The Judges Mocked His Clothes, But By The End Of His Song They Were In Tears
This is living proof that you should never judge a book by its cover. Jon Henrik Fjallgren is a reindeer herder by day, and in his spare time, he apparently competes on Sweden's version of "America's Got Talent". Jon lost a dear friend a few years before, and the inspiration for this song came to him during a prayer for his friend. His performance shocks all of the judges. Reindeer herding, also known as reindeer husbandry, is a minor industry in Sweden, but an important one. It has a great impact on the local economy, while also being a key facet of local culture. The earliest known mention of reindeer herding was in the 800s AD, when a Norwegian chief visited King Alfred and told him about domesticated reindeer being managed in herds.