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Alexander Rybak: I have changed. Dagbladet post MGP Interview and article 11.03.2018

Alexander Rybak: Had a nervous breakdown and reached the end of his limits: I have changed.

 

MGP WINNER: Alexander Rybak won the Norwegian MGP finale, and will represent Norway in Lisbon in May. The former Eurovision winner received a text message from a very special person after the triumph. Reporter: Linn-Christin Marthinussen / Video / clip: Ørjan Ryland

Alexander Rybak thinks he is better equipped for Eurovision now than he probably was nine years ago.


– It has sunk in now. The victory feels good, says a quiet but obviously satisfied Alexander Rybak (31) when Dagbladet meets him on top of Oslo Plaza on Sunday afternoon.
The artist made history when he won the Eurovision final in 2009. Nine years later the 31 year old could once again rejoice when he won the Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix on Saturday.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak: I have changed. Dagbladet post MGP Interview and article 11.03.2018

Alexander Rybak – The Idol troll – “School Diary” 01.12.2006

 Alexander Rybak interviewed by the  “School Diary” in Dagbladet 01.12.2006

Source: paper issue of Dagbladet, published 1.12.2006. Text: Jon Andre Sæther. Photo: TV2.

Name: AlexanderRybak
Current: Won “Kjempesjansen” on NRK
Age: 20
Hight: 1,84
From: Nesodden
Favourite movie: “Old Boy”
Favourite song: “From Grace” by Thomas Dybdal.
Favourite website: hotmail.com
What was written on your “Russe-card” ?: No way I will sell my body! …but you can borrow it.  Continue reading Alexander Rybak — The Idol troll — “School Diary” 01.12.2006

Alexander Rybak – Interview to Dagbladet. 14.03.2014

Article in a paper issue of Dagbladet from 14.03. 2014

Author: Merete Skogrand

Found and translated by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Professional: You have to embrace the whole profession, if not you are not meant to be an artist.

HAS LEARNED TO SAY NO

Alexander Rybak has learned to sleep, to say no, and he has stopped arguing with the sound engineers.

Uh-huh … we just wondered if we could get an autograph and picture. Three girls looking up at Alexander Rybak.

– Of course,- he says, and offers them to kiss him on the cheek. The 27 year old from Nesodden won the 2009 Eurovision in Russia. “Fairytale” instantly became a megahit. In the period after there were concerts, concerts, concerts, tours, autographs, hotel, travel and interviews. Now he takes part in “Hver gang vi møtes” on TV2, and in tomorrow’s episode Rybak said that he was only home five days during the whole 2010.
Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Interview to Dagbladet. 14.03.2014

Alexander Rybak in Norwegian press due to upcoming episode of HGVM. 14.03.2014

Rybak speaks out about ESC-time: – I was stressed and overworked.

Article published on tv2.no Author: Tore WaskaasFound and translated by Tessa Lande. English revision by Katie Anderson.

Alexander Rybak speaks about crushing his violin, and when he broke his hand. Continue reading Alexander Rybak in Norwegian press due to upcoming episode of HGVM. 14.03.2014

Alexander Rybak – Article and videos from the launch of HGVM

Published 01.03.14 on VG.no

Authors: Camilla Norli and Marcus Husby. Photo: Trond Solberg

Found and translated by Hilde M. English revision by Anni Jowett.

HGVM artists talk behind each other’s back – Rybak was the most flirtatious!

* Sigvart Dagsland was advised by Anita Skorgan to bring an extra-large wardrobe
* Rybak made Anneli Drecker blush
* The artists were song-muzzled

Alexander Rybak took the prize when it came to flirting, Sigvart Dagsland was the funniest and the most vain, Lars Lillo-Stenberg impressed in the kitchen, while Simone Eriksrud was the crying queen in this year’s “Every time we meet.”
Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Article and videos from the launch of HGVM

Alexander Rybak in “Hver gang vi møtes”. Dagbladet, 31.08.13

Article from www.dagbladet.no, published on 31.08.2013

Author: Marthe Jakobsen 

Found and translated by Hilde M. English revision by Anni Jowett.

