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Q & A – Alexander’s creative and funny way of answering fans question

Alexander Rybak – The piano man, the opera phantom and the entertainer – What more can we ask for 🙂 

A new creative and funny video from Alexander 🙂   This time we also can enjoy his great piano skills and not to mention his falsetto. Below you also will find some screenshots from the video. Watch and enjoy 🙂

Watch the video with subs in Dari, Czech, Turkish, English and Zulu here: https://www.amara.org/…/alexander-rybak-qa-with-piano/

21. December – Letter U, W, X – Ut and What I long for


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Alexander Rybak Ut

So today we search for songs starting with U, W and X. Alexander did a great remake of Ut in HGVM (Everytime we meet). For W we have chosen “What I Long For” his entry in the show The Hit. For X we found nothing. Maybe you can help us? Continue reading 21. December — Letter U, W, X — Ut and What I long for

18. December – Letter T – Typisk norsk


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If you’re looking for a party song Typisk Norsk with Alexander and Katastrofe should be a perfect song. Can you think of other songs with Alexander starting with a T?

Wenn ihr auf der Suche nach einem Partysong seid, wäre “Typisk Norsk” mit Alexander Rybak und Katastrofe wohl ein perfekter Song. Fallen Euch noch andere Songs von Alexander, die mit “T” anfangen, ein?

Si buscas una canción para salir de fiesta, Typisk Norsk con Alexander y Katastrofe queda a la perfección. ¿Puedes recordar otras canciones de Alexander que comiencen con T?

Если вы в поисках песни для вечеринки, то “Typisk Norsk”, исполненная Александром и Катастрофе – то, что вам нужно. Какие ещё песни на букву Т с участием Александра вы знаете?

 

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Header photo: Dorly Jackson Wolff. Text by Jorunn Ekre, Susanne B., Lulu Barcelo

Some info that explains what we are collecting during these Advent days :)

british-american flagWhat other songs has Alexander composed, performed  or taken part in starting with “T”? If you remember anyone, please tell in a  comment below   or under our post on Facebook. Links to videos are highly appreciated too :)

Flag RusssiaЕсли вы знаете какие-то другие песни, начинающиеся на букву “T”, которые Александр написал или когда-либо исполнил, то, пожалуйста, напишите в комментариях ниже или под нашим постом на Facebook. Ссылки на видео очень приветствуются. :)

tyskland-flaggWelche anderen Lieder die mit “T” beginnen hat Alexander komponiert, gespielt oder in ihnen mitgewirkt? Wenn Sie sich an ein Lied erinnern, bitte schreiben Sie einen Kommentar unten auf dieser Seite oder unter unserem Beitrag auf Facebook. Links zu Videos sind auch willkommen! :)

Flag Spain¿Qué otras canciones que comiencen con “T” ha compuesto, cantado o colaborado Alexander?
Si recuerdas alguna, comenta en la parte inferior o debajo de la publicación en nuestra página de Facebook. Si quieres compartirnos el link de la canción, es más que bienvenida.:)

photo-polandflagJeśli pamiętacie jakieś inne utwory zaczynające się na literę “T” które Alexander skomponował, wykonywał lub brał w nich udział, prosimy piszcie o tym w komentarzach poniżej lub pod naszym postem na Facebooku. Linki do filmików są także mile widziane.:)

13. December – Letter N and O – Nostalgi and Oah

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For N we have chosen the song “Nostalgi” by Alexander Rybak from Yohan. This was included on the movie-soundtrack that was released on digital services this November.

Для буквы “N” мы выбрали песню “Ностальгия” из фильма “Юхан-скиталец”. Песня является одним из саундтреков, опубликованных в электронной версии в Ноябре этого года.

Para la N hemos elegido “Nostalgi” de la película Yohan. La canción estuvo incluida en el soundtrack que salió a la venta de manera digital en noviembre.

Bei “N” haben wir das Lied “Nostalgi” aus dem Film “Yohan” ausgewählt. Es ist auf der CD zum Film, die dieses Jahr im November digital veröffentlicht wurde.

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For O “We´re singing Oah…”

На букву О “Мы поем Oah…”

Para la O cantamos “Oah”…

Bei “O” singen wir “Oah” …….

Header photo:  Dorly Jackson Wolff. Text: Hilde M., Ulli C, Anastasia Silakova, Lule Barcelo.

