April 10, Alexander performed at “Eurovision Preparty Riga” in Palladium concert hall in Riga. “Eurovision Preparty Riga” is an annual Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) promotional event held in Riga, Latvian capital, usually 6 weeks before the ESC final. The main idea of the event is to promote songs that will take part in ESC of that year. In addition to Alexander, other special guests attended the party – the winner of ESC 2011 Eldar Gasimov, winner of ESC 2002 Marie N, and 3rd place holder of ESC 2013 Zlata Ognevich.
Recording of Alexander’s appearance.
The video is also available on Vimeo
“Europe’s skies”, “In the Hall of the Mountain King”,
“Into A Fantasy”, “Roll with the Wind”, ESC-Medley
On March 17, Alexander visited the Russian radio in Moscow, where he gave an incredibly positive live concert
Translated video of the whole show with a concert and an interview
Recording by Sonya & Tessa. Translation and subs by Marina
The video is also available on Vimeo
“Strela Amura” | “Cupid’s Arrow”
Continue reading Incredibly positive Alexander’s live concert on the “Autoradio”
Alexander answered fans questions in a live video chat on the popular Russian music channel during his visit to promote “Into a Fantasy” 24.06.2014.
We thought there were many good questions and answers in that chat, so we selected some of our favorites to be presented here. MH= Meeting Host AR= Alexander Rybak. The full video chat you can find here: Link to video chat
MH: First question: Sasha hi. Tell me please how is it to sing and play the violin at the same time?
AR: I haven’t done this before, it’s tricky. I always finish singing and then start with the violin; I finish playing and then start singing again It’s kind of like traveling between Norway and Russia
Continue reading Our favorite selection from Alexander Rybak´s MUZ-TV fan questions in June 2014
In June, Alexander visited the studio of a very popular Russian musical TV-channel during his promotional tour in support of his soundtrack “Into a Fantasy” to the movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2”, where he answered fans’ questions in live video chat. Very interesting and funny interview 🙂
Upload by Hilde M. English translation and subs by Marina Rolbin.
Alexander performed “Into a Fantasy” and “Roll with the Wind” with talented children at the New Year and Christmas show in Kiev. The shooting took place at the Palace “Ukraine” on December 13, and the show was broadcasted on New Year’s Eve.
“Into a Fantasy” with Sofia Tarasova
Continue reading Alexander Rybak at the New Year and Christmas show in Kiev 31.12.2014.
Yesterday, the National Culture Palace,“Ukraine”, held a huge Christmas/New Year show with the participation of many of the best stage stars. During the show, Alexander Rybak gave us an exclusive interview.
– Everyone is waiting for the new year now. Many are summing up this year’s experiences,remembering important events that filled up this year. Tell us, what do you remember the most?
Continue reading Alexander Rybak: I’m very happy that I have the strength to accomplish many different projects.
Alexander Rybak was a guest-host at the Norwegian sing-along TV-show “Allsang på Grensen”, broadcasted on TV2 Thursday 7th of August. Here your can read two interviews from two local news papers, Halden Arbeiderblad and Fredrikstad Blad.
Source: Halden Arbeiderblad Author: Tiril Vik Nordeide Photo: Stein Johnsen
Found by Kaja Jasińska, translated by Jorunn Ekre, revised by Anni Jowett
Duo:Katrine Moholt and Alexander Rybak charmed everyone
Rybak brought along the young ones
It`s great fun being able to perform with such a capable violinist like Alexander Rybak, said Lars Narvestad (14) after having performed in front of more than 4300 people at the castle.
I had the opportunity to do something big when I was quite young, and if I have the chance to give that other young people I will, said Alexander Rybak.
He doesn’t hide the fact that he’s impressed with Lars and the other eight people who got to perform.
For me it`s very important to show what you stand for and I think it`s important that young, capable musicians get some attention, too. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — interviews — Allsang på Grensen 2014
Alexander Rybak was the Sunday guest in the Swedish morning show “Nyhetsmorgon” on TV4. He performed songs from his album “Visa Vid Vindens Änger” the one he made in collaboration with Mats Paulson, “Träden i Villa Borghese” and “Visa Vid Vindens Änger”. And also his new song “Into a Fantasy”, soundtrack on the DreamWorks animation movie “How to Train Your Dragon”.
Translation will be added soon. Continue reading Alexander Rybak on “Nyhetsmorgon” TV4, Sweden 10.08.2014
Alexander Rybak was the guest-host on today’s show “Allsang på Grensen” on TV2. He also perform “Into a Fantasy”, Fairytale and feated Rita Eriksen and Vidar Johnsen in the well-known Norwegian Wamp song “Tir n’a Noir”. You can watch all three performances and the full show in the vidoes below.
