Stratovarius (performed) in Finnish Idols

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Stratovarius (performed) in Finnish Idols

Post by cliff » Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:09 am

You can see this only in Finland!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFucyW-Oxso

This guy Ari Koivunen has also sang different rock or metal songs, such as Whitesnake : Here I Go Again (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsE94UXte5I) or Deep Purple : Perfect Strangers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDd7LmXmovk)

I was told that Timo Kotipelto himself made an apparence in the daily Idols show as a teacher and gave tips to that idol.
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Post by exe knight » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:00 am

cliff wrote: I was told that Timo Kotipelto himself made an apparence in the daily Idols show as a teacher and gave tips to that idol.
Yeah that's true, and I saw it!!

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Post by Stratoviking » Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:37 pm

fucking great!!!
and thanks for the link

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Post by IceBreaker » Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:51 am

Ari also a had a "Rock the Metal" shirt, which has been TK´s slogan at least for some time. So I believe TK gave it to him when they met in front of TV cameras.
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Post by Patricia » Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:04 pm

Thanks for the link Cliff! Ari has a great voice!
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Post by exe knight » Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:56 am

Patricia wrote:Thanks for the link Cliff! Ari has a great voice!
Yeah, but IMO he shouldnt sing Strato anymore.

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Post by cliff » Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:10 pm

exe knight wrote:
Patricia wrote:Thanks for the link Cliff! Ari has a great voice!
Yeah, but IMO he shouldnt sing Strato anymore.
well. the good thing with that, is that Hunting High And Low appeared in the TOP 10 of the Finnish iTunes Musicstore!

Few words about that singer. Of course it's really nice to see a heavy metal fan singing classical songs in Idols. But let's face it, I know many finns think the opposite, but that guy is not THAT good. he sounds and looks like a 14 year old (for ex, his version of "here I Go Again" sounded quite a lot like the Hanson"s Mmm Bop!). Plus, he doesn't sing, he screams. Another Idols singer (Kristian) was kicked out from the contest, even though he sings much better.
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Post by Beast_Pete » Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:40 am

I also think he did not sing Hunting High & Low too well. Dunno about the other songs he sang.
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Post by Mormegil » Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:28 pm

I like Ari's voice a lot and I've voted him in all of the finals (shouldn't have said that out loud..? :D ). He has quite unique voice for a metal-singer (at least that's what he calls himself).

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Post by nefertari » Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:52 pm

Ari sings very good :) and Timo Kotipelto likes his singing ;) he told that in several interviews here in Finland .

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Post by Dave » Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:18 pm

But I still don't like his singing.
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Post by cliff » Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:46 pm

nefertari wrote:Ari sings very good :) and Timo Kotipelto likes his singing ;) he told that in several interviews here in Finland .
Of course, coz he is a partner for the Idols show. Do you think he could say during an interview "ah, I hate him. he sucks!" ? 8)
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Post by stratobabius » Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:56 pm

cliff wrote:
nefertari wrote:Ari sings very good :) and Timo Kotipelto likes his singing ;) he told that in several interviews here in Finland .
Of course, coz he is a partner for the Idols show. Do you think he could say during an interview "ah, I hate him. he sucks!" ? 8)
That's what eveyone said in the Idols throughtout the world for everyone more or less I think. :D :lol:

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Post by IceBreaker » Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:41 am

cliff wrote: Do you think he could say during an interview "ah, I hate him. he sucks!" ? 8)
Of course he could say so. But as he thinks ari sings much better than him, he just cannot. :lol:
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Post by exe knight » Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:28 pm

IceBreaker wrote:
cliff wrote: Do you think he could say during an interview "ah, I hate him. he sucks!" ? 8)
Of course he could say so. But as he thinks ari sings much better than him, he just cannot. :lol:
:omg: W-T-F Timo must have drunk something...alot of something...

I mean, even I sing alot better than Ari (atleast strato songs).
And compared to Timo's, my voice sucks ass really badly.