 

DURING THE RECORDING: Now the recording of the popular TV 2 program “Every time we meet” has started, and Alexander Rybak says he was surprised by all the impressions he got while being part of the series. Photo: Kristin Svorte 

– It made me a soft man

Alexander Rybak says the “Every time we meet” experience was very special.

(Dagbladet): It is four years since Alexander Rybak (27) became a superstar overnight after winning both the Norwegian and international Eurovision Song Contest final.

Now he is participating in the next season of the successful program “Every time we meet” in the company of Lars Lillo-Stenberg, Samsaya, Sigvart Dagsland, Simone Larsen, Øivind “Elg” Elgenes and Anneli Drecker.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak in “Hver gang vi møtes”. Dagbladet, 31.08.13

Alexander Rybak and “Elg” Elgenes in Dagbladet 22.6.2013.

Author : Stian Fyen. Photo: Jacques Hvistendahl

Found and translated by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett

Alexander Rybak elg Elgenes

Meet: The artists Øivind ‘Elg”‘ Elgenes and Alexander Rybak will participate in this autumn’s “Hver gang vi møtes” on TV 2. Both musicians were happy to be asked, and had to clear the calendars before the recording this summer.

We are schizophrenic by choice

Alexander Rybak (27) believes he has become better at dealing with all the attention. While Øivind “Elg” Elgenes deliberately stayed away from parts of the spotlight.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak and “Elg” Elgenes in Dagbladet 22.6.2013.

Alexander Rybak: “I have become a trophy for women”. Dagbladet Magasinet, 17.11.12

Author: Eivind Sæther. Photographer: Lars Myhren Holand

Internet version of the article you can find here.

Found by Venche M. Translated by Tessa La. English revision by Katie Anderson.

Trophy Man: – I have become a trophy for women, says Alexander Rybak. Foto: Lars Myhren Holand.

ONE ON ONE

They send underwear in the mail, they want his autograph on their tits, they knock on his door. But for Alexander Rybak (26), it has become too much.

Snipp, snapp, snutte*

*common phrase used at the end of a Norwegian fairytale

Current: The Christmas album “Christmas Tales”and the single “Presents” he does along with Didrik Solli-Tangen.

Driving: – I am running hard.

Favorite words: – Privilege

Recent cultural experience: – I listened to Thorbjørn Egner’s original recording of “Dyrene i Afrika” (Animals in Africa) 20 times in a row when I drove by car in Belgium.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak: “I have become a trophy for women”. Dagbladet Magasinet, 17.11.12

Portrait of Per Sundnes “Northern Norways Potato” June 8th 2012

A portrait article about Per Sundnes,

published on www.dagbladet.no 8.6.2012 Text: Hallgeir Opedal. Drawing: Finn Graff 
Found and translated by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett.

The parts, where Alexander Rybak is mentioned, are highlighted in blue.

Northern Norway’s potato!

It is not “Gay Patrol” that attracts Per Sundnes (46) to TV3. It is a woman.

-” There is national mourning in England now because I quit”.

Per Sundnes shuffles around in the kitchen, wearing pirate pants and shock yellow t-shirt.

– “You know, I stop when I’m on top”.

There is a smell of spices, chocolate and buns. We stepped over a vacuum cleaner. A bulging garbage bag leaning against the fridge, the balcony door to the backyard is open, the radio is tuned in on “Nitimen.”

– “National mourning”?!

– “In Birmingham, there are some who call themselves Schlagerboys, funny boys with a lot humour, and those boys find it very sad that I quit. The first thing I did when I started in this job was to take care of the fans. You know, Grand Prix fans are like soccer fans: The hard core are there in good times and bad. I listened to them and asked how they wanted it. And the last three years I have organized it so that fans get to meet the artists. And why do I do that? Because I can!”

He tilts his head to one side, smiling coquettishly.

– “They are eternally grateful”.

There is a lot of confidence in the dense body of Per Sundnes. During the next hour, he manoeuvres between bragging and humility, and tries to find a balance. Now he stops, looking around to take stock.

Continue reading Portrait of Per Sundnes “Northern Norways Potato” June 8th 2012

Alexander Rybak got A at violin exam June 7th 2012

Photo: Two percent exam-nerves. Alexander Rybak has studied for three years at Barratt Due Musikkinstitutt. Today, he was examined and had to give exam-concert.

