Daniel Gabriel Alessandro Saucedo Grzechowski, also known as Danny Saucedo and often simply referred to as Danny, became a celebrity in his native Sweden when he competed on Idol 2006.
Danny wowed the judges in the preliminary phases of the show; his audition-level duet with fellow contestant Felicia Brandström, an a cappella rendition of Bryan Adams' "Everything I Do, I Do It for You," was dubbed one of that season's best performances. Danny battled his way to the finals, but ended up in second place behind Markus Fagervall in the show's finale. But, as with most former Idol contestants, Danny still found himself with a record deal after all was said and done. His first two singles on Sony BMG, "Tokyo" and "Play It for the Girls," both released in the spring of 2007, soared to number one on the Swedish singles charts. His debut album, Heart Beats, peaked at number one as well. ~ Margaret Reges, Rovi