HADSEL: After one day of rehearsal with Alexander Rybak, the kids from the culture schools in Hadsel and Vågan were ready for the audience at Melbu.
Text to the picture: Last finish: Alexander Rybak and the kids take a final check on what’s going to happen. Now it’s for real! (Photo: Dag Erlandsen)
Source: blv.no published 14.9.18. Text and photo: Dag Erlandsen
– A little scary and lots of fun, says 11-year-old Ingrid Mathisen Andorsen from Kabelvåg.
Continue reading Scary to meet Alexander Rybak — article 14.09.18
Alexander Rybak’s schedule archive 2015
Here is an overview of what Alexander did in 2015 that we know of and is official. Where we have videos, pictures or interviews related to the events, you can click on the words in THIS COLOR to watch/read about it. The list is not yet complete, and we have only finished January and February with links so far. But the work will continue 🙂
2015 was a great year for Alexander. He took part in the popular Russian TV-show “One to One” with a great success and he published his children’s book “Trolle og den magiske fela”, which got a 5 on the dice with the reviewers. Continue reading Schedule archive 2015 — Alexander Rybak
Only Mom could comfort me back then.
Alexander Rybak performed his brand new song “Mom” on “Allsang på grensen” Thursday, July 19th, with his mother in the audience.
Source: TV2.no, published 19.07.18. Text: Vilde Brandtzæg Clausen. Photo: Thomas Andersen/TV2. English transaltion, TessaLa. Revision by Anni Jowett.
Since the Eurovision final, it has been quiet from Alexander Rybak. The song “That’s How You Write a Song” ended in 15th place in this year’s final, and Rybak expressed the disappointment afterwards. Continue reading Tributes his mother with a song — article on TV2.no 19.07.18
The artist was invited to perform for Crown Princess Victoria on her birthday.
Source: vg.no, published 15.07.18 Text: Anniken Aronsen. Photo: Pr Jahnke and private.
Translation by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett
July 14, also known as the “Victoriadagen” (Victoria Day) in Sweden, was made a great celebration of Crown Princess Victoria’s 41st birthday. Alexander Rybak was one of those invited to stand on stage.
– It is the greatest honour for a violinist to be invited to royal celebration. I feel like Ole Bull now, Rybak writes in a text message to VG before the show. Continue reading Alexander Rybak performed for Crown Princess Victoria — article in VG.no 15.07.2018
Alexander Rybak with “Ari & Michael”
«A newly operated Alexander Rybak tells us how important everyday flirting is, about his extreme control needs and why he doesn’t always smile when someone wants to take a selfie with him.»
Alexander interviewed for the first time after his surgery of his tonsils. Michael Andreassen knows Alexander well from many earlier interviews and together with Ari Behn, with his philosophic inputs, they gave us a bit different and warm interview.
The interview has so far English subs for the first 17 minutes. The rest will follow soon 🙂
Source: P4 podcast archive, published 4.7.18.
Alexander Rybak performes with KORK at their summerfest “Ønskekonserten 2018”
Alexander Rybak, Helene Bøksle and Didrik Solli-Tangen will all perform with KORK at KORK’s annual musical summer party at Ingierstrand Bad and Restaurant. The people’s own music wishes is on the playlist and Øyvor Bakke is the host.
KORK is the Norwegian broadcaster NRK’s orchestra
20. June – recording of the concert at Ingierstrand Bad og Restaurant (Norway), and if you want to be in the audience, send an email to email@example.com . Read more HERE
29. June kl 19.55 till 21.05 – broadcast of the concert on NRK1. The concert can be watched later from NRK’s ARCHIVE
Alexander Rybak performs in Norwegian summer TV-show “Allsang på grensen” this year too 🙂
Alexander will meet some familiar people among the artists. “Elg” from “Hver gang vi møtes” and Tor Endresen from the Christmas tour. Tor Endresen will perform together with his daughter.
