Marko Lehtosalo better known as Markoolio has been announced as the first wildcard for Melodifestivalen 2009!
He will perform 'Kärlekssång från Mig' composed and penned by Patrik Henzel, Karl Eurén and himself.
He has released five studio albums, hosted and participated in numerous television and radio programs, and won several prizes and awards such as Male Artist of the Year at the Swedish Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2007.
Rumour has it that Christer Bjorkman has wanted Markoolio in the contest for a number of years and in fact Markoolio approached Christer this year in search of a wildcard.
I loved his duet with Linda Bengtzing 'Varsta Schlagern' however his usual style of comedic rap would not be my cup of tea and has not proven very successful at Melodifestivalen or Eurovision.
His song is described as a 'ballad with a twist'!
What do you think?