That’s How You Write a Song (Alexander Rybak)
Russian-born, Norway-raised Rybak won Eurovision in 2009 with Fairytale, a juggernaut of a song that crushed everything in its path. It even managed to make a big impression on the charts, becoming Sweden’s biggest chart hit that year and going Top 10 in the UK.
That’s a lot of white people dancing.
Step one, believe in it
And sing it all day long
Step two, just roll with it
That’s how you write a song
I’m not convinced this is actually how songs are composed.
This is retro-cheese, an earworm that crawls inside your head and never leaves. Every single line is infused with Rybak’s bordering-on-smug innocent-boy persona. And that violin. Again! I give it an A.
If things had gone differently during their national selection, Norway might have sent hot bear Aleksander Walmann for the second year in a row (he was uncredited on JOWST’s number 10 placing Grab the Moment).