Erik Grönwall Sweden's new Idol
Stuart Roberts · 12 Dec 2009, 10:10
Published: 12 Dec 2009 10:10 GMT+01:00
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The diminutive Grönwall’s stature belies his powerful vocal talent, and he nailed his three numbers in the final, receiving overwhelming praise from the judges. The viewers too fell for Erik, Sweden’s newest Idol.
“Cool and raw,” said jury member Laila Bagge, with enthusiastic agreement from her colleagues.
Viewers were aching to hear Erik sing Queen’s ‘The show must go on’. Strong song, strong voice, and the jury were enraptured once again.
“All the pieces have fallen into place,” gushed Andreas Carlsson.
The winning song, ‘Higher’, was the last in the final. Calle sang his version with calm charisma, and Erik countered with intensity. Erik was in tears as he sang the winning song like a winner. And for him, the dream has only just begun.
“Idol is a start for me, both musically and personally,” an emotional Erik told TV4. Erik will record two albums as the winner of Idol 2009.