Per Sundnes about MGP 2018 and Alexander’s return 16.01.2018

“Musikkfrokost” on Alexander Rybak in MGP 2018 – 16.01.18

Per Sundes about MGP 2018, Alexander’s return and the musical family Rybak in the radio programme “Musikkfrokost” (Music breakfast) on radio NRK Klassisk.

They also played the musical piece “Spurven” (The Sparrow) by the Norwegian composer Johan Halvorsen, performed by Alexander, in the age of 12, and his mother Natasha Rybak. A reording from the CD “En Julefortelling” (A Christmas Tale). 

The interview with Per Sundnes with English subs.

Alexander and Natasha Rybak performing “Spurven” (The Sparrow)

 

 

Natasha and Alexander Rybak about their close relationship, Her og Nå 13.2.2018

Alexander Rybak and his mom have always got along

So glad that you’re my Mom.

Alexander Rybak without his Mom Natasha is like his violin without strings. 

Source: Paper issue of the Norwegan celebritry magazine Her og Nå. Published 13.02.2018. Text: Lise Lotte Winther-Bay. Photo: Morten Bendiksen, Private.
Found and translated by Jorunn Ekre. Revised by Anni Jowett.

– It’s important to me to listen to Mom, asserts Alexander Rybak in his natural charming way.
– She sees who I really am. For instance she can say:  “I know you are good at playing, Sasha (his mom’s pet name for him, editorial remark) but you can be even better. Thanks to her honesty and love I have grown a lot. 
It’s about respect for each other, he thinks. And about having had a good upbringing.

Continue reading Natasha and Alexander Rybak about their close relationship, Her og Nå 13.2.2018

Fans Report: MGP presentation of Alexander Rybak as one of the 2018 Artists

The 2018 Norwegian MGP finalists are revealed! Fans Report from the Press conference

Oslo 15.1.2018

The 10 acts competing in Norway’s national final for Eurovision, Melodi Grand Prix 2018 , were announced on 15th January during a special press conference held by the Norwegian national broadcaster NRK. Press, celebrity guests and members of the public were invited along to be present in the TV studio during the live broadcast which revealed this year’s participants. Stine and Trine are two Norwegian MGP fans were present at the event and give us the inside scoop from the studio… 

Continue reading Fans Report: MGP presentation of Alexander Rybak as one of the 2018 Artists

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

Event: “Soon MGP” on radio NRK P1 – Alexander Rybak and Nicoline 10.02.2018 at 12.03 CET.

The MGP artists Alexander Rybak and Nicolina Berg Kaasin in “Snart MGP” (Soon MGP) on Norwegian radio NRK P1.

Ten artists are ready to participate in Norway’s biggest music competition. Who wins Melodi Grand Prix 2018, and will have the honour representing Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest in Portugal?  Kåre Magnus Bergh present the artists and their entry.

The radio programme is available from abroad and starts at 12.03 CET and you can listen to it HERE or later from the archive HERE. 

 

 

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:

Continue reading Grandmother of Alexander Rybak told about her grandson

Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra Concerts Fan Reports From Czech Republic

“On the Go in our Tourist Shoes” in the Czech Republic

 

Fan Reports from the Alexander Rybak & Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra Concerts in Ostrava and Plzen 

Attending Alexander Rybak’s concerts always gives his fans the opportunity not only to enjoy his music, but to travel and to explore different places together. This was certainly the case last autumn when Alexander returned to the Czech Republic and he went on a mini tour with the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra.
Find out more about the concerts HERE

The concerts took place in Ostrava on the 4th October and in Plzen (Pilsen) on the 5th October 2017.
Two of our “Roving Reporters” shared of their adventures in the Czech Republic with us. Read on for the fan reports of Jorunn (Norway) and Bożena (Poland).   Continue reading Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra Concerts Fan Reports From Czech Republic

Here the fairy tale began – Alexander Rybak – Norway’s hope in ESC 2009

Here the fairy tale began

Alexander was a “king” on the piano. He loved it. But “war” broke out when his parents also wanted him to try he violin, recalls the grandmother. 

