Ah this was probably the highlight year for me. I remember this year the best. After such an amazing stage presence with Finland’s winner in 2006, the big Serbian song and first-song-other-than-English-for-a-long-time to win in 2007, and the simple big-voiced song winner in 2008, and then in 2009, we have the charming, young Alexander Ryback from Norway! Seriously, this song was catchy, well-sung, interesting, with a seriously young front man.
What’s interesting about this song is that it’s based off Norwegian folklore. It’s about the Huldra, a beautiful female creature that lures young men to her and then curses them. Sounds like a Siren or Succubus to me!
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
Coz I don’t care if I lose my mind
I’m already cursed
Full Lyrics HERE
But the funny thing is, when I listened to the lyrics of this song, I thought about the fairytales I knew and I also thought about the perspectives of love. Funny how something so irrelevantly relevant could pop up and wah-la, connection of an international level. And the schema is completely different!
Amazing, isn’t it?
I wonder…well, anyway! Please enjoy today’s RMM, not long now to the next Eurovision!!! The winner of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest: Fairytale by Alexander Rybak.