Update: Moments after publishing this article, Käärijä confirmed that he had FOUND it! Success.
He’s the Finnish rapper who went viral in February for shouting “Cha Cha Cha” while riding a piggy train made of flamenco dancers.
But on Saturday Eurovision 2023 star Käärijä was a lot less chipper as he took to social media to reveal that he’s lost his neon green bolero — the garment that framed his bare chest beautifully and gave him Hulk-ish glam during his run at Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2023.
“I feel wistful, as if a piece of my heart is missing,” he wrote on Instagram Stories. “I don’t know how I’ll get through this, but I hope that one day our paths will cross again.”
He also shared a series of snaps of him wearing his signature piece, which features a series of sharp silver spikes around the neck and wrists.
The search is very much on. In another Story, Käärijä shared an annotated map. A green line indicates his route past the Maimin jäähalli ice rink in Helsinki.
“It was somewhere above the green line,” he wrote. “The treasure hunt can begin.”
“If you find that upper part in the the area, pound the alarm,” he wrote, adding that a reward would follow.
It’s unclear whether that reward will involve a visit to the wrestling ring from his music video or a private serenade at his apartment. We’d take either over a bucket of cold hard cash.
We’re assuming that the UMK23 winner has the contact details for the vendor who sold him the item, and that that vendor may be the Finnish equivalent of Party City. Regardless, we wish him all the best hunting it down!
Are you in the area? Have you seen something that appears radioactive floating down the river? Let us know down below!
It was found:
It had fallen out of the boot of his car, that wasn’t closed properly . A woman found it , in it’s suitbag, by the side of the road, but had no idea what it was. She took it home and her children recognized it !
Pretty lame publicity stunt.
I will make you another one, but I need the measurements :))
Okay, so apparently he found it! A woman gave it back to him!
I think artists should have equal coverage here. After the pina colada article, isn’t this new coverage of Kaarija coming a bit to soon (especially having in mind that neither article actually reported a real piece of news)?
I love him
Back off, b*tch! :))
Who on earth cares??? Wiwibloggs yet again promoting an artist – this post is just too obvious!!!
So dont visit Wiwiblogs then
Any trash bag will do..
yey for the happy ending! Best of luck at Liverpool!
He’s not winning Eurovision. 🙂
Neither are you but people don’t find the need to write it randomly on posts that have nothing to do with it.
Do you come from the future to be so sure about it? Even if he doesn’t win, he’s gonna put on a show anyways, not winning doesn’t make a song “less worthy” or something ffs
Why be a miserable cnt? Let the guy have a good time.
Great news. Keep it naked, sexy!
Wiwibloggs, seriously? How can you call cha cha dancers Flamenco when the two styles are not related? Oof!
It was an awful outfit. Hahaha. And he should cover his chest. Women are not allowed to do that at Eurovision.
He should create a line of his bolero. I’d buy a few.
How much thought do you believe is needed on the topic of why women cover their chest?
It is absolutely needed
So sad he lost it, that was iconic costume. He should really stick to green theme and if possible ask the original designer to design exactly same costume.
Flamenco? Guys, Cha Cha Cha is a known ballroom dance, not flamenco. Also, if he gives me a week, I can improvise something.
I know how to sew.
Just a note, the dancers in Finland’s performance are not “flamenco” dancers but ballroom dancers. Cha cha cha is a common dance in ballroom competitions and not a flamenco Style.
I hope he finds it but, just like Dumbo’s “magic feather”, it’s the belief that makes things magical.
Also, stanning Käärijä’s body positivity. You don’t have to look like you’re sculpted out of marble to be sexy. Proof that being yourself and being confident will accomplish that all on its own.
Compared with most of us Marlinken, he DOES look as if he’s been sculpted from marble
No, no. We don’t talk this way about ourselves my darling!
He is such a loveable guy. Definitely the sweetheart of this year
the eurovision winner meuseum should be on the look as well LOL!
Shirt is found!
What’s Finnish for “a pinch of salt”?
Are you serious? This has got to be some sort of ARG because that actual bolero would probably cost around 1,000,000,000,000,000 euros because it’s SO iconic already!