Last week, I wrote that Amanda Fondell probably wouldn’t top the singles chart with ‘All This Way.’ In line with last year’s Idol winner Jay Smith, Fondell would be the second winner ever not to reach the summit. I was wrong, and I’m really glad for Amanda Fondell’s sake!
Ever since Daniel Lindström made the top of the charts in 2004 with ‘Coming True,’ Idol has become one of the music industry’s key events during the winters. I would hate to see that this year’s winner would fare even worse than last year’s.
Amanda Fondell singing ‘All This Way’ at a local charity event.
Ironically, the runner-up from that year’s final – Darin – is one of the co-writers of ‘All This Way.’ Darin has topped the Swedish singles tally on three occasions – ‘Money for Nothing’ (2005), ‘Step Up’ (2005) and in 2009 with the Coldplay cover ‘Viva la vida.’ In 2010, he was a contender in the Swedish leg of Eurovision with ‘You’re Out of My Life’ and in last year he also released ‘Can’t Stop Love’ as a tribute to Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel’s wedding. (The official song of the wedding was Idol winner Agnes Carlsson and Björn Skifs’s duet ‘When You Tell the World You’re Mine’…).
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