Into a Fantasy
Continue reading Alexander Rybak at “Allsang på Grensen” 07.08.2014
The article published on 22.07.2014 on www.pervouralsk.ru
English translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Anni Jowett.
Alexander Rybak has mastered the PlayStation of metallurgists.
Alexander Rybak has mastered the PlayStation of white metallurgists and found where the iPad is sharpened. Recently the winner of “Eurovision” visited the educational centre of CTRP (Chelyabinsk Tube Rolling Plant), where he had a tour and even got to sit at a student desk. However the musician and singer still doesn’t wish to learn the profession of metallurgist while noting: “But I’m glad they (metallurgists) exist.” And the educational centre, Alexander Rybak compared it to “Jurassic Park”, “I see that many doors are closed to us, it is exactly like in Jurassic Park. If suddenly the electricity stops working here, then suddenly all the doors will open and all the students will run to us. “
Alexander appeared to be down-to-earth and fun to chat with – the guest star acquainted with the students with ease, generously giving out hugs, autographs and made pictures with those who were willing. However, the idol asked tough questions – such as whether the students wash their white metallurgists uniform themselves. Continue reading Article and videos: Alexander Rybak at the educational centre of Chelyabinsk’s CTRP, Russia, 22.07.2014
On his promo tour in Kiev, Ukraine, Alexander Rybak had an almost one hour long online-conference at E-moition.tocha.net the 18th of June 2014. He got a lot of questions from his fans, and there were many interesting and good questions and answers. So enjoy this online-conference that has been made understandable for us non Russian speaking fans thanks to our Russian translation team.
Pictures from the online-conference you will find here
Translation by: Zhanna Sergueeva, Inna Farrington and Rozalia Muzhaeva. Revision by Anni Jowett. Subsby Anni Jowett/TessaLa. Recorded by May Elisabeth Nipen
Alexander’s performances in the Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk in July 2014
Alexander performed at four events during the festival, and he was also a jury member in the contest “Pop song performers”. Below you’ll find videos of his performances. 🙂
“Into A Fantasy” at the Opening Ceremony of the festival 11th of July.
“Roll with The Wind” at International Song Contest “Vitebsk 2014″ the 12th of July.
“Strela Amura” at the Slavic Bazaar 12th of July 2014 . Video recorded på Catalina Balan.
“Kiss and Tell” at the “International Song Contest “Vitebsk 2014″ 13th of July.
The article published on 11.07.2014 on gorodvitebsk.by
Author: Karina Shlapakova.
Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Anni Jowett.
Alexander Rybak at the presentation of his new video in Vitebsk
On July 11 a charity presentation of the animated movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2” attached to the release of the new video of Alexander Rybak took place in Vitebsk .
Continue reading Article and video: Alexander Rybak at the charity presentation of his new video in Vitebsk, Belarus
Alexander Rybak talking about football, his new song “Into a Fantasy” and singing tunnel karaoke on the radio show “P4 Radiofrokost (P4 Radio breakfast) 09.07.2014.
Recording and subs by Ulli C. Translation by Jorunn Ekre. Revision by Anni Jowett
Moscow. The end of June. It is + 10 C on the street. Alexander Rybak came to the meeting in a thin T-shirt. “We had snow in Norway two weeks ago, so I am used to the cold”. He has also got used to the constant attention which falls on him after winning the Eurovision Song Contest. Since then five years have passed and Alexander has written a lot of songs and travelled to almost 70 countries. And now he is reaping the benefits of his success – Rybak is the composer of a soundtrack on the popular Hollywood cartoon “How to Train Dragon 2”, and can be proud of it!
Source: OK! Published 03.07.2014 in the issue No. 27 (395)Author: Vadim Vernik. Photo: Vanja Berezkin.
Translation by Valeriya Platonova, Zhanna Sergueeva and Maria Solntseva. English revision by Anni Jowett.
Sasha, how did it happen that you entered into Hollywood so elegantly? Did the producers invite you?
Nobody invited me. I just wrote a song and realised that it is perfect for the animation. I’ve worked on the first and second parts of the animation for Norway (main hero Hiccup speaks with voice of Alexander). At my own expense I rented a studio, recorded the melody and sent it to the company “DreamWorks” although only 2.5 months remained prior to the international release of the animation. I knew that I had little chance, they may not even want to hear my song. Especially the Americans, it means nothing to them. And suddenly the answer is: “Of course, Alexander, we know who you are”. I was delighted, although they also wrote that everything was ready, and there was no need for the song, but they certainly will listen my melody. I decided not to wait for the outcome, I was just happy and considered it like a personal victory – the main thing I took a chance. However, after a week and a half they called me and said that the composition is very nice, and in spite of the late terms, they want to use the song. In the end I felt happy, and my song plays in the final credits of the animation. In some countries it is released on the soundtrack disc. The compositions of John Powell are gathered there, and my song is the last track. Continue reading Interview with Alexander in the Russian weekly magazine “OK!”, 03.07.2014
Alexander Rybak and Thomas Værnes tell about their close friendship in the paper issue of VG 06.07.2014
Author: Line Orfjell
Photos: Trond Solberg
Found by Ulli Cologne/Venche Mellemstrand. Translated by TessaLa. Revised by Anni Jowett.
