola is without breaking a few glass tables.

Jaccobabe
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Jaccobabe

That poor table…