Swedish Second Division Player Kevin Walker Wins Country’s ‘Pop Idol’ Show

Chris Wright

7th, December 2013


By Chris Wright


Congratulations are due to GIF Sundsvall midfielder Kevin Walker, who last night won the ninth series of Sweden’s version of Pop Idol.

Walker, 24, who is of Irish decent but was born in Orebro was somewhat of a bit-part player last season when Sundsvall were relegated from the top flight but has become a regular in the side this season (imagine Joey Barton winning the X-Factor and you’re somewhere close) with several of the club’s Superettan fixtures having to be rescheduled to fit around the midfielder’s filming commitments.

According to The Score , Walker sang U2’s ‘Where The Streets Have No Name’, Jon Mayer’s ‘Say What

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  1. Per says:

    He was actually captain for GIF Sundsvall this season. Came thisclose to promotion, too.

    Tbh, far from the best singer from what I’ve seen. Think the main reason that he won is that smile and his charm. He’s gotten a lot of stick here in Sweden because of it, which of course makes it all the more hilarious that he went on to win the whole shebang.

  2. carl says:

    I’m not sure he’d like being compared to Joey “Joseph” Barton!

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