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Alexander Rybak at “Slavyansky Bazaar 2014”

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Alexander comes to Vitebsk (Belarus) to one of the most popular music festival and song contest “Slavyansky Bazaar”. Since July 10th to July 13th he will both perform at various shows and will be a jury member of the contest. Here is his full schedule for the next days and information about TV-broadcasts:

Continue reading Alexander Rybak at “Slavyansky Bazaar 2014”

Video: Alexander Rybak – Interview on RusRadio.lt 03.07.2014

Recording by Hilde M. Translation is coming!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZKvosqpTIk

 

Alexander Rybak – Promotion tour for “Into a Fantasy” – Lithuania

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Alexander comes back to Lithuania to promote his new single and music video “Into a Fantasy”. He will visit several Lituanian cities, will appear on radio and TV and perform several concerts.

July 3rd

14.00 (13.oo CET)– Guest on Russkoye Radio Baltia. Vilnius  Link to listen online

15.00 (14.00 CET) – Guest at the Internet media portal 15min.lt. Vilnius Link

18.00 – Performance with dancers and autograph session at the main hall of Shopping and Entertainment Centre “Ozas”, Vilnius

19.00 – Presentation of music video “Into a Fantasy” in  “Multikino Cinema” before the premiere of movie “How To Train Your Dragon-2”. “Ozas” Center,  Vilnius

July 4th

7.30  (6.30 CET) – Guest in  the morning show “Labas Rytas”. Vilnius. Link to watch online

8.30 (7.30 CET) –  Guest of  Radiocentras morning show “Atsibusk su Vyteniu”. Vilnius Link to listen online

 22.00 –  Performance at night club “Galera Bar”. Sventoji, Klaipeda area  (More info here)

23.00 – Concert in night club “Fabrik”. Klaipeda (More info here)

Alexander Rybak – Promotion tour for “Into a Fantasy” – Belgium

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Alexander comes back to Belgium to promote his new single and music video “Into a Fantasy”. 

June 26th

Recording for “Mant Plaza” on Ment TV. The broadcast will be on July 6th. More info will be added

June 27th

12:00 Live interview at Radio GRK. Link to listen online

14:00 Live at “Studio TVL”,  TV Limburg. Re-broadcast on 16.15 Link to watch online

20:00 Meet & Greet with fans. Bocadero bar, Antwerpen (Belgium) Website of the bar

Interview with Alexander Rybak about the DreamWorks’ animation movie “Dragetreneren 2”

Article from Filmmagasinet, issue 5/2014

Written by: the “Newroom”. Photo: Fox

Translation by Jorunn E. English Revision by Anni Jowett.

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Alexander and the Dragon

Alexander Rybak likes “Taken” and “Fatso” and dreams of a blockbuster movie about Ole Bull with himself in the main role. Now he is of current movie interest as the Norwegian voice of Hikken in “How to Train Your Dragon – 2”. We fired off some questions about dragons and other stuff.

Hi Alexander! What do you think of Hikken? Tell us a bit about the similarities and differences between you and him.

– We both enjoy overdoing facial expressions and both have cow eyes. But Hikken stutters a lot more because he is spontaneous. I think through every word I say. And that`s both an advantage and a disadvantage when you`re dubbing a movie, I often have to put on a different hat and step into the role a 100 %.

Continue reading Interview with Alexander Rybak about the DreamWorks’ animation movie “Dragetreneren 2”

Alexander Rybak in the Ukrainian morning show “Snidanok z 1+1”. 19.06.14

 Recorded by Tessa Lande. English translation and subs by Julia B. English revising by Anni Jowett. 

Alexander Rybak – Promotion tour for “Into a Fantasy” – Ukraine

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This week Alexander Rybak starts his promo tour in Europe to promote his new single and new music video “Into a Fantasy” – the sound-track to the movie “How To Train Your Dragon-2” by Dream Works. During the next weeks he will visit Ukraine, Belarus, Belgium and Lithuania. More countries will be hopefully added soon. Check his full Schedule for more details.

The honour to be the first country in the promo-tour belongs to UKRAINE.   

Promotional visit of Alexander Rybak in Kiev

June 18
11:30  – Alexander at the on-line press-conference in Komsomolskaya Pravda.
Link  to ask questions and to watch online
14:00 – Alexander at the online conference at Tochka.net.
Link to ask questions and to watch online
June 19
8.30  – Alexander is a guest in the morning show “Snidanok” at 1+1 TV channel.
Link to watch online
9:00 – 10:00 – Live at “Nashe radio”
Link to listen online
13:00 – 14:00 – Live at “Lux FM”
Link to listen online
14:30 – Online-chat with Alexander Rybak on GolosUA Link to chat
18:00 – Autograph-session of Alexander Rybak at the foyer of “Cinema City” (3rd floor Ocean Plaza)
19:00 – Presentation of music video “Into a Fantasy” at “Cinema City” in Ocean Plaza with popular hosts Anna Sviridova and Sergey Galibin. Admission by invitations only!

 

 

20 hours in Ål with Alexander Rybak – A video report by Hilde M.

