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Alexander Rybak’s Collaboration in the MGP Song “Over the SEA”


“Over the Sea” sailed through the fourth semifinal to win a place in the grand final of the 2020 Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix, (the national selection show of the Eurovision Song Contest).

Singer Magnus Bokn teamed up with songwriter/producer Joakim With Steen (aka JOWST) and Alexander Rybak to write the song. Bokn performed in the semi-final for Western Norway on Saturday, February 1st. While it was Alexander who played the violin on the recorded released version, it was Manuela-Ruth Ötves who joined Magnus on stage with the violin in the semifinal performance. “Over the Sea ” now will advance to the Grand final in Trondheim on 15th February.

Read the press release from broadcaster NRK here

“Over The Sea” and was released at midnight on 27th January 2020.
Find the song here on various platforms

Alexander’s contribution of the violin melody beautifully compliments the song . “Over the Sea” features elements from folk, show, rock and pop. Mirroring the nature of the sea, the song displays both serenity and strength throughout its journey.

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