Alexander Rybak got A at violin-exam

” That is actually reserved for those who practice every single day. I don`t do that”.

Article published on www.dagbladet.no 7.6.2012. Text: Jonas Pettersen. Photos: Steinar Buholm. Link to original article here

Translation by Marianne Saietz

(Dagbladet): 3 years ago, he got the all time high score at the International Final of Eurovision. Today, Alexander Rybak struggled determined, to get an A at his violin  exam at Barratt Due Music Institute.

“I will get a little bit disappointed, if I don’t get a top grade but then, the top grades are really reserved for those who practice every single day. I don´t do that. I travel around Europe every other week, play pop concerts and flirt with girls”, Rybak says to Dagbladet.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak got A at violin exam June 7th 2012

Article from Dagbladet about Alexander Rybak’s performance at the Norwegian MGP- final. 11.02.2012.

Rybak paid tribute to Stella at Grand Prix final

Author: Stian Haraldsen. Photographer:  Håkon Eikesdal

Link to original article:

http://www.kjendis.no/2012/02/11/kjendis/musikk/melodi_grand_prix/20191149/

Translation by Tessa Lande

‎(Dagbladet): Alexander Rybak provided a great break performance before tonight’s Grand Prix show winner was declared.

After the Plumbo, Nora Foss Al-Jabri, Tooji and Petter Øien and Bobby Bare had passed thorugh to the golden final, the stage was set for the Eurovision Medley in Oslo Spektrum.

Rybak sang songs by both the artists, Johnny Logan and Olsen Brothers, before he made the entire audience to stand up.

– This one’s for you, Stella! Rybak said, before he started last year’s winning song “Haba Haba”.

Stella Mwangi was suppose to be on stage tonight, but withdrew after his father, Jeff Mwangi Kwirikia was killed in a car accident on Tuesday last week. He was hit by a motorist who ran away from the place, but a person turned himself in later and are now charged in the case.

Yesterday he was buried in Ullensaker church, and he will later be buried in his native country of Kenya.

– Now I’ve really hit the ground, and I do not know if I manage to get up again. But I hear dad’s voice say “stand up”, “stand up,” Stella said in the church.

Interview of Alexander Rybak to Norwegian Dagbladet/Magasinet, July 9th 2011

Published in the paper-issue of “Magasinet”- an appendix to Norwegian “Dagbladet”, 9.7.2011

Written by Eivind Sæther. Photos: Jørn H. Moen.

Found by Susanne Berlin.  Article and pictures scanned by Tessa La.

English translation by Marianne Saietz
Revision by Bita J.

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“The Wake Up”

Alexander Rybak (25) is no longer dependant on sleeping pills. Now, he dreams of being able to trust people once again.

Text to photo: Alexander Rybak doesn´t trust anyone, and shares that he functions best when he isn’t attached to anyone. “I don’t want to become dependant,” the album releasing 25-year-old says to Magasinet.

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At the moment: He has released an album in Swedish: ” Visa vid vindens ängar”
Family:  An only child. In relationship with Maria Slyngstad.
What he drives:   – I usually borrow cars from my friends, so I drive a lot of different cars.
Favorite gadgets: – I play a lot of video games. Perhaps I should answer a question about that?
Last cultural experience: – I watched “Mad Men” on DVD. It’s fantastic. I dream about being Don Draper.
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-I don´t trust people. –
Alexander Rybak has dark circles under his eyes as he watches guests in the restaurant at Aker Brugge, Oslo. He arrived home at 2  in the morning last night, after signing autographs for almost 3 hours after a show, and then driving on the E18 alone in the dark. Continue reading Interview of Alexander Rybak to Norwegian Dagbladet/Magasinet, July 9th 2011

I have many new mayflies inside me – Dagbladet. June 17th, 2010

Translation by Tessa La

The album releasing Alexander Rybak (24) joked about his hand injury before the Eurovision. In reality, he broke his hand when he furiously hit the wall.

– Look ! I have just taken off the cast after 3 weeks. It looks like I have a rash, says Alexander Rybak to Dagbladet, showing his right hand. Continue reading I have many new mayflies inside me — Dagbladet. June 17th, 2010