Article published on www.dr.dk 13.01.12.
Written by Thomas Orthmann-Brask . Photos: Søren Bygbjerg
Link to original article: http://www.dr.dk/melodigrandprix/Artikler/2012/0113121346.htm
Found by Sonya Luzina. Translated by Marianne Saietz
Rybak loves Denmark
The winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2009, Alexander Rybak, is in Denmark these days, to prepare for his performance at Danish Melodi Grand Prix next Saturday at Gigantium.
Rybak, who can both play violin and sing, was thursday in the soundstudio at Vesterbro in Copenhagen, to rehearse and record. Dr.dk/grandprix met the musical norwegian in the studio for a talk about making music for Melodi Grand Prix.
–” I think, Denmark has a very strong popculture. Things go fast here. It is quite easy to make music in Denmark, so it is a pity, that I haven´t been here for two years” – says Rybak.
Cooking-shows: No thanks
In the recent years, Alexander Rybak has mostly travelled in Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. But now, when he is in Denmark, he looks forward to being on stage on january 21st in front of a danish audience.
– “It is really lovely to be invited to something, that I actually know how to do. I have been invited to participate in some danish cooking-shows – but I can´t cook! Now, I have been invited to play and that is, in fact, what I do” – he says.
Watch the video with Alexander Rybak, where he plays the danish Grand Prix-winners “Dansevise” and “New Tomorrow”.
Follow the final of danish Melodi Grand Prix 2012, Saturday january 21st 20.00 at DR1 and www.dr.dk/grandprix
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Photo: Søren Bygbjerg