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Alexander Rybak

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Rybak in 2018

Alexander Rybak (born 13 May 1986) is a Belarusian-born Norwegian singer, composer and violinist.[1] He won the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 with the song "Fairytale".

He was born in Minsk, Belarusian SSR. His family moved to Norway when he was four.

Eurovision Song Contest[change | change source]

In 2009, Rybak won Melodi Grand Prix, allowing him to represent Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 with the song "Fairytale".[2] He won the contest.[3]

Rybak won the Melodi Grand Prix again in 2018 with the song "That’s How You Write a Song", sending him to the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.[4] He placed 15th in the final. He had a cameo appearance in the Eurovision movie.

References[change | change source]

  1. Hansen, Kjeld-Willy (2009-05-08). "Rybaks ukjente fortid i Larvik" [Rybak's unknown past in Larvik]. Østlands-Posten (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2023-07-06.
  2. Klier, Marcus (2009-02-21). "Eurovision 2023 Norway: Alexander Rybak to Eurovision - ESCToday.com". Eurovision News, Polls and Information by ESCToday. Retrieved 2023-07-06.
  3. Fisher, Luke. "Alexander Rybak wins the Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix!". Oiko Times. United Kingdom. Archived from the original on 24 February 2009. Retrieved 5 July 2023.
  4. "Norway, that's how to write a song - Rybak returns!". eurovision.tv. 2018-03-10. Retrieved 2023-07-06. Alexander Rybak has won the Norwegian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, 'Melodi Grand Prix 2018', with the song 'That's How You Write A Song' and will represent the country in Lisbon in May.