As a kid, Darin Zanyar wanted to become an astronaut but instead of traveling to the stars, he became one. On the road disappeared after the name, at least in this context, and now he's just Darin. Independent hits a singer from Råcksta who placed Sweden, and perhaps soon the world at his feet.
It must have been a huge shift to suddenly be recognized everywhere and also some kind of girl idol?
Isn't it easy to be a little lost when it all happens so fast?
Then, when you broke through in Idol, you lived in Vällingby. Tell me little about your childhood.
Your parents fled to Sweden from Kurdistan. How has it affected you?
You have been called Sweden's Michael Jackson. What do you think about that?
There is a link between you and other artists. In the summer you were with and recorded Så mycket bättre together with, among others, Magnus Uggla and Sylvia Vrethammar. The programme is broadcast in the autumn.
How was it interpreting other people's songs?
The future then? How do you want to continue to develop?
Age: 25 years old
Family: Parents and older sister
Favorite Places in the western suburbs: Vällingby course, perhaps most importantly Råcksta where I grew up. Another favorite place is Dalhag'sschool in Husby where I went up to the fifth grade.
Likes: Traveling and watching movies. I love to watch movies!
Dislikes: Unpleasant people
Make any time at leisure: I'm jogging actually quite a lot, it is a good way to clear your mind.
Reading right now: Factory girls by Leslie T. Chang
See on tv: watching actually extremely rare on television, it's mostly movies.
Role model: My parents
Always along for the ride: My iPhone