Saturday, April 11, 2015

Waltteri Torikka's bloody good rendition of Whitesnake

Waltteri Torikka singing Whitesnake
Waltteri Torikka continues to take Finland by storm on the vocal competition show Tähdet, Tahdet on MTV. This week he sang Whitesnake's Still of Night and got so into swinging the microphone that he hit his mouth, cut his lip and drew blood, but kept on singing.

Over the weeks he's had to perform a number of different genres, including country, punk, tango, Latin pop and even some opera. For heavy metal week he actually worked with David Coverdale from Whitesnake to hone his performance skills, including mic management.

 Waltteri Torikka sings Whitesnake's "Still of the Night"

There are five other singers remaining in the competition, who covered a wide range of heavy metal classics. Laura Voutilainen sang Rainbow's I Surrender, Roope Salminen sang Motörhead's Ace of Spades, Krista Siegfrids sang Def Leppards Pour Some Sugar on Me, Arja Koriseva sang Stratovarius' Eagleheart and Jarkko Ahola sang Metallica's The Unforgiven

He's still performing classical music during the taping of the show. He has three dates left on his tour with the Concert Band of the Conscript Band of the Finnish Defence Forces, where he's the featured soloist on their Finlandia Tour. On April 11th they'll be in Tampere, with additional shows on April 13th at the Hyvinkää Church and April 14 in Lahti. 


  1. Unfornately that didn't please my ears. Singing was far too less powerless, even wimpy in some places. Not to speak about the lack of oozing Coverdale-like sex there.

  2. That was the HOTTEST performance ever. I might grow to like heavy music if he was performing. Boy I can feel those fingers.....