Artists in the show:
Dance With a Stranger (Elg is the front singer in this band)
Tor Endresen og Anne-Sophie Endresen
Recording of the show:
Date and time: Wednesday 18. of July at 18.00 CET.
Place: Fredriksten Festning, Halden, Norway:
Tickets: at TICKETMASTER.NO
Broadcast of the show will be 19. of July on Norwegian TV2 (pay-TV)
Alexander has taken part in “Allsang på grensen” several times. Click on the “year” to see his performances.
Alexander Rybak’s girlfriend
was not prepared for the success
Source: NRK.no, published 11.05.18. Text: Tiril Mettesdatter Solvag of Caroline Tolfsen. Translation by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett.
– Alexander is going to completely charm everyone on Saturday, says Julie Holm’s girlfriend to NRK.
He can become the second artist in the world to win the international version of the Melodi Grand Prix twice. Continue reading Alexander Rybak’s mother and girlfriend in Lisboa to support him.
-I feel like Peer Gynt. Now I have my “Solveig” to come home to, tells Alexander Rybak, who also reveals that he has a trollish dream…
Source: paper issue of “Her og Nå”, published 15.5.18. Text: Tommy Halvorsen. Photo: Tomy Halvorsen, Lasse Eriksson and NTB Scanpix. English translation by Jorunn Ekre, revision by Anni Jowett.
Once again Alexander Rybak charmed the TV viewers of Europe. Unlike last time he was part of the Eurovision circus, the charmer, who turned 32 the day after the final, managed to enjoy the experience more. Continue reading Julie is the anchor in my life, says Alexander Rybak
Alexander Rybak will be on of the artists when the Norwegian magazin “Se&Hør” celebrate their 40 anniversary the 23th of September.
Ticket sale starts 12. May at 08.00 CET on Ticketmaster.no
Ticket prices in NOK:
Level 1, VIP: 1295,- (+ fee)
Level 2: 795,- (+ fee)
Level 3: 595,- (+ fee)
40 YEAR AT THE RED CARPET – A MUSICAL SHOW
Welcome to a star-studded party night with folk-loving artists in Oslo Spektrum! Continue reading EVENT: “40 years on the Red Carpet” — Musical show
Will do it differently this time
Source: TV2.no, published 5.5.2018. Text: Translated by TessaLa. Revised by Anni Jowett.
It went wrong last time, this is what Alexander Rybak will do differently this time if he wins.
I thought I was Superman, says Alexander Rybak (31)
Norway’s Eurovision hope, Alexander Rybak (31), has been open about that much went wrong when he won the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow 2009.
He went from being a well-known violin talent in Norway, to become the main person of a giant European fairy tale.
It just became too much, and the massive stress made him “hit the wall”.
Continue reading I thought I was Superman, says Alexander Rybak, interview TV2.no, 05.05.2018
Alexander Rybak’s first stage rehearsal in Lisbon 1.5.2018.
There will be many interviews, pictures and articles from the 1st rehearsal. Below we will gather most of them so you easily can get an overview of what is written about Alexander’s first rehearsal. This post will be updated with more information during the day 🙂
Eurovision.tv’s photos from the rehearsal:
Eurovision has provided us a 45 second video from the rehearsal and a photo gallery. There will also be several interviews with the many ESC groups that is present. This post will be updated during the week.
And the video:
The review from the many who followed the rehearsal was a wow!. And he got applause in the press centre.
Video from the press conference:
Two exciting weeks for Norway, Alexander Rybak and his fans.
Eurovision Song Contest 2018 has already started in Lisbon and will end with the Grand Final the 12th of May.
Eurovision.tv. is ESC’s official website. Follow them also on:
On Eurovision.TV’s social media you will find everything you need to follow the happenings in Lisbon. They post a Daily Digest and upload a recap of the day on YouTube. There are plenty of ESC websites worth following, and we have listed some of them further down in this post. Continue reading Updated — Follow Alexander Rybak in Eurovision Song Contest 2018
The last preparation before leaving for Eurovision
The Norwegian broadcaster NRK’s “Lørdagsmagasinet” (The Saturday magazine) dropped by when Alexander did his last preparation before leaving for Eurovision.
