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Alexander Rybak Covers Jamala’s “1944”

Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 Alexander Rybak has released a cover of last years winning song “1944” by Jamala.

Alexander Rybak won the Eurovision Song Contest for Norway in 2009, where it was being held in Moscow, Russia. With his song Fairytale, he received the most amount of points on the old voting system, collecting a grand total of 387 points from countries across Europe. Known for his violin playing skills, Rybak has covered last years winning song “1944” by Jamala from Ukraine.

Watch the cover below: 

Alexander also revealed on Instagram that he’s recorded his own version of one of this years songs, but he will wait until after the Grand Final to reveal this. His country, Norway, is due to perform in the Second Semi-Final tonight at 21:00 CET. This year Norway is represented by JOWST with the song “Grab The Moment”. Norway are hoping to return to the final after a year of missing out.

Jamala featured in the First Semi-Final on Tuesday, in which she performed a rendition of 1944 and also her song “Zamanyly”.

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