Article published on www.escflashmalta.com 12.10.2012.
Written by Marc Calleja Bayliss
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Initially, Alexander Rybak was somewhat of a nobody having taken part in the Melodi Grand Prix in 2009 for the very first time with the song Fairytale and emerging as the clear favourite very quickly after all of the songs had been previewed. He would of course go on to win with a huge margin before going to the Eurovision Song Contest held in Moscow, Russia where he would also ensure victory just ahead of Iceland who were represented with Is It True? performed by the stunning Yohanna. His victory was the beginning of a brand new era for the European competition noting that charting success was being guaranteed not only for the winner but for a number of performers who were now starting to be backed by the regional departments of major recording labels. Following the release of three successful albums; Alexander Rybak is planning yet another release sometime soon hence forth why he will be releasing a new single, most probably off this upcoming album which remains a mystery thus far.
Alexander Rybak has a habit of speaking the truth win his tracks by virtue of relating them to experiences endured in life and in fact, Leave Me Alone is about a particular female fan who seems to have been stalking him in various ways for quite some time. Nevertheless, he notes that this is something extraordinary especially when this particular girl even has the habit of getting the private mobile number of the performer which has been changed a number of times in recent months. The brand new track which will be released during the day is co-written by David Eriksen who is well known to fans of the Eurovision Song Contest for writing Butterflies for Tone Damli Aaberge which was the runner-up to Alexander Rybak in 2009 Melodi Grand Prix. Nevertheless, David has worked with the likes of A1, The Saturdays, Lindsay Lohan, Clay Aiken, and Monrose. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for more news about the latest releases from former winners of the Eurovision Song Contest.