When 26-year-old Jon Henrik Fjallgren stepped onto the stage of Sweden’s Got Talent, no one really knew what to expect. Dressed in the traditional clothing of the indigenous Sami people, this reindeer herder from Sweden sang a traditional Sami form of song known as a “joik.” Jon composed the song himself and dedicated it to his best friend, Daniel, who tragically died in an accident a few years ago.
Jon stunned the whole audience as he began to sing. Everyone was moved by the beauty of what they heard. The song doesn’t have any actual lyrics, but it really didn’t need any lyrics since everyone could feel the emotion.
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(Source: Talang Sverige)
Jon had a tough life; he was first born in a small village in Colombia and later moved to an orphanage. Jon was eventually adopted by a Swedish Sami family and became part of a reindeer herding community. Jon was often bullied as a child because he had darker skin and was not born a Sami. His tough past, along with the death of his best friend, clearly had a huge influence in his emotional music.
Jon went on to win Sweden’s Got Talent. He clearly deserved the victory.