Sweden: Carola ready for Christmas tour

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Former Eurovision Song Contest winner Carola Häggkvist is ready to go out on a new tour this Christmas. The tour is called Carola Christmas in Bethlehem � Nordic Christmas tour 2008.

The media circus around Carola ended after Melodifestivalen this year, when Andreas Johnsons and hersong One love didn’t make it to the final. Carola have had a low profile since her celebration as an artist for 25 years and the participation in Melodifestivalen. Now Carola is coming back with focus on her Christmas tour.

With her on tour she have the conductor Pelle Ankarberg and the gospel choir By Grace. Guest on the show is Issa Murad from Bethlehem. He will play a traditional arab instrument just as he did for the recording of the album Jul i Betlehem II.

The music in the show will be songs from Carolas own Himlen I min famn to traditional songs like the Drummer boy.

According to the Swedish press, there are plans for a Carola show in 2009.
– The show is going to show that show all sides of Carola. Pop, schlager and her spirit side. So it will be a journey through her career. It will be something like Lena Philipsson and Orup did. In talks are Rondo Göteborg and Cirkus in Stockholm say a source to tabloid Expressen.

There are also rumors that Carola will be the host for Melodifestivalen 2009. Other names that came up in the press are Ola Salo from The Ark, Charlotte Perrelli, Lena Philipsson and Björn Skifs. However SVT has yet to confirm. The only thing that is official is that Kristian Luuk will not host Melodifestivalen 2009.

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