Axel Ehnström

Axel Ehnström is a Finnish songwriter and musician (born on 23 October 1990 in Kirkkonummi, Finland). He is known for writing songs for artists such as Phoebe Ryan, Lost Frequencies and Alle Farben. He participated as Paradise Oskar in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011.

Axel Ehnström
Axel Ehnström 2017.jpg
Background information
Birth nameAxel Ehnström
Born (1990-10-23) 23 October 1990 (age 32)
Kirkkonummi, Finland
GenresPop, Folk, folk pop, Electronic, Rock
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar, Piano
Years active2011–present
LabelsElements Music, Sony/ATV

Songwriting careerEdit

Axel Ehnström has been involved with several gold and platinum certified albums and has worked with artists such as Phoebe Ryan, Lost Frequencies, Isac Elliot, Anna Abreu, Christopher, Alle Farben, RAF Camorra, Dennis Kruissen, Madeline Juno and Kasmir. Ehnström has worked as a songwriter published by Elements Music since 2013. In 2014, he co-wrote Sofi De La Torre's song "Vermillion", which Billboard declared one of the best songs of the year. Ehnström's recent notable credits include a feature on Lost Frequencies' single ''All Or Nothing'', Deepend's ''Woke up in Bangkok'' and the co-writing of Alle Farben's hugely successful song Bad Ideas, which was the most played song on the German radio for four weeks in a row.

Both the 2016 and 2017 Finnish music industry reports by Music Finland, showed that Ehnström had more international songwriting cuts than any other Finnish songwriter in 2016 and 2017 respectively.[1][2] In 2018, the Finnish Music Publishers association awarded Ehnström with the music export award of the year for his work in the German music market.[3]

Eurovision Song Contest 2011Edit

Ehnström represented Finland as Paradise Oskar in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with the song "Da Da Dam" placing 21st in the finals held in Düsseldorf, Germany. Ehnström received the Marcel Bezençon Press Award given to the best entry as voted on by the accredited media and press during the 2011 Eurovision event.[4] Paradise Oskar's debut album Sunday Songs was released via Warner Music Finland on 2 May 2011.

Personal lifeEdit

Ehnström's family belongs to the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland. He lives in Evitskog, Kirkkonummi. He adopted the name Paradise Oskar from author Astrid Lindgren's children's book "Rasmus and the Vagabond", where Paradise Oskar is a vagabond who plays the accordion.[5]



Album Title Album details Chart positions
Sunday Songs
  • Released: 2 May 2011
  • Label: Warner Music
  • Format: CD, Digital download

Songwriting creditsEdit

Year Single Peak chart position Album Artist
2011 Da Da Dam 6 64 46 Sunday Songs Paradise Oskar
Sunday Everyday
2013 New Way Home 1 14 Wake Up World Isac Elliot
2014 Wowwowwow 4 AMK Dropout KASMIR
2015 Bandana 5 Sensuroimaton Versio Anna Abreu
2016 Mein Leben 12 3 Ghost RAF Camora
2016 Bad Ideas 4 7 79 Music is my best friend Alle Farben
2016 All or Nothing 9 Less Is More Lost Frequencies
2017 Superman Non-album single Pretty Pink
2017 James Has Changed James Phoebe Ryan
2018 Woke up in Bangkok 48 Non-album single Deepend


  1. ^ "Suomen musiikkialan talous ja vienti 2016". Music Finland. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Suomen musiikkialan talous ja vienti 2017". Music Finland. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Axel Ehnström palkittiin vuoden vientitekona". Music Finland. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  4. ^ Schacht, Andreas. "Finland wins the Marcel Bezençon Press Award". Eurovision. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  5. ^ Evitskog laulaen maailmankartalle Archived 6 October 2015 at the Wayback Machine Verkkonummi 2011 (in Finnish)
  6. ^ a b c d e "Paradise Oskar – Finnish Charts". Hung Medien.
  7. ^ Hung, Steffen. " – Swedish Charts Portal". Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Paradise Oskar – Austrian Charts". Hung Medien.
  9. ^ " – Paradise Oskar". Media Control. Archived from the original on 4 December 2014.

External linksEdit

Preceded by Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by