She cemented her status as a schlager sensation with a Eurovision win in 1999 and has since diversified her repertoire to include TV presenting.
But Charlotte Perrelli‘s latest challenge may be her greatest yet, as she participates in hit Swedish singing show Så mycket bättre.
The show, which translates into English as So Much Better, sees a group of seasoned Swedish stars cover each other’s songs over the course of eight days at a hotel on Sweden’s largest island Gotland.
Speaking to Aftonbladet the “Hero” hitmaker has revealed her concerns ahead of taping the show.
She confessed: “Recording the shows feels scary. It’s like Big Brother. I’ll be locked in!”
“There’s new people…you’re exposed to pressure and now it is about delivering.”
Fortunately, the “Take Me To Your Heaven” star says she has God on her side to keep her strong. The show will also be extra special for Perrelli, as days before taping she found out she was pregnant with her fourth child.
The star kept the news a closely guarded secret for as long as possible. In previous interviews, Perrelli has disclosed several miscarriages, which have led her and her husband Anders Jensen to be careful about public announcements.
“We thought this time it would be a good idea to wait for a long time. With my track record, you never know. Will it work? Will it hold or end up in a situation where there is still nothing?” Perrelli disclosed in another interview.
The news was only announced once “The Girl” singer felt she could no longer hide it.
Så mycket bättr
This year’s Så mycket bättre lineup features another six stars, including two other Melodifestivalen alums. Christer Sjögren finished ninth in Melodifestivalen 2008 with his song “I love Europe”.
Louise Hoffsten did better, finishing fifth in Melodifestivalen 2013 with her country track “Only The Dead Fish Follow The Stream”.
The other four stars are Albin Lee Meldau, Eric Gadd, Linnea Henriksson and Stor.