Eurovision 2018: The Reviews – NORWAY

That’s How You Write a Song (Alexander Rybak)

BACKGROUND
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.

OFFICIAL VIDEO
That’s a lot of white people dancing.

EUROTRASHTIC LYRICS

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.

REVIEW
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.

RATING
A

BEAR BONUS
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).

There’s always 2019…

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