Alexander is still very young when he enters the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 with Fairytale, a song written and composed by himself. With Fairytale, Alexander becomes a household name across Europe after winning the Grand Final. With a total of 387 points, his victory marks the highest recorded score in the history of the contest at that time. The song went on to top the charts in many European countries, and his album Fairytales was released in 25 countries.
Like many other Eurovision stars, Alexander also returns to the contest. He opens the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo and hands over the trophy to the winner of that year: German singer Lena Meyer-Landrut.
Other landmark songs in the history of Eurovision include the Swiss entry in 1963, T’en Va Pas by Ester Ofarim, the contest’s 100th entry. L’amour De Ma Vie, Luxembourg’s entry in 1986 by Sherisse Laurence, was the 500th, and Ireland's Brian Kennedy sang Every Song Is A Cry For Love as the 1,000th song.
And right now? Alexander is enjoying the lovely Norwegian summer.
Which Alexander Rybak song is your favourite: Fairytale or That's How You Write A Song? Let us know in the comments!