So once again many had travelled to see Alexander Rybak perform. About 20 Facebookies from around the world. And the occasion was to see Alexander reunited with Frikar for a last performance of Fairytale together at the Folk music Festival in Ål, Norway. The home of Ulf-Arne Johannnesen, from Frikar and he was also the manager of the festival. Continue reading 20 hours in Ål with Alexander Rybak — A video report by Hilde M.

Alexander Rybak – A Fairytale in Moscow – 5 years anniversary

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Once upon a time, 5 years ago when we were younger, the Fairytale started. Alexander won the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow with a record high number of points and he won our hearts. Today, 5 years later, his record is still standing and our Fairytale Fiddler is still capturing our hearts. We celebrate by looking back on some golden moments from 2009, which were never published here before 🙂

Article published before the  start of 1st Semi-Final on 12.05.2009

Author: Nina Skyrud Photo: Trond Reidar Teigen Source: rb.no

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Translated by Tessa Lande. English revising by Katie Anderson.

 

IT CAN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS

Whatever happens, Alexander has already won.
Whether Alexander Rybak wins Eurovision or not, he has already won the hearts of all on behalf of himself, Norway and all those who stand out in the crowd.
He had already jumped through the screen in Kjempesjansen with his own song “Foolin'”. And made viewers gasp for breath, thinking: Wow, what is this?It is incredibly rare to experience a top-trained classical musician with such a natural and heartfelt ability to communicate. He was not an old fellow when he closed his ears to the skeptics’ attempts to get him to limit himself to a career as a classical violinist. He wanted to perform the music as he felt it, both his own and others. Because when Alexander Rybak plays Rolf Løvland’s “Secret Garden”, It’s hard to remember to breathe.
Continue reading Alexander Rybak — A Fairytale in Moscow — 5 years anniversary

Video: Alexander Rybak – 14 days in Moscow before the ESC final in 2009

Tonight it is Eurovision Song Contest Final in Copenhagen, and that brings us memories from 5 years ago, when the Final of Eurovision was in Moscow and… you all know what happened back then. To make a symbolic celebration of the 5 years since Alexander’s victory, we’d like to introduce you to this documentary, made by NRK back in 2009, first broadcasted on 16.5.2009 as a pre-party for the final. So here it is in full HD and with English subs.

Recording by May Elisabeth. Translation and subs by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Alexander Rybak – Concert with children in Göteborg 06.04.204 – Report by Ebba Raab

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All the pictures are taken by Ebba Raab

This comes really late but here is my report of the concert in Göteborg. We arrived to Gothemburg about 1 hour late. Never count on SJ to be on time… I decided it was no idea to go to the hotel and instead I hurried to the info to get a map over the town, It was my time in Gothemburg not spent at the station. The girl at the info heard I was from Stockholm and asked what I was doing in Gothemburg. I told her about the concert, she had no clue who Alexander was, but told me to enjoy it. I got to the place I thought was the concert hall but wondered if I was right.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Concert with children in Göteborg 06.04.204 — Report by Ebba Raab

Alexander Rybak about Eurovision in Russian talk-show “Live”

Alexander Rybak was a guest in Russian talk-show “Live” on Russia-1 channel, which was broadcasted before and after the 1st Semi-final of Eurovision Song Contest 2014 on May 6th. He performed his hit “Fairytale”  and participated to the live discussion about Eurovision. Here we gathered all parts with him in one video 🙂 Enjoy!

Upload, video edition and subs by Julia B. Translation by Inna F. & Julia B. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Alexander Rybak – Covers in “Hver Gang Vi Møtes”

Covers by Alexander Rybak in “Hver gang vi møtes”

The concept of the show is that 7 artists live together for 10 days and everyone have their special day where they are celebrated with covers of their songs by the 6 other artists. Watch and listen to all the covers with lyrics in the YouTube playlist below. 

Watch all the episodes of the show HERE

Covers by Alexander: 

“Lucky One” by Øivind Elg Elgenes
“Strange Little Bird” by Anneli Drecker
“Smooth Escape” by Simone Eriksrud
“Kan Eg Gjørr Någe Med Det” (Can I do something about it) by Sigvart Dagsland.
“Money” / “Penger er ikke alt” by Samsaya
“Ut” (Out) by Lars Lillo-Stenberg
“All I wanna do” by Simone Eriksrud
“Ka E Du Redd For” (What are you afraid of?) by Sigvart Dagsland
“Neste Sommer” (Next summer) by Lars Lillo-Stenberg

All the songs are available to buy on iTunes and on CD. Click HERE to find out more about it!

Watch and listen to all the covers in this YT-playlist

 

Articles: Alexander Rybak held Master-class for Belarusian students

Article from www.sb.by published on 18.04.2014

Text: Yuliana Leonovich. Photo: Vitaliy Gil’

English translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Katie Anderson.

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Came. Performed. Conquered.

The most Belarusian Norwegian, Alexander Rybak, arrived in Minsk again. Yesterday afternoon the winner of “Eurovision- 2009” found a few hours in his busy schedule to talk with young singers and musicians. The charming artist was met by the auditorium of the university of culture not just with applause, but with a standing ovation. Rybak willingly posed in front of cameras, gave advice and answered the most tricky questions. There was no hint of a star disease – anyone could get an autograph and a picture with the idol.

