As rehearsals get underway in Norway today for the 55th Eurovision Song Contest, today also marks the anniversary of Alexander Rybak's record breaking victory in Moscow. One year ago today, his entry, Fairytale, broke almost every record in the Eurovision Song Contest history, winning more points than ever before, more top marks than ever before, and votes from every country.
Since his victory, Alexander Rybak has become an Norwegian icon. Fairytale became a pan-European download hit and he has recorded songs in Swedish, English and Russian since. As we reach the first morning break in rehearsals, with everything running smoothly in the press centre and Telenor Arena, esctoday.com would like to wish Alexander and NRK a very happy anniversary and congratulations on a wonderful job in putting together such an exciting Eurovision Song Contest this year.
Alexander Rybak's winning performance:
Iceland's second place finish with Johanna