Some info that explains what we are collecting during these Advent days 🙂

british-american flagWhat other songs has Alexander composed, performed or taken part in starting with “N & O”? If you remember anyone, please tell in a comment below or under our post on Facebook. Links to videos are highly appreciated too 🙂

Flag RusssiaЕсли вы знаете какие-то другие песни, начинающиеся на букву “N & O”, которые Александр написал или когда-либо исполнил, то, пожалуйста, напишите в комментариях ниже или под нашим постом на Facebook. Ссылки на видео очень приветствуются. 🙂

tyskland-flaggWelche anderen Lieder die mit “N & O” beginnen hat Alexander komponiert, gespielt oder in ihnen mitgewirkt? Wenn Sie sich an ein Lied erinnern, bitte schreiben Sie einen Kommentar unten auf dieser Seite oder unter unserem Beitrag auf Facebook. Links zu Videos sind auch willkommen! 🙂

Flag Spain¿Qué otras canciones que comiencen con “N & O” ha compuesto, cantado o colaborado Alexander?
Si recuerdas alguna, comenta en la parte inferior o debajo de la publicación en nuestra página de Facebook. Si quieres compartirnos el link de la canción, es más que bienvenida.

photo-polandflagJeśli pamiętacie jakieś inne utwory zaczynające się na literę “N & O” które Alexander skomponował, wykonywał lub brał w nich udział, prosimy piszcie o tym w komentarzach poniżej lub pod naszym postem na Facebooku. Linki do filmików są także mile widziane.

8. December – Letter G and H – Gabriellas Sång – How much Is The Fish

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Gabriellas Sång“, a beautiful Swedish song performed by Elisabeth Andreassen accompanied by Alexander on violin. From the concert tour “Spellemann” in 2009.

“Gabriellas Sang” – красивая шведская песня, исполненная Элизабет Андреассен под скрипичный аккомпанемент Александра во время их концертного тура “Spellemann” в 2009 году.

“Gabriellas Sång”, ein schöner schwedischer Song, interpretiert von Elisabeth Andreassen, die von Alexander auf der Geige begleitet wird. Von der “Spellemann” -Tour 2009.

“Gabriellas Sång“, una bella canción sueca, interpretada por Elisabeth Andreassen acompañada por Alexander en el violín. De la gira “Spellemann” en 2009.
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Scooter, a German techno artist, feat Alexander  Rybak at “We Love The 90s”, Oslo 2012, gave us this epic performance of “How Much Is The Fish“.

“Scooter” немецкой техно-группой, подарили, совместно с Александр Рыбак нам это эпическое выступление с песней “How Much Is The Fish” на концерте “We Love The 90s” в Осло в 2012 году

Scooter ( der deutsche Technomusiker) feat. Alexander Rybak bei “We Love The 90s” in Oslo 2012 mit der beeindruckenden Performance von “How Much Is The Fish”

Scooter, un artista techno alemán, en colaboración con Alexander Rybak en el evento “We Love The 90s” en Oslo 2012 nos dio esta épica presentación de “How Much Is The Fish“.

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Header Picture made by Dorly Jackson Wolff. Text and translations by Jorunn Ekre, Ulli Cologne, Susanne B, Sonya Luzina. 

Some explanation about what we are collecting during this Advent days 🙂

british-american flagWhat other songs has Alexander composed, performed or taken part in starting with a “G” or “H”? If you remember anyone, please tell in a comment below or under our post on Facebook. Links to videos are highly appreciated too 🙂

Flag RusssiaЕсли вы знаете какие-то другие песни, начинающиеся на букву “G” & “H”, которые Александр написал или когда-либо исполнил, то, пожалуйста, напишите в комментариях ниже или под нашим постом на Facebook. Ссылки на видео очень приветствуются. 🙂

tyskland-flaggWelche anderen Lieder die mit “G” & “H” beginnen hat Alexander komponiert, gespielt oder in ihnen mitgewirkt? Wenn Sie sich an ein Lied erinnern, bitte schreiben Sie einen Kommentar unten auf dieser Seite oder unter unserem Beitrag auf Facebook. Links zu Videos sind auch willkommen! 🙂

Flag Spain¿Qué otras canciones que comiencen con “G” & “H” ha compuesto, cantado o colaborado Alexander?
Si recuerdas alguna, comenta en la parte inferior o debajo de la publicación en nuestra página de Facebook. Si quieres compartirnos el link de la canción, es más que bienvenida.

photo-polandflagJeśli pamiętacie jakieś inne utwory zaczynające się na literę “G,H”, które Alexander skomponował, wykonywał lub brał w nich udział, prosimy piszcie o tym w komentarzach poniżej lub pod naszym postem na Facebooku. Linki do filmików są także mile widziane.