Text to picture: He is three years old and is going to have lunch at the family country house. Two years later, Alexander Rybak moves and has not been to Belarus since. VG Friday has met some of those who meant most  to «Sasha». Continue reading Here the fairy tale began — Alexander Rybak — Norway’s hope in ESC 2009

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 is back in the MGP circus, HerogNå 23.1.2018

Julie is my main support

Alexander Rybak experienced that people around him were considering the pros and cons, but Julie was determined that her boyfriend deserved a place in MGP.

Source: Paper issue of HerogNå 23.1.2018 Tekst: Marianne Thorshaug Kristiansen Photo: Svein Brimi, Lasse Eriksson, NTB Scanpix
Found and translated by Jorunn Ekre, revision by Anni Jowett.

Alexander Rybak (31) took the world by storm after his superior victory in the Eurovision final in 2009 with the song “Fairytale”. Continue reading Alexander Rybak is back in the MGP circus, HerogNå 23.1.2018

Event: Final of Melodi Grand Prix 10th of March 2018

Alexander Rybak in the final of Melodi Grand Prix 2018

Saturday the 10th of March the final of the Norwegian selection for ESC will take place in the Oslo Spektrum arena , and Alexander is one of the 10  artists who will compete. 

Alexander’s entry, “That’s How You Write a Song“,  is a cheerful funky pop song with groove and references to the 70ies discofunk, maybe a song that will surprise many. Continue reading Event: Final of Melodi Grand Prix 10th of March 2018

Event: Choir seminar and a closing concert in Mo i Rana, Norway 2.- 4. February 2018

Alexander Rybak and Prima Music School – Future talents meet

The weekend 2. to 4. of February Prima Music School arrange a choir seminar and Alexander Rybak will take part as an instructor.

Featured image: Alexander and Violette Sørensen (Prima Music School) at one of his earlier seminars. 

Sunday 4. of February there will be a closing concerts. Alexander will bring his pianist, and he will have both his own concert part and perform with the choir. 

The concert is held in Gruben church at 15.00 and last for about 1,5 hour. Tickets can be bought at the entrance.
Tickets 200,-/50,-.

 

Event info on Alexander’s Facebook page

The organizer’s event info, you will find here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/404395106648495/

Alexander Rybak in the Norwegian talk-show Lindmo 20.01.18

Alexander Rybak guest at Lindmo 

Alexander was a guest in the Norwegian talk-show Lindmo on NRK1, Saturday 20. January 2018.  The show was pre-recorded 16. January. It’s the first time Alexander visited this popular talk-show, and the occasion was Alexander’s participation in Melodi Grand Prix, the Norwegian selection for Eurovision Song Contest. You can read more about his participation in MGP 2018 HERE

May Elisabeth Nipen has recorded the interview and TessaLa and Anni Jowett have seen to that the video now has English subs 🙂 

 

 

 

Great news! Alexander Rybak takes part in Melodi Grand Prix 2018.

What great news! Alexander is taking part in MGP 2018

Alexander Rybak was presented as one of the 10 artists/composers who will take part in Melodi Grand Prix, the Norwegian selection for Eurovision 2018.

The presentation was broadcast and streamed live and below you’ll find a playlist of videos with subtitles from the presentation and several interviews  made at the press conference.  And of course his song 🙂

Some fans were in the audience at this event and gave us the inside scoop from the studio on this very exciting day! Please click HERE to read their report.

Alexander Rybak in “Hver gang vi møtes – Special” 6.1.2018 on TV2

Alexander Rybak in “Hver gang vi møtes – Special”

What did “Hver gang vi møtes” mean for the artists who took part in the earlier seasons, personally and due to their career? Former participants give us the answers, and we got throwbacks through six seasons in «Hver gang vi møtes – Special» Alexander took part in 2014, and here is his answers and throwbacks in this special edition  🎉 🤩

 

Alexander participated in season 3, recorded in August 2013 and broadcast in spring 2014, and he had a great success with his covers of the other artist’s songs.

If you want to see more of Alexander in “Hver gang vi møtes 2014”, you’ll find it all here: 

Information about the TV-show is found on the Facebook page of “Hver gang vi møtes”. 

 

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

Schedule 2018 – Alexander Rybak

Alexander Rybak’s  events and official footsteps in 2018

Here you will find an overview of upcoming and past events for 2018, as we know of, and Alexander’s footsteps that is official.

