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Irish footballer appears on Swedish Pop Idol

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Go on Kevin!

Forget about The X Factor semi-final, it's all about Irish-man Kevin Walker performing on the final of Swedish Pop Idol this weekend.

24-year-old Kevin will be performing with Robbie Williams in Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe Arena as one of two finalists in Sweden’s 'Idol' talent competition.

Born in Örebro, Kevin is the son of Carlow born Pat Walker, a former Republic of Ireland U21 cap and ex-Gillingham and Bohemians defender.

Watched by over a million viewers every week, Kevin who plays for second tier side GIF Sundsvall, has come through a number of gruelling rounds against twelve other potential pop stars.

In tonight's final, Kevin will face off against 18-year-old Elin Bergman from the northern town of Umea.

Best of luck Kevin!

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