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Post by IceBreaker » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:51 pm

Well, you might not have known Timo keeps on disparaging his skills. :P
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Post by a_Sniper » Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:57 pm

Nice, we'll hear Still Loving You ballad in finals by Ari :D Tomorrow!


can't wait to hear it heh.. he also sings Sonata's Fullmoon :D

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Post by StratoTimo » Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:09 pm

And winner to tomorrows Idols is coming from LAHTI... Chicago From Finland!
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Post by cliff » Sat Apr 07, 2007 6:42 am

Breaking news. Ari is the new Idols.

I am a bit sceptic about this. The guy is not bad at all, but definitely not that great! I have met few guys in some Karaoké bars who could sing much better than him.
It seems that this Idols thing is just a stupid contest, ruled by some 12 year old girls who know nothing about music, but send SMS simply because they have a crush on a singer (Antti Tuisku, anyone? Or that guy in American Idols 2007?).
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Post by Piiuska » Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:02 pm

Yes, Ari won. He was the best in the contest, definitely. :)
But this year the level of the singers was really low.. That's because not so many real Finnish musicians go to Idols, so we can't expect anything great! And Cliff, yes, the 12-year-old girls are known to be the ones who wote the most for Idols. And this contest is not about singing, it's about the person and the look. The people decide. The little girls decide. Don't take it too seriously. :)
I don't like the idea so much that they call the winners real musicians who have done so much work for their "career". Sure.. They even get the songs made by professional musicians ready for the "idols" :) It's nothing compared to what a musician has to work for his career without idols to get even that famous.

But why not on the other hand. There are good things in Idols also. The musicians who go there, it's a really good way to get a little more known. But the talented ones, they could really make music without Idols too. :)

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Post by cliff » Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:20 pm

cliff wrote:I am a bit sceptic about this. The guy is not bad at all, but definitely not that great! I have met few guys in some Karaoké bars who could sing much better than him.
Well... only stupid people never change their mind : forget what I wrote above. Just watched some videos of Ari from the last finale... well, he deserved to win at 200%!
Wow, that version of Still Loving You... *shock*

And yes Piouska those musicians in Finnish Idols are amazing!
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Post by MetalAngel » Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:59 pm

Well, personnally, I don't like his voice so much...lol He remain me of some Spinal Tap singer sometimes. :lol: But he really has a strange voice...
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Post by Lapazeus » Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:13 pm

Guess what fellows...

According to Helsingin Sanomat, Timo Tolkki is going to compose songs for Ari's forthcoming album. Other famous composers include Tony Kakko and Marco Hietala.

Link (in Finnish)

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Post by exe knight » Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:32 pm

Stratofanius wrote:
MetalAngel wrote:Well, personnally, I don't like his voice so much...lol He remain me of some Spinal Tap singer sometimes. :lol: But he really has a strange voice...
Expect that Spinal Tap singer really is awesome, Ari is not.
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Now I will for sure atleast test what his music sounds like, Tolkki, Kotipelto,Kakko and couple of other cool people helping him, It must become something really awesome!!

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Post by IceBreaker » Sun Apr 15, 2007 5:57 pm

Except getting Janne Wirman-Warman on keys. :shud: :puke:
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Post by metalman » Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:59 pm

^He is not that bad imo. :) Technically he is good, only problem is that stuff he is playing is quite generic.

I am pretty skeptical about his Ari's album. I mean, he is a good singer but if he does not compose anything by himself... :roll:

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Post by exe knight » Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:54 am

metalman wrote:^He is not that bad imo. :) Technically he is good, only problem is that stuff he is playing is quite generic.

I am pretty skeptical about his Ari's album. I mean, he is a good singer but if he does not compose anything by himself... :roll:
I think of it the other way.

He's really bad singer, but it's great that these great guys compose his songs.

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Post by IceBreaker » Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:42 pm

Ari is a bad singer? :shock:
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Post by exe knight » Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:53 pm

IceBreaker wrote:Ari is a bad singer? :shock:
IMO

(even though I'm worse in general)

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Post by cliff » Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:32 am

Stratofanius wrote:Ari is not.
He is. For most of the 12-year-old Finnish girls!
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