Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak has released a violin medley of all nine other Melodi Grand Prix songs.
Alexander Rybak is due to once again take part in the final of Norway’s Eurovision national final show Melodi Grand Prix this weekend. Ahead of the show, he released a video on his official YouTube channel which shows the musician playing short violin covers of the participating songs excluding his own.
Fellow contestant Aleksander Walmann has seen the video and praised him on his Instagram page, along with “Talk To The Hand” songwriter JOWST.
Alexander Rybak is one of three artists returning to the contest this year, the others being Aleksander Walmann (Norway 2017), and Stella Mwangi (Norway 2011). Alexander is a record holder when it comes to the Eurovision Song Contest, as he won for Norway in 2009 with 387 points. This was the highest score seen with that particular type of ESC voting. The voting, however, has since changed.
Melodi Grand Prix takes place on March 11, where we will see 10 songs vying to represent Norway this May in Lisbon. The running order is as follows:
- Stella & Alexandra – You Got Me
- Aleksander Walmann – Talk to the Hand
- Ida Maria – Scandilove
- NICOLINE – Light Me Up
- Tom Hugo – I Like I Like I Like
- Charla K – Stop the Music
- Alejandro Fuentes – Tengo Otra
- Vidar Villa – Moren din
- Rebecca – Who We Are
- Alexander Rybak – That’s How You Write a Song
Source: Alexander Rybak
Norway debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1960, and have won the contest three times – in 1985, 1995 and 2009. The country has the dubious record of finishing last the most times, eleven in total, and have received nul points four times. Norway last won the contest in 2009 when Alexander Rybak broke all records with his song “Fairytale”. He scored 387 points in the final, receiving 16 sets of 12 points and scoring points from every country.