ALL RIGHTS RESERVED - Swedish-Irish soccer player Kevin Walker scored the victory of a lifetime when he won the "Idol" talent show in Stockholm on Friday night.
Cheered on by relatives who had travelled over from his father's home town of Carlow in Ireland, Kevin raised the Irish flag in celebration as he beat his only remaining rival, Elin Bergstrand, to claim the "Idol" crown for 2013.
The diminutive diva from Umeå pushed Kevin all the way and on the evidence of this showing, a long and successful career in the music business awaits. But Friday was to be Kevin's night as he powered through his three songs before they both joined Robbie Williams for a fantastic finale.
Footage shows celebrations, an interview with Kevin and one with Alexander Bard of Army of Lovers, a judge on the show.