Continue reading Articles: Alexander Rybak held Master-class for Belarusian students

Alexander Rybak – Duets Day in HGVM with Reviews

The last episode of 3rd season of “Hver gang vi møtes” was traditionally dedicated to duets, when one or several artists featured another artist during the performance of his/her song. Alexander was involved in 3 duets. Here are full episode with subs, the songs took part in and reviews of them made by the largest Norwegian newspapers. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Duets Day in HGVM with Reviews

Alexander in the 5th episode of HGVM – Sigvart Dagsland’s Day

Sigvart Dagsland’s day in “Hver gang vi møtes 2014”

A shortened version of the 5th episode of the TV-show “Hver gang vi møtes”, which was broadcast on TV2 on 29.03.2014. Below the episode video, you’ll find  Alexander’s brilliant performance of Sigvart’s song “Kan Eg Gjørr Någe Med Det” with intro and lyrics in different languages. Enjoy! 🙂

Upload, English translation and subs by TessaLa. English revision by Anni Jowett and Katie Andersson

Kan Eg Gjørr Någe Med Det – with intro and review HGVM  

Upload, English translation and subs by Hilde M. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Alexander Rybak – Cover of “Ut” by Lars Lillo-Stenberg – Reviews

REVIEWS:

TV2.no – Rybak surprised 
Alexander Rybak finds the party mood with the alcohol happy song “Ut ” (Out) from the 2005 album ” Festen er ikke over…..det er kake igjen” (The party is not over … there is cake left ). The choice of song surprised Lars Lillo.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Cover of “Ut” by Lars Lillo-Stenberg — Reviews

Alexander Rybak in the 4th episode of HGVM – Simone’s Day

Here is a shortened version of the 4th episode of TV-show “Hver gang vi møtes”, which was broadcasted on TV2 channel on 22.03.2014. And the separate video of Alexander’s performance of Simone’s song “Smooth escape” with intro and lyrics in different languages. Enjoy! 🙂

Recording & video edition by Venche M.  English translation by Jorunn Ekre. English revision by Anni Jowett. Subs by Julia B.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-nMhgvwBZA&feature=youtu.be

Smooth Escape + Inro + lyrics

Upload and English translation by Hilde M. English revision, subtitles and transcribe of lyrics by Anni J.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su6lIwzGcmg&list=UU-sbLDm2lPOOB4fOfMqo8-Q

 

Alexander Rybak – Cover version of “Money” by Samsaya – Reviews

Rybak was a clever rapper.
Alexander started the day with «Money» the single from 2009 and has translated the lyrics from English to Norwegian. This was anything but what Samsaya had expected.
– It was a super-surprise. He had translated it to “Penger er ikke alt” (Money ain’t all), and it was so cool. He had really put work into that song. I got an incredibly good feeling, and he was a very clever rapper. Super-good and surprising start,- says Samsaya to TV2.

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VG.no by Stein Østbø 05.04.2014
Alexander Rybak – Money – Dice 4

Alexander as rapper? Well, that is not the most successful part of this version, but he brings welcomed sunshine into the the refrain where the original is darker and more edgy- it almost becomes better and more uplifting. A plus for a good Norwegian translation, but put a hoodie on next time you want to play b-boy Alexander…..

Dagbladet.no 05.04.2014 Øyvind Rønning
Alexander Rybak – Money (Samsaya/Lindal) – Dice 4
Samsaya is probably the biggest challenge for the TV-viewers, mostly because so few of her songs are known to the general public. Alexander Rybak started the party as rapper, just the like the Indian-Norwegian artist started, with a synth and without a fiddle – and he shall be honoured for doing something else other than what’s expected. “De fattigste av oss er de som bare har penger” (Because the poorest of us, are those who just have money) sounds like an okay translation of a song originally written in English. Rybak radiates as usual, the refrain is catchy and suddenly he is Samsaya’s “little brother in Norway” as she burst out thrilled.

Article about the concerts of Alexander Rybak with children’s orchestra in Nittedal

Published in a paper issue of Varingen on 26.3.14.
Journalist: Liv Seiff
Found and translated by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett.

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FIERY. Alexander delivered fiery and well, and pulled the young string players enthusiastically with him.

Frenetic strings and wild virtuous Goblin dance.

Twice they filled up the Bjarntesaula. Alexander Rybak and 140 young strings. A Fairytale.
– It was an incredible amount of people. This is almost the test of whether we need a cultural house or not, I thought beforehand. Rybak is coming, are the people from Nittedal interested? And they were,- said Torbjørn Olsen, the leader of the workgroup “Rybak”.

Continue reading Article about the concerts of Alexander Rybak with children’s orchestra in Nittedal

Alexander Rybak – Cover version of “Kan eg gjørr någe med det” by Sigvart Dagsland

Touched by Rybak
Alexander Rybak concludes the tribute with the 2001 song “Kan eg gjørr någe med det?” and his version touches Sigvart.

– When he did the violin intro and started on the high tones, I was very touched. He has a tremendous musicality. I recognize myself a bit in Alexander, even though we come from very different places, but we click with each other on musicality. It was a beautiful moment, I think. (Ref. TV2.no)

REVIEWS

Translated by Tessa Lande. Revised by Katie Anderson.

