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Finnish Heavy Metal 'Idol' Advances To Show's Final

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Video footage of 22-year-old heavy metal singer Ari Koivunen performing two Finnish metal/hard rock classics on the national TV talent show "Idols" last night (Thursday, March 29) has been posted online on YouTube:

"Sielut Iskee Tulta" (originally by KILPI): video
"You Break My Heart" (originally by BROADCAST): video

Ari Koivunen was one of two contestants who advanced to the show's final, which will be broadcast live on MTV3 from the Helsinki Ice Hall next Friday, April 4.

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen was the guest judge on last night's program.

Ari is from Lahti, the Finnish town that has given birth to such metal acts as PROFANE OMEN, BEFORE THE DAWN and ENTWINE. One of his hobbies is "Hevikaraoke" (Finnish "heavy metal" karaoke); in 2005 he won the Finnish karaoke championships. Among his favorite bands are IRON MAIDEN, RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, DIO, PROFANE OMEN and HELLOWEEN.

Watch previous Ari Koivunen "Idols" performances:

IRON MAIDEN's "The Evil That Men Do": video
DEEP PURPLE's "Perfect Strangers": video
WHITESNAKE's "Here I Go Again": video
STRATOVARIUS' "Hunting High And Low": video
LED ZEPPELIN's "Rock and Roll": video

Finnish Idols 2007: Ari Koivunen - Sielut iskee tulta (originally by BROADCAST):

Finnish Idols 2007: Ari Koivunen - You Break My Heart (originally by KILPI):

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. StabbingTheDrama writes:

I don't like him.

# Mar 30, 2007 @ 1:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. deathbringer writes:

Well he's a step up from the American Idol "rockers" for sure, who sing crap like Matchbox 20 and stuff. (I don't watch it, but catch some of it while my wife does).

# Mar 30, 2007 @ 4:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BodomBastard writes:

wow... this is the exact opposite of american idol... not quite a bruce d***inson on the iron maiden cover, but hell, he has the balls to attempt that, and iron maiden are gods, i'll give him that... seems like there is a good idol and it definantly isn't american (american idol sux when they have the people that can actually "sing" on it) and i've only watched it to watch people make an a$$ of themselves during the tryouts...

# Mar 30, 2007 @ 4:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Natas writes:

ok.. its crap but still better than the usual Idols bs

# Mar 31, 2007 @ 7:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. SexBloodandMetal writes:

Still crap if you ask me..

If these shows wanted to talk about real 'Idols' they'd have people who were actual artists making their own material and stuff on these shows

# Mar 31, 2007 @ 10:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. 1lari writes:

Sielut iskee tulta is originally by Kilpi and You Break My Heart originally by Broadcast

# Apr 1, 2007 @ 9:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. FInnish People[I can't english] writes:

His him is so lovely. Ari is only good idols-winner.
Finnish idols is very good, but i don't see nobody good singer.
Ari is best

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