Meeting Alexander in Karlshamn – a Fan Fairytale

Karlshamn all the way and back again,  a musical trip 15.07 – 17.07/2015 by Ebba Raab and Annika Petersson

All photos are taken by Ebba and Annika

I found out about the concert in Karlshamn in february/march by a friend who’s in the orchestra. I was still living in Newcastle by then and I did not know if I’d be able to go. But what a temptation it was! A while later I unfortunately had to move back home again but it meant that I could see the concert. Karlshamn is a place full of memories, my first concert took place there and a few months later I was there again. Continue reading Meeting Alexander in Karlshamn — a Fan Fairytale

Alexander Rybak – Turned down reality TV

The artist and musician, Alexander Rybak, has released a new single from his upcoming CD, audio book and children’s book called “Trolle and the Magic Fiddle”, where he uses a combination of classical music and pop music.

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Source: Dagsavisen 13.06.2015   Author: Espen Hågensen Rusdal. Photo: NTB Scanpix, Cappelen Damm English translation by Jorunn Ekre, revision by Bita.

Children’s book? Explain. How come a children’s book? Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Turned down reality TV

Alexander Rybak International Fansite’s Birthday Quiz

We´re celebrating our 5th anniversary!

On Valentine’s Day,  February 14th 2010,  the Alexander Rybak International Fansite was opened as a Valentine’s gift for Alexander and his fans.  “Fans for Fans” in support of our guy was our motto back then and it still is.

5 years later we´re still going strong with our mission to collect, record, translate and share news about our favorite violinist, singer and composer, the versatile Alexander Rybak .

So, what do you know about Alex? Take our Birthday Quiz and find out 🙂

Quiz made by Bita J. Anniversary picture made by Lulu Barcelo. Revision Katie Anderson

 And how did you do? Share your result on FB, Twitter or Tumblr and let us now:)

What do you think about the Quiz, and what do you think about the Fansite?                                                                                                                             We will be happy for feedback in comments.

 

 

Our favorite selection from Alexander Rybak´s MUZ-TV fan questions in June 2014

Alexander answered fans questions in a live video chat on the popular Russian music channel during his visit to promote “Into a Fantasy” 24.06.2014.

We thought there were many good questions and answers in that chat, so we selected some of our favorites to be presented here. MH= Meeting Host AR= Alexander Rybak. The full video chat you can find here: Link to video chat

MH: First question: Sasha hi. Tell me please how is it to sing and play the violin at the same time?

AR: I haven’t done this before, it’s tricky. I always finish singing and then start with the violin; I finish playing and then start singing again It’s kind of like traveling between Norway and Russia

Continue reading Our favorite selection from Alexander Rybak´s MUZ-TV fan questions in June 2014

Alexander Rybak and Time to Show – Fan recording of the anniversary show in Kaunas, Lithuania

Video with Alexanders performance in  “Time to Show” anniversary show in Kaunas, Lithuania 17.01.2015

Recorded by Magdalena K.

Many thanks to the Polish “chikas” for this concert video:)

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“Didn’t know that Saturday’s anniversary concert was a public one. These chikas came all the way from Poland ”  Alexanders FB post

You can find news about Alexander Rybak in Polish here:

Facebook fanpage of Polish Rybak’s Mafia

ALEXANDER RYBAK FANS: CHERISHED MOMENTS FROM 2014

Dear readers, as this year comes to an end today, it’s the perfect time to remember what it has brought to us. We asked Alexander Rybak fans what were the most cherished moments from 2014, and we publish the answers as a tribute to the passing year. Happy New Year…
Cover photo by Fleur Uiting photography

Continue reading ALEXANDER RYBAK FANS: CHERISHED MOMENTS FROM 2014

The Sound of 2014 – Alexander Rybak as Composer and Performer

2014 will soon be over and we are summing up the new music released through the year where Alexander has taken part as composer, lyrics writer or performer. And we counted 24 new ones from 2014, not bad. Some songs are released worldwide, some only in Norway and some only as official videos on youtube so far. This is just a listing of the songs, click the links for more info on each song.