Dagbladet: Dice 6  (Dagsland/Roalkvam):

An appropriate contribution to the debate after Sigvart has spoken about his reaction to the church’s opposition to homosexuality. And – it is no coincidence that Rybak is the final performer.

This is going to be the best, and he is serious about it! Rybak cultivates interaction and the combination of fiddle, vocals and the simplistic arrangement, and puts all of himself into the song. We have never heard him sing this way – sorely and with strong empathy. The gypsy inspired fiddle playing is both virtuosic and beautiful, and underlines the seriousness and drama. Sigvart claims that he is not easily moved, and here he balances narrowly. A grandiose finale!

VG: Dice 4   (Stein Østbø)
Alexander sings powerfully, but a little bit staccato. He still gives the song an additional coat of naked melancholy through his fiddle. The arrangement is beautiful, dramatic, dark blue and quite a bit sensitive, without ever tending to emotion.

Alexander’s Day in HGVM – Full Episode

Recording by Venche M. English translation by Jorunn E., Laila S., Tessa La, Hilde M. English revision by Anni Jowett. Subs by Julia B.

Alexander Rybak – Interview on nrk.no and host in “Min Favorittmusikk 26.03.14

Article published at NRK.no on 26.03.2014

Journalist: Ola Nymo Trulsen

Found by Ragnhild Veire. Translated by Venche M. English revising by Anni Jowett.


– I will never forget my classical roots,- Alexander Rybak said when he took over the airwaves for an hour to be radio DJ on NRK Classic.

In the programme “My Favourite Music” on Tuesday it was the artist Alexander Rybak’s turn to pick out his favourite pieces.

– Versatility is the key for me. No genre is more versatile than classical music,- Rybak said right at the start of the broadcast and fired up “Champagne gallop.”

 


Deeply concentrated: There is something familiar with this stand in! Alexander Rybak prepares a broadcast in NRK classic newsroom.
Photo: Sven Ole Engelsvold / NRK Classic

 

Rybak even played one of the few recorded tracks where he is the solo violinist.

– I am very self-critical. That is why I rarely recorded tracks as violinist. But I tried it though five years ago, as a bonus track on my pop record,- Rybak says and spin starts his own interpretation of Rakhamninovs “Vocalise”.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Interview on nrk.no and host in “Min Favorittmusikk 26.03.14

Alexander Rybak’s Day in HGVM. 15.03.2014

Last Saturday it was Day of honour of Alexander Rybak in “Hver Gang Vi Møtes”. Every of 6 artists have made a cover of his song. Here you can watch the performance and what Alexander tells about the original songs, about the covers and what the artists think about the songs and their own performances. The videos are listed in a performing order:

 

Samsaya – “Europe Skies”

Music: Alexander Rybak, Lyrics: Alexander Rybak & Thomas Waernes

Upload by Tessa Lande. Translation by Jorunn Ekre. English revision and subs by Anni Jowett.

Sigvart Dagsland – “13 Horses”

Music and lyrics by Alexander Rybak

Upload by Tessa Lande. English translation by Marit O. Subs by Sonya Luzina. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak’s Day in HGVM. 15.03.2014

Dagbladet interviewed Alexander Rybak before his trip to Belgium

Article published in Dagbladet on 16.03.2014

Author: Merete Skogrand

Translated by Jorunn Ekre. English revising by Anni Jowett.

TO BELGIUM: Tonight Alexander Rybak will be onstage in Belgium in connection with Eurovision. He will be performing with children. Photo by  Nina Hansen

I always try to find a new incentive to play Fairytale.


Tonight Rybak will be onstage at Eurovision again.


Yesterday Lars Lillo-Stenberg did a new Version of Alexander Rybak’s song “Fairytale” in “Hver Gang vi Møtes” and the reviewer in Dagbladet gave 6 on the dice.

The song became an immediate hit and a door opener to the 27 year old when he won the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow in 2009, and has given him an enormous success. Rybak has played the song numerous times since, but feels he will never get tired of the pop song with a violin sound.

Continue reading Dagbladet interviewed Alexander Rybak before his trip to Belgium

Article about Alexander Rybak’s Day in HGVM

Article published in Side2.no on  15.03.2014

Author: Vibeke Johnsen

Found by Venche M. Eanglish translation by Laila S.H. English revising by Anni Jowett.

Alexander Rybak is tonight’s host of "Hver Gang Vi Møtes". Photo: TV2

“You could have got me to the altar now”

– I am not easily touched,- Alexander Rybak said in “Hver Gang Vi Møtes”. But the best interpretation of the night touched everyone.

This song was written during a time when I still trusted blindly in people,- Alexander Rybak said in tonight’s “Hver Gang Vi Møtes”. And it was Sigvart Dagsland who touched and surprised the most when he in tonight’s program had rewritten the ballad “13 Horses” in Norwegian.

