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Sunday, May 17, 2009
Fairytale for Norge: Alexander Rybak wins 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow
Above, Norway's Alexander Rybak and his team,
the Frikar dance company, arrive on stage before they
get ready to steal the show with judges and TV viewers
alike across Europe.
Photographer: Indrek Galetin (EBU)
Still working on my blog post regarding this weekend's
activities at the always hard to figure Eurovision Song
Contest in Moscow, and the crazier-than-usual circus
atmosphere there, which, depending upon which European
newspaper you read or which country's TV news you watched,
often alternated casting it as a battle pitting nationalism vs. kitsch,
and we all know how kitsch hates to lose.
Kitsch, like rust, never sleeps, and always gives 110%
This year, kitsch lives in Norway.
Won't be posting that blog entry for a few days yet,
but thus far, this is by far the best combination quality
audio and video I've yet found of 22-year old Alexander
Rybak's performance for Fairytale, which earned
Norway the title and the right to host the next Eurovision
Be forewarned, though, that this version is the one that the
EBU team producing the show throughout Europe ran to
conclude the show, so unfortunately, despite having great
crowd shots, it also has production credits rolling thru
portions of as it concludes.
Another video of this song, without the rolling credits, is this
one from March's national competeition, which earned Rybak
the right to perform in Moscow.
Below, Sunday morning, Rybak and company returned to a hero's
welcome in Oslo as his arrival at the airport created a scene of
See also: http://frikar.com/indexen.html
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Hej #STHLM, jag saknar dig, hejdå. So wish I was there RIGHT NOW!
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Congratulations Sweden - 200 years of peace! Solveig Rundquist (@RundquistS)
Which European country has the most attractive citizens?
As seen in my July 31st, 2013 blog post titled, "Which European country has the most attractive citizens?" Sweden won in a landslide with almost four times as many votes as second-place France, with Spain third and Norway fourth. Yes, seeing is believing!; Norwegian.com's non-stop flights from Fort Lauderdale to Oslo start in 4 months! :) http://hallandalebeachblog.blogspot.com/2013/07/boredpandacom-poll-of-europeans-asked.html