Alexander performing “Fairytale” at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert 11.12.2009

Alexander Rybak performing at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in 2009.

Alexander performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2009 in Oslo Spektrum, Norway, in honor of the President of the United States Barack Obama, who got the Nobel Peace Prize 2009. The concert was hosted by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith.

“Fairytale” was rearranged especially for this performance.

Alexander accidentally dropped his violin on the floor, and it got out of tune. This video shows the performance corrected by NRK, by using the sound from the dress rehearsal. This was also used when the show later was broadcast in several countries.

Pictures from the concert

8 thoughts on “Alexander performing “Fairytale” at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert 11.12.2009”

  1. Thank you Mirridin, this is my favorite version also. Although I was never prouder of Alex than when he carried on performing with the damaged violin, it is wonderful to be able to go back in time, so to speak, and make it sound the way it should have.

    It is funny that also now, finally, Alex received the replacement for the crystal microphone trophy that was broken the night of the 2009 ESC.

  2. I love this version. Hope Alex will perform it again! Please, Alex! For our sake! 🙂

  3. Thank you Miriddin for this song.. 🙂
    And Marianne thank you for sharing.. 😉

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