Alexander Rybak’s Fairytale voted as the best Eurovision song of all time.

The Norwegian celebrity magazine “Se og Hør” and TV2’s sing along summer show “Allsang på grensen” invited the Norwegian people to vote, during the summer, for the best Eurovision song of all time. The winner was announced at the final show 7th of August, and who else could the winner be than “Fairytale” by our one and only Alexander. “Se og Hør” also made an interview with Alexander which can read below.

A professional jury consisting of the Eurovision boss Jon Ola Sand, KK-magazine editor Ingeborg Heldal and Per Sundnes, had already come up with 25 strong candidates to choose from. If you want to see the list of songs “Fairytale” competed against, click HERE.

Alexander’s performance, a video interview and an article in the Norwegian celebrity magazine “Se og Hør”.

The video has subtitles in English, German, Russian and Spanish

Article in “Se og Hør”

Alexander Rybak was cheered on by his friend

Sources: Allsang på Grensen TV2, Se&Hør, Alexander’s YT-channel
Photos and text in Se&Hør: Harald Gautneb. Translated by Jorunn Ekre, revised by Anni Jowett.

Maria Haukaas Mittet didn’t hesitate to embrace the happy boy when the audience wanted “Fairytale”.

Good friends: Alexander Rybak and Maria Haukaas Mittet have been friends since they met in Melodi Grand Prix.

Full of energy

Thank you so much to the world’s best audience, said Alexander Rybak (33) when he got a standing ovation from an enthusiastic audience in “Allsang på Grensen”. The popular and energetic artist has performed “Fairytale” hundreds of times. This time with the world’s widest smile when he received the confirmation that his entry was voted by the audience as the best Eurovision song ever!


During the summer 25 national and international Eurovision songs have been performed in the TV-show “Allsang på Grensen”. The audience have voted for their favourite and after the votes were counted, Alexander’s winning song was the winner.
– I’ll be happy to return, said a satisfied Rybak. (in the meaning return to the show next year)

Strong feelings

“Fairytale” won clearly both the Norwegian and international final of Eurovision in 2009.
-Before the Eurovision final in Moscow, I said it was very nice to be acknowledged abroad, but there is in fact nothing that beats getting acknowledged at home. I feel that very strongly today, he says sincerely to “Se og Hør” after the recording of the show.

Maria took a greeting home

Now everything is about the musical he will set up at Kilden in Kristiansand. It’s based on the book “Trolle og den magiske fela” Alexander wrote in 2015. The premiere is at the end of November. And there is a particular man he can thank for the musical becoming a reality. Namely the husband of his good friend Maria Haukaas Mittet (40).
– Hans Marius gave me the last push so that I finally took the step into the musical-fairytale, Rybak says smiling.

List showing the songs that could be voted for

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