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Enthusiasm for Alexander Rybak’s new stage show

Alexander Rybak had his very first rehearsal with new stage outfits on the Eurovision stage in Lisbon today.

Text to the picture: First rehearsal: Alexander Rybak during the first rehearsal at this year’s Eurovision.

Source: nrk.no., published 1.5.2018. Text: John Marius Hyttebak and Ingvild Silseth. Translated by Jorunn Ekre. Revised by Anni Jowett.

It was a relieved Alexander Rybak who spoke to NRK right after the rehearsal was over.

– This was 40 kg off my back. The feeling I got when I saw it myself afterwards, it’s what I live for, he says and adds that it’s not that important whether Norway reaches the final or not. Continue reading Enthusiasm for Alexander Rybak’s new stage show

Event: The play “Soot-Spelet 2018” – Alexander Rybak plays the role of Ole Bull

Alexander Rybak plays the role of Ole Bull in the  play “Soot-Spelet 2018”.

Premier 22nd. of June 2018 at 19.00

  • 10 shows between 22nd of June and till 1st of July (no show the  25.6.)
  • Place: Ørje Sluser i Ørje, Norway. Some hours drive south-east of Oslo, close to the Swedish border.
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster.no
  • Website Soot-Spelet and  Facebook

Continue reading Event: The play “Soot-Spelet 2018” — Alexander Rybak plays the role of Ole Bull

I like to experience music, without boundaries of genres – Alexander Rybak

Alexander Rybak interviewed by Eurosong.hr

Eurosong.hr has recently interviewed Alexander Rybak about his return to Eurovision and asked him some interesting questions.  We bring part of the interview here. The full version you can read HERE, and the Croatian version you’ll find HERE

Source: Eurosong.hr, published 20.1.2018. Text: Bartol Stopić
Found by Mónika Menyhért 

Continue reading I like to experience music, without boundaries of genres — Alexander Rybak

Alexander Rybak ready for MGP 9 years later

NAME IN THE NEWS – ALEXANDER RYBAK

Found his girlfriend on Tinder

Who: Alexander Rybak (31)
What: Artist.
Why: Participates in MGP with the song “That’s How You Write a Song”.

Source:   Dagsavisen.no     Text: Espen H. Rusdal. Photo: Julia Nagelstad. Found by Ulli C. Translated by Tessa La

Now you’re in MPG again. Is it like returning to familiar ground?
– Hee, hee certainly not. The only thing in common for 2009 and 2018 is that Oslo Spektrum seems as awesome as before. And I really look forward to joining Norway’s biggest music festival. Continue reading Alexander Rybak ready for MGP 9 years later

Alexander Rybak and Franziska Wiese in Schlagerboom 21.10.2017

Alexander Rybak and Franziska Wiese performed their “Fairytale” duet in the big Schlagerboom Festival broadcast onTV .

Below you’ll find a video of their performance, pictures and an interview made after they performed. The interview has subs in several languages 🙂   Continue reading Alexander Rybak and Franziska Wiese in Schlagerboom 21.10.2017

Rybak kicked off music fest at the gymnasium 12.11.2017

Alexander Rybak kicked off the music fest at the gymnasium

It doesn’t happen every day that world famous artists perform at a gymnasium with the local marching band, at least not out here at Hurumlandet.

Text to featured picture: Hurum and Røyken big band: Rybak played amongst others “Ain’t That a Kick in The Head” together with the big band. Continue reading Rybak kicked off music fest at the gymnasium 12.11.2017

A fan report from Alexander Rybak’s concert in Alfaz del Pi, pain 28.10.2017

I went to Alfàs del Pi (Alicante) to attend the Cultural Festival “Spanish-Norwegian Days”.

