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The Great Big Eurovision Experiment 2009 – Norway!

Posted by Caroline on May 1, 2009

alexanderrybakHe was in love with a fairytale, now he appears to have switched his affections to our very own Jade Ewen.  Step forward, hot favourite Alexander Rybak….

How does it feel to be representing your country at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest?
I am very proud to represent Norway in ESC this year!

What are you most looking forward to about taking part?

I’m looking forward to experience the different cultures and getting to know a lot of people from around Europe

What can we expect from your performance? Are you planning a lavish stage show?
On stage: Karianne Kjærnes and Jorun Hauge as the beautiful and talented backing vocal singers, and the amazing dancers Hallgrim, Torkjell and “Daniel Craig look-alike” Sigbjørn. 🙂  There will also be some fireworks.

Have you ever been to Moscow and are you looking forward to it?
I’ve been there twice, and it is my favorite city next to N.Y. I love the Russian culture, art and history. And I love the way Moscow manages to keep that culture and at the same time be a modern European city.

Which of this year’s other songs do you rate?
I love the Ukranian one, and Hadise from Turkey. I also like the ballads from France, Croatia and Russia.

Which is your favourite Eurovision song of all time, and which is your favourite from your home country?
The best ESC song ever is Shady Lady with Ani Lorak.

How do you think the return of jury voting might influence the final result?

I think that the jury consist of normal people, and normal people will always vote for the best song. No matter the country.

Why do you think Eurovision is still so popular, even after all these years?
It’s a party for the whole of Europe, and the greatest European tradition in music. When ESC is being held, I believe that people all over Europe forget all about war and misery in favour of a great music show.

Have you heard the UK’s song this year and what do you think? Any chance your country could give us some points this year (please…….? 🙂 )
Actually, I have already had the pleasure of meeting Jade, and I’m already in love. A lot of people here in Norway thinks “It´s My Time” is one of the best this year, next to the Swedish one. So yeah, if she doesn´t screw up, we will definitely vote for her:-)

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