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Translation by Sonya Luzina. English revision by Katie Anderson
Alexander Rybak celebrated his 27th birthday on May 13! While some artists were resting and basking in the sun during the May holidays, Alexander Rybak traveled throughout half of Europe and the CIS, having concerts and delighting the eyes and ears of the audience. And he has flown to the city called “the big apple” right on the eve of his birthday.
– I really wanted to visit America again for my birthday, because I really love this country! And I planned the trip to amusement parks, to have fun and relax! I was doubly pleased that my fans have not forgotten about my birthday and they swamped me with greetings, even while I was on another continent! – Alexander Rybak shared his impressions.
The singer wanted to arrange a short New York vacation for himself, and escape to somewhere he can calmly spend his free time and remain unrecognized. But, no such luck! Rybak couldn’t even go ten meters without being recognized walking around the city, because New York is a city of tourists from all over the world. Of course, fans of Alexander prepared a lot of surprises and gifts. They were sending video greetings, photos, and even movies all day long! And even more presents are waiting for him in Oslo, which were delivered to the artist’s home.
Alexander was pleasantly surprised by such activity by all his fans, and he thanked all of them with his commentary on his official page on Facebook: “Thank you very much for all the wonderful presents, videos emails and photos. I am the luckiest 27 year old. But remember, I still look much younger!”
After the New York vacation Alexander will return to work, and he’ll have concerts in America in Washington DC, Chicago, and other cities.
It’s the first time that Alexander is not present at the contest in person (in Malmö, Sweden) after winning “Eurovision”, but he keeps track of all the events from America.