When Alexander Rybak toured with “Fairytale”, he began writing the story about Trolle. Ten years later he is ready to create magic on the musical stage. When Kilden opens its doors to the premier in November, it will be a sensual and visual party with spectacular costumes and big scenography.Continue reading Trolle — from book to stage — Alexander Rybak
Source: Kilden Teater og Konserthall.
Translated by TessaLa, revised by Anni Lowett
Text to photo: Important to write “Trolle”: With the musical “Trolle” Alexander wants to tell the children that they are not alone feeling different. Photo: Jon Petter Thorsen / Aptum
Melody Grand Prix and “Fairytale” were fun. But at the same time, I was working on something else, something completely different, something that could be about us all. About bullying, about not fitting in. About magical places and mysterious creatures that one can choose to believe in or not. But most of all about friendship.Continue reading The magic of “Trolle” — Alexander Rybak
The Norwegian celebrity magazine “Se og Hør” and TV2’s sing along summer show “Allsang på grensen” invited the Norwegian people to vote, during the summer, for the best Eurovision song of all time. The winner was announced at the final show 7th of August, and who else could the winner be than “Fairytale” by our one and only Alexander. “Se og Hør” also made an interview with Alexander which can read below.Continue reading Alexander Rybak’s Fairytale voted as the best Eurovision song of all time.
In the Norwegian TV-show “Allsang på grensen Alexander Rybak performed his legendary “Fairytale”, and “Stjernen vår”, from his upcoming musical “Trolle”, in a duet with Ingeborg Walther. Ingeborg will play the role of “Alva” in the musical.
Featured picture: photo by Allsang på grensen/Viken Foto og Video
Alexander and Ingeborg also gave an interview to the Norwegian magazine “Se and Hør”. Scroll down to read it 🙂Continue reading Alexander Rybak and Ingeborg Walther in “Allsang på grensen” 2019 and interview in “Se and Hør”
“Stjernen vår” (Our star) was performed by Alexander Rybak and Ingeborg Walther for the first time in the Norwegian TV-show “Allsang på grensen” 4.7.2019
“Stjernen vår” is a song from Alexander Rybak’s children’s book “Trolle og den magiske fela” and is written by Alexander and his father Igor.
The night Trolle and Alva became friends there was a star shining brighter than the others. Alva pointed at the star and said: “Let this be our star from now on, and it will always shine for us, no matter how far we are apart”.
The Norwegian lyrics are translated to English by Jorunn Ekre and Anastasia Silakova.
When everything feels dark and hopeless
and the heart cries silently
look up, our star is shining
and healing all the wounds
Look, it shines just for us
every flower awakens
and soon the darkness will fade away
I’m with you, my friend
There once was a time
when hope was gone
they pushed me away over and over again
I fled from myself
I had no choice
Too late for me to turn back
but then one day you came
and woke all hope again
you called me your friend
Trolle and Alva:
Whatever happens to me
I’ll never forget you
and no mountain can keep us apart
our star shows us the way
And soon the darkness will fade away
I’m with you, my friend
Norwegian lyrics :
Når alt er mørkt og tomt
og hjertet gråter stumt
se opp, der skinner stjernen vår
og leger alle sår
Se, den skinner kun for oss
der våkner hver en blomst
og snart vil mørket svinne hen
jeg er hos deg, min venn
Det var en gang en tid
da håpet var forbi
de skjøv meg vekk gang på gang
jeg flyktet fra meg selv
jeg hadde ingen valg
For sent for meg å snu
men så en dag kom du
og vekket alle håp igjen
du kalte meg din venn
Trolle og Alva:
Hva enn som hender meg
jeg glemmer aldri deg
og ingen fjell får skille oss
vår stjerne viser vei
Og snart vil mørket svinne hen
jeg er hos deg, min venn
It’s the 5th anniversary of “Soot-Spelet” this summer, and Alexander Rybak is still playing the role of Ole Bull.