Alexander Rybak is a guest in “Senkveld” Friday 4. of May.
Alexander Rybak, Solveig Kloppen, Fredrik Skavland and Jon Nesbø are the guests in this second last show of “Senkveld”, broadcast on Friday 4th of May at kl 22.15 CET on TV2 , a Norwegian pay-TV.
If you subscribe on TV2 SUMO you may be able to watch it from the archive later HER
Since Alexander and the MGP-team are travelling to Lisbon 30rd of April, this show is most likely recorded before he leaves, or maybe TV2 taks the trip to Lisbon. Who knows 🙂
Alexander has several times been a guest in “Senkveld”, and if you want to take a look back, just click on the links below 🙂
Alexander in “Senkveld” februar 2009 (unfortunately the last part is cut off, but here is a video of some of it “Alexander & Bettan”
Alexander in “Senkveld” December 2009
Alexander in “Senkveld” i 2010
Alexander in “Senkveld – Sochi” 2013
Alexander in “Senkveld” 2014
Alexander in “Senkveld” 2015
A Norwegian documentary about Alexander Rybak
Alexander Rybak is one of the biggest stars in the Eurovision Song Contests, and the thrill is huge when he now returns to the worlds biggest music competition. We take a look back at his impressive career and follow him on his way to Eurovision in Lisbon.
NRK has made a 50-minute documentary about Alexander to be broadcast before the semi-final 10th of May. In this we will become better acquainted with the artist, songwriter and person Rybak. There will also be glimpse from the many preparations, and the two weeks in Lisbon.
Broadcast Thursday 10th May at 20.10 – 21.00 CET on NRK1, Norway.
The show will be available to watch from abroad at least from the archive.
Link to watch online for those who can watch HERE
Link to the archive HERE
Alexander’s violin jam of some Eurovision 2018 songs
Another masterpiece from this fantastic musician
“Some Eurovision songs are so irresistible for the violin, that I can’t keep my hands off them. Tell me which one of these jams did you like the most? I’m curious
Svetskaya Zhizn (Social life) in Norway – visiting Alexander Rybak.
With the song “Fairytale” Alexander Rybak set a record, winning the Eurovision Song Contest. So far, no one has been able to collect so many points! This year the Norwegian singer of Belarusian origin again takes part in the song contest. “Svetskaya Zhizn” went to Oslo to find out why and how the famous singer lives.
How does the famous bachelor live and why does he return to Eurovision again?
Lisa Børud handpicked as a dancer for Rybak
Almost Alexander Rybak’s entire crew has been replaced before the international finals of Melodi Grand Prix (Eurovision)
Source: NRK.no, published 21.04.2018. Translated by TessaLa, revised by Anni Jowett
– It will be crazy exciting. I don’t think I’ll understand how big it really is before I get there” said Lisa Børud.
She was handpicked to be one of Alexander Rybak’s new dancers in the semi-final and most likely the international final at the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon Saturday, May 12th. Continue reading Alexander Rybak with a new crew in Lisbon
This is how they work with Alexander Rybak’s stage show in Lisbon
Source: Published 20.04.2018 on escNorge.net in Norwegian Text: Anders Maritinius Tangen. Translated by TessaLa, revision Anni Jowett
It’s just about week before Alexander Rybak and the rest of the Norwegian delegation have their first rehearsal on the stage in Lisbon. We at escNorge have checked out a little about how the preparations are going, how the stage show will be and what Alexander Rybak will do to raise awareness for the Norwegian entry “That’s How You Write a Song”. Continue reading Alexander Rybak’s preparations for Eurovision in Lisbon
Alexander in the Ukrainian TV-show “Svetskaya Zhizn” (Social life)
Last week a TV-team from Ukraine visited Alexander in his apartment in Oslo and also his mother home at Nesodden and made an interview . Saturday 21. April at 23.10 (local time) the interview will be broadcast on “1plus1.ua”.
