Malta 2015: How Franklin came to his Rybak song

Alex with Franklin

Alexander Rybak is back – Namely in Malta! Franklin Calleja who has already been present at the preliminary decision for Copenhagen will sing a Rybak-ballad next weekend with the aim to travel to Vienna in May 2015: “Still here” is a classical ESC-ballad which in the course of three minutes rises to a big climax. We certainly want to know how that the Rybak-Calleja-Connection came about.

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The girls in Alexander’s Belarusian band

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Alexander with his girls band. The picture is from his official Instagram

Alexander Rybak, who was recently traveling around and auditioning in Belarus, has picked his girl band, which will compete for the right to travel to Eurovision 2015. On his FaceBook page, the musician has posted a video where he announced the names of the winners. “Znamenka” found out the girls’ reactions to the news, how they made it into Rybak’s quintet and also what they will have to go through to make their dreams come true.

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Alexander Rybak answers fans questions from his home! New video

A few months ago Alexander invited his fans to ask him questions. And now the result can be seen at his official YouTube channel AlexanderRybakVideo. A really funny and well made video from his home:)

Alexander Rybak Q&A video

Maryam from Iran asked: “Do you read our comments to your postings on Facebook?”
AR: Yeah, of course I do. You know, I am watching you, so behave on what you do on the Internet and everything. Continue reading

Alexander Rybak – host in the radio programme “Min Favorittmusikk” on NRK classic 16.10.2014

klassisk 2Alexander Rybak is one of the regular hosts on the radio programme “Min Favorittmusikk” (My Favourite Music) on NRK Classic. Thursday the 16th of October he had invited one of his teachers from Barratt Due, Henning Kraggerud, who is a well known violinist. You can read more about Henning Kreggerud on Wikipedia here.

For those of you who don’t understand Norwegian, we have made a video with English translation so you all can enjoy Alexander as a host telling us many interesting things about classical music and himself. Enjoy :) Continue reading

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