Musician, composer and actor. Alexander Rybak was born May 13, 1986 in the former Soviet Union in BSSR. He and his parents moved to Norway, where he grew. He has taken to the stage with Arve Tellefsen and Morten Harket, amongst others. He won the talent competition Kjempesjansen hosted by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation with his own song "Foolin’" in 2006, and in 2007 he played in the Oslo Nye Teater's production of "Fiddler on the Roof" and was awarded the Heddaprisen for his contribution. His song Fairytale reached #1 in the Norwegian single charts and it was the first Melodi Grand Prix entry ever to reach the top of the charts before the final.
Alexander Igoryevich Rybak (, tr. Aleksandr Igorevich Rybak) or in Belarusian Alyaxandr Igaravich Rybak (, tr. Alyaksandr Iharavich Rybak; born 13 May 1986 in Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union) is a Belarusian-Norwegian singer-composer, violinist, pianist, writer, actor and presenter/host. Representing Norway in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, Russia, Rybak won the contest with 387 points - the highest tally any country has achieved in the history of Eurovision - with "Fairytale", a song he wrote and composed. His debut album, Fairytales, charted in the top 20 in nine European countries, including a No. 1 position in Norway and Russia.