Talk:Fairytale (Alexander Rybak song)

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Highest average scores[edit]

If you look back through the scores of previous Eurovision Song Contests, and divide the total score for the song by the number of countries voting on it, (in the case of 2009 this is 41, being as Norway cannot award itself points) the average for Fairytale is (387/41=) 9.44 (to 2 decimal places). Compare this to 1976 and Brotherhood of Man with Save All Your Kisses for Me who were awarded 164 points from 17 other countries and you get (164/17=) 9.65 (to 2 decimal places). So while this song may have had the highest score in Eurovision history, and the most number of max points awarded to it, it still places behind the 1976 Winner in terms of highest average score, the year in which the current voting system was introduced. Magua74 (talk) 13:57, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

In terms of % score, Love Shine a Light is also higher. YellowMonkey (click here to vote for world cycling's #1 model!) 04:20, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
It can probably be added to either "Save All Your Kisses For Me" or "Love Shine a Light" (whichever has the highest average) that it keeps its record, while this article mentions the records "Fairytale" does break. Bib (talk) 23:03, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
The ranking goes "Save All Your Kisses For Me" (9.65), then "Ein bißchen Frieden", the German winner from 1982 (9.47), then "Love Shine a Light" (9.46), and then finally "Fairytale" (9.44).
If you need a reference for this type of thing, there's a page on Swedish Wikipedia that lists each winner by percent. It lacks scores for non-winning entries (so you wouldn't know, for instance, that 1977's runner-up ought to be ranked 8th) and it's not perfect, but it's still useful. – MaskedSHEIK (talk)(contrib) 06:49, 1 June 2009 (UTC)
Since it was a new voting system in 2009, where the jury votes counted for 50 %, and the televotes and SMS for 50%, it's still possible that the televotes had a higher average this year. Most of the televotes have not yet been released though. Bib (talk) 21:12, 9 June 2009 (UTC)


Song sounds like Vitas's Opera #2, are there any reliable sources mentioning that maybe? (talk) 21:39, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

I haven't read any such sources but I doubt it. The songs share similar instruments but the chords and melody are much different. – MaskedSHEIK (talk)(contrib) 06:56, 1 June 2009 (UTC)
I also doubt it would be mentioned in any reliable source. I have come across a few YouTube videos claiming plagiarism, but I really can't hear much similarity. The verses are somewhat similar in style, but the melodies are completely different, and you won't find professional journalists making accusations of plagiarism just because a particular song might remind them of another. Contains Mild Peril (talk) 02:29, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

Music video[edit]

Has a music video been released for this song? Andjam (talk) 12:38, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Russian sertification[edit]

Can someone add that the song went platinum as realtone/full track in Russia and sold 100.000 copies? Source: —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:57, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

And it went 2x platinum as ring-back tone with another 400,000 copies sold. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pablitto (talkcontribs) 18:40, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

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