Alexander’s official event list you’ll find HERE 

NEXT EVENTS

Continue reading Schedule 2018 — Alexander Rybak

Highlights from 2017 – Alexander Rybak

Our TOP5 favourite moments with Alexander Rybak in 2017

We wanted to highlight some of the great moments with Alexander from the year that soon is over. Way too difficult to choose, so we had an internal voting for the TOP5.  A very close race, and we ended with 3 on 5th place, so our TOP5 is actually a TOP7 🙂 

Below you’ll find the TOP5 list with a lot of stuff from these great moments. A big thank you to all the fans and TV-companies, media etc who make this possible 🙂  And don’t hesitate to tell us about your favourite Alexander moments from 2017.  We’d love to hear from you. Continue reading Highlights from 2017 — Alexander Rybak

Magical atmosphere with Alexander Rybak 01.12.2017

Everyone raised up and sang “Deilig er jorden” (Fairest Lord Jesus) together with the artists.

Source: Vestnytt.no Text and photos: Silje Alden.
English translation: TessaLa. Revision: Anni Jowett.

Alexander Rybak, Maria Haukaas Mittet, Hans Marius Hoff Mittet and Rune Larsen got the audience in Christmas mood with their beautiful vocals. There were around 400 in the audience  in Fjell church this Thursday, at this year’s Christmas concert. Continue reading Magical atmosphere with Alexander Rybak 01.12.2017

Alexander Rybak in the Russian TV-show “You’re great! Dancing” 02.12.2017

Alexander performs in the Russian TV-show “You’re great! Dancing”

The show is broadcast on NTV.ru Saturday 2. December, starting at 21.00 Moscow time, and last to 23.40. CET time 19.00 to 21.40.  The show is pre-recorded. 

Link to watch online on : NTV.ru and HERE

The show will also be available on the TV-channel’s YouTube channel

The show is about children who are left without parental care and who are fond of dancing.  Several well-known artists supports the participants in the different epiosdes, and in this episode Alexander supports  the 16-year old Alina Grevtseva, by playing when she dances to “Fairytale”. 

 

 

Stille Natt Hellige Natt and Alexander Rybak in Norwegian breakfast TV 24.11.2017

Alexander Rybak and the other artists from “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” Tour, visited the Norwegian breakfast TV-show “God Morgen Norge” before they started their Christmas Tour. 

This year the artists are Alexander Rybak, Rune Larsen, Maria Haukaas Mittet and Maria’s husband Hans Marius Hoff Mittet who also is new in the bunch. 

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. 

 

 

ROTTERDAM Fan Reports 22 September 2017

Fans’ report from Alexander Rybak’s concert on the Keerweer Parade – Rotterdam 22nd September 2017

 

Alexander Rybak on stage at the Keerweer Pararde Photo: Niels

 

The parade is organised by the Café Keerweer in Rotterdam and is held over 3 days. The event is a part of the annual Rotterdam pride. And this time, Alexander opened the parade on Friday evening.

A group of Alexander’s fans travelled and met up in Rotterdam to enjoy the show, a little sightseeing and each others company. Here are two of their stories…

 

 

Continue reading ROTTERDAM Fan Reports 22 September 2017

Puttin’ on The Ritz – A tribute album to Fred Astaire

Alexander Rybak contributes to the electro swing album “Puttin’ on The Ritz”,  a tribute to Fred Astaire.

The album will be released 1. December, and can be pre-ordered from 3. November. 
Alexander’s song will be released already Friday 24. November 2017. 

You can listen to the whole album and buy the CD here

http://smarturl.it/fred-astaire-2017

And this is the promo video for the CD where you can hear “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” performed by Alexander. Don’t hesitate to share it with your friends 🙂  Merry Christmas!  

About the project: 

Source: A Tribute to Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz; May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter. As well as being the 30th anniversary of the death of probably the world’s most eminent dancer, 2017 is also the 70th anniversary of Fred Astaire Dance Studios. Co-founded by this exceptional artist in 1947, the chain now boasts 170 franchised studios around the world.

For this album Rainer C. Regatschnig, Wolfgang Lohr and Justin Fidèle teamed up in order to explore how the original songs of Fred Astaire would sound with a contemporary arrangement and sung by some of the most energetic and still sensitive singers of nowadays.

