Love Love Peace Peace
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.
Alexander appears from 1.09 in the video 🙂
Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow , the year ESC become big and Alexander set the Eurovision record with 387 points. Six years have gone and Alexander is still one of the most popular artist in the Eurovision community.
In Eurovision Song Contest’s Milestones video 2009 we get some flash backs to the big night where the most common words were:
AND 12 POINTS GO TO……….. NORWAY!!!
If you haven’t seen it yet, watch this great video showing Alexander’s 14 days in Moscow preparing for the big final.
Last year at the 5th anniversary of the victory , we made a posting with several videos from the victory and the celebration and an interesting article. Click on the Picture, and the post will appear 🙂
Alexander gives advice to future winners, and talks about how it was to perform and win ESC in the pre-party show for Melodi Grand Prix 2015, Norway.
During the show NRK encourage people to tweet with the hashtag #nrkmgp, and they showed a few of them on the screen. Here is Alexander’s tweet:)
Tonight it’s 5 years since Alexander Rybak won the Norwegian ESC selection, MGP with his Fairytale.To celebrate we asked for a little interview. So here it is, fresh from New York, where Alexander has a concert to conclude the seminar he has held for young talented children there this week.
Suddenly I´m famous…. a look back.
Looking back at the last 5 years, have they turned out the way you hoped for, and what would you do differently if you won ESC today, based on the experience you have had?
AR: I may have trusted my instincts more, instead of doing everything as I was told to, by the book. But fortunately I understood this pretty fast, and now I am the master of my own life.
Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Looking back — Suddenly I´m famous….
Today it’s been exactly 5 years since our favourite fiddler won Melodi Grand Prix, the Norwegian selection for ESC.
We celebrate the day with a look back on the night it happened.
Tonight our favourite Fiddler celebrates with a spectacular concert that is concluding a seminar in New York together with the children of the Trinity School.
Today, 7th February, exactly 5 years ago, the first public performance of Fairytale was shown on Norwegian TV. The occasion was the semi-final of the Norwegian ESC selection, Melodi Grand Prix.
We celebrate the 5 years with 7 different performances of Fairytale from around the world. They are not selected because they are the best, but because they are in different settings.
Since the Olympic Games in Sochi starts today, we wish everybody good luck with the games.
February 7th 2009, at the Melodi Grand Prix semifinal in Skien, Norway.
Alexander captured many hearts this night.
Continue reading We´re in loooove with our Fairytale, Alexander Rybak
Alexander was a guest in the audience at the Final of the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Finland. The host interviewed him after the winner was announced. Here is the video:
Recording by Tessa Lande