Continue reading Article about Alexander Rybak’s Day in HGVM

Alexander Rybak’s Day: Cover versions of his songs by HGVM artists

Touched Rybak to tears:  Alexander Rybak struggled to hold back the tears when Sigvart Dagsland performed a tremendous version of “13 Horses” in “Hver gang vi møtes. The women around the table on their side did nothing to hide her tears. Ref: Stein Østbø, VG

English translation by Venche M. and Hildebjorg H. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Samsaya – “Europe Skies” 

Samsaya starts

Samsaya opened the musical day with “Europe’s Skies” from Alexander’s album “No Boundaries” from 2010.
Alexander thinks Samsaya has done interesting things with his song.
– I have always believed that what makes my songs, is the usage of classic chords, but Samsaya took it away and it worked. And she makes an insane performance as well. She simplified the chords. I think it’s only her who could make the song believable that way,- says Alexander to TV 2.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak’s Day: Cover versions of his songs by HGVM artists

If I die tomorrow – I would die happy – Se&Hør 14.03.14

Always cosy whenever we meet

For the first time Alexander Rybak shows off his apartement at Aker Brygge.

Welcome! Alexander Rybak (27) is of current interest with the TV2 success “Hver Gang Vi Møtes”.

– I got along best with Sigvart Dagsland. He thinks of music at the same level as me. I am already looking forward to the next time I’ll see him, he tells.

The busy guy with the fiddle is traveling most of the time. He is away from home 250 days a year. When he happens to be at his apartment at Aker Brygge in Oslo he enjoys relaxing in front of his new 55 inch 4K-TV.

Article in the paper issue of Se & Hør, published 13.4.2014. Text:
 Per Sigve Kleppe. Photos: Henning Jensen
Found, scanned and translated by Jorunn E. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Alexander opens the doors to his bachelor burrow

Bachelor burrow: The 55 inch TV is the centerpiece of the living room. – I enjoy life when I get to sit on the couch and play video games, said Alexander Rybak.

I have learnt to enjoy life when I`m at home. This is my “safe house”. I play TV-games, watch movies and build LEGO. LEGO is what I busy myself with when I write lyrics, he tells.

Lives here: In 2010 Alexander bought a 90 square metre apartment at the attractive area Aker Brygge in Oslo. He paid a little over five million Norwegian krone for it.

– I remember I got scolded by my Norwegian teacher in primary school. We got a book, and we students were going to read one chapter a week. I read the book in a few hours. The teacher did not believe me and got grumpy, smiles Alexander.

Could have been burnt out 

Playing the violin at Alexander’s level is a demanding exercise. Dad Igor tells they are happy he doesn’t only give violin concerts.

Proud parents: Mom Natalia and Dad Igor think it’s cosy meeting their son when he’s at home in Oslo.

– If that was the case, my son would’ve been burnt out already. It`s difficult to understand how demanding it is to give a violin concert, tells Igor who says his son was already a capable violinist at the age of six.

Many people claim that Alexander has the gene of a genius in his body. Like many other geniuses he has chosen his own path. Sometimes things have become too much for him, like when he hit his hand against the wall in rage. And when he smashed his violin during a rehearsal.

Alexander Natalia Igor Rybak Apartment Aker Brygge

Sushi dinner:  The Rybak family are having a very nice time chatting around the dinner table. Alexander served sushi.

World fame: Here Alexander Rybak is pictured during his performance of Fairytale at the final in Moscow in 2009. This was the moment that changed his life. 

Nice memories: The trophy of all trophies is standing on the mantle: The proof that he won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 with the legendary Fairytale

Sleepless nights

Home studio: Alexander creates much of his music here.Currently he is busy with his own musical “Troll”.

– I can go 12 days in a row with four to five hours of sleep. Then I’m out of balance. If it`s in addition to a big pressure similar things like when I hit my hand against the wall and had to wear a cast occurred. But now I have learnt to live with it. Now I’m able to stay calm in such situations.

The MGP-legend is used to high and low tunes. The music reflects his life.
– Sometimes I don’t feel anything. It’s all empty. During those periods I’m the most susceptible, and often those are the times when I create new music, he tells.

Could`ve been “The Bachelor” 

Music has given Alexander opportunities and great offers. Some things he has accepted, others he regrets turning down.

Builds LEGO: Every time I’m home I start building a new LEGO project. To me this is work, since I write song lyrics while I make myself busy with these constructions.

– I turned down being a guest at the Oprah Winfrey show a few years ago. Also I turned down participating in the Ukrainian celebrity Version of “The Bachelor”. They offered me 8 million Krone, but I had a girlfriend at the time. If I had received the offer today, the answer would’ve surely been different, he says smiling.

At the age of 27, however, he has achieved more than most people. That’s why it’s suitable to finish this article with these words from Alexander:

– This isn’t something a mother or father enjoys hearing, but I can say that if I died today I would’ve died a lucky man.

Alexander Rybak in the 2nd episode of HGVM – Anneli Drecker’s Day

Here is a shortened version of the second episode of TV-show “Hver gang vi møtes”, which was broadcasted on TV2 channel on 08.03.2014. Also there is a  separate video of Alexander asking Anneli about her tour with A-HA , which weren’t included to the 2nd episode, and the separate video of Alexander’s performance of Anneli’s song “Strange Little Bird” with lyrics. Enjoy! 🙂

Recording, video edition, English translation and subs by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak in the 2nd episode of HGVM – Anneli Drecker’s Day

Alexander Rybak – Interview to Dagbladet. 14.03.2014

Article in a paper issue of Dagbladet from 14.03. 2014

Author: Merete Skogrand

Found and translated by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Professional: You have to embrace the whole profession, if not you are not meant to be an artist.

