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Review of Alexander Rybak’s concert in Ostrava, Czech Republic

The Eurovision winner instead of a lecture

On Saturday, October 15, we could see the cinema “Vesmír” as we’ve never seen it before. There were no empty seats, after all some people even stood behind. Economic lectures were replaced by the winner of Eurovision 2009 – Alexander Rybak!

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Source: www.sokolska33.cz, published 18.10.16.
Text:  Photos: Adam Popelka.
Translation by Sonya L. Revision by Anni J.


 Alexander not only sings and dances, but also accompanies on the violin. Sometimes all at once. He brought with him four very energetic dancers from Lithuania, who helped him to create the whole picture of his performance . There is joy and positive energy in all his songs. Maybe that’s why he conquered the audience during the first song. There was singing, clapping, snapping their fingers… whatever was needed.
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New Russian song “Love You as Before” with lyrics in several languages

“Lyublyu tebya kak ran’she” ( I Love You as Before)  Alexander Rybak’s lovely Russian love song

Below  you find the official music video, a live performance in a Russian radio show  and the lyrics in several languages. 

 

Live version of Alexander’s new Russian song  “Lyublyu tebya kak ran’she”/ “Love You As Before” from the radio show – lyrics in subtitles in English, German, Hungarian in this video:

   “Love You as Before”

Translation by Sonya L. 

Empty cities and only memories left.
I’ll forever remember all those gentle dates.
But apparently it’s not our destiny to go through life together,
And I love you, love you as before.
But apparently it’s not our destiny to go through life together,
And I love you, love you as before.
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Alexander Rybak at the Hungarian national final for ESC 2016

Alexander performed “Fairytale” in the national ESC-selection of Hungary “A Dal”, on 27th February 2016, on channel Duna-TV.
The performance was pre-recorded the previous day, because on the day of  the ESC-finale he gave a concert together with the finalists of the “Virtuózok” classical talent show in Budapest.
He was also interviewed, below you find the video-interview as well.

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The concert in Grodno: Rybak and «Milki» were met by a full house

Alexander Rybak and his brainchild, the group “Milki”, performed in the concert hall of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno on November 12. 

Source: vgr.by Author: Ian Khvedchin. Photos: Sergei Lyudkevych.

The girls were first one on stage, but after the first song Alexander appeared. The applause had hardly died  down before Rybak began to play on the violin a melody familiar to his fans. The audience was especially pleased how the sound of the violin was mixed with the elements of rock and roll. The whole performance was accompanied by a dance group and the pianist Mikhail Orgesh.

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Alexander Rybak at the concert “Golden Hit” at Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk

Kotik” and “Fairytale” 

Unfortunately, there were problems with a sound (echo) at the concert, so  it was decided to close the video.  Sorry for that.

Thanks to Lesya Kozhevnikova for the recording

 

Alexander Rybak at the opening of Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk 2015

Alexander  performed at the Grand Opening of the 24th Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk, Belarus, on the 9th of July, where he sang the song “Made in Belarus” together with other Belorussian artists – Alyona Lanskaya, Teo and Ruslan Alekhno.

Soot-Spelet 2015 with Alexander Rybak as the Norwegian violinist Ole Bull

Pictures by Niels Peeters, Lars Brander and Ulli Cologne

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Read more about the play here

Alexander Rybak about his music video ‘Kotik’ in ‘News time’ on ‘Bridge TV’

 Recording, English translation and subs by Sonya L.
Revision by Katie Anderson. Featured image by Dorly Jackson Wolff​

Alexander Rybak – Russian music show ‘Table of Requests’

 Recording and subs by Sonya L.
 English translation by Rozalia Muzhaeva. Revision by Bita Janz.

Alexander Rybak in the Russian music show on “Music Box TV”.

Really good show, where Alexander promotes his new music video and discusses many interesting things – the end of the world, piercings and tattoos, children from the orphanage, the name of his future daughter, friendship between a boy and a girl,  the craziest thing he’s ever done in his life and etc.  Enjoy!

Recording and subs by Sonya L.
English translation by Rozalia Muzhaeva. Revision by Marina Rolbin

 

Alexander Rybak – Russian Comedy Radio

Interview was made during Alexander’s promo-visit for his new  music video “Kotik” in Moscow.

Recording by Sonya L.  English translation by Dasha D.
Revision by Marina Rolbin. Subs by TessaLa

Alexander Rybak – music video – “Kotik” (Kitten)!

Alexander Rybak’s first Russian song project “Kotik” (Kitten). The music video was made in the beginning of May 2015 in Moscow.  Below the video you’ll find the lyrics in English, Russian (transliteration), Azerbadijani, Spanish, Turkish, Czech, Slovakian, Polish, Vietnamese  and Hungarian. 🙂

Director: Rustam Romanov
Music: Alexander  Rybak
Lyrics: Alexander Rybak & Yaroslav Rakitin

The song is also available on iTunes and Google Play

ENGLISH: “KOTIK”

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 Translation by Sonya L. Revision by Katie A.

