European Song Contest Winner Is ... Something

The big winner in Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest — sort of the European version of American Idol — was a fiddling, singing, grinning sensation from Norway named Alexander Rybak.

If you aren't one of the 100 million Europeans who watched this spectacle on TV, take a look at his performance on YouTube.

It features Rybak's enormous, slightly smarmy grin, three incredibly athletic male dancers whose choreography includes a little Riverdance, some synchronized push ups, many back flips and a couple of Russian-inspired squat-and-kick moves (the contest was in Moscow, after all).

Then there were the very blonde backup singers in flowy bridesmaid dresses of several shades of pink. And did I mention the fireworks?

Check it out. It's ... something.



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