Rybak and his best friend helped each other against the bullies at school
Keep in touch: It has been a busy time for Alexander lately. It’s therefore especially good to relax with his best friend at home on the couch. Tonight it’s video games and the World Championship in football on the program. Continue reading Alexander Rybak interview in VG 06.07.2014
Alexander Rybak in a very interesting interview on the radio show “Royne Møter” on Radio Nostalgi, Sweden 06.07.2014.
Recorded by Julia Bezbakh
Translation will be added.
Alexander Rybak’s interviews and TV-show appearances from the promo tour in Belgium for his new music video “Into a Fantasy”, soundtrack for DreamWorks Animation’s movie “How to Train you Dragon 2”
Interview in the largest Belgian newspaper “Het Laatste Nieuws” about Alexander Rybak and ‘Into a Fantasy’.
Article provided and translated by Olivier VanHoutte. Revised by Anni Jowett.
Eurovison winner ALEXANDER RYBAK made the soundtrack.
There is life after the Eurovision Song Contest. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Promo tour in Belgium for “Into a Fantasy”
“I’m an old talent” – Alexander Rybak interviewed by Eurovision.be 29.06.2014.
Provided and translated by Olivier Vanhoutte and revised by Anni Jowett. Link to original interview here.
Alexander Rybak : “I’m an old talent”
Five years after his victory at the Eurovision Song Contest, Alexander Rybak tours again around Europe. This time to promote the movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2″, and his song on the soundtrack “Into a Fantasy”. The Eurovision victory was the beginning of everything. “Fairytale” is my business card, “says the 28-year-old singer.
“In countries where I am not so well known, people point at me and sing “Fairytale” without knowing my name. The song is more famous than I am, but I find that good.” The classically trained musician just wanted to escape from classical music when he won the Eurovision Song Contest. He looks back with satisfaction to his victory, but remains very calm underneath: “In this business you need to be happy with the chances you get and stay loyal to yourself.” Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Interview on Eurovision.be about “Into a Fantasy”
Interview on the radio program “Filmpolitiet” on NRK radio P3 about giving the voice to the main character, and his contribution to the soundtrack with his new song “Into a Fantasy” for DreamWorks Animation’s movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2”.
Recorded by Hilde M. Translation and subs by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett.
Alexander comes back to Lithuania to promote his new single and music video “Into a Fantasy”. He will visit several Lituanian cities, will appear on radio and TV and perform several concerts.
14.00 (13.oo CET)– Guest on Russkoye Radio Baltia. Vilnius Link to listen online
15.00 (14.00 CET) – Guest at the Internet media portal 15min.lt. Vilnius Link
18.00 – Performance with dancers and autograph session at the main hall of Shopping and Entertainment Centre “Ozas”, Vilnius
19.00 – Presentation of music video “Into a Fantasy” in “Multikino Cinema” before the premiere of movie “How To Train Your Dragon-2”. “Ozas” Center, Vilnius
7.30 (6.30 CET) – Guest in the morning show “Labas Rytas”. Vilnius. Link to watch online
8.30 (7.30 CET) – Guest of Radiocentras morning show “Atsibusk su Vyteniu”. Vilnius Link to listen online
22.00 – Performance at night club “Galera Bar”. Sventoji, Klaipeda area (More info here)
23.00 – Concert in night club “Fabrik”. Klaipeda (More info here)
Alexander Rybak tells about his new song and music video “Into a Fantasy”, one of the soundtracks in DreamWorks Animation movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2”, on the Norwegian summer talk show on TV2, broadcasted from Aker Brygge in Oslo. At the end of the video he plays with the duo Elsa & Emilie. You can read more about them and watch one of their videos here
Recording by Tessa Lande. Translation is coming!
Recording by May Elisabeth. Translation by Laura Ser. Subs by Julia B. Revision by Anni Jowett.
Continue reading Press conference in Iasi, Romania, 25.06.2014.
Article published on RIA.RU on 24.06.2014
Author: Anna Gorbashova. Photo: Michael Fomichev
Translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. English Revision by Anni Jowett.