Link to watch online: https://1plus1.video/ru/tvguide/1plus1/online
The TV-show starts at 23.10 (local time) 22.10 CET (central Europe time)
Teaser from the TV-show:
Alexander Rybak in the talkshow “Skavlan”
This Friday Alexander will be guest in the popular Norwegian/Swedish TV-show “Skavlan”. The show is broadcast both in Norway and Sweden the same day.
Guests of the evening will be Alexander Rybak, Benjamin Ingrosso, Sweden’s ESC-finalist, billionaire and cartoon lover Johan H. Andresen, Mia Skäringer from “Solsiden” and the artists Father John Misty. Continue reading Event: Alexander Rybak guest in the talkshow “Skavlan 16.03.2018
Alexander Rybak looks forward to the stress that awaits him.
The MGP winner Alexander Rybak’s management is making a plan towards the final in Portugal. It’s about saying no more often than yes when it comes to requests.
Text to the picture: As long as I’m prepared for what awaits me tomorrow, it often goes well says Alexander Rybak.
Source: Aftenposten.no, published 11.03.2018. Text og photo: Arve Henriksen. Translated by Jorunn Ekre, revised by Anni Jowett.
Smiling and fresh, with a half rusty voice, Alexander Rybak met a selection of the press for a conversation the day after the victory in the MGP final on Saturday night. His song “That’s How You Write a Song” went to the top in the Melodi Grand Prix final at Oslo Spektrum. Continue reading Everyone wants a piece of Alexander Rybak, Aftenposten 11.03.2018
Alexander Rybak has learned how to handle a racing mindset and depression
He experiences an eternal mindset, can suddenly be depressed. And smiles less than before. Still, Alexander Rybak (31) has never felt better.
Source: VG Published on VG+ 26.02.2018 – Updated 02.03.2018. Published in VG paper issue 3.3.2018. Text by Lena Storvand. Photo: Gøran Bohlin
Translation by Jorunn Ekre and TessalA. Revision Anni Jowett
A few hours more now, and it will be over . Then the forehead suddenly will feel so easy. Then the heavy mind will be replaced with joy. He knows it well, it’s like this every time the soul darkens. He never knows when the light is muted, that’s what sucks, that there’s no explanation for it.
Continue reading Alexander Rybak: His own chaos pilot
Alexander Rybak will appear on both radio NRK P1 and NRK1 TV the week before the final of Melodi Grand Prix 2018.
Stig Karlsen promises great promotion on NRK.no and in social media during the last week before the final.
Both the radio show and TV show are available from abroad.
During the week the artists will be guests in “Nitimen” , which is broadcast on NRK P1 between 09:00 and 11:00 Monday to Saturday. Who will be there when is not announced yet. Link to listen live. Link to the archive.
In addition, the live evening show “Norge Nå” (Norway now) moves into Oslo Spektrum and have MGP as the topic for the whole week. First show will be aired Monday at 20.15 and last to 20:55. Tuesday , Wednesday and Thursday the show will last for 30 mins. and starts at 20:25. There will be interesting guests and stuff related to the big final. In addition, says Karlsen, all the artists will be guests and be allowed to present themselves. There is no info which artist will be when yet, but you can watch the show live from this link or from the archive.
The racing mindset (Tankekjøret)
Alexander Rybak, the artist
His thoughts have given Alexander Rybak some challenging downers. Now he returns to Melodi Grand Prix.
An explanation: The Norwegian word “Tankekjør” has no has exact English translation. They are not even sure of the definition in Norwegian. But some dictionaries suggest “Racing thoughts, racing mindset, my brain is racing, and so on. In this article we have chosen to use “racing mindset”
– I apologise for being a bit hushed. I have a typical Monday feeling. Many things that are pressing, says Alexander Rybak (31).
