Mørland & Debrah Scarlett — Norway’s Eurovision 2015 duo — have recovered from the food fight in their official music video for “A Monster Like Me” and recently found the time to cover Alexander Rybak’s Eurovision 2009 winning song “Fairytale”. Surely Alex — Norway’s last Eurovision winner — will appreciate the efforts of M & D. We know that we do!
The video has been online for almost two months now, but has clocked fewer than 25,000 views. This is unacceptable. That’s why we have decided to dig up this gift from the Norwegian duo and share it with all of y’all tonight.
The duo have replaced Rybak’s violins with guitars. It works surprisingly well and gives “Fairytale” a totally different vibe. This is less mountain aerobics and more underground garage band. It’ll likely appeal to those who loved “Fairytale” — and those who thought it was something of a nightmare.
Kjetil (Mørland) takes the lead here, with Debrah providing the backing. Unlike Alexander’s backing vocalists in Moscow, she really works the lower register. We love a woman who can go deep! Mørland’s voice resembles Rybak’s at times: just check the first few seconds of the video.
Are you feeling Mørland & Debrah Scarlett’s version of “Fairytale” or do you prefer the original? Will this prove to be the fourth Norwegian winners’ version of the country’s third victor? Convoluted question, but you know what we mean. Sound off below!