Koop Arponen (born in 1984) is the winner of the Finnish Idols 2008. He has lived 20 years of his life in Great Britain and in the summer 2008 he moved back to Finland to learn more about his father's home country. Koop started to play the piano when he was five years old. He gave up when he was 11 but started again at the age of 16. He learned to play the guitar when he had some holidays from the army. He studied at the university when he sang in front of the audience for the first time. He won £1 000 at a karaoke competition and bought a music equipment.