I also wanna mention that I thought Alexander Rybaks ‘Fairytale’ in 2009 was awesome. Especially because a good friend of mine played violin on stage and I was so proud!2. Since your composers are from SWEDEN – what is your best highlight from Sweden’s entries at Eurovision
Alexander Rybak, winner of the 2009 Eurovision song contest pays tribute to one of the most successful Norwegian singers by covering his 1982 Norwegian Eurovision entry, Adieu.
Alexander Rybak has recently released his brand new single for the summer of 2016. It is entitled I Came To Love You. It is composed by Alexander himself. The song is a happy song for summer and the official video was filmed on the Greek island of Rhodes.
The music video is by Rustam Romanov and the song was mixed and mastered at Knut Bjørnar Asphol at Masterpool Studios. The violin is not present in the video.
Alexander Rybak won the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest for Norway with Fairytale.
Source: Alexander Rybak Video/You Tube; ESC Covers
By Steve Humphreys (Australia)
One of my favourite moments from back in Vienna 2015, was seeing just how well contestants Mans Zelmerlow (Sweden) & Guy Sebastian (Australia) got on together during that week. Then this great freindship even transcended onto the Eurovision scoreboard, when both countries gave each other 12 points. There was even talk of a future duet between Mans and Guy, that would be special. This has got me thinking how many times has two stars of the past Eurovision Song Contests have actually got together to make a duet? besides covering a Eurovision entry, itself.
So I did some searching around and came up with my own
Top 10 Eurovision artists duets.
1. Maria Haukaas Storeng & Måns Zelmerlöw- ‘Precious to Me’
2. Christer Björkman & Shirley Clamp- La Vie/ This is My Life
3. Agnetha Faltskog & Tomas Ledin- Never Again
4. Johnny Logan & Nicole – No One Makes Love like You/Niemand liebt so wie du
(composed by Ralph Siegel and Bernd Meinunger)
5. Elisabeth Andreassen & Tor Endresen- All over the World (MGP 15)
6. Olivia Newton-John & Cliff Richard- Suddenly (From Xanadu movie)
7. Timoteij Feat Alexander Rybak-Vända Med Vinden
8. Malena Ernman & Sarah Dawn Finer – Sancta Lucia (2013)
9. Jan Johansen & Jill Johnson- Let it be me
10. Anita Skorgan Med Jahn Teigen- Friendly
If you know of some other Eurovision duets, let us know in the comments,
Footnote: When putting this Top 10 together I realised that just one artist that actually technically should not be on the list, as they have not appeared on a Eurovision Song Contest stage, Who is that?
A new version of Fairytale by Alexander Rybak has appeared in Norway. The winning song from Norway from 2009 has been covered by Mørland & Debrah Scarlett.
The song was recorded live at Cantus Studio and features Debrah Scarlett who Mørland will be performing with at the with at this year’s Melodi Grand Prix in Oslo, Norway. Together they will perform A Monster Like Me.
Source: Morten Thomassen, www.esccovers.com