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By Pete Devine

If you want to write a song then supposedly a former Eurovision Song Contest winner can help out.

The jigging, fiddle player Alexander Rybak will represent Norway again with the song That’s How You Write A Song.

Rybak was born in Belarus but as a youngster his family moved to Oslo. 

In 2006, he won Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation’s talent competition Kjempesjansen (The Big Break) with his own jazz inspired composition, Foolin'.

He will be hoping to repeat the success of his 2009 Eurovision entry Fairytale, but unfortunately while it's a toe tapping sound, it is not of the standard in any shape or form of his previous record winning success. 

Since his win in 2009 Rybak has been touring both at home and abroad and has been been working on a variety of musical projects. 

He appeared at the Grand Final of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest participating as part of the interval act in Stockholm. 

He wrote and composed his entry That’s How You Write A Song

Previous Entries

2017 - JOWST "Grab the Moment"

2016 - Agnete "Icebreaker" - Did not qualify for final

2015 - Morland & Debrah Scarlett "A Monster Like Me" - 8th (102 points)

2014 - Carl Espen " Silent Storm" - 8th (88 points)

2013 - Margaret Berger "I Feed You My Love" - 4th (191 points)

2012 - Toojo "Stay" - 26th (7 points)

2011 - Stella Mwangi "Haba Haba" - Failed to qualify to final

2010 - Didrik Solli-Tangen "My Heart Is Yours" - 20th (35 points)

2009 - Alexander Rybak "Fairytale" - 1st (387 points)

2008 - Maria Haukaas Storeng "Hold On Be Strong" - 5th (182 points)

2007 - Guri Schanke "Ven a bailar conmigo" - Failed to qualify to final

2006 - Christine Guldbrandsen "Alvedansen" - 14th (36 points)

2005 - Wig Wam "In My Dreams" - 9th (125 points)

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