I decided a long time ago that I’ll never fall in love again
But then you appeared, my kitten-kitten-kitten-kitten
I was independent, but now it’s so boring without you
You break my heart, you play with my soul

And I don’t mind, let people laugh at me
But as soon as I fall asleep, my bunny-bunny-bunny
You’re right here, and I grow wings on my back
And flying above  the ground, I’m dreaming only about one thing

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Alexander as Conchita Wurst. “One to One” show – semi-final

“Rise Like a Phoenix”

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Alexander as Nikolai Kryuchkov. “One to One” show, Victory Day episode

“Pervym delom  samolety” / “Airplanes Are In The First Place”

(A song from the Soviet comedy film “Heavenly Slug”)

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Alexander Rybak’s interview in Riga in the program “Pati z FM-TV”

 Alexander performed  at “Eurovision Preparty” in Riga and gave the interview to the Ukrainian program “Pati z FM-TV” on April 10. You can watch that interview with English subtitles below:

Translation and subs by Sonya L. Revision by Bita J. 

If you want to watch the full program  “Pati z FM-TV” with interviews of another artists from the party, click here

 

Alexander as Rod Stewart. “One to One” show, episode 12

“Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?”

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Alexander’s fans tell their stories about meeting him at the show “One to One” :)

Thanks to Alexander’s participation in the show “One to One”, many of his Russian fans have the opportunity to not only see this amazing show live, but also to meet Alexander! Some of the girls wrote very nice and touching stories about meeting him! Thank you all! 🙂 

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Alexander as Chris de Burgh. “One to One” show, episode 11

“The Lady in Red”

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Alexander Rybak as Lyudmila Ryumina. “One to One” show, Episode 10

“Ah, Samara-gorodok!” | “Ah, Samara-city!”

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Alexander performs at “Eurovision PreParty Riga 2015”

April 10, Alexander performed  at “Eurovision Preparty Riga” in Palladium concert hall in Riga. “Eurovision Preparty Riga” is an annual Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) promotional event held in Riga, Latvian capital, usually 6 weeks before the ESC final. The main idea of the event is to promote songs that will take part in ESC of that year. In addition to Alexander, other special guests attended  the party –  the winner of  ESC 2011 Eldar Gasimov, winner  of  ESC 2002 Marie N,  and 3rd place holder of ESC 2013 Zlata Ognevich.

Recording of Alexander’s appearance.
The video is also available on Vimeo 

Playlist:
“Europe’s skies”, “In the Hall of the Mountain King”,
“Into A Fantasy”, “Roll with the Wind”, ESC-Medley 

Alexander Rybak about the girls: “Everyone has a chance”

Short Alexander’s interview about the girls who could conquer his heart in the Ukrainian magazine “Otdokhni” (“Get Some Rest”).

Translation by Sonya L. Revision by Anni J.

I like all the girls: tall ones, short ones, girls from Ukraine, China and the Netherlands, Norway and Belarus… Everyone has a chance, but I feel that the Slavic roots are much closer to me. I like girls in dresses and without bright makeup. I like natural beauty and femininity. I like different kinds of girls. The most important thing is sincerity! I believe that any relationship should not begin when people fall in love, but when they become friends. That way it’s much easier to continue and keep in touch. Ukrainian girls are smart and they have a good education. It’s easy to communicate and make friends with them. After meeting one of them, I would like to invite her to the cinema, to chat with her… As a result of friendship, you may get a wife. My first love was a violinist, and the last one was a doctor.

If a girl is working, she often does not cook and devotes little time to the household. But I don’t think that I would be interested in a loafer. Ukrainian girls manage everything and everywhere. And it’s great! They are successful in their careers, but at the same time, they can treat their men with something tasty, and, you know, it’s also a good way to a man’s heart!

This article is also available in Azerbaijani

Alexander as Semyon Gorbunkov (Yuri Nikulin). “One to One” show, Episode 9

This time, Alexander transformed into the character of the Russian  comedy “The Diamond Arm” Semyon Gorbunkov (played by the actor Yuri Nikulin)

“The song about hares”

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Alexander as Andrea Bocelli. “One to One” show, episode 8

“Caruso”

Video of the full episode (the parts with Alexander only)

Translation by Rozalia M. Recording & subs by Sonya L.
Revision by Marina R.

 

Alexander Rybak talks about his unrequited love

Alexander gave the interview to the Ukrainian program “Stars life” which was broadcasted 17.02.2015. The topic of the program was unrequited love.

Recording by Sveta Playsun. Translation by Marina & Maria.
Subs by Marina.

