American Idol is over for the season with Jordin Sparks well on her way to super-stardom. While AI prides itself on bubble gum pop, this season did feature one half-rock week of Bon Jovi tunes. Halfway around the world, the Finnish version of the show featured decidedly more hard rock hits. In fact, rocker Ari Koivunen actually won the competition and now he's just released his debut album called Fuel for the Fire.
Some famous Metal musicians lend their support on the debut effort, including Tomi Putaansuu of LORDI and Marco Hietala of Nightwish.
Koivunen is about to embark on a Finnish tour in support of Fuel for the Fire. Learn more about Koivunen's music at www.myspace.com/arikoivunen.
Meanwhile, if for some reason you haven't seen at least one of Koivunen's Idol performances via YouTube, here's a clip of him singing Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again."