NORWAY WINS EUROVISION SONG CONTEST!

NORWAY WINS EUROVISION SONG CONTEST!
Alexander Rybak from Norway. Photo: Alain Douit (EBU)
Moscow, Russia -

After an exciting voting in front of thousands of people in a fully packed Moscow Olimpisky Indoor Arena and millions of TV viewers all over Europe, it was finally Alexander Rybak from Norway who received the highest number of points from televoters and juries from the 42 countries participating in this year's edition of Europe's favourite TV-show! Norway managed to gather 387 points altogether - a new record! -, followed by Yohanna from Iceland with 218 points and Azerbaijan's AySel & Arash who collected 207 points. You can find the full results of the Grand Final here and of the 2 Semi-Finals here and here.

Europe experienced a breath-taking show live from the Olimpisky Indoor Arena in Moscow tonight with 25 acts from 25 countries giving their very best. 20 of these had qualified from the two Semi-Finals while host nation Russia and the so-called 'Big Four' - France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom - were automatically set for the Final. After all 42 countries had voted, it was Alexander Rybak from Norway who was the lucky winner with his song Fairytale, collecting 387 points altogether.

Alexander Rybak was born in Minsk (Belarus) on the 13th of May, 1986. He grew up in Nesodden just outside the Norwegian capital Oslo. Alexander has played violin and piano since he was five years old, he also composes his own music and sings. Alexander has performed with artists like Arve Tellefsen, Morten Harket, Hanne Krogh and Knutsen & Ludvigsen. In 2006 he won the Norwegian talentshow Kjempesjansen with his own song Foolin’. Alexander has performed with one of the worlds most celebrated violinists, Pinchas Zukerman. He also played the role of the fiddler in Fiddler On The Roof at Oslo Nye Theatre (2007) and has a role in the forthcoming movie Yohan - Child Wanderer which will be released in August 2009.

50 percent jury impact

This year, the European Broadcasting Union introduced changes in the voting of the Eurovision Song Contest Final as for the first time in years, the winner wasn't decided solely by televoting. In contrast, a mixture of 50% televote and 50% jury was used. For this purpose, national juries consisting of five music industry professionals gathered in all 42 participating countries who ranked the songs in Eurovision Song Contest style, giving 12 points to their favourite song, 10 points to their second favourite, etc. The results of the five jury members were then added up and accounted for 50% of the country's votes. Those results were then combined with the televoting results.


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  • Posted on 1/June 2010 at 11:27
    Our sweet Alex.. Sweet as always! :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1/June 2010 at 09:21
    "Germany as a winner is very questionable,  it should be the USA"

    Yeah sure Germany won the Eurovision but if you look closely the song
    "Satellite" which was sung in English and  was written by
    Writers Julie Frost and John Gordan,  both being English speakers from
    America, so how comes an American Song wins for Germany,
    Surely for a song to win a song contest for a certain country it has to
    be written by the entrants !!.?

    Mind you I am so glad that Pete Waterman's song came last, he is such a
    "Wimp",  after all he is the man who is totally responsible for
    taking the good solid Rock & Roll out of British Popular Music.
    Arny report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29/May 2010 at 19:53
    VOTE TURKEY - MANGA - WE COULD BE THE SAME

    VOTE TURKEY - MANGA - WE COULD BE THE SAME

    VOTE TURKEY - MANGA - WE COULD BE THE SAME

    VOTE TURKEY - MANGA - WE COULD BE THE SAME

    VOTE TURKEY - MANGA - WE COULD BE THE SAME

    VOTE TURKEY - MANGA - WE COULD BE THE SAME

    VOTE TURKEY - MANGA - WE COULD BE THE SAME report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/May 2010 at 17:08
    One my friend said: "Russia will win! And then Norway, but then again Russia! And will the Russia-Norway, Russia-Norway! Moscow-Oslo, Moscow-Oslo ... " report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13/May 2010 at 00:43
    Norway, allways so sweet guys, how come? Rybak is the best. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23/April 2010 at 21:05
    .. Norway is Winner Alexander Rybak is best
    U report to the moderator
  • Posted on 4/April 2010 at 13:51
    sweet guy sweet song report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8/March 2010 at 08:48
  • Posted on 28/December 2009 at 14:15
    Hi guys! I'm from the Philippines & I'm new here. I LOVE Eurovision, especially this year's Eurovision. Here are my TOP TEN FAVES:

    1. France (Reminds me of the early years of the ESC)
    2. Poland
    3. Norway (Norway's winning entry was one of those song that make you go ehh...)
    4. Estonia
    5. United Kingdom
    6. Portugal
    7. Malta
    8. Switzerland & Ireland (These rock-out songs both deserve a tie)
    9. Netherlands
    10. Greece & Lirhuania (tie)

    It's a relief that this year, Western European countries like the UK, France & Norway go to the Top 10 since the early 00s. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8/December 2009 at 21:19
    MY VOTE FROM VENICE (ITALY)
    12 BOSNIA-ERZEGOVINA
    10 TURKEY
    8 ESTONIA
    7 SPAIN
    6 AZERBAIJAN
    5 NORWAY
    4 ARMENIA
    3 ICELAND
    2ALBANIA
    1 RUSSIA report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10/October 2009 at 16:15
  • Posted on 27/August 2009 at 09:58
    why you do not like Alexander Rybak?he`s so cute... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11/August 2009 at 08:42
    I Hope 2011 Eurovision in Turkey report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20/July 2009 at 22:25
    I don't hate the song at all. At the time, I really quite liked the song, but now its starting to become more annoying and has possibly lost its catchiness. In my opinion, there were better songs in the contest, but that isn't fro me to judge. But still... Congratulations Alexander :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 16/July 2009 at 23:48
    Congratulations Alexander!
    TOP 10 songs are:
    1.ICELAND
    2.GREECE
    3.AZERBAIJAN
    4.DENMARK
    5.IRELAND
    6.SLOVENIA
    7.PORTUGAL
    8.MONTENEGRO
    9.HUNGARY
    10.FYR MACEDONIA report to the moderator