HAS LEARNED TO SAY NO

Alexander Rybak has learned to sleep, to say no, and he has stopped arguing with the sound engineers.

Uh-huh … we just wondered if we could get an autograph and picture. Three girls looking up at Alexander Rybak.

– Of course,- he says, and offers them to kiss him on the cheek. The 27 year old from Nesodden won the 2009 Eurovision in Russia. “Fairytale” instantly became a megahit. In the period after there were concerts, concerts, concerts, tours, autographs, hotel, travel and interviews. Now he takes part in “Hver gang vi møtes” on TV2, and in tomorrow’s episode Rybak said that he was only home five days during the whole 2010.
Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Interview to Dagbladet. 14.03.2014

Alexander Rybak in Norwegian press due to upcoming episode of HGVM. 14.03.2014

Rybak speaks out about ESC-time: – I was stressed and overworked.

Article published on tv2.no Author: Tore WaskaasFound and translated by Tessa Lande. English revision by Katie Anderson.

Alexander Rybak speaks about crushing his violin, and when he broke his hand. Continue reading Alexander Rybak in Norwegian press due to upcoming episode of HGVM. 14.03.2014

The Actual Schedule Of The Fiddler

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picture by Ulli C.

This schedule was originally created, and is maintained, as a collection of all Alexander’s events found by fans through the Internet and other sources.

For an official calendar, try his website and FB page.

Januar 2015

January 1st, 2015 – Interview with Alexander Rybak   on Ukrainian TV-channel Music Box UA made after the “New year and Christmas Show” 13.12.14. It’s possible to watch it online here: http://www.musicboxua.tv/content/online-tv

January 2nd, 2015 – Radio interview on NRK P1, local radio station Hedmark and Oppland. Link to listen online NRKP1. Link to the teh interview with English subs here

Januar 2nd, 2015 – Alexander Rybak and “Ungdomssymfonikerne” (Youth Symphony” with a New Years Concert in Terningen Arena, Elverum, Norway. More info will come. Tickets for sale here. Website for info here

Januar 3rd, 2015 – Alexander Rybak and “Ungdomssymfonikerne” (Youth Symphony” with a New Years Concert in Oslo Konserthus, Oslo, Norway. More info will come. Tickets for sale here. Website for info here

January 6th, 2015 – Re-broadcasting at 17.00 local time, 16.00 CET of the interview sent 1st of January. Link to watch online: http://www.musicboxua.tv/content/online-tv

January 15th, 2015 – Alexander performs at the opening show as one of the 24 artists who takes part in the offical anthem of WC Handball 2015. The opening show is held at Lusial Multipurpose Hall and starts at 19.00 local time (17.00 CET). More info to come.

January 17th, 2015 – Alexander Rybak will perform at “Time To Show” dance studio’s  5th Anniversary Concert at Veterinary Academy (Grand Hall), Tilsit g. 18, Kaunas, Lithuania. The concert starts at 19.oo local time. More info here 

POSTPONED – will be rescheduled – January 25th, 2015 – Alexander will perform at the concert “A Night of Music and Storytelling” “Music Builds a House” for Habitat for Humanity at 19.00 local time at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. More info about place and concert and link to buy tickets you’ll find here

cancelled – January 31st,  Meet & Greet from 16.00 to 18.00 before Alexander’s  performance at The Wiener Regenbogen Ball. Location: Gugg, Heumühlgasse 14, 1040 Vienna.  More info here.

cancelled – January 31st – Alexander Rybak is a star-guest at the 18th Wiener Regenbogen Ball, Parkhotel Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria. More info here. Bay tickets here. Program here

February 2015

February 1st, Family concert with Superbarna in Norde Ål chruch,Lillehammer, Norway. Starts at 18.00 CET. Tickets to buy at the entrance.  More info here.

Febryary 6th – 8th, 2015 – Alexander Rybak takes part in seminar and concert in the Festival “Midtvinterdans” in Verdal, Norway. More info here.

February 4th, 2015, Recording of the TV-show “One to One” on Channel Russian 1. It’s possible to be in the audience. Read more here

February 8th,  2015 – Premiere of the populare Russian TV-show “One to One” on Channel Russian one, starting at 15.00 Sunday  local time. Pre-recorded 04.02.15. Link to watch live here.

February 10th, 2015, Recording of the TV-show “One to One” on Channel Russian 1. It’s possible to be in the audience. Read more here

February 15th,  2015 – Second episode of the populare Russian TV-show “One to One” on Channel Russian one, starting at 15.00 Sunday  Moscow time. Pre-recorded 10.2.15. Link to watch live here. from 15:00, and already here from 13:00. (timezone difference in Russia)

February 17th, 2015, Recording of the TV-show “One to One” on Channel Russian 1. It’s possible to be in the audience. Read more here

February 19th, 2015, Recording of the TV-show “One to One” on Channel Russian 1. It’s possible to be in the audience. Read more here

February 22nd,  2015 – Third episode of the populare Russian TV-show “One to One” on Channel Russian one, starting at 15.00 Sunday  local time. Link to watch live here at 15:00 and already here from 13:00. (due to timezone difference in Russia).

