Norway is probably one of the strangest countries on earth. Don’t you ever become famous here. Because that road of fortune will lead you anywhere but paradise. Good Evening Europe would now like to declare our love for Alexander Igorovitsj Rybak in the nation of the never pleased.
It was the 16th of May. No, actually, it was long before that. Everyone knew something big was bound to happen. There was no reason to participate in the national finals – the media had declared the winner already. And so had the Norwegian people. Because somewhere in a basement of Nesodden there was an almost unknown 23 year old boy who had written a little song because he kinda liked a girl he knew even though it hurt. He turned out to have it all: The looks, the voice, the moves, the Eastern European heritage, the glorious charm and, not to forget, he was a fantastic violinist. No one could never ever beat that in our country, you see, because we do love our underdogs. As long as they remain as such.
Turned out, no one could never ever beat that boy in Europe either. He was unstoppable, and hit everyone’s record long before voting was over.We will never forget that night of 16th of May, when everyone danced in the street and you couldn’t be anywhere without hearing Alexander Rybak on repeat with happy people singing along. The world had gone completely mad with joy, and we hadn’t seen anything like it since the war ended. This was everyone’s party for everyone. Alexander Rybak was the tsar of Moscow, the emperor of Europe and the king of Norway. He played in the opera and on all television channels and made all women scream while their men clapped their hands.
Yes, Alexander was our star and we certainly treated him like one. Until one day he was too popular for us. Then suddenly people were sick of him. He wasn’t an underdog anymore and we didn’t like that he was a bit tired from the circus.The fanpages on Facebook, that grew out of proportions before the national finals were over, gave way to pages like “Can this duck get more fans than Alexander Rybak”. And as this years international finals are rapidly approaching, all media can find to write about is that they don’t like Alexander’s new single.
Seriously, Norwegians: Pull yourselves together. Alexander gave us a fairytale. The forthcoming final is our time to return some of the favor. He was loved for a reason. And he still deserves to be. This bloke did everything himself. He gave himself to us without filter. And he is the sole reason Oslo and Norway is approaching the most glamorous party of the millennium so far. Just remember that when you sip your champagne and enjoy all great things about to happen. The welcome in Telenor arena better be fantastic.
Thank you, Alexander Rybak. You will always be our winner <3