Alexander Rybak represented Norway in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song 'That’s How You Write A Song'.
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Alexander was born in Minsk, Belarus. At the age of 5, he and his family moved to Oslo. He learned to play violin at an early age, and it was not long before he started performing on stage. In 2006, he won Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation’s talent competition Kjempesjansen (The Big Break) with his own jazz inspired composition, Foolin'.
Alexander Rybak became a household name across Europe after winning the Grand Final of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest for Norway with the song Fairytale. With a total of 387 points, his victory marked the highest recorded score in the history of the Contest at that time. Fairytale went on to top the charts in many European countries, and the follow-up album, Fairytales, was released in 25 countries.
Since his Eurovision victory, Alexander has been touring both at home and abroad and has been involved in a series of different musical projects. He appeared at the Grand Final of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest participating as part of the interval act in Stockholm. He wrote and composed That’s How You Write A Song, his entry for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.