Finnish Heavy Metal 'Idol' Performs WHITESNAKE On National TV; Video Available

March 16, 2007

A video clip of 22-year-old Finnish heavy metal singer Ari Koivunen performing a version of WHITESNAKE's "Here I Go Again" on the Finnish TV talent show "Idols" has been posted online at The live performance was broadcast live Thursday night (March 15) from Linnanmäki in Helsinki. Guest judge for the night was Kimmo Valtananen from Sony BMG.

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.

The "Idols" program is broadcast in Finland every Thursday on MTV3.

Watch previous Ari Koivunen"Idols" performances:

* IRON MAIDEN's "The Evil That Men Do": video
* DEEP PURPLE's "Perfect Strangers": video

(Thanks: Siria /

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