Alexander Rybak has already got his present
It was a warm meeting between the Grand Prix legends. But greatest of all is love.
Source: Paper issue of “Se&Hør”, published 22nd of November 2016. Text: Gro Kristine Hære/Andreas Fadum. Photo: Andreas Fadum. Translation: TessaLa, revision Anni Jowett.
What a Fairytale
It’s a cheerful Alexander Rybak (30) who meets “Se og Hør” at the launch party of TVNorge’s TV-series “En hyllest til Jahn Teigen” (A tribute to Jahn Teigen). Namely because right next to him is his girlfriend Julie Gaarud Holm (22).
Our beloved artist met her on the Internet, and last April he posted a picture on Instagram where they held hands. “Hurray for Tinder” he wrote under the picture.
Looking forward to Christmas
Now Alexander and Julie are looking forward to their first Christmas together.
-It will be fantastic and ground-breaking, says a joyful Rybak to “Se og Hør”.
-Christmas is about children, and in my family I am the child. I’m looking forward very much to celebrate the day before Christmas Eve with Julie’s parents, and then Christmas Eve home with Mom Natalia and Dad Igor at Nesodden. Then there will be Christmas ribs, presents for the neighbours and playing in the Church. Even if I will play in 48 churches before that, referring to the Christmas tour with “Stille Natt Hellige Natt”.
– And I hope to celebrate New Year with Julie, because there is a Belarusian phrase that says; “The one you celebrate New Year with, you will see a lot during the year to come”.
Learned Norwegian by Jahn Teigen
10th of December you can see and hear Rybak perform his version of Teigen’s beautiful ballad “Adieu” on TVNorge, home at Jahn Teigen’s place in Sweden.
-First time I heard Jahn Teigen was in the car when I was 7 years old, and newly had arrived to Norway from Belarus. I was very excited. There and then I decided to learn Norwegian, fluently. Because I wanted to sing just like Teigen, says Alexander Rybak.