This is the movie about the fairytale that kick-started when Alexander won the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 – the fairytale that took him on a rollercoaster through Europe.
We follow Alexander close up and personal – with the hysteria, the rumours, and the romance, behind and on stage. An honest Alexander tells his tale with words and images that never before has been showed. Fairytale”, became a major hit in Europe and was # 1 on most European I-tunes charts the following week. It also reached top 3 on the European chart, #1 in Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Russia and #2 in Ireland, Finland and the Netherlands and Alexander’s performance from the Eurovision Song Contest had more than 17million hits on YouTube within a few weeks. It has sold more than 400.000 copies. Alexander Rybak released his debut album “Fairytales” shortly after, and started a live and promo tour that took him all over Europe. By October 2009 the album has been released in more than 25 European countries including Scandinavia, Russia/CIS, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, France, Poland and Greece. “Fairytales” reached triple platinum in Norway, this summer. It has also sold to Gold in Sweden and Double Platinum in Russia, where Alexander in mid August 2009 was #1 on the Russian Billboard charts. This is the movie about this journey, a document of this years’ Fairytale.