Top o’ the mornin’ to ya laddies! His name is Jacksepticeye and he’s an Alexander Rybak fan. For those of you already scratching your heads in bafflement, Jacksepticeye is one of the world’s biggest YouTube stars. Born Seán McLoughlin, the 26 year old Irish personality boasts a subscriber count in excess of 11.7 million. At the time of writing, Socialblade ranked him as the 39th most subscribed YouTube channel in the world. He publishes up to three videos everyday, mostly relating to video games. And over the weekend, he let slip that he’s rather fond of a certain Norwegian Eurovision winner.
In a clip entitled Glitchy Girlfriend, the green-haired gamer plays Vee Is Calling, a game which involves the user getting to know a virtual woman. As he plays, Jack talks viewers through his progress. At one point, his pretend date declares that their interactions are “like a digital love story”, prompting the YouTuber to break into Alexander Rybak’s Eurovision 2009 winning song, “Fairytale”.
“I’m in love with a fairytale, even though it hurts and I don’t care if I lose my mind,” he sings. “Remember that? Alexander Rybak, Eurovision? F**king best song”.
Skip to 6:50 in the clip below and watch the moment in full.
Jacksepticeye on Alexander Rybak
Alexander Rybak “Fairytale” at Eurovision 2009
Do you agree with Jacksepticeye? Is “Fairytale” the f**king best song? Afterall, it still holds the record for the most points received under the old Eurovision scoring system. Or would you rather blast a bit of “Euphoria” or “Satellite”? Let us know in the comments below.
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