The article was published in the paper-issue of Serbian newspaper “Blic”
English translation by Karolina Pavlov
Alexander Rybak: Serbs are talented and very open.
A charismatic star from Norway, Alexander Rybak, yesterday arrived in Novi Sad. Young violinist, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, says that he’s happy that he has a chance to perform in our country.
– This is my first appearance here and I’d love to prove myself to the audience and enjoy myself on stage, and with that, to bring a part of the culture of my people. With me, I have two dancers fom Norway, who will also do performances which will undoubtedly be well accepted by the audience – said Alexander Rybak and added that, on tonight’s concert he willl perform, besides his songs from his current album “No Boundaries“, a duet with a singer from Beograd, Bojana Stamenov, whom he can only praise.
– Bojana, or the lady with a fan, how I jokingly like to call her, is really very talented, and her voice, like it’s coming from another world, out of every dimension. Last night we had a rehearsal which has really carried us off, the energy was everywhere so we have really enjoyed it, and the song we will perform tonight will be a surprise – says Rybak. He is thrilled with Novi Sad and the people he has met.
– The energy of our people is very much alike, and you are a very open and warm people. The festival is great and I can’t wait for it to begin, because we will all have a good time. I have to say that this is a land of very talented people, at least what I have seen, and that tonight I’m going to show my abillities with pleasure, because, firstly I am a violinist, then I’m a singer – said Rybak who was supposed to give a concert last night in Novi Sad.
This year the young artist is writing new music, and has scheduled a series of classical concerts around Norway. He will publish a new single in Russia, and in Europe he is recording a duet with a Romanian pop-star, Paula Seling. He is preparing for a big Christmas tour around his native Norway this winter. At the same time, Alexander is working on material for his 3rd album which will be published next summer.
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