After winning The Finnish Eurovision Song Contest by a clear majority of popular vote, Waldo’s People’s is ready to conquer the dance floor in Moscow with the ultimate dance hit Lose Control. Besides being a radio hit in Finland, the Misko Iho-directed video gained nearly half a million hits in YouTube over one weekend after the Eurovision victory. Waldo’s People is definitely the best europop act in Finland today, if not in whole Europe. The classic dance pop sound of the 90’s is surprisingly becoming fashionable again in the club scene all over. Will the biggest surprise hit in the Eurovision 2009 come from Finland again?
Waldo has been one of the leading dance artists and producers in Finland for over a decade already. Classic europop, which he has represented throughout years has brought him four gold albums as a solo artist and foreman of Waldo’s People. Waldo, aka Marko Reijonen, has written many of his hit songs together with Finnish-born, Swedish producer Ari Lehtonen. The current radio hit Lose Control is also written by the duo, whose fruitful cooperation has lasted over ten years.
Waldo and Waldo’s People released four gold status albums in 1995-2000 with huge hits like I Dream, 1000 Ways and U Drive Me Crazy. Waldo’s solo hits include songs like Feel So Good, It´s About Time and Move Your Body. U Drive Me Crazy received good attention in Scandinavia and Canada as well. Last year, Waldo’s People released a new hit song Back Again with a # 1 position in the Finnish digital download, single and dance charts. Due to public demand the band started touring actively to sold-out venues and clubs.
Ari Lehtonen has also produced the current Waldo’s People album Paranoid, which was released in Finland in February. The album, like its gold status predecessors, is strong and energetic europop with songs selected to form a harmonic and stylish unity. This album also tells the message of Waldo’s People in a nutshell; good-spirited energy to make you feel better. This is also the spirit of the band in the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow.
“It is cool to show the world that also other kind of music besides rock and metal is made in Finland. Lose Control is all about life. There are moments and times in everyone’s lives when they just feel that no matter what they do, things just don't seem to go their way. No one expects bad things to happen. This song is a way of dealing with the facts of life and is our way of inspiring not to give up,” Waldo states.