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I have learned to control myself better – Alexander Rybak to Moskovsky Komsomolets 27.04.2018

Alexander Rybak, the hero of Moscow Eurovision made it to Lisbon not without good reason

 
Source: mk.ru Published: 23.04.2018, Text:  Artur Gasparjan
Published in the paper issue №27673 “Moskovsky Komsomolets” on the 27th April 2018.
Translated by Mónika Menyhért, revised by Karina Solberg and Anni Jowett
 

Any day now, the first rehearsals of the Eurovision Song Contest-2018 will start in Lisbon. The current theme of the musical “Olympics” “All Aboard” symbolises not only the completion of the nightmare for the organisers because of last year’s squabbles around the “Crimean greetings in a wheelchair” from Russia, which led to a boycott by the very same Russia of the contest in Kiev, but it has other, more pleasant meanings: for example, a record number of countries – 43 –, including the same Russia with the same Julia Samoylova, who will finally realise her pink dream of participating in the contest, as well as the presence of extremely iconic characters of the Eurovision circus. One of these cherries on the cake was the appearance of the famous Norwegian-Belarusian Alexander Rybak among the contestants.

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Alexander Rybak on the Blue Carpet in ESC 2018 Lisbon 06.05.2018

Alexander Rybak at the opening ceremony of the Eurovision Song Contest ESC 2018 Lisbon 

The opening ceremony  took place 6th of May on the Lisbon riverside, next to MAAT, the Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia. 

With the theme of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest revolving around the oceans, the organisers chose to replace the traditional red carpet with a spectacular blue carpet.

Alexander and his team were nr 30 to walk the carpet, but were the last one to finish 3 hours after they started, and it was already dark. Most of the interviews made on the Blue Carpet, you’ll find in the playlist below.

Photo by Vyacheslav ProkofyevTASS via Getty Images

 

Eurovision royalty graces the Blue Carpet in the form of Alexander Rybak!
Alex is also wearing the male uniform of black trousers and black shirt, but he wears a dark teal jacket to match with his team and give him a more distinctive look. His tie is noteworthy, as it was especially made for the occasion by the Norwegian fashion designer Peter Løchstøer.  information from  ESCTODAY.com 

 

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Interview with Alexander Rybak in the Ukrainian magazine “Telegid”, 23.04.2018

Alexander Rybak found his love on the net

Source: Тelegid.com. Published: 23.04.2018., Text:  Yegor Yelkin;
Photos provided by the press-service of Alexander Rybak

Translated by Mónika Menyhért, revised by Evghenia Skripnik

Never say never — it’s about our hero. He himself could not imagine that after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 he would again enter the stage as a contestant. But the fate gave him yet another chance — the singer again represents Norway.

Alexander Rybak — winner of the Eurovision-2009

 Alexander, does the song “That’s How You Write a Song” really reflect your approach to writing tracks?

 Sometimes, in order to convey the meaning and message, you need to simplify the text. Writing a song is actually just a metaphor of faith in your ideas, whether it’s about sports, business, music or something completely different! I give people confidence in themselves and their strength! 

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Canceled – Event: Alexander Rybak with concert at the Summer Festival in Budapest, Hungary, 9.6.2018

Alexander’s performance has been canceled due to his recent surgery. Read more HERE

  The Festival will take place as planned.

Alexander will be guest performer of the gala concert at the Summer Festival in Budapest, the 9th June 2018 (Saturday) 7 p.m.

This is a birthday concert and opening event organised on the 80th anniversary of  Margaret Island’s Open-Air Theatre 
“Barefoot in the Park”
on the Margaret Island’s Grand Meadow

The evening program also includes an attempt to break the world record for the most people dancing the waltz at the same time, and setting aglow the summer lights
Featuring: The Hungarian State Opera House Orchestra

The program is free.
Event description in English and in Hungarian.
The concert’s event-page on Facebook 

And HERE you can join a fan group created for fans attending the concert

Venue: the Grand Meadow
 

Alexander Rybak as guest performer at concert of the Virtuosos-talents in Hungary 27.02.2016

Alexander’s concert with the young musicians of the Virtuosos Talent Show, 27.2.2016

“I LOVE this show!   (Alexander) – or: a stylish entry.

After have introduced in Hungary with a performance in the Open Air Theater on the Margaret Island in August 2015, Alexander returned to Budapest and gave a concert together with the finalists and winners of the previous series of the Hungarian Virtuosos Talent Show (in Hungarian: “Virtuózok“) in the Várkert Bazár.

Before arriving, he sent this video message to his Hungarian fans:

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Grandmother of Alexander Rybak told about her grandson

 Grandmother of Alexander Rybak, in Vitebsk, told about her grandson to the reporter of “Vitbichy”

Published: 6.3.2014.
Source: vitbichi.by Text and photos: Natalya Drozdova
Translated from Russian by Mónika Menyhért

I went to visit the grandmother of Sasha Rybak, a charming Norwegian guy with Belarusian roots, who wasn’t famous when waking up that day, but  he was when falling asleep on the night of his triumphant victory with the piercing song Fairytale at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 in Moscow. Maya Borisovna watched her grandson’s performance on television exactly in this apartment on Chernyakhovsky Avenue in Vitebsk, along with her sister Natasha, and … she is thinking back now:

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Alexander Rybak on tour in the Czech Republic, 4-5.10.2017

Two classical concerts with the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra

This autumn, after his visit in 2016 Alexander returned to the Czech Republic, this time with classical concerts in a project together with the renowned orchestra from Ostrava. The concerts took place in Ostrava on the October 4th and in Plzeň (Pilsen) on the October 5th.
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Rybak’s music video “Kotik” has got 50 million hits on Youtube

This joyful song of our countryman has reached a record number of views* in his career. 

* on his YouTube channel

Cover picture: Music video “Kotik” of Rybak has got 50 million views on YouTube. Photo: personal archive

Source: Komsomolskaya Pravda, 11.01.2017. Text: Эвика ОТТО. 
Translated by Mónika Menyhért, Revision by Anastasia Silakova
Thanks to the Rybakoficial LatinoAmericaFanclub for finding the article. 

After YouTube’s counter showed 50 million views, Alexander Rybak hurried to thank his team and fans on Instagram. Continue reading Rybak’s music video “Kotik” has got 50 million hits on Youtube

Stille Natt Hellige Natt concert at Brumunddal church 21.12.2016

Holy Christmas celebration

The star quintet behind Stille Natt Hellige Natt sang in Christmas at Brumunddal church. 

Text to the cover photo: 
Christmas mood : From left Alexander Rybak, Hans Petter Moen, Marian Aas Hansen, Maria Haukaas Mittet and Rune Larsen. Here from the concert at Vang church which took place later on Wednesday evening. Continue reading Stille Natt Hellige Natt concert at Brumunddal church 21.12.2016