Photo in the collage by Glenn Thomas Nilsen/Indre24
Luckily this year we also have some Rybak fans who attended the play and have provided us with some lovely videos. A big thank you to Jorunn Ekre and May Elisabeth Nipen. Playlists are posted below.Continue reading Alexander Rybak as Ole Bull in “Soot-Spelet” 2019
The Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak in Slovakia.
Alexander took part in the TV-show “Chart Show” which this time had the topic the biggest hits in Eurovision. Alexander’s “Fairytale” was ranked as number one and here you can watch his performance and interview in the show:
You all remember his song.
Source for text and videos: Markize.sk. Translation by Peťa Pítý Hauserová .
The talented young man represented Norway at the prestigious competition twice.
In 2009 he won the prestigious competition Eurovision Song Contest. Alexander Rybak, who was born in Belarus but represented Norway, won in a sovereign way. He got until then the highest number of points ever awarded.
With his “Fairytale”, to which he himself accompanied on the violin, he convinced most of the voting countries, where the song eventually became number one on the hit lists.
Last year, the talented young man represented Norway at the prestigious competition again. With the song “That’s How You Write A Song”, he didn’t repeat the success from years ago. Recently, however, he came to the Chart Show, where they rank the song (Fairytale) among the the biggest hits of Eurovision.
An interview presented by Marzika TV before the show eas broadcast. Translation by Peťa Pítý Hauserová .
Exactly 10 years after winning Eurovision in Moscow 2009, Alexander visited the Norwegian radio-show “Nitimen” on NRK1 and presented his newest song release “I’m Still Here”. A song to his fans who has followed him since his victory in 2009.
In the interview he also talk about his plans for vacation, the many anniversaries and birthdays in his family in May and the musical “Trolle”.
The interview is recorded by May Elisabeth Nipen, translated by TessaLA, Revision by Jorunn Ekre and Anni Jowett. Source: NRK1
Felt guilty because of “Fairytale”-Ingrid
Text to photo: Ten years: It is 10 years since Alexander Rybak brought the victory home in Eurovision Song Contest. Here he celebrates the victory. Photo: Henning Lillegård
Source: Db.no Pluss, published 17.05.2019. Text by Mathilde Lea. Translation by Jorunn Ekre, revision by Anni Jowett.
It’s been unresolved for ten years, tells Alexander Rybak. This week it’s the ten year anniversary of the “Fairytale” adventure in Moscow.
It’s the biggest thing that has happened, and probably will happen, in my life, says Alexander Rybak to Dagbladet. This week it’s exactly ten years since he won the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow with the song “Fairytale”.
“I’m in love with a fairytale, even though it hurts. Cause I don’t care if I lose my mind. I’m already cursed.”Continue reading Alexander Rybak felt guilty because of “Fairytale”- Ingrid
The artist turns 33 on 13th of May.
Article from “Komsomolskaya Pravda in Ukraine” published on 13.05.2019
Source: www.kp.ua. Interview by Igor Kiprianov
Found and translated by Anastasia Silakova- Revised by Anni Jowett
Exactly 10 years ago Alexander Rybak won Eurovision with a romantic song “Fairytale”. Back then the singer received a record-scoring 387 points.
Eurovision 2019 starts on the 14th of May, therefore, it was interesting to discuss the current specialities of the euroshow with the Norwegian musician of Belarusian origin. The birthday was another good reason for this conversation: Alexander turns 33 on the 13th of May.Continue reading Eurovision 2009 WINNER Alexander Rybak: FemalE fans are still willing to marry me
“I’m Still Here” – new release by
On his 10 years anniversary for his Fairytale victory with a historical number of points, Alexander is releasing “I’m Still Here”, a love ballad to all his fans around the world.Continue reading I’m Still Here — Alexander Rybak
Alexander Rybak on “loffen”
Eleven days this summer Alexander Rybak from Nesodden went from door to door at Sunnmøre (in the north-west of Norway) with his fiddle on his shoulder.
Source: Paper issue of Amta (local paper in Nesodden), published 19.9.2008. Text: Trond Folckersahm. Photos: Trond Folckersahm and Alexander Rybak. The interview was done at the Opera House in Oslo.
Translation by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett.
– A nerve-racking, exciting, challenging, eventful and fun experience, says Alexander, who has had a very active year.
He has, among other things, been on the stage in the role as the fiddler in “Spellemann på taket” (Fiddler on the Roof) at Oslo Nye Teater. There has also been time for the recording of a movie. Alexander has a musical role, as the gypsy Levi, in the big production «Yohan», which will premier in Norwegian cinemas next year. Concerts have of course been on the schedule. But the “raisin in the sausage” may have been the ten days on “loffen” in Giske municipality in Sunnmøre with his fiddle on his back. A maybe some unusual “stunt” from a classically trained violinist.
Text to photo: Alexander has been on the theater stage, film studio and on “loffen” this year. Who knows, maybe the opera stage is next.
Next week Alexander Rybak will go from door to door in Giske municipality and play violin and get shelter and food in return.
Souce: Paper issue of Sunnmørsposten, published 19. July 2008. Text and photo: Nils-Ove Støbakk.
– I have read stories about “øyloffing” (island hopping) and wondering where people stayed on such a trip. Then I decided I would stay with strangers.
Alexander Rybak is not exactly the prototype of a traveling troubadour, although he will until next Sunday be strolling
around the islands Valderøya, Vigra, Giske and Godøya with the violin under his arm.
Last year Alexander was instructor at the Summer School orchestra School at Borgund Folkehøgskule. He got the chance to see the view from Fjellstua, and then he got the idea.
– It was the best view ever! It looked very nice on the islands, so I thought that I would try loffing there. Continue reading The wandering fiddler — Alexander Rybak — summer 2008
It is no coincidence that Askim became one of the first stopovers for Alexander Rybak on his anniversary tour.
Source: smaalenene.no, published 10.04.2019 Text: Karina Torberntsson
Found and provided by May E. Nipen. Translated by TessaLa, revcision by Anni Jowett. Featured picture: Alexander’s official anniversary tour photo (not used in the original article).
More info about the anniversary tour HERE
The popular violinist has a special relationship with Indre Østfold.
– I have only had one concert before the “10 years of fairytales” concert at Askim culture house this Thursday. One of the reasons I come to Indre Østfold so early on the tour is that I feel confident about the audience. Both during the Soot-Play and seminars, I always get an incredibly good response. The people here are very calm, which is no wonder since they live in such beautiful surroundings. It’s a completely different pace here than in Oslo. The audience is more focused and alert, which I, as a classical musician, greatly appreciate. It seems that they are extra receptive when I fire up an energy-rich song on stage, says Alexander Rybak. Continue reading Alexander Rybak has a special relationship with Indre Østfold (Norway)
Alexander Rybak does strange things
Alexander Rybak is full of charm, but you wouldn’t want him as your neighbor.
Source: Norwegian magazine Norsk Ukeblad, published 25.3.09. Text Tommy Larsen. Translated by Jorunn Ekre, revision by Katie Anderson.
His brown eyes charm through the screen and into the TV-living rooms in the country. He has truckloads of the “x factor”. He has taken the nation by storm and is our big international hope in the Eurovision Song Contest. Continue reading Interview with Alexander Rybak in the Norwegian magazine “Norsk Ukeblad” 25.03.2009
We cheer for Alexander Rybak
This is the most popular thing you have ever done. You can participate in Melodi Grand Prix with this.
Source: Paper issue of Dagbladet’s magazine FREDAG, 20.02.2009. Text by: Anne Gunn Halvorsen. Photo: Lars Myhren Heland. Place: Vigra. Translated by Jorunn Ekre, revision by Anni Jowett.
This is what Alexander Rybak (22) was thinking when he was standing on a mountain top outside Ålesund this summer. He brought out his violin to play a bit in the summer weather, and what came out was to become a huge favourite in tomorrow’s Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix final, the song “Fairytale”. Continue reading Alexander Rybak the Great — Interview in Dagbladet 20.02.2009
Alexander Rybak with a fantastic and powerful opening act in MGP 2019
Featured picture by photographer: Cato Ingebrigtsen
As the winner of Melodi Grand Prix 2018 Alexander would perform his last year’s winning song “That’s How You Write a Song” in the MGP final in 2019. It was also 10 years since he won an all time high with his legendary “Fairytale”, and Alexander surprised us all with a fantastic medley of not only his own two winner songs, but also gave a tribute to Norway’s two other Eurovision winner’s songs “La det swinge” and “Nocturne” .
The response from the audience was tremendous, and he really made a great opening to get the show really started 🙂 Continue reading A fantastic and powerful opening act of MGP 2019 by Alexander Rybak
Alexander Rybak teaming up with Dag Otto in “Huskestue” on TV2.
Kristian Ødegård and his partner Dag Otto Lauritzen are back with the 5. season of “Huskestue” with new medium-difficult questions, quirky punishment methods and a lot of fun.
March 31, Alexander Rybak teams up with Dag Otto and get tested his knowledge when it comes to answering the host Kristian Ødegård’s questions about the Nordic countries and music. And do they manage to beat the other team, which consists of Elisabeth Andreassen and Robert Gustavsson? The program was recorded on January 22, 2019.
Broadcast on TV2 (pay-TV) on 31 March at 20:00 to 21:00 CET.
TV2’s archive in SUMO (subscription needed)
She was the best young love
– Alexander Rybak
An interview with Alexander Rybak and Ingrid Berg Mehus at Barratt Due, where they Saturday 23th February played a concert together.
Source: paper issue of Dagbladet 26.2.19 and db.no 27.2.19 Text: Amanda Strand Askeland. Photos: Original article photos by Christian Roth Christensen is not use in this post. Romerikes Blad 25.2.19.
Found by Anastasia Silakova, translated by TessaLa, revised by Anni Jowett.
Singers, violinists and composers. Ingrid Berg Mehus and Alexander Rybak have a lot in common.
We meet the good friends at the music school Barratt Due, where they both have been students previously. Mehus participates for the first time in the Melodi Grand Prix on Saturday with the song “Feel” which she has written together with her husband Bjørnar Hopland and Anthony Modebe. Continue reading Interview with Alexander Rybak and Ingrid Berg Mehus 25.2.2019
A very special Christmas gift…
As 2018’s “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” tour came to it’s final concert in Fagerborg Church, Petra Maczewski from Varel in the northwest of Germany was present at her very first experience of seeing Alexander perform live. Here’s her story…
It’s almost already one week now since I’ve returned from Oslo and still it all seems like a dream. It had all been planned for so long, I had already booked the flights in June and on the same day bought tickets for “Stille Natt, Hellige Natt”. It would be the first time I would see Alexander Rybak live and when my husband said he could imagine spending Christmas in Oslo and going to the concert, I was beyond excited! Continue reading Fan Report: Alexander Rybak at the Stille Natt Hellige Natt concert at Fagerborg
Alexander Rybak in the Russian TV-show “Привет, Андрей!” – Hello Andrei!
The show presented Russia’s candidate in Eurovision 2019, Sergey Lazarev, who also represented Russia in 2016 with the song “You are The Only One”. Several former Russian ESC-artists were present.
In addition to take part in the discuss about Eurovision Alexander also performed his legendary “Fairytale”. This time with a little new twist 🙂 Continue reading Alexander Rybak in the Russian TV-show Hello Andrei 9.2.19
10 years since we heard “Fairytale” for the first time.
Today it’s 10 years since Alexander Rybak performed “Fairytale” in Melodi Grand Prix. The place was Grenlandshallen in Skien, where Alexander was the last artist in the third semi-finals in MGP 2009.
As everyone knows : Oh yes, he did qualify for the Norwegian final on 21st February 2009. Continue reading Happy 10 years anniversary Alexander Rybak!
Alexander Rybak was a guest artist at the concert “Syng med oss”.
Song and Spelkorlaget’s annual and very popular concert “Syng med oss” (Sing Along) was held in Stavanger Concert Hall in Stavanger, Norway .
Alexander performed both with the choir and had his own section together with his pianist Stefan Zlatanos. According to some of Alexander’s fans who were present, the concert was really great and Alexander was sparkling on stage 🙂 Continue reading Great concert with Song and Spelkorlaget in Stavanger, Norway 26.1.2019
Ravn Studio receives EURO 150 000 in developing support for the platformer game of Alexander Rybak’s “Trolle og den magiske fela”.
The purpose of the video game contribution scheme is to strengthen the European gaming industry by supporting innovative content and creative storytelling, and helping to ensure that games reach their full international market potential. Continue reading Euro 150.000 in development support for the platform game “Trolle og den magiske fela” — Alexander Rybak
Alexander Rybak with the Norwegian Christmas song “Romjulsdrøm”.
On little Christmas Eve Alexander performed his favourite Norwegian Christmas song on the Norwegian Christmas TV-show “Kvelden før Kvelden” on NRK. The song is a well-known Norwegian Christmas song by Alf Prøysen. The lyrics are in dialect and Alexander sings it very well. Alexander has uploaded the performance on YouTube for everyone to enjoy 🙂 Continue reading Romjulsdrøm — Alexander Rybak
Alexander Rybak gives voice to Hikken (Hiccup) in the Norwegian version “Dragetreneren 3” from DreamWorks.
In 2010 came the first movie in the computer-animated action fantasy trilogy “How to Train Your Dragon”, where Alexander Rybak gave voice to the main character Hikken (Hiccup) in the Norwegian version “Dragetreneren”.
In 2014 came the second movie, and this time Alexander both gave voice to Hikken and also got the honour of having his song “Into a Fantasy” on the official soundtrack on the Europeen versions.
Now the third and last movie is out, and Alexander Rybak also this time gives the voice to the main character Hikken in “Dragetreneren 3” . Continue reading How to Train Your Dragon 3 — Alexander Rybak gives voice to Hikken — DreamWorks 2019
Follow Alexander’s musical journey in 2019. Here you’ll find his upcoming events and links to videos, articles, interviews etc related to the events. The list is based on information on his official website, Alexander’s information or organizers information and advertising.
Alexander’s official event calendar you’ll find HERE
Dear readers, as this year comes to an end today, it’s the perfect time to remember what it has brought to us. We asked Alexander Rybak fans what were their favourite moments from 2018 and we publish the answers as a tribute to the passing year. Happy New Year…
My most memorable Rybak moment in 2018 is definitely when he was announced the winner of Melodi Grand Prix. Spektrum just exploded : ) Kari, Norway
My most nice moments: 1. Melodi Grand Prix in Spektrum. Niels, Netherlands
I would say when he won Melodi Grand Prix, that was just amazing. Jorunn, Norway
My favorite moment is MGP. I’m “a new fan” and it’s the first time I’ve seen a program like that, that I follow it, and I support it that way. and I loved it! I cried and enjoyed a lot, I’m really proud to be his fan and accompany him from a distance! Noelia, Argentina Continue reading Alexander Rybak Fans: Favourite moments from 2018
On the go in my Eurovision shoes … a fan’s journey to Lisbon.
Anni Jowett (United Kingdom) reporting.
I’ve been a fan of the Eurovision song contest for as long as I can remember, and I always hoped I would actually get to go to experience the contest in the host city someday. So when Alexander Rybak was selected to represent Norway for a second time in March 2018 I had no doubt that this year would be THE year to pack my bags and head for Eurovision in May.
What’s your favourite Alexander Rybak moment in 2018?
So it´s almost 2019 and we wish to collect «Fans favourite Alexander Rybak moments from 2018». So if you have some favorite videos, photos, experiences or anything else from 2018 that you would like to share, your contribution will be very welcome.
The intention is to make a posting here on Alexander Rybak International Fansite on New Years Eve to show a bit of 2018 as the individual fans have experienced it. And it will be nice if you include your first name and country. Post your contribution in comment to this post on the Fansite or below the post in any of our social media. Everyone is welcome to participate until December 30 20:00 CET
“My style” of music doesn’t exist –
Source: An Iranian paper. Director: Arash Sharifzadeh. Translated by Bita J.
Alexander Igoryevich Rybak is a Norwegian composer and singer who represented Norway in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, and won first place with his song “Fairytale” with a record breaking number of points. His debut album “Fairytales” attracted a lot of positive attention, and charted in the top best-selling music lists in nine countries.He also represented Norway in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, and recently collaborated with the Iranian singer Arad Aria, producing their single called “After You”. The cooperation of a foreign artist with an Iranian has always been regarded a positive experience. We conducted an interview with Alexander Rybak and Arad Aria regarding their collaboration. Continue reading Interview with Alexander Rybak and Arad Aria about their musical collaboration
Filled Grorud church twice in one evening
The “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” concert is as good as expected. In one evening, Grorud church was filled to the brim twice, and the audience came even from Nottingham as well as Moscow!
Source: Akers Avis, published 21.12.18. Text and photos: ROLF E. WULFF
Translated by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett and Anastasia Silakova.
For 30 years, the “Mother of all Christmas concerts” has travelled around to churches with professional artists to sing the Christmas message and unify the religious festival and joy. Rune Larsen has been a part of this for 17 years in a row, and once again he realised that he and the rest of the singers and musicians had come to the favourite church of all – Grorud Church. Continue reading Alexander Rybak and “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” in Grorud church 10.12.18
Alexander Rybak and the other artists in “Stille Natt Hellige Natt performed in the Norwegian TV-show “Håp i ei gryte” 2018.
“Håp i ei gryte” (hope in a pot), is a Norwegian Christmas TV-show in collaboration with the Salvation Army.
Alexander and the other artists from “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” performed the songs “Jingle Bells”, Feliz Navidad” and “The Night When Christ Was Born”. In addition Alexander performed “Romjulsdrøm” and featured Lisa Børud and Mugisho in their performance of “Here Comes Santa Claus”.
Alexander was also interviewed by the co-host Leonard. The video has subtitles in several languages:
Alexander Rybak is featured in Christian Ingebrigsten’s joik on “Muitte Mu”
In Norway the current series of “Muitte Mu” continues and the fourth episode had a great surprise for Alexander Rybak’s fans. In this episode it was the turn of Christian Ingebrigtsen He invited Alexander to play violin on his studio performance of the joik written to honour his father Stein Ingebrigtsen.
Christian has a special message for Alexanders fans and has told Alexander Rybak News ” It’s always a pleasure hearing Alexander play, and such an honour having him perform on my joik. He plays the melody beautifully.”
Here is a video of the highlights ( with English translation) of Alexander’s appearance in Christian’s episode.
Alexander Rybak and Lisa Børud visited Kristiansand, Norway, preparing for the Christmas tour.
When the “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” perform in the church in Kristiansand, a children’s choir will join them on stage. Alexander and Lisa were in Kristiansand practising with the choir and also gave an interview to radio and TV NRK Sørlandet, where they talked about what Christmas means for them. Continue reading Lisa Børud and Alexander Rybak — Interviews — NRK Sørlandet 11.10.2018
A sparkling good Maria in “the Mother of all Christmas Concerts”
Text to the cover picture: SOLD OUT: Two full churches at Finnsnes last night at the Christmas concert with Maria Haukaas Mittet, Rune Larsen, Tor Endresen, Alexander Rybak and Lisa Børud.
Source: Folkebladet. Published 23.11.18. Text by Reidar Ingebrigtsen. Photo: Trond Sandnes.Translated by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett.
30 YEARS ago, the producer Tore Arne Ranghus had an idea.In short, this idea was about organising church concerts in the pre-Christmas time.But to succeed one hundred percent with this he had to bring with him a bunch of well-known artists.The first gang of the “Stille Natt Heilige Natt” concert was Anita Skogan, Karoline Krüger, Nora Brockstedt and Karstein Isachsen. Since that time, more than 500,000 people have settled in front of a tour team with stage performers who have come and gone, where our own Maria Haukaas Mittet is in her fourth season of Ranghus’ team. Continue reading Alexander Rybak and “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” in Finnsnes church, article in Folkebladet 23.11.18