According to press agency TT Spectra, Carola is looking at the possibilities to fill up one of the four joker spots. Our colleagues of gylleneskor.se wrote that. SVT neither confirms, nor denies.
For all four semifinals, SVT invites one artist or group to perform a song. Last year, Lena Ph, E-type, Niklas Andersson and the trio Hanson, Carson & Malmkvist were invited. Three of them reached the final, Lena Ph ended up in Istanbul representing her country.
Thomas Hall, SVT's project leader for Melodifestivalen 2005, tells: “I agree that Carola is absolutely at the right level to be candidate for the joker, as songwriter, as artist or both! But if she is candidate, I cannot confirm, nor deny”.
To TT Spectra, Carola stated that she is thinking about participating as joker.
Carola represented Sweden twice at the Eurovision Song Contest; in 1983 with Främling and in 1991 with Fångad av en stormvind, which brought her victory.