Alexander Rybak still favorite in Eurovision betting odds

Alexander. Photo: NRK.

Alexander Rybak. Photo: NRK.


With just a month to go until Eurovision there is still a very strong favorite in the Eurovision 2009 betting odds in the shape of Norwegian Alexander Rybak. 

The 54th Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Morsow, Russia from May 12. The Grand Final will take place om May 16.

Norway and Alexander Rybak have always been the clear favorites to win Eurovision since betting began near the start of the year and punters can get 13/8 that Norway wins Eurovision with bookie Sportingbet, writes

Alexander Rybak, representing Norway with his Fairytale, is a true wonderkid. He’s written his own song, will be starring in a movie this summer and got the record amount of votes in the national selection!

He was born in Minsk (Belarus) on the May 13, 1986. He grew up at Nesodden just outside the Norwegian capital Oslo. Alexander has played violin and piano since he was five years old, he also composes his own music and sings. Alexander has performed with artists like Arve Tellefsen, Morten Harket, Hanne Krogh and Knutsen & Ludvigsen.

In 2006 he won the Norwegian talentshow Kjempesjansen with his own song Foolin. Alexander has performed with one of the world’s most celebrated violinists, Pinchas Zukerman, he has won Anders Jahres Culture Price and he’s been the concertmaster for Norway’s largest symphony orchestra for youths, Ung Symfoni, in Bergen.

He also played the role of the fiddler in Fiddler On The Roof at Oslo Nye Theatre (2007) and has a role in the forthcoming movie Yohan – Child Wanderer (August 2009). writes: Alexander Rybak is an artist you will be hearing more from in 2009!


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