Alexander Rybak, the winner of Eurovision 2009 and Norway’s entrant in Eurovision 2018 has released a violin medley of this years competing songs.
Alexander Rybak who will represent Norway for a second time at the Eurovision Song Contest, has today released a violin medley of some of the songs competing in this years contest. Covers include “Outlaw in ‘Em” by Waylon, “We Got Love” by Jessica Mauboy and “Crazy”, the Croatian entry performed by Franka. You can listen to the violin medley below;
Alexander became popular globally when he won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 with his song “Fairytale”. He holds the record for the most amount of points using the older voting system, finishing the contest with 387 points, 169 points ahead of runner-up Iceland. After the contest was over, he released his first album “Fairytales”, and went on to tour Norway and Europe. In the years after his victory, he released many singles, and composed several entries for Eurovision national final participants including Belarus’ Milki, and Malta’s Franklin Calleja.
Alexander Rybak will represent Norway at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest this May. He was selected after he won Melodi Grand Prix 2018 with “That’s How You Write A Song”.
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Eurovision Young Musicians has been held bi-annually since 1982. The contest was based on the format of The BBC Young Musician of the Year in the United Kingdom. Performers in the contest must be aged under 18 years and are selected by their participating broadcaster. Each performer performs a piece of classical music of their choice accompanied by the local orchestra. The winner is decided by a jury made up of classical music experts and talents.