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Alexander Rybak - "Fairytale"
Composed by: Alexander Rybak
Useful Information About Norway
This quiet beautiful thin strip of land is home to the famous air-finger tapping routine of "True, True, True", cold weather, salmon, a developed social system and a lot of money.
One of Europe's less known monarchies is perhaps better known by another set of queens: its ESC fan base, who garnish every contest with colourful costumes and an enviable ability to consume alcohol.
With two wins under its belt Norway has banished the image of constant loser of the 70' and 80's.
Exports: oil, seafood, minerals, inflatable turtles
Ranking on the Global Peace Index: 1st
Famous Norwegians: Edvard Munch (Painter), Henrik Ibsen (Writer), Edvard Grieg (Music), Bend Over (Fan)
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009
Previously when the Norwegian entry included an artist from the host country (namely Elisabeth Andreasson in 1985 and Fionnuala Sherry in 1995), they won the contest.
The Russian-rooted fiddler/singer/composer Alexander Rybak could indeed become their third winner, if to believe betting odds as well as fan polls.
We advise those sitting in the front rows in Moscow to beware; you might get the full wrath of Mr. Rybak's tongue.
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