In 2004, Darin Zanyar became the runner-up in the Swedish Idol competition, and some months later, he released his first record The Anthem after signing a deal with record label SonyBMG. The album went gold and his first single Money For Nothing went straight up to number 1 and sold platinum. In 2005, Darin released his 2nd self-titled album which also went platinum and included his number 1 singles Step Up and Want Ya!.
At the end of 2006, Darin released his third album Break The News. It also rocketed straight to number 1 and went gold on the first day. Following his success in Sweden, Darin signed a new deal with EMI Germany. In 2007, his single Insanity reached the top 20 in Germany, with considerable success also in Austria and Switzerland. A fourth album followed, called Flasback.
Right now, Darin is No.1 in the official Swedish singles charts with his cover of Coldplay's Viva La Vida.
Darin is the first of 4 wildcards being announced by SVT with the rest to be revealed at a later date. He will perform Out Of My Life written and composed by Henrik Janson and Tony Nilsson.