A fan report from Nats 나츠

Featured picture taken by “Din Reportasje”

Alexander Rybak was going to give a concert. At 20:10h he went on stage. Here are some videos of the recital. I hope you all enjoy this video. Continue reading A fan report from Alexander Rybak’s concert in Alfaz del Pi, pain 28.10.2017

Closed the Spanish-Norwegian Days with style – Videos from Alexander Rybak’s concert in Alfaz del Pi, Spain, 28.10.2017

Alexander Rybak had the audience in the palm of his hand

Source: Spaniaavisen.no published 29.10.2017. Text: Terje Aspdahl.
Translation by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett

Last night Alexander Rybak set the final closing of the 15-year jubilee for Spanish-Norwegian Days and he did it with style in Casa de Cultura in Alfaz del Pi.

The culture house was full and it was a joyful reunion with Rybak, the musician who handles – and asserts himself – in most genres. So too yesterday. 

On stage were also the pianist Stefan Ibsen Zlatanos and the singers Victoria Bakka and Pepi Lloret.

Playlist of videos from Alexander Rybak’s concert recorded by Julia Rusak. 

 

 

Alexander Rybak wrote a birthday song for his girlfriend.

Alexander Rybak was in a deeply romantic mood when he wrote “To Julie” for his girlfriend Julie Gaarud Holm. 

Julie turns 23 years old today and was overwhelmed early this morning by her artist boyfriend. 

Source: VG.no Text: Stein Østbø. Photo: private
English translation Jorunn Ekre. Revision: Anni Jowett

– Getting a music piece by Alexander on my birthday was really fantastic. How lucky I am! When I saw the music video, I was so shocked that I became speechless and let the tears speak for themselves, Julie Gaarud Holm says smiling. 

Continue reading Alexander Rybak wrote a birthday song for his girlfriend.

Alexander Rybak – “Til Julie” – New music video

“Til Julie” – New classical music by Alexander Rybak

With this classical pearl Alexander Rybak has made a tribute to love and the Norwegian nature.

“Happy Birthday to my favorite person on earth, Julie Elisabeth! “- Alexander

 

   Get the music from: 

                

 

Spotify:

 

Alexander with Meet & Greets in Istanbul, Warsaw and Athens :)

Alexander Rybak invites his fans to Meet&Greets  in 3 cities in Europe the next days, Istanbul, Warsaw and Athens. 

The details that are published so far:

13. August – Istanbul at 20.00 local time at Mr. Cas Hotel Address and google maps you’ll find HERE

16. August – Warsaw. The Meet&Greet will be held in the early evening. More info HERE

19. August – Athens. The Meet&Greet will be held in the early evening.  More info HERE

THE M&Gs ARE FREE OF CHARGE

Concert and interview at the Estonian festival “Seto Jaanituli” 08.07.2017

Alexander Rybak performed at the popular Midsummer Festival “Seto Jaanituli” in Estonia. 

In addition to perform his most popular songs, he also gave a short interview to Tallinna TV Suvestuudio.  The parts from his concert and the interview that were broadcast  on Suvestuudio’s daily summer programme 13.07.2017, you’ll find it in the  video below.
The lyrics of the song “I’m in Love” and the interview has subtitles.

Thanks to Mónika Menyhért and Anglesina Est. for finding this 🙂 

Now Tallinna TV Suvestuudio has uploaded “I’m in Love” and “Dovregubbens Hall/ Fairytale” on Youtube 🙂

The Benefit concert “Tusen Takk” in Boxmeer 30. October 2016

Alexander Rybak  – “Tusen Takk” benefit concert  in Boxmeer, the Netherlands.

“Tusen Takk” Benefit for Cystic Fibrosis was organized by Niels Peeters and her family in Boxmeer, the local town in the Netherlands where Niels lives. It was also a celebration of Niels’ 25 anniversary and 10 years since her lounge operation.  Alexander, who is a friend of Niels and her family, said yes to perform at the concert already a year before. And he brought with him the pianist Stefan Zlatanos, and together they gave a great concert.  Continue reading The Benefit concert “Tusen Takk” in Boxmeer 30. October 2016

Alexander is very skilled

No summer without the “Soot-Play”

When this year’s “Soot-Play” is premiered this Friday, Edda (6), Moa (12) and Vilma (10) share the stage with their dad, Lars Johansson. Continue reading Alexander is very skilled

Alexander Rybak at Sveiomarknaden 3.6.2017

Alexander performed at the Norwegian festival Sveiomarknaden 2017

Featured picture: Photos by Marit Olavsdatter and Daniel DeNiazi 

Alexander performed four songs, one of them, “Dyrene i Afrika”, he performed together with the children’s choir. Alexander was joyful and the audience showed their enthusiasm and sang along the songs. Continue reading Alexander Rybak at Sveiomarknaden 3.6.2017

Alexander’s violin version of Jamala’s ESC winner song “1944”.

