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.
2009 CONQUERED EUROPE: Four years ago Alexander Rybak won the international MGP final.
2010 GREAT VOICE: Annsofi sang herself into the Norwegian people’s heart, and got to the final in X-Factor on TV2
She is like a little sister
Journalist: Henrik Skjevestad Photo: Espen Solli
Found and translated by Tessa Lande. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn.
Eurovision winner from 2009, hopes he has found the successful formula again.
Alexander Rybak (26) took Norway and Europe by storm in 2009 when he won the international final of the Eurovision Song Contest. This Saturday the 26-year-old is ready for a Eurovision comeback.
He wrote the song “I’m With You” for Annsofi Pettersen, who made a success in X-Factor in 2010.
Unique. Se & Hør met the two at the home of Alexander in Aker Brygge, Oslo, where they charged up to the TV broadcast with Lego construction. “I didn’t want to take part again until I found a unique talent. I have found that in Annsofi”, Alexander says to Se&Hør.
Quarrels. “He could have chosen anyone! It is incredibly nice that it was me”, Annsofi says proudly. “She has become like a little sister to me. We have fun together, argue a bit, and then we become friends again”, Alexander says.