Alexander Rybak: Music video “Into a Fantasy” is about friendship and mutual understanding
The correspondent of “RIA Novosti” Anna Gorbashova spoke with the musician, who visited the capital during the promo tour of the video for the song “Into a Fantasy”, about music, “New Maidan”, politics and Conchita Wurst.
The winner of “Eurovision-2009″, violinist, composer and singer Alexander Rybak is the author of the soundtrack “Into a Fantasy” for the second part of the popular animated film “How to Train Your Dragon”, released in cinemas in Russia on 12thJune . The correspondent of “RIA Novosti” Anna Gorbashova spoke with the musician, who visited the capital during the promo tour of the video for the song “Into a Fantasy”, about music, “New Maidan”, politics and Conchita Wurst. Continue reading Article: Interview with Alexander Rybak about his music video Into A Fantasy on Russian website, 24.06.2014
Alexander comes back to Belgium to promote his new single and music video “Into a Fantasy”.
Recording for “Mant Plaza” on Ment TV. The broadcast will be on July 6th. More info will be added
12:00 Live interview at Radio GRK. Link to listen online
14:00 Live at “Studio TVL”, TV Limburg. Re-broadcast on 16.15 Link to watch online
20:00 Meet & Greet with fans. Bocadero bar, Antwerpen (Belgium) Website of the bar
Recording by Julia B. English translation by Rozalia Muzhaeva.
English revision by Anni J. Subs by Sonya L.
Recorded by Tessa Lande. English translation and subs by Julia B. English revising by Anni Jowett.
Review by VG.no
Author: Stein Østbø
Tranlsation by Tessa Lande. Revision by Anni Jowett
Alexander Rybak still sings about dreams, fantasies and adventures – with a rather familiar tone.
“Into A Fantasy”
(Relativity Music / Sony Music)
There is something constantly uplifting and positive in the best and the most of what Alexander Rybak does. And so it is also in his new single “Into a Fantasy” which is derived from the sequel of the animated success “Dragetreneren”(How to Train Your Dragon” which has Norwegian premiere on July 4th.
Continue reading Reviews of Alexander Rybak’s new song and video “Into a Fantasy”
This week Alexander Rybak starts his promo tour in Europe to promote his new single and new music video “Into a Fantasy” – the sound-track to the movie “How To Train Your Dragon-2” by Dream Works. During the next weeks he will visit Ukraine, Belarus, Belgium and Lithuania. More countries will be hopefully added soon. Check his full Schedule for more details.
The honour to be the first country in the promo-tour belongs to UKRAINE.
Promotional visit of Alexander Rybak in Kiev
11:30 – Alexander at the on-line press-conference in Komsomolskaya Pravda.
to ask questions and to watch online
14:00 – Alexander at the online conference at Tochka.net.
to ask questions and to watch online
8.30 – Alexander is a guest in the morning show “Snidanok” at 1+1 TV channel.
9:00 – 10:00 – Live at “Nashe radio”
13:00 – 14:00 – Live at “Lux FM”
– Online-chat with Alexander Rybak on GolosUA Link
18:00 – Autograph-session of Alexander Rybak at the foyer of “Cinema City” (3rd floor Ocean Plaza)
19:00 – Presentation of music video “Into a Fantasy” at “Cinema City” in Ocean Plaza with popular hosts Anna Sviridova and Sergey Galibin. Admission by invitations only!
You can buy audio-CD and download MP3 version of the song here
Written and produced by: Alexander Rybak
Director of photography: Olav Stubberud
Production manager: Tone Lise Asphol Continue reading Premiere of new music video “Into a Fantasy” by Alexander Rybak
Alexander’s new song “Into a Fantasy”, one of the soundtracks from the animation movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2” from DreamWorks, can be can be downloaded from iTunes , Spotify , GooglePlay and Deezer in many countries.
The audio CD can be pre-ordered at several Amazon online shops and also at Platekompaniet.no (Norway). Below you find links to the Amazon online shops and Platekompaniet. The release date is the 16th of June, unless Amazon.de who has the release date of the 25th of July. The songs are available at Amazon digitally from the same dates.
Full CD MP3 “Into a Fantasy” MP3 Audio CD
Amazon.de Amazon.de (Germany) Amazon.de
Amazone.co.uk Amazone.co.uk (United Kingdom) Amazon.co.uk
Amazon.fr Amazon.fr (France) Amazon.fr
Amazon.es Amazon.es (Spain) Amazon.es
Amazon.it Amazon.it (Italy) Amazon.it
In Norway you can pre-order the Audio CD now on Platekompaniet.no , or buy the CD in one of their shops when it is released the 16th of June. Check this list to see if you have one of their shops nearby you : Platekompaniet