Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 for Norway, Alexander Rybak, is making an appearance at numerous national finals around europe this year.
Alexander Rybak went on to win the 54th Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, Russia in May 2009 with a landslide victory. Alexander sang “Fairytale”, the song he wrote walking in the mountains on the Norwegian west coast, a song inspired by Norwegian folk music.
“Fairytale”, became a major hit in Europe and was #1 on most European i-tunes charts the following week. It also reached top 3 on the European chart, #1 in Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Russia and #2 in Ireland, Finland and the Netherlands and Alexander’s performance from the Eurovision Song Contest had more than 10 million hits on YouTube within a few weeks.
After appearing so far at the the national finals in Finland and Norway, semi-final in Azerbaijan he is set to appear at the following National finals too:
- February 21st, Ljubljana, Slovenia
- March 07th, Moscow, Russia
- March 12th, London, United Kingdom
- March 13th, Stockholm, Sweden
- March 14th, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Also, on February 25th, Rybak will appear at Lucerna Music Bar, Prague, Czech Republic. On March 8th, he will be on stage at the Nokia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estoniathe same venue that will see the Estonian selection take part 4 days after, on March 12th. The BBC have yet to confirm the date of the British national selection show.