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Alexander Rybak’s interview in Russian “Cosmopolitan”

The article was published on the website of the magazine 26.06.2013.

Translation by Sonya Luzina. English revision by Anni Jowett

Alexander Rybak about “Eurovision”

Scandals around Dina Garipova gradually die down, but there never was an extra buzz around this guy. The winner of “Eurovision-2009”, Alexander Rybak, told what he thought of the contest which was held in the spring.

Do you watch “Eurovision” every year? Can you mention some highlights of this and last years?

I’ve attended the contest in person every year after my victory. But this year I’ve followed the contest from overseas. The dates coincided with my tour in America, and before it I took some time off for my birthday, which I spent at the amusement park. But, as I’ve already said, I watched “Eurovision”. I believe that Denmark won deservedly. The participant from this country is really one of the best this year. Dina Garipova is certainly very talented, so she entered the top five favourites in “Eurovision”.

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