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New song written and performed by Alexander

“Into a Fantasy” – Alexander Rybak link to more

New song written by Elisabet Mjanger performed by Alexander

“What I long for” – Alexander Rybak link to more

New song where Alexander takes part in a global collaboration

“Live It” Qatar Handball 2015 Official Anthem link to more

New compositions for other artists

Continue reading The Sound of 2014 — Alexander Rybak as Composer and Performer

Look back and recall your Alexander Rybak memorable moments of 2014

So it´s almost 2015 and like last year we are collecting “Cherished fiddler moments from 2014».  So if you have some favorite videos, photos, experiences or anything else from 2014 that you would like to share, your contribution will be very welcome.
The intention is to make a posting here on Alexander Rybak International Fansite on New Years Eve to show a bit of 2014 as the individual fans have experienced it. And it will be nice if you include your first name and country. Post your contribution in comment to this post. Everyone is welcome to participate until December 30 20:00 CET

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Milki got 4th place in Eurofest 2015, Belarus

Milki got 4 th place in Eurofest in Belarus. They came 2nd in televoting though. We´re sorry they did not make it to Vienna. We think Eurovision 2015 lost an attraction. We surely liked the idea behind the song. If Belarus don´t change their minds this year it will be the winner Uzari & Maimuna — “Time” that represents them.
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Advent Calendar 2014 – Alexander Rybak

When you wish upon a star…

If you want to know more about Alexander’s “Christmas Tales” or watch “Presents” with Didrik Solli-Tangen or “Winter Wonderland” on YouTube, click on the pictures below.

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The calendar was made for 2014, but can be opened over and over again. Hover over the calender windows to see the topic and click and enjoy the treasures behind 🙂

 

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Alexander Rybak and MILKI – lovely postcard video for Eurofest 2015

Alexander and MILKI preparing for Eurofest 2014 in Belarus, a lovely postcard video. Watch the girls get their fortune read. Will they make it to Vienna and Eurovison 2015? The video has subtitles in English.

Link to page with more info on MILKI.

Recording by Sonya L. Translation and subs by Marina R. 

21. December -Traditions

“My heart always wanders”

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Click the picture for info about Christmas Tales

It is very important to stay true to yearly traditions every Christmas. This includes listening to Christmas music, eating traditional holiday dishes, and spending time with our families. Alexander has performed this beautiful hymn every year ever since his Christmas tour in 2010, and so it has now become a valued tradition to listen to him perform this each year at his concerts.

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Concert performance from the Christmas tour “Stille Natt Hellige Natt”

 

TV performance

 


Calendar project by
Lulu – Mexico, Bita – Canada, Katie – USA,
Anni – UK, Ebba – Sweden, Slavka – Slovakia, Sonya – Russia,
Hilde, Marit, Venche, Tessa, May, Jorunn – Norway


 

20. December – Giving

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Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales

“Christmas is about giving not getting”

Christmas is about giving and sharing.
We share our time together and we give each other presents. But the most important thing is to be with our loved ones and share special moments…

By Jorunn

Continue reading 20. December — Giving

Alexander Rybak and Didrik Solli-Tangen – Presents (new video)

New Christmas video from “Christmas Tales” on Alexander Rybak’s YT-channel!

From Alexander Rybak’s album “Christmas Tales”.
“Presents”, Alexander’s own written song, is now officially released on youtube. Enjoy this funny Christmas duet with Didrik Solli-Tangen! Lyrics below the video.

And don’t forget to subscribe to AlexanderRybakVideo 🙂

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Alexander Rybak & Emil Solli-Tangen – I dine hender

New composition by Alexander Rybak released on AlexanderRybakVideo
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“Just as I am proud to be born in Belarus, I am also proud to live in Norway. Here’s a story for you: Continue reading Alexander Rybak & Emil Solli-Tangen — I dine hender

Alexander Rybak – Winter Wonderland

Christmas release on AlexanderRybakVideo
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Click the picture for more info on Christmas Tales

From Alexander Rybak´s album Christmas Tales (link).  Now this great jazzy version of Winter Wonderland is officially released on youtube. Enjoy! And subscribe to AlexanderRybakVideo Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Winter Wonderland

12. December: Knock, knock…WHAT?

Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales
Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales

Halfway there!

Less than two weeks left until Christmas day – and we hope this countdown has been fun so far! Don’t misunderstand that… Continue reading 12. December: Knock, knock…WHAT?