Alexander Rybak’s  beautiful violin version of the 2016 Eurovision winner song “1944” by Jamala.

Alexander’s violin version of “1944” was meant to be performed at an ESC event during Eurovision in Kiev May  2017. An event where the invited artists would perform their version of an Ukrainian song. Unfortunately the event was canceled only a few weeks before it was going to happen. 

Luckily we can enjoy this beautiful violin version of “1944” on YouTube 

 

The original “1944” by Jamala

 

Alexander and Philip Cecil – Looking My Way

Alexander Rybak steps into the modern sound EDM in collaboration with Philip Cecil

“For a long time I have wanted to do something modern, something fun and fresh. @philipcecilmusic gave me that chance” –  Alexander

Continue reading Alexander and Philip Cecil — Looking My Way

Alexander, Julie and Philip Cecil i the radio show “Kveldsåpent” 30.5.2017

Alexander Rybak and Philip presented their new song “Looking My Way”  in the Norwegian radio show “Kveldsåpent” (Evening Open) on NRK P1. And Julie, Alexander’s girlfriend, was with them too. 

A nice interview where Alexander and Philip Cecil talks about their collaboration with the song  “Looking My Way” and future plans 🙂 

Source: NRK P1, broadcast 30.5.2017

Philip Cecil and Alexander Rybak – “Looking My Way” single of the week on NPS Music

Philip Cecil has teamed up with Alexander Rybak and created one of this year’s big hits.

The music producer Philip Cecil and Alexander Rybak released the single “Looking My Way” on streaming services Sunday May 28th, and the song is  “The single of the week” on NPS Music. Continue reading Philip Cecil and Alexander Rybak — “Looking My Way” single of the week on NPS Music

Alexander interviewed by Russian TV in “Friday News” 23.05.2017

Alexander Rybak on “Friday News” Russian TV.

During his stay in Russia due to his concert on the festival “Norway’s Day” in Moscow, Alexander gave an interview to the Russian TV-channel “Friday”. The interview was broadcast in their “Friday News”  Tuesday 23.05.2017

Alexander about Norway, Norwegian values and 17th of May in Magasinet 13.05.2017

THE ARTIST ALEXANDER RYBAK

Source: Magasinet, Dagbladet. Published 13.05.2017.  Text:  Silje Kathrine Sviggum. Photo:  Agnete Brun. Found by Mónika Menyhért. Translated by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett. 

Alexander Rybak (31) is still influenced by the time that he lost the 17th of May. The year was 2009 and «Fairytale» had  brought home victory in the Eurovision Song Contest. When the confetti hit the floor in Moscow and Rybak was thrown into a congratulation swirl, he realised that he would miss the celebration of the 17th of May. Continue reading Alexander about Norway, Norwegian values and 17th of May in Magasinet 13.05.2017

Alexander about his tribute to Salvador Sobral in the Entertainer News on TV2 16.05.2017

Alexander about his tribute to Salvador Sobral – Interview on TV2’s Entertainer channel 16.05.2017

Found and recorded by May Elisabeth Nipen

 

Alexander about his tribute to Salvador and Luisa Sobral in “GMN” on TV2 16.05.2017

Alexander about his tribute to the Eurovision winner 2017

Alexander and Hanne Krogh (from Bobbysocks) were guests in the morning show “God morgen Norge” on TV2 16.5.2017. Alexander told about his love for the song and why he made the music video as a tribute.