He has many of these Mondays. He begins to recognise them now. Continue reading His thoughts have given Alexander Rybak some challenging downers, Aftenposten 22.02.2018
“Musikkfrokost” on Alexander Rybak in MGP 2018 – 16.01.18
Per Sundes about MGP 2018, Alexander’s return and the musical family Rybak in the radio programme “Musikkfrokost” (Music breakfast) on radio NRK Klassisk.
They also played the musical piece “Spurven” (The Sparrow) by the Norwegian composer Johan Halvorsen, performed by Alexander, in the age of 12, and his mother Natasha Rybak. A reording from the CD “En Julefortelling” (A Christmas Tale).
The interview with Per Sundnes with English subs.
Alexander and Natasha Rybak performing “Spurven” (The Sparrow)
The MGP artists Alexander Rybak and Nicolina Berg Kaasin in “Snart MGP” (Soon MGP) on Norwegian radio NRK P1.
Ten artists are ready to participate in Norway’s biggest music competition. Who wins Melodi Grand Prix 2018, and will have the honour representing Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest in Portugal? Kåre Magnus Bergh present the artists and their entry.
The radio programme is available from abroad and starts at 12.03 CET and you can listen to it HERE or later from the archive HERE.
Here the fairy tale began
Alexander was a “king” on the piano. He loved it. But “war” broke out when his parents also wanted him to try he violin, recalls the grandmother.
Text to picture: He is three years old and is going to have lunch at the family country house. Two years later, Alexander Rybak moves and has not been to Belarus since. VG Friday has met some of those who meant most to «Sasha». Continue reading Here the fairy tale began — Alexander Rybak — Norway’s hope in ESC 2009
Julie is my main support
Alexander Rybak experienced that people around him were considering the pros and cons, but Julie was determined that her boyfriend deserved a place in MGP.
Source: Paper issue of HerogNå 23.1.2018 Tekst: Marianne Thorshaug Kristiansen Photo: Svein Brimi, Lasse Eriksson, NTB Scanpix
Found and translated by Jorunn Ekre, revision by Anni Jowett.
Alexander Rybak (31) took the world by storm after his superior victory in the Eurovision final in 2009 with the song “Fairytale”. Continue reading Alexander Rybak is back in the MGP circus, HerogNå 23.1.2018
Alexander Rybak in the final of Melodi Grand Prix 2018
Saturday the 10th of March the final of the Norwegian selection for ESC will take place in the Oslo Spektrum arena , and Alexander is one of the 10 artists who will compete.
Alexander’s entry, “That’s How You Write a Song“, is a cheerful funky pop song with groove and references to the 70ies discofunk, maybe a song that will surprise many. Continue reading Event: Final of Melodi Grand Prix 10th of March 2018
Alexander Rybak and Prima Music School – Future talents meet
The weekend 2. to 4. of February Prima Music School arrange a choir seminar and Alexander Rybak will take part as an instructor.
Featured image: Alexander and Violette Sørensen (Prima Music School) at one of his earlier seminars.
Sunday 4. of February there will be a closing concerts. Alexander will bring his pianist, and he will have both his own concert part and perform with the choir.
The concert is held in Gruben church at 15.00 and last for about 1,5 hour. Tickets can be bought at the entrance.
Event info on Alexander’s Facebook page
The organizer’s event info, you will find here:
Alexander Rybak guest at Lindmo
Alexander was a guest in the Norwegian talk-show Lindmo on NRK1, Saturday 20. January 2018. The show was pre-recorded 16. January. It’s the first time Alexander visited this popular talk-show, and the occasion was Alexander’s participation in Melodi Grand Prix, the Norwegian selection for Eurovision Song Contest. You can read more about his participation in MGP 2018 HERE
May Elisabeth Nipen has recorded the interview and TessaLa and Anni Jowett have seen to that the video now has English subs 🙂