Click on this picture for the audio-overwiev with extracts from the tracks:

Fan reports from the Meet and Greet, Athens, Greece 19.08.2017

Fan Reports from Alexander Rybak’s Meet and Greet in Athens, Greece 19.08.2017

This summer Alexander took a few days vacation in Greece, during his visit he made time to meet up with some of his Greek fans. 

“I am sick and coughing all the time. So if you’re crazy enough to meet me tomorrow, bring some vitamin C with you, so you don’t get sick as well.” – Alexander Rybak

rybakofficial Instagram “Ooookay who’s that lucky guy in the middle? #SickButHappy #Athens #Greece #Hellas”

Athina and Marthina attended the Meet and Greet, and were among the first to excitedly post their photos on Instagram. They are very happy to share their experiences of meeting up with Alexander, keep reading to hear their stories.

Continue reading Fan reports from the Meet and Greet, Athens, Greece 19.08.2017

Fan reports from the Meet and Greet, Warsaw, Poland 16.08.2017

Alexander Rybak invited his fans to a Meet & Greet in Warsaw, Poland. 

Some happy fans who got the chance to meet him want to share with us their great moments from this meeting with Alexander. Enjoy reading these nice reports 🙂 

“I’m ready for hugs. Wednesday, after a hard days studio work, I’ll be hanging around hotel Indigo, Warsaw (Smolna 40) ca.19.00 NO MORE MORE PRESENTS PLEASE, I just want to see some new and old Polish mafia members.”-Alexander Rybak

After a busy day of working with music producers SOF productions, Alexander had some free time to meet his Polish fans.  Despite feeling a little sick he was determined not to let his fans down and took along lots of vitamins and medicines to boost his fans immunity after meeting him.  However I don’t think we can ever be immune to his charm. As you can read below for yourselves in this collection of warm reports from fans who were present… (and an extra report from one who was not).
Continue reading Fan reports from the Meet and Greet, Warsaw, Poland 16.08.2017

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:

 

Meet and Greet in Istanbul, Turkey 13.08.2017

Fan reports from Alexander Rybak’s Meet & Greet in Istanbul, Turkey. 

“I’ve decided to meet y’all and say hello and give you a hug” – Alexander Rybak

On 10th August 2017, Alexander delighted his European fans by the sudden announcement he would be arranging three meet and greets in the next week since he was having business meetings and studio sessions in Europe.

The first one was in Turkey on 13th August where he made the bold promise:

“I will be hugging each and every one who comes tomorrow to the beautiful roof of Mr.Cas Hotel on Istiklal Street, Istanbul at 8pm”. – Alexander Rybak

The event was well attended and judging by the reactions and photos posted on Instagram I think he actually managed to keep that promise.

Now we’d like to share with you some of those stories and photos from a few of the fans who were present…

Continue reading Meet and Greet in Istanbul, Turkey 13.08.2017

Alexander Rybak and Johnny Logan – Allsang på grensen 9.8.2017

Alexander Rybak and Johnny Logan together at “Allsang på grensen” 2017

Alexander Rybak played the violin when Johnny Logan performed the song “You Raise Me Up”, and they also did a duet with the legendary songs “Fairytale” and “Hold me now” at “Allsang på grensen”. 

“You Raise Me Up” is composed by Rolf Løvland (Secret Garden). Alexander Rybak and Johnny Logan performed this song at the seasonal final of the Norwegian TV-show at “Allsang på grensen” 09.08.2017

 

YOU RAISE ME UP

( Music: Rolf Løvland. Lyrics: Brendan Graham)

Lyrics as they are sung by Johnny Logan in this performance

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up’ To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up’ To more than I can be.

There is no life ‘ no life without the hunger;
Each beaten heart beats so imperfectly;
But when you come and I am filled with wonder,
Sometimes, it feels I glimpse eternity.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up’ To more than I can be.

You raise me up’ To more than I can be.

Dream meeting of Eurovision Legends: A Fan report 

A fan report: Dream meeting of Eurovision legends: Alexander Rybak & Johnny Logan.

Don’t…
Don’t close your heart to how you feel…
Dream…
And don’t be afraid the dream’s not real…

Alexander Rybak and Johnny Logan took part in the season final of “Allsang på Grensen”, recorded 9. August 2017 at Fredriksten Festning, Halden, Norway. 

Anni  from the U.K, explains why she was very excited to be there …
Continue reading Dream meeting of Eurovision Legends: A Fan report 

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 🙂

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