“Zvyozdochka moya yasnaya” | “My Shiny Little Star”

Alexander Rybak impersonating the popular Russian artist Alexander Losev from the group “Цветы (Flowers) and performing the song “Звездочка моя ясная (My little Star)

Lyrics: Olga Fokina. Music: Vladimir Semyonov

Transliteration

Pesni u lyudey raznyye,
A moya odna na veka.
Zvyozdochka moya yasnaya,
Kak ty ot menya daleka.
Pozdno my s toboy ponyali,
Chto vdvoyom vdvoyne veseley
Dazhe proplyvat’ po nebu,
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Alexander as Alexander Losev – “One to One” show, Episode 7

“Zvezdochka moya yasnaya” | “My Shiny  Little Star”

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Alexander Rybak: I don’t want to stop at what I’ve achieved so far

This singer has impersonated so many characters on the stage of “One to One”: Elvis Presley, Enrique Iglesias, Dima Bilan, Shura, Eduard Khil and even Gloria Gaynor. Alexander Rybak still has quite a few impersonations left to do before the final, and in the meantime, he shared with our correspondent what he’s already managed to accomplish.

Source: russia.tv. Author: Oksana Tishchenko.
Photo: Alexey Ladigin. Translation by Sonya L. & Marina R.


– What does your participation in the project “One to One” do for you?

– I agreed to do this contest because I have a lot of Russian fans. I wanted to make them happy. In addition, thanks to the show, I discovered new Russian artists for myself-for example, Vladimir Markin. After Mark Tishman sang “Ya gotov tselovat’ pesok” (“I’m ready to kiss the sand”), I’ve been listening to this song every morning. In general, the team that is working on the project is very good. It combines the Russian and European styles of working, so I feel right at home. And of course, the teachers diligently work with us and they have to endure many things. After all, we are not used to learning to sing again. It’s a valuable experience for me, because I don’t want to relax and just enjoy what I have already achieved. Even though my victories have helped me, I feel that future projects are more important than the past ones. For example, I’m currently writing a book – it’s a tale in Norwegian about a troll .

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Incredibly positive Alexander’s live concert on the “Autoradio”

On March 17, Alexander visited the Russian radio in Moscow, where he gave an incredibly positive live concert

Translated video of the whole show with a concert and an interview
Recording by Sonya & Tessa. Translation and subs by Marina
The video is also available on Vimeo 

“Strela Amura” | “Cupid’s Arrow”

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Alexander as Shura. “One to One” show, Episode 6

Alexander’s preparation, the performance, the judges reviews and the voting in episode 6.

Video by Sonya L, English translation by Rozaliya Muzhayeva. R revision by Anni Jowett

“Kholodnaya luna” / “Cold moon”

Brilliant concert with Alexander and youth orchestra in Sandnes, Norway.

Alexander practiced with young talents for three days and then led the final concert with them, which took place at the culture school  in Sandnes on March 8.

Videos by Venche M. 

“Bergrosa”

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Rybak’s concert manager: Sasha is loved by everybody in the show “One to One”!

“Komsomolka” found out if Rybak is planning on moving to Moscow, taking our Gribaleva and Nemo with him.

At 30 years of age, producer Andrei Guzel has managed to build an entire empire that employs Alexander Rybak, Larisa Gribaleva and Sasha Nemo. He helped Rybak develop the group Milki and is still working with the girls. Guzel and Rybak, who is one of his main clients, have disappeared to Moscow for the last several months. Maybe they’re planning on moving there with the entire team?

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Alexander as Gloria Gaynor – “One to One” show, Episode 5

“I will survive”

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Alexander as Enrique Iglesias. “One to one” show, episode 4

“Hero”

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Alexander Rybak as Eduard Khil – “One to One” Show, Episode 3

Alexander about his performance: 
MY NEW TROLOLO VIDEO

Watch this hilarious tribute to Eduard Khil. When I was a young boy, in 2012, I was supposed to perform on stage in London with the legendary Eduard “Trololo” Khil. Unfortunately he didn’t make it and I never got to see him, but his songs remain in our hearts.

Since I’m participating in the Russian show ‪#‎OneToOne‬, I’m happy that I could put on his mask for a while, and sing his world known song. I hope you’ll like my tribute to Eduard Khil. 🙂

Have a nice weekend.

Alex

“Trololo”

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Alexander Rybak as Dima Bilan – “One to One” Show, Episode 2

The 2009 Eurovision winner performed the song with which Dima Bilan triumphed in 2008.

Article was published on super.ru. Photos: Weit media.
Translation by Sonya L. Revision by Marina Rolbin.

Another season of the popular show “One to One” began on TV channel “Russia-1”. The Norwegian 2009 Eurovision winner, Alexander Rybak, joined the group of Russian celebrities who will get into someone else’s skin and show mastery of transformation. The performer of “Fairytale”, the biggest European hit of 2009, sang the song “Believe”, with which Dima Bilan won Eurovision six years ago.

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Alexander Rybak as Elvis Presley. “One to One” Show, Episode 1

Don’t be Cruel 

Video of the whole show with Alexander’s parts only

Recording by Sonya L. Translation by Rozalia M. Revision by Anni J. Spanish translation by Lulú Barceló and Veronica Tovar.