We´re in loooove with our Fairytale, Alexander Rybak

Today, 7th February, exactly 5 years ago, the first public performance of Fairytale was shown on Norwegian TV. The occasion was the semi-final of the Norwegian ESC selection, Melodi Grand Prix.

We celebrate the 5 years with 7 different performances of Fairytale from around the world. They are not selected because they are the best, but because they are in different settings.

Since the Olympic Games in Sochi starts today, we wish everybody good luck with the games.


February 7th 2009, at the Melodi Grand Prix semifinal in Skien, Norway.

Alexander captured many hearts this night.

November 30th, 2009 – performance at the ceremony of presentation of branding, emblem and logo XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Red square, Moscow, Russia

The link to Sochi 2014 is that Alexander performed at the most spectacular of all the Sochi 2014 brand launching ceremonies that took place at the Red Square.


December 11th, 2009 – performance at the Nobel Peace Prize concert, Oslo, Norway

On this big night, after meeting Will Smith and President Barack Obama, Alexander dropped his violin while playing. The violin went out of tune, but he did his very best to save the situation on the live TV-show.


February 25th, 2010 – Performance in a concert in Prague, Czech Republic

Alexander’s hot steaming concert in Prague is a treasure for many fans who were there. Not the steadiest camera here, but the video shows the great atmosphere.


March 12th, 2010 – performance at the National Eurovision Final, London UK

Alexander has been guest in many national ESC selection shows. This one is from “Your Country Needs You” in the UK. The British people loved our Fairytale too.


September 11th, 2010 – Visit at the music boarding school “Lysenko”, Kiev Ukraine

Alexander often works with children and inspires them. This is an improvised performance of Fairytale with children at a music school in Ukraine.


September 11th, 2013, Concert with St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra. Vilnius (Lithuania)

Our Fiddler still performs Fairytale around the world. This is a video from Lithuanian TV. They broadcasted his cross-over concert with the St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra. This was the concert he had to postpone to participate in the TV-show “Hver gang vi møtes”.


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