Norway wins Eurovision 2009 Song Contest – Alexander Rybak's Fairytale Song

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[Best Syndication News] Alexander Rybak made Norway take center stage for Eurovision 2009 Song contest for the his song Fairytale. The Eurovision song contest has been ongoing for 54 years now. This is the third time that Norway has won the Eurovision song contest.

Rybak had a huge lead with a record 387 points compared with Iceland getting only 218 points, and Azerbaijan getting 207 points.

Rybak is a 23 year old that grew up outside of Oslo, Norway. He sang and played the violin at the final and was an early favorite. Rybak composes his own music and said that his song 'Fairytale' is based on a traditional Norwegian fairytale that has a modern interpretation to it.

The Eurovision 2009 contest was held in Moscow, Russia. This is a very serious competition that gets record ratings for viewers in Europe. Moscow was reported to have spent $42 million on the 5 day competition and would set new records for the cost to put on the production in Eurovision's history.

Because Rybak won this year's competition, Norway will host next year's Eurovision Song Contest.

By: John Stanton

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