March

March 1st, 2015 – Forth episode of the populare Russian TV-show “One to One” on Channel Russian one, starting at 15.00 Sunday  local time. Link to watch live here at 15:00 and already here from 13:00. (due to timezone difference in Russia).

March 4th and 5th, 2015 – Recording of the TV-show “One to One” on Channel Russian 1. It’s possible to be in the audience. Follow their FB and homepage for more information about tickets.

March 6-8th, 2015 – Alexander Rybak, Orchestra seminar and concert in Sandnes Culture House 8th of March.

March 8th, 2015 – Orchestra concert in Sandnes Culturhouse, Sandnes, Norway, with Sandnes Culture School Youth Symphony and  Sandnes Culture School Young Strings. Link to buy tickets billettservice.no . More info here

March 8th, 2015 – NB! New time this Sunday– Fifth episode of the populare Russian TV-show “One to One” on Channel Russian one, starting at 14:20 Sunday  local time. Link to watch live here at 14:20 and already here from 12:20. (due to timezone difference in Russia).

March 9th, 2015 – Alexander in Lithuania for recording of the  TV show “KK2 penktadienis” / KK2 Friday where he will perform. The show will be broadcasted later in March. It’s possible to be in the audience. Read more about the event in Lithuanian here. Link to even in English here.

March 15th, 2015 – sixth episode of the populare Russian TV-show “One to One” on Channel Russian one, starting at 15.00 Sunday  local time. Link to watch live here at 15:00 and already here from 13:00. (due to timezone difference in Russia)

March 18th and 19th, 2015, Recording of the TV-show “One to One” on Channel Russian 1. It’s possible to be in the audience. Follow their FB and homepage for more information about tickets.

March 22nd, 2015,  Seventh episode of “One to One” show on Channel Russia1, starting at 15.00 Sunday  local time. Link to watch live here at 15:00 and already here from 13:00. (due to timezone difference in Russia)

March 23rd, 2015, Recording of the TV-show “One to One” on Channel Russian 1. It’s possible to be in the audience. Follow their FB and homepage for more information about tickets.

March 25, 2015 – Performing at an annual “Internal Grand Prix” show for students in Trondheim, Norway.

March 27th, 2015 – Broadcasting of the pre-recorded Lithuanian talk show “KK2 Friday”on LNK at 18.30 CET.

March 29th, 2015,  Eigth episode of “One to One” show on Channel Russia1, starting at 15.00 Sunday  local time. Link to watch live here at 15:00 and already here from 13:00. (due to timezone difference in Russia)

April 2015

April 1st and 2nd, 2015 – Recording of the TV-show “One to One” on Channel Russian 1. It’s possible to be in the audience. Follow their FB and homepage for more information about tickets.

April 5th, 2015,  Ninth episode of “One to One” show on Channel Russia1, starting at 16.55 on Sunday  local time (15:55 CET). Link to watch live here at 16:55 and already here from 14:55. (due to timezone difference in Russia)

April 10th, 2015 – Alexander will perform at the “Eurovision Pre-Party Riga”, Riga, Latvia. Se more info here

April 12th, 2015,  10th episode of “One to One” show on Channel Russia1, starting at 16.55 on Sunday  local time (15:55 CET). Link to watch live here at 16:55 and already here from 14:55. (due to timezone difference in Russia)

April 15th and 16th, 2015 – Recording of the TV-show “One to One” on Channel Russian 1. It’s possible to be in the audience. Follow their FB and homepage for more information about tickets.

April 19th, 2015,  11th episode of “One to One” show on Channel Russia1, starting at 16.55 on Sunday  local time (15:55 CET). Link to watch live here at 16:55 and already here from 14:55. (due to timezone difference in Russia)

April 25th, 2015 – Grand Concert with “Team Sulebak” and children’s choir.  Kilden Konserthus, Kristiansand  (Norway)  Buy tickets here

April 26th, 2015,  12th episode of “One to One” show on Channel Russia1, starting at 16.55 on Sunday  local time (15:55 CET). Link to watch live here at 16:55 and already here from 14:55. (due to timezone difference in Russia)

May 2015

May 10th, 2015,  13th episode of “One to One” show is a tribute to the celebration of “Victory-Day” 9th of May. In this episode there is no voting.  Channel Russia1, starting at 16.55 on Sunday  local time (15:55 CET). Link to watch live here at 16:55 and already here from 14:55. (due to timezone difference in Russia)

May 17th, 2015  14th episode of “One to One” show, and the last one before the final on Channel Russia1, starting at 16.55 on Sunday  local time (15:55 CET). Link to watch live here at 16:55 and already here from 14:55. (due to timezone difference in Russia)

May 24th , 2015,  15th episode of “One to One” show and the FINAL on Channel Russia1, starting at 16.55 on Sunday  local time (15:55 CET). Link to watch live here at 16:55 and already here from 14:55. (due to timezone difference in Russia) This date is not confirmed yet.