Fever – Lyrics – Alexander Rybak

FEVER – with lyrics in several languages

Click on the flags to get the translation in Hungarian and Spanish

   Hungary flag      Flag Spain

 FEVER

Original music and lyrics : Eddie Cooley & Otis Blackwell
Performed by Alexander Rybak ft. D’Dorian
Production: Knut Bjørnar Asphol
Arrangement: Alexander Rybak

Never know how much I love you
Never know how much I care
But when you put your arms around me
I get a feeling that is hard to bear Continue reading Fever — Lyrics — Alexander Rybak

Fever (feat. D’Dorian) – Alexander Rybak – New music video

Alexander’s brilliant cover of “Fever”

A long awaited recording and music video of  Alexander’s brilliant version of the classic jazzy song  “Fever”.  

D’Dorian, who features Alexander in this song is Knut Bjørnar Asphol, who has produced several of Alexander’s earlier released songs.

“Fever” was one of the songs Alexander performed in “Kjempesjansen”, and it was also   on his playlist on his Christmas tour “Swinging home for Christmas” in 2010.

“Fever” was recorded first time in 1956,  and has since then been covered by numerous artists from various musical genres. You can read more about the song on Wikipedia. 

Where to stream and buy it :

       

And on Spotify

 

Alexander at the national ESC final on Iceland 11.03.2017

Alexander Rybak and Greta Salome with a brilliant duet in the national ESC final on Iceland. 

In addition to the duet, there were also an interview and at the end Alexander performed his legendary “Fairytale”. Below you find videos of the duet, the whole part with Alexander – interview, duet and “Fairytale”, and a video of only “Fairytale”. Continue reading Alexander at the national ESC final on Iceland 11.03.2017

Alexander in the TV-show “En kveld hos Kloppen” on TV2 16.05.2016

In the TV-show “En kveld med Kloppen” (An evening at Kloppen’s place), Solveig Kloppen invites three famous people she is curious about and fascinated by to her own home for a pleasant evening. Solveig is a dab hand at parties and good mood, but she is hopeless when it comes to cooking. She therefore offers the house and wine, while her guests contributes with a simple dish each.

Alexander was the one who made the main course, and here is  the recipe:

Alexander Rybak’s chicken stew

ALexander Rybak En kveld hos Kloppen 6
With help from UNCLE BEN’S: Alexander Rybak made chicken stew for the main course. Photo: TV 2

 

You need: 

Rice (boil-in-bag)
Chicken filet (rather too much then too little)
Tikka Masala sauce from Uncle Ben’s
Cherry tomatoes

 

Procedure:

Boil the rice according to the instruction on the package.

Chop the chicken in suitable pieces and fry them in a pan. Pour the sauce over the chicken and let it cook a little until the sauce thickens.

Cut the cherry tomatoes in two and spread them over the dish.

Serve preferably with ginger ale, water or Cola Zero.

Alexander in a parody about Eurovision in Eurovision 2016

Love Love Peace  Peace

AlexanderRybak interval act Eurovision 2016Alexander Rybak  took part in the interval act in the Eurovision finale 2016. Watch the video below. The number is called “Love Love Peace Peace”, and according to Edward af Sillen the audience during the show 60 years has never seen a parody of the Eurovision in Eurovision. The bombastic tribute is about the trick to win Eurovision, which is analyzed at an institute in Switzerland and emerges the best of the winning songs:

– Everything crazy you have seen, from old ladies who bake bread to men in hamster wheels, and it’s apparently okay in Eurovision.

The number where the hosts Mans Zelmerlöw and Petra Mede – appearing in Charlotte Perrellis pink winning costume from 1999 – singing and dancing, shows a mix of everything. In addition to the old bread baking grannies and men in a hamster wheel, Alexander Rybak playing the violin on stage, while bare-chested men playing drums and then, among other things, Lordi pops up.

Alexander appears from 1.09 in the video 🙂

 

Happy 30th birthday Alexander !

Today we wish Alexander a very happy 30th birthday! – but who’s counting anyway?! 😛

30 years have passed since you were born. 30 years filled with experiences far beyond normal. People from all over the world have been fascinated by your versatile musical footsteps, and you have all the reasons to be proud of yourself and what you have achieved so far.

