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Fairytale was the Norwegian entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow performed by Belarusian-born Alexander Rybak. It came into the contest as the scorching hot favorite after winning the 2009 Melodi Grand Prix in a decisive landslide.

It qualified from the second semifinal in first place. In the final, it was performed 20th following Albania and preceding Ukraine. At the close of voting, it was declared the winner with 387 points, which at the time was the highest point total of all time, accumulating 16 sets of 12-point scores. That record stood for 7 years until Ukraine's Jamala shattered that mark with 534 points under a new scoring system in 2016.

The song went on to become a big hit across the continent and was even a minor hit in Australia.

Lyrics

Years ago, when I was younger
I kinda liked a girl I knew
She was mine and we were sweethearts
That was then, but then it's true
 
I'm in love with a fairytale
Even though it hurts
'Cause I don't care if I lose my mind
I'm already cursed
 
Every day we started fighting
Every night we fell in love
No one else could make me sadder
But no one else could lift me high above

I don't know what I was doing
When suddenly, we fell apart
Nowadays, I cannot find her
But when I do, we'll get a brand new start
 
I'm in love with a fairytale
Even though it hurts
'Cause I don't care if I lose my mind
I'm already cursed
 
She's a fairytale, yeah...
Even though it hurts
'Cause I don't care if I lose my mind
I'm already cursed

Videos

Alexander Rybak - "Fairytale" (Eurovision Song Contest 2009 - Norway)03:05

Alexander Rybak - "Fairytale" (Eurovision Song Contest 2009 - Norway)

ALEXANDER RYBAK - FAIRYTALE03:21

ALEXANDER RYBAK - FAIRYTALE

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