May 31st, 2015,  The last episode of this season of  “One to One” show with a summing up of the best performances of the whole season. The date is not confirmed yet.

June 2015

June 27- 5th of July, 2015 – Alexander Rybak has the role as Ole Bull in the outdoor historical play “Soot spelet 2015”, Ørje, Norway. 10 shows, starting the 27th of June, and then the 28th and 30th of June and 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th of July. There will be two plays the 4th and 5th.  Their website here . Book tickets here.

September 2015

September 18-20 , 2015 – Orchestra/Corps seminar Stavanger

September 20th, 2015 – Final concert 16.00 at Kuppelhallen, Stavanger Cultur House. More info will come.

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Alexander Rybak in the 1st episode of HGVM – Elg’s Day

Here is a shortened version of the first episode of TV-show “Hver gang vi møtes”, which was broadcasted on TV2 channel on 01.03.2014. We have gathered all the parts related to Alexander and put translation on it. Enjoy 🙂

Recording, video edition and subs by Tessa Lande. Translation by Tessa Lande and Jorunn E. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Full version of Alexander’s performance of “Lucky One” with lyrics in different languages:

Alexander Rybak – Cover version of “Strange Little Bird” by Anneli Drecker

Anneli Drecker:Beautifully played and a wonderful performance.

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Alexander Rybak in “Hver gang vi møtes 2014” (Every Time We Meet) – a reality TV-show for artists.

7 artists meet and live together for 10 days at a farm. The concept is a cozy get-together, where the artists shall perform their own covers of the other artists’ songs. Each artist has a day that is designated to them. The artist chooses the activities during the day, and later the other artists perform this artist’s songs at the dinner table in the evening.
Alexander Rybak took part of the 3rd season of this popular Norwegian TV-show. The show is broadcast on TV2 and all the cover song are released in Mp3 format on iTunes, Spotify and TIDAL, and 3 selected songs from each episode are also released on a physical CD.

Alexander’s  covers and songs:
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on iTunes only available in Norway)

Lucky One” – iTunes  Spotify TIDAL
Strange Little Bird” – iTunes Spotify  TIDAL
Smooth Escape” – iTunes  Spotify TIDAL
Kan eg gjørr någe med det?” – iTunes  Spotify TIDAL
Penger er ikke alt” (Money) – Itunes Spotify TIDAL
UT” – iTunes Spotify TIDAL

Alexander Rybak’s Day  6 songiTunes   Spotify TIDAL

Duets day:
“All I Wanna Do” – “Ka e du redd for?” – “Neste sommer” – iTunes  Spotify TIDAL

The final “Hver gang vi møtes” CD – contains  3 songs from each episode 

and can be played on Spotify or TIDAL   

or the physical CD can be ordered from: 

Sweden – CDon.se
D
enmark – CDon.dk

Finland – CDon.fn
Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Spain, Italy, Greece, Germany, France, Portugal, UK, Ireland, The Netherlands – CDon.eu
Norway  – Platekompaniet.no

NB! The CD is no longer available for ordering neither on CDon or Platekompaniet

 

Track list:
01 Everyone Needs A Friend – Sigvart Dagsland
02 Lucky One – Alexander Rybak
03 Lang desember natt (Long December Night) – Anneli Drecker
04 Rykte (Rumour) – Lars Lillo-Stenberg
05 Sparks – Elg
06 You Don´t Have To Change – Simone Eriksrud
07 13 Hester (13 Horses) – Sigvart Dagsland
08 5000 Letters – Anneli Drecker
09 Eventyr (Fairytale) – Lars Lillo-Stenberg
10 Real Name – Anneli Drecker
11 Tattooed On My Mind – Samsaya
12 Last Days And Nights Of Rock And Roll – Elg
13 De umulige – Simone Eriksrud
14 Se så lykkelige – Samsaya
15 Kan eg gjør någe med det? – Alexander Rybak
16 Penger (Money) – Alexander Rybak
17 Eple (Apple) – Lars Lillo-Stenberg
18 Forandring (Change) – Sigvart Dagsland
19 Tøff i pysjamas – Samsaya
20 Klokken er mye nå – Simone Eriksrud
21 Hjernen er alene – Elg
22 Ka e du redd for? – Sigvart Dagsland & Anneli Drecker, Alexander on violin
23 Nagen hud – Simone Eriksrud & Lars Lillo-Stenberg
24 Neste sommer – Lars Lillo, Alexander Rybak, Samsaya, Elg, Anneli Drecker, Simone Eriksrud & Sigvart Dagsland

Schedule Archive 2014 – Alexander Rybak

Alexander Rybak’s events in 2014

January 11th, 2014 – Concert with Sogn og Fjordane Symphonic Orchestra (SOFORK). Førdehuset – Storsalen, Førde (Norway)

January 12th, 2014 –   Concert with Sogn og Fjordane Symphonic Orchestra (SOFORK). Trivselshagen- Storsalen, Sandane (Norway)

January 30th – February 1nd, 2014 – Visit to Finland:

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