Ola är jättebra!

Ola at Schlager Night at Stockholm Pride 2008. Love the rainbow jacket, not so sure about the perm.

Today I would like to introduce you to my favourite Swedish pop star at the moment, Ola Svensson.

I first discovered his work when he was an entrant in Melodifestivalen, the Swedish finals leading to the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2008. I thought the song, Love in Stereo was “okay”. A few months later I saw him perform live at Stockholm Pride and, again, I thought he was “okay”.

He went from being “okay” to pretty fantastic when, two years later, he entered Melodifestivalen with the song “Unstoppable (The Return Of Natalie)” which was one of my favourite songs that year. It’s so incredibly catchy, and he performed it with such great enthusiasm.

Even now, I sing it from time to time. Heaven knows what my colleagues, or people on public transport make of it when they hear me singing along to lyrics like “Natalie keeps coming back from the dead again. She’s a little bit too much even for my friends. She’s just so unstoppable…”

Ola is now on the verge of international recognition, having released his latest song in the UK, and soon in the US, as well as a number of other European countries. Let’s hope it’s released in Australia also, as it’s a great song. Again, it has a a terrific singalong chorus.

So there you have it: an introduction to Ola Svensson. Enjoy! Smaklig måltid! (and yes I did mean to say that!).