Huge popularity in Sweden gave Käärijä his own nickname: “Wow, I appreciate it”

The host of the Swedish Mix Megapol radio channel tells Käärijä that Finland’s five-year representative has got his own nickname in Sweden.

Käärijä says that he was surprised by the international popularity of his five-piece song. Stock photo. Elle Laitila

Käärijä, which has been on a huge rise during the spring, has attracted great interest in neighboring Sweden as well.

On Monday, Käärijä was heard on one of the western neighbor’s biggest radio channel, Mix Megapol in the afternoon program.

Halv tre med Lotta Bromé – program host Lotta Brome told right at the beginning of the interview that Käärijä has got his own nickname in Sweden, “Finnish Hulk”, i.e. the Finnish Hulk. The Hulk is a green and muscular superhero character created by the Marvel publishing house.

– Wow, I appreciate that. Maybe even in Finland people could call me Hulk, Käärijä laughs.

In the interview, Bromé says that Käärijä’s song Cha Cha Cha became a big favorite even before the UMK final and states that it differs from other Eurovision songs both in terms of melody and structure.

The wrapper says that the meaning of the song stems from the desire to relax from worries at the end of a hard week on the dance floor after a few drinks.

– However, I’m trying to say that you don’t have to drink to go to the dance floor. Everyone can do what they want, and you don’t have to drink alcohol, the Finn clarifies.

Bromé states that Käärijä is also one of the early favorites for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

– It feels incredible because I’m a dude from Finland, and now people all over the world like Käärijä and the Cha Cha Cha song, the singer says.

– I’m going to do my best and hopefully I’ll win. We’ll see, because Loreen is also involved, Käärijä laughs.

Finland will appear in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest on May 9. The wrapper will be the last to take the stage.

Käärijä told about his mood after the UMK victory. Elle Laitila