How's Alexander's 'fairytale' going?

How's Alexander's 'fairytale' going?
Alexander hugging one of the backing vocals on stage in Moscow after winning the contest. Photo: Indrek Galetin (EBU)
Oslo, Norway -

Have you been wondering what the winner of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, Alexander Rybak is doing? Have you heard something about his concerts but have no information? We'll do our best to help you.

Alexander's been very busy since winning Europe's favourite TV-show on 16th of May in Moscow. He's been giving concerts all over Europe and participating in various events. Meanwhile, he's also been doing very well in charts all over Europe. Read more about that in our article about Fairytale becoming the third most single in Europe.

Busy schedule

"Yesterday we had a concert in Steinkjer, Norway. Today we have a concert in Belarus, so we take the plane back to Steinkjer for another concert on Saturday night," he gave an example of his busy schedule on the 10th of July.

If you haven't seen him yet performing live, then you can do that in the upcoming months in Norway. His Norwegian tour includes a total of eighteen concerts by the end of September. You can find the full list below.

  • 18 July at Tydalsfestivalen in Tydal
  • 26 July at Middelalderfestivalen in Numedal
  • 31 July at Skifestivalen Blink in Stavanger
  • 1 August at Engerdalsdagene in Engerdal
  • 2 August at Olavsfestdagene in Trondheim
  • 9 August at Rennebumartnan in Berkåk
  • 11 August at Operaen in Oslo
  • 13 August at Kraftfestivalen in Askim
  • 14 August at CSSC in Kristiansand
  • 15 August at Kvemmadokkje in Ulvik
  • 20 August at Oslo Kammermusikkfestival
  • 21 August at Fjæreheia in Grimstad
  • 27 August at Rådhusplassen in Haugesund
  • 28 August at Døgnvillfestivalen in Tromsø
  • 4 September at Tevneplassen in Skien
  • 6 September at Familiehelga in Trysil
  • 18 September at Gjøvik Marken in Gjøvik
  • 26 September at Romdalsmartnan in Åndalsnes

He also scheduled four concerts in Sweden for October. Namely, he'll have his first concert there on the 19th of October in Stockholm Circus arena. This is followed by concerts in Jönköping's Elmia (21st of October), Malmö's Baltic Hall (24th of October) and on the 25th of October in Gothenburg's Lisebergshallen.

Trivia about Alexander

Alexander also replied some questions about himself, asked by his numerous fans. So, did you know he's 183 cm tall and weighs 70 kg (on a good day, he says)? Besides that, his eye color is brown and star sign Taurus. What does he like to do in his spare time? He loves video games and windsurfing. You thought his special ritual would be playing the violin or something similar? No! It's kissing people on the cheek.

He prefers Thai food, black as a color and considers Simon Cowell to be his idol. And finally, his favourite song is not Fairytale but Holly Dolly Song!

Alexander Rybak won the 54th Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow with a all-time record of 387 points with Fairytale. The 55th edition of Europe's favouritw TV-show will thus be held in Oslo, Norway on the 25th, 27th and 29th of May 2010.


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  • Posted on 27/August 2009 at 09:27
    maybe he did not have time to visit yet ... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27/August 2009 at 09:11
    please come to Lithuania!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23/August 2009 at 05:06
    only in norway?
    dima went to all europe when he won. .. mmm to bad he dont do europe trip ...
    well nvm report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18/August 2009 at 02:50
    Actually, brazilnut54, when Alex said "Years ago, when I was younger," he was talking about 7 years ago (or something like that), and since he wrote that song when he was 22 (I know all this cause me loves him) that would make him younger, like he says. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10/August 2009 at 16:49
    Although I predicted he would win by getting the youth vote, he was not in my top 10 for a odd reason. He is much too young to be singing about "Years ago when I was younger". He lost my vote with the very first words. Is he talking about when he was an infant? Is he singing about his babysitter who read fairytales to him? Silly reason, I know. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3/August 2009 at 21:11
    1st Greece
    2nd Iceland
    3rd Azerbaizan
    4th United Kingdom
    5th Malta
    6th Cyprus
    7th Spain
    8th Romania
    9th Moldova
    10th Ireland report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22/July 2009 at 11:17
    Nice song! I knew that is the favorite, but I couldnt image that he will get a record point!!! Good job! I like him, he is so simple and nice person, and his Faitytaile is the best song!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22/July 2009 at 11:17
    Nice song! I knew that is the favorite, but I couldnt image that he will get a record point!!! Good job! I like him, he is so simple and nice person, and his Faitytail is the best song!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17/July 2009 at 07:02
    i loke fairytale report to the moderator
  • Posted on 16/July 2009 at 19:25
    I really hope he does tour more of Europe, not just Norway and Sweden. I know lots of people here in the UK that would love to see him, and im very sure a lot of other countries would too! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15/July 2009 at 21:42
    Hehe, I like the part about Simon Cowell:))) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15/July 2009 at 13:24
    Yesterday (14. July) Alexander was playing on Skansen, the very famous open air stage in Stockholm, which drew some 21.000 fans in Sweden.
    http://www.dn.se/kultur-noje/musik/rybak-publikfavorit-pa-skansen-1.911576 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14/July 2009 at 20:53
    He is such an amazing musician and singer. Sometimes when I listen to a song I get sick of it after a while, but not with Fairytale! It is such an amazing song, and I got an A for it in a performing exam in music class, so thank him for giving people such an amazing song to sing along to. I love his other songs Rollin' With the Wind and Abandoned, that song makes me want to cry report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14/July 2009 at 19:57
    Alexander is totally amazing at everything it seems, he's more than a triple threat! :-)! I would be so excited if he ever came over here to England! His album is absoloutely awesome, and shows just how multi-talented he is! Fairytale is still my favourite, I have to say though, but that doesn't mean that any of the other songs are any less brilliant! Is he ever going to come to England?????????? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14/July 2009 at 19:04
    It is really disappointing to know that Alexander's album (with even more interesting song that Fairytale) is not going to be released in Spain. I am convinced this is a wrong decission of his record company, there is a big market here in Spain with 45 million people and the country that gave the first 12 points of the night to Alexander. report to the moderator