Author: Karl Johan Emanuelsen
Article published 26.08.2012
Found by Marianne Saietz, translated by Tessa Lande.
The last ten years the Civitan clubs at Sørlandet has been responsible for the event, and they’ve done a great job, but the average age of the members increases, so now it is sadly over.
– This is an event Lillesand municipality is proud of. It is sad that this is the last time. I hope someone comes up with a good idea to keep it going, Mayor Arne Thomassen said in his speech.
Worthy end for Ketil Moe’s run race
Musical entertainment was gospel song from Evje by the choir “Kor i all verda.” They performed among others “Lean On Me” and “We are the world”, which led to rhythmic applause from the audience.
Anyway, the one who got the most attention was the big star of the show, Alexander Rybak. The area in front of the stage was soon filled up by both young and adults with cameras, when the Eurovision star appeared on the stage.
Several well-known hits were performed before it all ended with the song “Fairytale”. In Stanghelle’s musical Rybak is playing the role of Ketil Moe.