It’s the best ever final of the Eurovision Song Contest that took place in Moscow last night.
Belarus-born Alexander Rybak from Norway won the contest.
Russian-speaking Alexander Rybak is a true wonderkid. He’s written his own song, will be starring in a movie this summer and got the record amount of votes in the national selection. Quintura.com provides the following keyword associations when you search for “Alexander Rybak” – violinist, singer, composer, artist, Norway, Russia, etc.
At a press conference after the finals, Alexander Rybak said that he won because he had a story to tell.
His song “Fairytale” collected a record of 387 points from 25 European nations in the Grand final by a voting system that included 50% of televotes and 50% of jury votes. The runner-up was Yohanna from Iceland with 218 points and the 3rd were AySel & Arash from Azerbaijan who collected 207 points.
Alexander Rybak was born in Minsk, the capital of Belarus on May 13, 1986. He grew up in Nesodden near by Oslo, the Norwegian capital. Alexander played violin and piano since he was 5.
He composes his own music and sings. Alexander performed with artists such as Arve Tellefsen, Morten Harket, Hanne Krogh and Knutsen & Ludvigsen. In 2006, he won the Norwegian talentshow Kjempesjansen with his own song Foolin’. Alexander performed with one of the worlds most celebrated violinists, Pinchas Zukerman.
He also played the role of the fiddler in Fiddler On The Roof at Oslo Nye Theatre in 2007.
Alexander Rybak plays a role in the forthcoming movie, Yohan – Child Wanderer to be released in August 2009.