Paradise Oskar is the stage name of Finnish singer/songwriter Axel Ehnström. He has taken his name from the boy in Astrid Lindgren’s "Rasmus and the Vagabond". This is the story of a nine-year-old Swedish boy who ran away from an orphanage and dreamt about finding foster parents. Instead, however, he met a sympathetic and kind vagabond, Paradise Oskar, who played the accordion. The boy became a street performer and a whole new and exciting life began for him. Paradise Oskar is studying at the Helsinki Pop & Jazz Conservatory. In 2011 he won the national selections and became Finland’s representative for the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf.