Tag Archives: MGP

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

The winner of Melodi Grand Prix 2018 – Alexander Rybak

AND THE WINNER IS!!!!

Alexander Rybak took home the victory in the Norwegian selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with his song “That’s How You Write a Song”.  What a show and what an energy! Spektrum concert hall exploded when Alexander performed. Such a worthy winner!

The performance from the final,

 

And the winner’s performance


Many fans from all over Norway and Europe gathered in Oslo to attend the live show . You can read about some of their experiences and emotions HERE.

His thoughts have given Alexander Rybak some challenging downers, Aftenposten 22.02.2018

The racing mindset (Tankekjøret) 
Alexander Rybak, the artist

His thoughts have given Alexander Rybak some challenging downers. Now he returns to Melodi Grand Prix.

An explanation:  The Norwegian word “Tankekjør” has no  has exact English translation. They are not even sure of the definition in Norwegian. But some dictionaries suggest “Racing thoughts, racing mindset, my brain is racing, and so on. In this article we have chosen to use “racing mindset”

– I apologise for being a bit hushed. I have a typical Monday feeling. Many things that are pressing, says Alexander Rybak (31).
He has many of these Mondays. He begins to recognise them now. Continue reading His thoughts have given Alexander Rybak some challenging downers, Aftenposten 22.02.2018

The Melodi Grand Prix’ comeback-kids – VG newspaper 19.2.2018

Melodi Grand Prix’ comeback-kids :
Good friends compete for the victory

Three of this year’s contestants in Melodi Grand Prix stand out from the rest : Stella Mwangi (31), Aleksander Walmann (32) and Alexander Rybak (31).

All three of them have previously represented Norway in the international Eurovision finals. But none of them thinks that they can have overly high opinions of themselves just because of that… Continue reading The Melodi Grand Prix’ comeback-kids — VG newspaper 19.2.2018

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

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

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.

6. December – Letter E – Eurovision medley

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Alexander Rybak Melodi Grand Prix 2012 Eurovision Medley

Header photo made by: Dorly Jackson Wolff

british-american flagToday we have the letter E, and wish to highlight the fantastic tributes Alexander has made to other Eurovision contestants with his own Eurovision Medley. Performed across Europe on many occasions to celebrate the contest and it’s diversity in music. Here we have the performance of Alexander’s Eurovision Medley at the MGP Final in 2012, where he gave a special tribute to Stella Mwangi who had just lost her father, and made all the audience to raise up and dance and sing along.

Flag Russsia6 декабря – Евровидийное Попурри. Сегодня у нас в календаре буква “Е”, и мы хотим вспомнить фантастическую композицию “Eurovision Medley”, с которой Александр выступал с в честь других участников Евровидения. Эта композиция исполнялась на ряде мероприятий как прославление конкурса песни и разнообразия музыки на нём. Мы выбрали выступление Александра на финале национального норвежского отбора на Евровидение в 2012, устроенное в честь Стеллы Мванги, которая незадолго до этого потеряла отца, и это выступление заставило всю публику встать со своих мест, и начать танцевать и подпевать.

Flag SpainHoy tenemos la letra E, y deseamos destacar los fantásticos homenajes que Alexander ha hecho a otros concursantes de Eurovisión con su propio Medley. Lo interpretó a través de Europa en varias ocasiones para celebrar el concurso y su diversidad en la música. Aquí tenemos la actuación de Alexander con un Medley de Eurovisión en la final de MGP en 2012, donde rindió un especial tributo a Stella Mwangi, quien acababa de perder a su padre. Alexander hizo levantarse a toda la audiencia y consiguió que cantasen y bailasen con él.

tyskland-flaggHeute haben wir den Buchstaben “E”, und möchten die fantastische Homage, die Alexander anderen Eurovisions-Teilnehmern mit seinem eigenen Eurovision Medley gemacht hat in den Blick bringen. Aufgeführt quer durch Europa zu vielen Gelegenheiten den Contest und seine musikalische Vielfalt zu feiern. Hier haben wir den Auftritt von Alexanders Eurovision Medley beim MGP Finale 2012 in Norwegen, wo er besonders Stella Mwangi besonders ehrte, die gerade ihren Vater verloren hatte. Er brachte das ganze Publikum dazu aufzustehen und zu tanzen und mitzusingen.

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Some explanation about what we are collecting:

british-american flagWhat other songs has Alexander composed, performed or taken part in starting with an “E”? If you remember anyone, please tell in a comment below or under our post on Facebook. Links to videos are highly appreciated too 🙂

Flag RusssiaЕсли вы знаете какие-то другие песни, начинающиеся на букву “E”, которые Александр написал или когда-либо исполнил, то, пожалуйста, напишите в комментариях ниже или под нашим постом на Facebook. Ссылки на видео очень приветствуются. 🙂

tyskland-flaggWelche anderen Lieder die mit “E” beginnen hat Alexander komponiert, gespielt oder in ihnen mitgewirkt? Wenn Sie sich an ein Lied erinnern, bitte schreiben Sie einen Kommentar unten auf dieser Seite oder unter unserem Beitrag auf Facebook. Links zu Videos sind auch willkommen! 🙂

Flag Spain¿Qué otras canciones que comiencen con “E” ha compuesto, cantado o colaborado Alexander?
Si recuerdas alguna, comenta en la parte inferior o debajo de la publicación en nuestra página de Facebook. Si quieres compartirnos el link de la canción, es más que bienvenida.

photo-polandflagJeśli pamiętacie jakieś inne utwory zaczynające się na literę “E”, które Alexander skomponował, wykonywał lub brał w nich udział, prosimy piszcie o tym w komentarzach poniżej lub pod naszym postem na Facebooku. Linki do filmików są także mile widziane.

Alexander in Melodi Grand Prix 2015

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:)

tweet on mgp nrk 2015

Dennis Storhøi: ALEXANDER IS A UNIQUE ARTIST

He is a unique artist

Author: Eirik Sivertsen  Published14.05.2009  Source: NRK.no  Translation by TessaLa. Revision by Anni Jowett.

Alexander Rybak sees actor Dennis Storhøi as his artistic mentor. Dennis on his side is unabashed in tribute of his young colleague.

Back then Alexander had recently become the winner of NRK’s Kjempesjansen and was asked by director Svein Sturla Hungnes about taking the role as the Fiddler in the world-famous musical. Continue reading Dennis Storhøi: ALEXANDER IS A UNIQUE ARTIST

Alexander Rybak – Looking back – Suddenly I´m famous….

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. 

 

Career

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….

5 years ago Alexander Rybak won the golden ticket to paricipate in the ESC

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.

We´re in loooove with our Fairytale, Alexander Rybak

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

Video: Alexander Rybak, interview with ESCNorge MGP 2013

Recording by Ulli C,  English translation by Tessa,  English revision by Katie Anderson, subtitles by Ulli C,  Russian translation by Anastasia Sviridova.

Annsofi in the final of Melodi Grand Prix 2013

First performance with introduction

Recording by Sveta Plyasun. English transaltion and subs by Tessa Lande

The Gold Final + voting

Recording/editing by Sveta & Sonya. English translation by Laila Solum Hansen. Subs by Sonya Luzina

Alexander Rybak’s interview, Melodi Grand Prix 2013

Alexander’s interview to Oikotimes, 09.02.2013

Interview with Alexander Rybak & Annsofi 09.02.2013.

Written by Alec Parkin

Source: escxtra.com

Tonight Norway will pick who their entrant will be for Eurovision 2013. One of their hopefuls is Annsofi, who will perform a song written by none other than Alexander Rybak. escXtra.com was lucky enough to catch up with both of them.

Continue reading Interview with Alexander Rybak & Annsofi 09.02.2013.

Interview: Annsofi & Alexander Rybak speak to esctoday.com 08.02.2013.

Written by: Edward Montebello

Source: esctoday.com

Interview: Annsofi & Alexander Rybak speak to esctoday.com

Tomorrow Annsofi will participate in the Melodi Grand Prix final (Norwegian final). The song I’m with you is penned by 2009 Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak. This marks the return of Alexander Rybak in the contest. Twenty-four hours before Annsofi goes on stage esctoday.com caught up with Annsofi and Alexander.

Continue reading Interview: Annsofi & Alexander Rybak speak to esctoday.com 08.02.2013.

JP Paulsen

NAME:
JP Paulsen

BIRTHDAY:
March 15th, 1981. My brain startet developing a little late, so I’m only 20 at heart though.

HOME COUNTRY:
Norway

3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE MYSELF:
Playful. Real. Transparent.

WHAT DO I HAVE IN MY POCKETS RIGHT NOW:
Antibac and a cell phone full of song ideas and demo recordings.

WHAT MADE ME LAUGH THE LAST TIME:
Annsofi’s password for her Twitter account…

AS A CHILD I DREAMT OF BECOMING A … :
Grown up man. I gave it up a few years ago!

JOB IN FIDDLER’S BUNCH:
One of the executive producers (project managers) for ”I’m With You”.

SINCE WHEN:
Late 2011.

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THE FIDDLER:
His common interest for legos…

WHAT IS ANNOYING ABOUT THE FIDDLER:
That he’s got a swimming pool when I don’t…

THE MOST REMARKABLE THING I EXPERIENCED WHILE WORKING WITH THE FIDDLER:
Sniffing ”hockey powder” (a Swedish candy powder) together in the studio. I’ve been addicted ever since!

MESSAGE TO THE FACEBOOKIES:
You never cease to impress me with your kind and priceless support! Someday I hope we all get to play with legos together! Oh, and maybe sniff some hockey powder…

Video: Annsofi and Alexander Rybak. Interview before MGP semi-final. 26.01.13

Recorded by Julia Bezbakh.  English translation by Tessa Lande.
Revision by Anni Jowett. Russian translation by Zhanna Sergueeva.

This year, Alexander Rybak has entered MGP strictly as a composer, and has written the song entitled “I’m With You” for contestant Annsofi Pettersen.

Article about Annsofi’s performance at the Semifinal of MGP. F-b.no. 26.01.13

Article by: Ole Johansen and NTB

Link ti the source

Found by Tessa Lande. English translation by Hilde M. Revision by Lillian Llewellyn.


Annsofi: Annsofi participated with “I’m with you” at the MGP semifinal in Floro Saturday. Photo from rehearsal before sending.

Photo: Alf Vidar Snæland / NTB Scanpix

Totally insane!

– Thank you all who have voted. My dream is to go all the way to Malmø, says the girl from Sarpsborg (18) who was the first to be ready for the final in Floro Saturday night.

Her role models are Tina Turner and Janis Joplin. She has heavy backing from Fredrikstad people: Kenneth Gutterup, JP Paulsen and Einar Kristiansen is her local producer team. Manager Dag B. Solheim needs no further presentation in fb.no.
Continue reading Article about Annsofi’s performance at the Semifinal of MGP. F-b.no. 26.01.13

Annsofi’s performances on MGP-2013 semifinal in Florø on 26.01.2013

Annsofi performed at the Norwegian selection for Eurovision 2013, 2nd semi-final with the song composed by Alexander Rybak “I’m With You” (he wrote both music and lyrics). She did great and made it to the final! Congratulations! Here you can watch how it was:)

Presentation of the artist and the first performance

Recording by Venche M. English translation by Laila S.H. Revision by Anni Jowett. Subs by Julia B. Russian translation by Zhanna Sergueeva.

Continue reading Annsofi’s performances on MGP-2013 semifinal in Florø on 26.01.2013

Article about Alexander Rybak and Annsofi in paper issue of Se og Hør. 25.1.13.

PLAYFUL: Alexander Rybak and Annsofi Pettersen calm down their nerves before the semi-final in MGP on Saturday with play and fun at the home of the star.
Continue reading Article about Alexander Rybak and Annsofi in paper issue of Se og Hør. 25.1.13.

“I’m with you”

Music & lyrics by Alexander Rybak

Performed by Annsofi Pettersen

Watch the live performance with subtitles in many languages:

Contents

1. English original text

2.  Romanian translation

3.  Spanish translation

4. German translation

5. Vietnamese translation

6. Russian translation

7. French translation

8. Polish translation

9. Dutch translation

10. Croatian translation

Continue reading “I’m with you”

Video: Annsofi with the song “I’m with you” by Alexander Rybak – announced to MGP 2013!

 23 January 2013 NRK announced participants of the second semi-final of MGP 2013 (Norwegian selection to Eurovision Song Contest 2013). Among 7 participants they named Annsofi with the song “I’m with you” written by Alexander Rybak.

Here you can see the announcement, little interview with Annsofi  and the opinions of MGP experts about the song.

 Recording by Venche M. English translation and subs by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Official video of “I’m with you” on Annsofi’s Youtube channel

Join Annsofi of Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annsofiofficial

 

Article: Million coup of Alexander Rybak. VG. 22.02.2009

Text: Camilla Bjørn and Marcus Husby

Photo: Espen Braata and Kristian Helgesen

Found by Marijke Arentsen. English translation by Jorunn Ekre. English revision by Katie Anderson and Anni Jowett.

Alexander gets the royalties: Million coup.

Alexander Rybak can laugh all the way to the bank after his record breaking victory in Melodi Grand Prix yesterday.

– It feels great, and overwhelming. It`s so wonderful that I get the chance to be the fiddler I`ve always dreamt of becoming.- Rybak says to VG. Last night the heartthrob celebrated his crushing Grand Prix victory at Hard Rock Cafe, after having received the amazing amount of 747 888 audience votes (the highest amount in the history of MGP), and beating the seven other finalists with the song “Fairytale”.

Thanks his ex-girlfriend

Rybak and his Frikar dancers got 600,000 more votes than their arch rival, Tone Damli Aaberge, who became second.

Continue reading Article: Million coup of Alexander Rybak. VG. 22.02.2009

Review of the concert of Alexander Rybak with Elisabeth Andreassen and Didrik Solli-Tangen in Tønsberg

Article published on tb.no 06.07.2012.

Written by Fredrik Rütter. Photo by Eric Johannessen. Link to original article here

Translation by Vigdis Nor

Glittering SHOW: The former Eurovision winners Alexander Rybak, Elisabeth “Bettan” Andreassen and Didrik Solli-Tangen delivered strongly at the Quality Hotel Klubben yesterday. 

Winning Trio

  (Five on the dice)

SUMMER SHOW
Bettan, Alexander and Didrik
Taran Productions Club Quality Hotel, Tonsberg

With three Eurovision winners on a stage they have a lot of ballast in common. It is in the age that the range is large. Elisabeth Andreassen sends messages to the two boys, Alexander Rybak and Didrik Solli-Tangen, that they are some sweet young puppies, and that it is very nice to have them included in the stage show, but she gets answer to the indictment. They are not totally subservient the two, they can catch up.

Continue reading Review of the concert of Alexander Rybak with Elisabeth Andreassen and Didrik Solli-Tangen in Tønsberg

Per Sundnes

NAME: Per Sundnes

 BIRTHDAY: 160666

HOMECOUNTRY: Norway

3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE ME:

Happy Go Lucky

…………………………..

WHAT DO I HAVE IN MY POCKETS RIGHT NOW:

Some small change after buying an Ice Cream at the beach.

Continue reading Per Sundnes

Video: Alexander Rybak tells why he left stage on the Norwegian embassy in Baku the 17th of May

Found by Tessa La., Uploaded by Alev Can. English translation by Tessa La. Russian translation and subs by Sonya L. Slovak translation by Danka Čolláková. German translation by Simone Schmidt/Ulli Cologne. Romanian translation by Laura Ser. Croatian translation by Karolina Pavlov.

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.

Alexander Rybak & Didrik Solli-Tangen at the MGP afterparty in Larvik, 28.01.2012

Article in the  paper issue of newspaper “Østlandsposten”, published on 30.01.2012.

Journalist: Rikke Askersrud. Photo: Mats Grimsæth

Found and translated by  Mari Andersen

Among the nearly three thousand spectators, one could also find some previous Eurovision winners. Didrik Solli-Tangen and Alexander Rybak had made the trip to be a part of the cheering audience. A position they were really satisfied with. “Right now, I could not imagine standing on stage. There is tremendous pressure and a lot of nerves. I’m just fine here as a clapping audience,” Rybak smiles, and get support from Solli-Tangen: “Tonight I’m enjoying the other’s achievements. And by saying that, I have to say that the representatives from Larvik has done an incredibly good job tonight”.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak & Didrik Solli-Tangen at the MGP afterparty in Larvik, 28.01.2012

Completely surreal – Article about Alexander Rybak in Farsund’s Avis May 23rd 2009

Completely surreal – Article about Alexander Rybak in Farsund’s Avis May 23rd 2009 with appendix from June 20th 2009

Article published on www.farsunds-avis.no 23.05. 2009.
Written by Anders Fjellestad.

Found and translated by Marianne Saietz.
English revision by Anni Jowett

Alexander Rybak achieved the victory of all time in the Eurovision Song Contest last weekend. But the Grand Prix-hero  has also had many performances behind him in our area. Photo Indrek Galetin. ( EBU).

The friends about Alexander:
“Completely surreal!”

Last weekend, Alexander Rybak fiddled himself into the hearts of all Europe. We have talked to three people who are close to the super-talent.

Alexander Rybak has been a steady summer guest in Spind together with the Stanghelle family. Here he wrote songs, here he fell in love, and here he gave some of his first concerts. We have looked through our archives and present you now some glimpses from our local memories of the Grand Prix winner, all the way back from the first concert in Espeland Schoolhouse July 1996. Continue reading Completely surreal — Article about Alexander Rybak in Farsund’s Avis May 23rd 2009

Alexander Rybak – Interview with Poplight 13.05.2009.

Alexander Rybak: “I am a product”

Alexander Borodin, Alexander Rybak and  Björn Nordlund

Original article in Swedish on poplight.se

Translated by TessaLa, revised by  Anni Jowett

Journalist: Alexander Borodin. Photo: Niclas Brorsson

Alexander Rybak, is the man on everyone’s lips right now. The (betting) odds have pointed to his advantage ever since it became clear that he would be Norway’s representative in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. “Gylleneskors” (Golden shoes) Bjorn Nordlund, Alexander Borodin and Irina Karelina met up with him when he was on a short promotional stop in Stockholm before leaving for Moscow. It became a different kind of interview where Rybak told with his own words about what has happened so far, what goes on, and what he thinks about Eurovision. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Interview with Poplight 13.05.2009.