Belarus: Alexander Rybak in Belarus auditions

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Alexander Rybak, who famously won the Eurovision Song Contest for Norway in 2009 with Fairytale, is holding auditions in Belarus for a new girl group. 

The girl group, who must show their proficiency in the folk music genre upon auditioning, will go on to perform a special song written by Alexander Rybak at Eurofest, the show which will determine the Belarusian Eurovision Song Contest entrant for Vienna 2015.

Rybak, who was born in the Belarusian capital of Minsk before moving to Norway with his family at the age of four, took to his official Facebook page after the first day of auditions in Mogilev, where he spoke of his enthusiasm for the project:

The auditions conclude tomorrow (Wednesday 22 October) in the city of Brest.

Alexander Rybak has contributed a song to the official soundtrack of the 3D computer-animated movie How to train your dragon 2, entitled Into a fantasy:

Earlier this month he premiered his new song What I long for.  The song is available on iTunes and Spotify.

Alexander Rybak won the Eurovision Song Contest of 2009 for Norway with Fairytale.  The song, which was both written and composed by Rybak, triumphed with a record-breaking total of 387 points in the grand final of the Moscow-staged contest, receiving votes from all the participating countries of that year.

Norway was represented by Carl Espen at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.  He finished in eighth place in the grand final with his song Silent storm picking up a total of 88 points.

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