Kotipelto wins Kuorosota (Finnish Battle of the Choirs)

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Kotipelto wins Kuorosota (Finnish Battle of the Choirs)

Post by JensJohansson » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:15 pm

Stratovarius singer Timo Kotipelto's led his choir to victory: Timo and his choir from his home village Lappajärvi won the Finnish TV series "Kuorosota" (Clash of the Choirs).

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The concept of the program is that the choir leaders pick ordinary people for a choir from their respective home towns. The choirs then perform in TV, competing with each other. TV viewers vote and determine the winner, and each week another choir gets voted off.

The winner get to designate a home town charity which then receives 40000 Euro (about 50000 dollars). Timo decided the money should go for music education and band rehearsal spaces in Lappajärvi.

Week by week, Timo and his Lappajärvi choir crushed his fellow Finnish artists and choirs. First to be whipped was Kristiina Wheeler and her choir from Tampere. Then came the turn of Irina (Heinola) and her choir: they were roundly drubbed. Next, the can of choir whop-ass was opened on Veeti Kallio (from Salo), and it was not long before also Marion Rung (Helsinki) met her well-deserved Waterloo. Finally Mikki Kauste (Espoo) and his choir were subjugated and annihilated.

About half a million people watched every week, which means a tenth of the population of Finland were glued to their TV sets.

Lappajärvi has about 3,800 inhabitants.

Congratulations!

Finnish Kuorosota site
http://www.nelonen.fi/kuorosota/

The US version (info in English)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clash_of_the_Choirs

Wikipedia on Lappajärvi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lappaj%C3%A4rvi

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Post by AGAG » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:26 pm

ZOMG!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS KOTIPELTO and Lappajärvi!!!


:ola: :ola: :ola: :ola: :ola:

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Post by a_Sniper » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:39 pm

Congratulations!!

Job well done! :D

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Post by AAAAAAAAAA » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:40 pm

WOOHOO!!!
Week by week, Timo and his Lappajärvi choir crushed his fellow Finnish artists and choirs. First to be whipped was Kristiina Wheeler and her choir from Tampere. Then came the turn of Irina (Heinola) and her choir: they were roundly drubbed. Next, the can of choir whop-ass was opened on Veeti Kallio (from Salo), and it was not long before also Marion Rung (Helsinki) met her well-deserved Waterloo. Finally Mikki Kauste (Espoo) and his choir were subjugated and annihilated.
Who wrote that? Really funny :lol: :lol:

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Post by icecab21 » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:43 pm

Week by week, Timo and his Lappajärvi choir crushed his fellow Finnish artists and choirs. First to be whipped was Kristiina Wheeler and her choir from Tampere. Then came the turn of Irina (Heinola) and her choir: they were roundly drubbed. Next, the can of choir whop-ass was opened on Veeti Kallio (from Salo), and it was not long before also Marion Rung (Helsinki) met her well-deserved Waterloo. Finally Mikki Kauste (Espoo) and his choir were subjugated and annihilated
That part was pure awesomeness
Congratulations kotipelto and Lappajärvi. That is great that their town gets funds added for music education and rehearsal spaces.

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Post by finnlandia » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:44 pm

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Leda Soares » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:51 pm

Congratulations TK!
Good job Lappajärvi choir!
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Post by eagledreamr » Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:00 pm

Congratulations! :)
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Post by Kyra » Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:33 pm

Congratulations!!!! ImageImageImage

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Post by nefertari » Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:34 pm

Congratulations Timo and Lappajärvi :beer:
You were the best all the time :) :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

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Post by emperor_black » Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:50 pm

Síiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii :P

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Post by Inventariado » Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:01 am

great news!!
which was the song they sang at the final stage??
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Post by Röykkä » Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:09 am

Rock the Metal :headbang:

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Post by NeonVomit » Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:18 am

I never had any doubt Timo would win! Congrats!
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Post by Lurdi » Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:20 am

Congrats to Timo and his choir. they must be really happy!

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Post by hiro23 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:47 am

Congratulations TK you deserve it
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Post by Jaimico » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:02 am

yeah Timo you rock!!! well done!!
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Post by Beast_Pete » Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:55 am

Congratulations! Good to hear the money goes to good hands, Lappajärvi people must be really happy now. :)
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Post by NeverendingAbyss » Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:03 am

:banana1: :banana2: :jump:

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Post by browneyedgirl » Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:44 am

Wonderful news! :ola:
Congratulations!!! :beer:

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Post by fernandotcl » Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:07 am

Yay!

Joacim Cans won the Swedish version and Kotipelto won the Finnish version! Indeed power metal musicians are really damn good aren't them? :D

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Post by black death » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:20 am

Huge congratulations! :D

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Post by RazielSR » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:34 am

:lol: Congratulations!
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Post by a_Sniper » Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:04 pm

They sang

Queen - I Want It All
Ac/Dc - You Shook Me All Night
Gary Moore - Over the Hills And Far away

Timo sang with his choir on the last song which was awesome! :D

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Post by JensJohansson » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:03 pm

AAAAAAAAAA wrote:WOOHOO!!!
Week by week, Timo and his Lappajärvi choir crushed his fellow Finnish artists and choirs. First to be whipped was Kristiina Wheeler and her choir from Tampere. Then came the turn of Irina (Heinola) and her choir: they were roundly drubbed. Next, the can of choir whop-ass was opened on Veeti Kallio (from Salo), and it was not long before also Marion Rung (Helsinki) met her well-deserved Waterloo. Finally Mikki Kauste (Espoo) and his choir were subjugated and annihilated.
Who wrote that? Really funny :lol: :lol:
God thing I was tired and coffee-free, or there would have been something about Barbarossa or "strung up with piano wire" (to quote John Cleese from Fawlty Towers) :lol:

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Post by Mormegil » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:08 pm

Now we need Dimmu Borgir's Shagrath (or even better, Burzum's Varg Vikernes) to win Norway's version for an epic nordic metal -combo. :lol:

Anyway, congrats to Timo and Lappajärvi (Pohojammaa!).

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Post by Ragehead91 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:40 pm

Congratulations!

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Post by phoenix666 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:09 pm

Mormegil wrote:Now we need Dimmu Borgir's Shagrath (or even better, Burzum's Varg Vikernes) to win Norway's version for an epic nordic metal -combo. :lol:

Anyway, congrats to Timo and Lappajärvi (Pohojammaa!).
it would be awesome to see this!

Congrats TK and Lappajärvi, you rock! :wink:

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Post by Ragehead91 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:45 pm

Let's make a German version with Tobias Sammet. I think he fits perfectly.

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Post by Dave » Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:20 pm

Ragehead91 wrote:Let's make a German version with Tobias Sammet. I think he fits perfectly.
Nope, that would result in just another crappy Pro7Entertainment-Show
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