As promised, here are my favourite Idol contestants of 2008! They’ve only got through the first round so far, so expect plenty of these to make it no further than boot camp. However, I’d put a bet on the future Idol-vinnare being in this playlist…
Alice Svensson – once sang a Greek Eurovision song at Skansen, pretty sure to be a future MF entrant
Lars Eriksson – far too cool for X Factor, but on Idol he fits right in, although could just be a less aww-inspiring Jason Castro
Kevin Borg – he was a Malteser, so I knew he would have been involved in Eurovision, and yep… he entered Malta’s Song For Europe in 2007
Johan Sommevåg – very pretty boy with a good voice, but he wrote this rubbish song, so it’s not a good sign for future poptasticness
Dolores Huremovic – the new Amy Winehouse or a wannabe Amanda Jenssen? Only time will tell!
Nils Fredriksson – entertaining, as long as he’s singing The Ark, but will he still be on a less acetastic song?
Robin Bengtsson – so they do have chavs in Sweden! This one looks like my cousin, and sings quite well, though
Almira Drmaku Kissnödig – adorably jolly young girl, I think she may be my favourite at the moment
Kenny Lundström – Brolle must have been making way for this guy when he removed the Jr from the end of his name – now it all makes sense!
Hanna Antonsson – another young one, but potential here for a new cute indie-pop girl to keep Marit, Annika etc. on their toes
Erik Ljung – ooh, it’s Kappie from Greek! With that and singing Jason Mraz, I already mega-love Erik Ljung
Anna Bergendahl – the hot favourite, a folky singer with a surprising voice, her happiness to get through adding extra endearing points
Soledad Alarcon – strong voice and great song choice, if only she didn’t share her name with a Westlife song, I’d be a fan
Andreas Larsson – nervous boy but seems very sweet and quite talented, I just hope it doesn’t all prove too much for him
Marcus Karlsson – his video fell off the Internet but he’s on my list of possibilities, whoever he was…
And along the way you can spot a few funny ones, cos the auditions wouldn’t be complete without them after all!