A young Norwegian lad won the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. The annual contest, now in its 54th year, was televised live from Moscow on Saturday night. Rybak is a singer and violinist from Nesodden just outside of the Norwegian capital Oslo. Twenty five contestants from all over Europe competed for the coveted prize. Rybak wrote and performed the piece Fairytale,a song inspired by Norwegian folk music. The song was performed with the modern dance company Frikar. Second place went to Yohanna from Iceland and third place was taken by AySel & Arash from Azerbaijan. Rybak was born on 13 May 1986 in Minsk, Belarus in the former Soviet Union. He moved to Norway with his family when he was four years old. He has been playing musical instruments and performing since he was five years old. He writes his own music. After he won the contest he was quoted: “I won because I had a story to tell.” Here is a link to the Eurovision Song Contest official website.
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