11. December – All made out of snow…

Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales
Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales

Now, we are a few days into December. One thing I absolutely love about the winter is the snow! You can go skiing, ice-skating, have snowball fights, building snow-forts, snow-angels and build castles made of snow. Then go inside and drink something warm. I hope you’re enjoying the calendar and the winter so far. Continue reading 11. December — All made out of snow…

9. December – Blue Christmas

Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales
Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas Tales

Missing someone

Christmas is mostly a time for joy, but it can also bring back feelings of sadness. Perhaps you miss a somebody, or just feel lonely. Here’s an interesting video of Alexander singing about a “Blue Christmas” due to the absence of a loved one, from his “Swinging home for Christmas” tour in 2010. Continue reading 9. December — Blue Christmas

8. December – Dare to dream

“If we wouldn’t dare to dream, no dreams would ever come true”

In 2012 Alexander made a album called “Christmas Tales” with many American Christmas songs and a few of his own as well. The really cosy album helps me a lot to get into Christmas mode. And it also makes me dream a bit. What do I want to do next year? Even if the stuff is impossible it’s always nice to dream! Continue reading 8. December — Dare to dream

7. December – He is a joy to experience

Warm winter pictures
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Click the picture for info about Christmas Tales

2011 was the year that Alexander held his festive Christmas tour called “Vinterbilder” (Winter pictures). The medley shown here is from his concert in Bragernes Church, Drammen, on December 3rd. This concert was a little extra special, since around 30 of Alexander’s international fans from all over the world attended his show that day, making it a performance to remember. Continue reading 7. December — He is a joy to experience

6. December – Virtuoso Variations

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“In expressing authenticity, Alexander Rybak was an important partner. He is a classically trained violinist of high calibre. This he demonstrated by his performance of his own composition, ‘Julevariasjoner’ (Christmas variations) built over the song ‘Vi tenner våre lykter’ (We light our lanterns), from the TV series ‘Jul I Skomakergata’ (Christmas in Shoemaker street). Here he shows his virtuosity to the fullest. With a wide use of double grips, and other technical finesses, he carries the simple melody into several classical stylistic expressions.”  Link to: Review in Fredrikstad Blad 10.12.2012 Continue reading 6. December — Virtuoso Variations

4. December – A special gift

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“In addition to his special talent and his musicality, I like that Alexander is so sincere and passionate. And that he doesn’t try to be better or different. He is also quite good at recognizing others”
Simone Larsen from “Hver gang vi møtes”
Continue reading 4. December — A special gift

3 December – When it´s cold outside ….

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I’ll take your hat, your hair looks swell…

Alexander Rybak first recorded “Baby it’s Cold Outside” for Lotta Engberg’s Christmas album in 2009. In 2010, he performed the song on his “Swinging home for Christmas” tour, collaborating with local talents, one of whom was Annsofi. In 2012, he also recorded a version of the song with her for his “Christmas Tales” album. Continue reading 3 December — When it´s cold outside ….

2. December – The Power of a Superhero

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In December 2009, Alexander released the single “I don’t Believe in Miracles/ Superhero” (Я не верю в чудеса) in Russia. His song was used as the featured track for the Russian movie “Black Lightning” (Chernaya Molniya), which was released on New Year’s Eve in 2009.
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YA NE VERUY V CHUDESA (I DON’T BELIEVE IN MIRACLES) /SUPERHERO Lyrics here

Calendar project by Lulu – Mexico, Bita – Canada, Katie – USA, Anni – UK, Ebba – Sweden, Slavka – Slovakia, Sonya – Russia, Hilde, Marit, Venche, Tessa, May, Jorunn – Norway

1 December – That’s when the magic happens…

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Is it snowing where you live? There is always something magical about the little snowflakes falling down from the sky. The season of miracles and dreams come true has come. But just as Alex said, if your dreams are to come true, you must first dare to dream. And just as we believe we’ll Continue reading 1 December — That’s when the magic happens…

Alexander Rybak – Christmas Tales – A perfect listen

A perfect listen for the upcoming holiday season. Christmas Tales, Alexander Rybak´s album released in November 2012. The album contains songs from the American Christmas tradition spiced up with Alexander´s arrangements and violin with a jazzy twist. Included are also two original songs by Alexander «Tell Me When» and «Presents».  Listen or buy from the links below.

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Links to buy physical copies worldwide, click the logos

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Stream or download here.

Christmas Tales

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Below are some links to articles from 2012 about Alexanders Christmas album and his Christmas traditions.

Christmas Tales Booklet, slideshow  Photo: Hans Fredrik Asbjørnsen Design: Håkon Ims Illustrations: Frode Skaren

Credits and authors (link to article)

Alexander Rybak in Charity concert for Mercy Ships

Videos from the concert uploaded to AlexanderRybakVideo

Highlights from the the preparation for the concert, some of the speech during the concert and some songs by Alexander.

