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
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 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.
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 🙂
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 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
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 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.
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
Chicken filet (rather too much then too little)
Tikka Masala sauce from Uncle Ben’s
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 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.
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 🙂
To celebrate, we’ve created this quiz made by Bita J, in which we explore Alexander’s past decade as an artist. Enjoy!”
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.
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 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 🙂