Alexander Rybak – You bring joy to the world 🙂

alexander Rybak birthday 2016

To celebrate, we’ve created this quiz made by Bita J, in which we explore Alexander’s past decade as an artist. Enjoy!”

 

The Swedes finally found a way to break my high score

Interview with Alexander Rybak

Alexander in Argentina interview with ESC Brazil April 2016

Source: ESCbrazil.com, published 05.05.2016. Text and photos by Ricardo Olissil. Translated by Lulu Barcelo, revision Anni Jowett Continue reading The Swedes finally found a way to break my high score

Videos from the concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 29.4.2016

Friday 29th of April Alexander Rybak had his first concert in Latin-America. The concert was at Teatro Coliseo in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Thanks to his fantastic Latin-American fans, we can all enjoy this great moment. A big thank you to all of you who have uploaded videos 🙂
The featured picture is a collection of pictures found on Instagram. 

The play list was long (this is not in the correct order though):  Europe Skies, Dovregubbens Hall, Fairytale, Abrazame, Funny Little World, Oah, Kotik, Into A Fantasy, Leave Me Alone, Secret Garden, Hungarian Suit, Tango by Astor Piazzolla, Roll with the Wind, Do Ya Think I’m Sexy and Fairytale once more. Continue reading Videos from the concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 29.4.2016

Alexander Rybak and Byneset Spellmannslag in concert 24.04.2016

Alexander Rybak impressed everyone at Bynesaulaen

Source: Gaula Avis, published 27.04.2016 Text: Vigdis A. Myrdal
Photo: Unni Ulltveit

There was no one, at any time, who had the slightest doubt that Rybak knew how to play the violin when the Eurovision star was on stage and downright showed off his skills with the bow and his fiddle. In addition Byneset Spellmannslag was impressively good. Continue reading Alexander Rybak and Byneset Spellmannslag in concert 24.04.2016

Alexander in a live stream broadcast on radio TKM, Argentina 27.04.2016

Alexander at radio TKM, Argentina where he performed “Funny Little World”,  “Abrazame”, “Roll with the Wind” and “Fairytale”.  The video shows short parts of each performance. To see the  whole live streamed interview with performances, click on the picture below the video 🙂

 

 

Alexander Rybak and Tonica Orchestra in Helsingborg 17.04.2016

Alexander was invited to perform at Tonicaorkestern’s (Tonica Orchestra) 60s anniversary celebration concert.

One of the many highlights of the amazing concert was the duet between Alexander and the conductor Bo-Göte Nygren playing
“Czardas” of Vittorio Monti and “Viva la Vida“.  Thanks to  Anastasia Silakova for these great videos 🙂

Pictures and greetings in both Swedish and English from Tonicaorkestern 🙂

Fan reports from meeting Alexander in Warsaw, Poland, 14.04.2016

Fans meeting Alexander Rybak in Warsaw, Poland.

Anna Katus and Ania Bednarek have been so kind and shared with us their happy meeting with Alexander. Enjoy their reports and the nice video made by Ania Bednarek. Continue reading Fan reports from meeting Alexander in Warsaw, Poland, 14.04.2016

Alexander in Warsaw – Interview with “Good Evening Europe” 14.04.2016

Alexander Rybak: “I want to manifest myself as a composer”

Interview by Maciej Mazański from “Dobry wieczór Europo!” (Good Evening Europe!) made in Warsaw when Alexander visited the city to record his performance for the TV-show “Jaka to Melodia”.

The interview is in English, but Alexander talks a little bit in Polish in the beginning. You’ll find the translation below the video 🙂


R: Hello, this is the Maciej Mazański portal Eurovizja.org.  And my guest today is Alexander Rybak, who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009.

R: Hi, Alexander!
A: Hi.

R: How many times have you been in Poland?

A: Five…five.  Five.  How do you pronounce it?

When I was little I was in Warsaw, Gdansk, Gdynia….