Article below

Published on the website of the Norwegian newspaper Dagen.no 20.11.2014 . Translation by Jorunn E.
http://www.dagen.no/Inspirasjon/sykehusskip/Merchy-Ships-samlet-over-1000-til-konsert-137522 

Mercy Ships gathered over a 1000 people

Erling Natvig in Mercy Ships hoped for a miracle when they invited people to a concert with tickets costing a thousand NOK each. Over a thousand people showed up at Grieghallen on Monday evening, which the head of the organisation was satisfied with.

We don`t know the final result yet, but we`ll get a fantastic surplus, he says.

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Performed for free

Alexander Rybak was one of the artists that performed for free for Mercy Ships. He writes in a text message that he likes to work with nice people and that Natvig did a great job explaining the concept to him.

Natvig said before the concert that the contact with Rybak was established at an airport. They had never met before, but Natvig was bold and got in touch. Three hours later he got an SMS from the artist where he asked for an e-mail.

Mercy Ships had to change course because of the Ebola epidemic.

For free 

Rybak writes that the concert went even better than he had expected and that he particularly enjoyed playing together with Ung Symfoni.

Several artists performed for free for Mercy Ships, Carl Espen Thorbjørnsen, Josefin Winther and Roda Achieng. In addition to Ung Symfoni a group of 40 strings from 9-11 years old took part too.

Will there be a concert in Bergen next year too?
I think so. One of the important things for us is to make the work known. In Bergen we, among other things, got to meet a company that wants to give some of their proceeds to our work. This is how we see the effect of the concert right away.

Old concept 

The concept isn’t new. Five years ago the organisation held a charity concert with artists like A-ha and Secret Garden, to mention just a few. Last year they missed 2000 NOK to get 1 million NOK in surplus in an evening in Kristiansand.

Will the ticket always cost a thousand NOK?
It’s the price we normally charge. We do it a bit a bit differently from others, the artists get nothing and we get a lot. I think that`s fun for them,too.

Around 50 volunteers participated in connection with the concert, for which Natvig is very grateful.

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A little fan report.

It was a great atmosphere and a well visited concert hall. People had gathered to support a good cause and enjoy the music. Alexander first did a session with the pianist Stefan Zlatanos including “Hungarian Suite”,  “Clair de Lune” and “Jealous”. Later he came back for a session with Ung Symfoni (youth symphony orchestra). My highlight was hearing him play Viva la Vida with a full orchestra. For the finale the very cute and young little musicians joined in for “Roll with the wind” and “Fairytale”.

Wish I had brought a camera instead of an old phone, here are some clips from the concert.                                                                                     Hilde M

Franklin Calleja performes Still Here by Alexander Rybak tonight at the final of MESC 2015

Happy Birthday Franklin Calleja!

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The boy with the big voice will perform Alexander Rybak´s song #StillHere at the final of Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2015 tonight. Yesterday he captured our hearts with his beautiful performance and amazed us with his vocal range. So look out for number 11 tonight at #MESC2015.

We wish the Birthday boy Franklin good luck tonight and hope he get´s a lot of votes  for his Birthday:) Link to watch the show from 20:45 CET

Yesterday´s performance 

 

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 answers fans questions from his home! New video

Alexander Rybak performs in Eurovision Gala Night Ogae 2014 Luxembourg

Alexander Rybak, Conchita Wurst and Linda Martin will perform at the Eurovision Gala Night at Casino 2000, Luxembourg.

Eurovision Galanight Ogae 2014 Luxembourg

 Info from the organiser:

Join the 7th edition of the Eurovision Gala Night Luxembourg at the prestigious Chapito venue at Casino 2000 in Luxembourg on 25th October 2014. The event will welcome three legendary Eurovision winners: Alexander Rybak (Norway 2009), Conchita Wurst (Austria 2014) and Linda Martin (Ireland 1992).

All of them will grace the Eurovision Gala Night stage in Luxembourg and perform along the 16 finalists selected in a casting in May. These 16 finalists will compete in order to carry off the trophy at the end of the night. They will be judged by a panel of 16 international jury members and by the audience. The night will be a charity event and all proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross.

Tickets cost 30 euros and can be purchased by sending a mail to contact@galanight.net or by visiting the official website of the event: www.galanight.net.
Eurovision Galanight Ogae 2014 Luxembourg – Le concours de chant Eurovision Luxembourg

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