Article from VG.no by Halstein Røyseland. Published 27.04.11
Revised by Bita
Rybak to be an NRK reporter
(VG Net) Alexander Rybak (24) will be involved in the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf, but this time, as a reporter for NRK.no. This will be a new come-back for Rybak from two years ago, when he topped the European finale in Moscow with his song “Fairytale” on May 2009.
“We are very happy to have Alexander on our team. He has unique experience that is useful, both in his work as a reporter for NRK.no, and also as a member of the Norwegian delegation,” says Skjalg Solstad, the project leader for the Norwegian delegation, in a press release.
Rybak will be sending reports from the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf, where he will, among other things, be following the first stage rehearsal of Stella Mwangi (24). During the two semi-finals on May 10th and 12th, and the final program on May 14th, Rybak will be chatting live with the viewers on NRK.no.
Just as it was last year, it will be Olav Vikmo-Slettan’s voice that the television viewers will be hearing from the Norwegian commenting box. Viksmo-Slettan has worked with NRK since 1992, and has broad experience both in radio and television programs. Viksmo-Slettan had his commenting debut last year for the ESC in the Fornebu arena. As early as this Saturday, Stella Mwangi will be on the plane to Dûsseldorf. She has her first rehearsal on Sunday May 1st. On Tuesday May 10th, Stella will compete in the first semi-final, with the start number “2″.