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Kari Tapani Jalkanen (22 November 1945 – 7 December 2010, Espoo), meliorate known by his stage designation Kari Tapio, was a Finnish schlager and country & western singer. During his arrangement, he was one of the most common singers in Finland for decades; having sold over 830,000 certified records (during his arrangement and posthumously), he is the best-selling soloist in the country. Tapio was born in Suonenjoki, Finland. In the 1960s Tapio performed in his home town Pieksämäki with the local bands ER-Quartet and Jami & The Noisemakers. In 1966 he took singing lessons from Ture Ara.After Tapio's leading one "Tuuli kääntyköön"/"Niskavuoren nuorimmainen" in 1972, he performed in Ilkka "Danny" Lipsanen's exhibit. In the commencement his role was to seize attention of the snake that was used in the exhibit. Before music became a job for Tapio, he worked as a typesetter in a printing house.In 1976 Tapio finally broke through with his one Laula kanssain (literally "Sing with Me", a Finnish conceal of Jackpot's Sing My Love Song), which was followed by Viisitoista kesää ("Fifteen Summers," a conceal of Living Next Door to Alice) and Kaipuu ("Longing", a conceal of Mort Shuman's Sorrow). In later years Olen suomalainen ("I Am a Finn", a conceal of Toto Cutugno's L'Italiano), Myrskyn jälkeen ("After the Storm"), En pyydä paljon ("I Don't Ask for Much", a conceal of Paulina Rubio's Te Quise Tanto) and Paalupaikka ("Pole Position"), amorphous others, were amorphous his most common songs. In 2003 the Iskelmä-Finlandia assign was given to him.Many of Tapio's songs occupy influences from country music. He sang numerous Finnish versions of the songs of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristoffersson.Tapio was one of the candidates to portray Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with the poem Valaise yö. In the finals, he placed second; and Teräsbetoni was chosen to portray Finland.Tapio died of a core assail in Espoo, Finland.

Kari Tapani Jalkanen (22 November 1945 – 7 December 2010, Espoo), meliorate known by his stage designation Kari Tapio, was a Finnish schlager and country & western singer. During his arrangement, he was one of the most common singers in Finland for decades; having sold over 830,000 certified records (during his arrangement and posthumously), he is the best-selling soloist in the country. Tapio was born in Suonenjoki, Finland. In the 1960s Tapio performed in his home town Pieksämäki with the local bands ER-Quartet and Jami & The Noisemakers. In 1966 he took singing lessons from Ture Ara.After Tapio's leading one "Tuuli kääntyköön"/"Niskavuoren nuorimmainen" in 1972, he performed in Ilkka "Danny" Lipsanen's exhibit. In the commencement his role was to seize attention of the snake that was used in the exhibit. Before music became a job for Tapio, he worked as a typesetter in a printing house.In 1976 Tapio finally broke through with his one Laula kanssain (literally "Sing with Me", a Finnish conceal of Jackpot's Sing My Love Song), which was followed by Viisitoista kesää ("Fifteen Summers," a conceal of Living Next Door to Alice) and Kaipuu ("Longing", a conceal of Mort Shuman's Sorrow). In later years Olen suomalainen ("I Am a Finn", a conceal of Toto Cutugno's L'Italiano), Myrskyn jälkeen ("After the Storm"), En pyydä paljon ("I Don't Ask for Much", a conceal of Paulina Rubio's Te Quise Tanto) and Paalupaikka ("Pole Position"), amorphous others, were amorphous his most common songs. In 2003 the Iskelmä-Finlandia assign was given to him.Many of Tapio's songs occupy influences from country music. He sang numerous Finnish versions of the songs of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristoffersson.Tapio was one of the candidates to portray Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with the poem Valaise yö. In the finals, he placed second; and Teräsbetoni was chosen to portray Finland.Tapio died of a core assail in Espoo, Finland.

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