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Alexander Rybak in the Slovakian TV-show Chart Show 22.5.2019

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 .

Alexander Rybak on “loffen” – interview in Amta 19.09.2008

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.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak on “loffen” — interview in Amta 19.09.2008

The wandering fiddler – Alexander Rybak – summer 2008

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.

HIKER

– 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

Alexander Rybak has a special relationship with Indre Østfold (Norway)

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 the Great – Interview in Dagbladet 20.02.2009

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

A fantastic and powerful opening act of MGP 2019 by Alexander Rybak

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

Great concert with Song and Spelkorlaget in Stavanger, Norway 26.1.2019

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

Event: The musical “Trolle” is the Christmas play in Kristiansand, Norway, 2019

The musical “Trolle ” by Alexander Rybak premieres Thursday 28th November 2019 in Kilden Theatre and Concert Hall.

Book tickets HERE.

Ticket sale started:

28. November (premiere), only a few tickets left
29. November 
30. November – SOLD OUT
4. – 7. December 
11. – 15. December
18. – 21. Descmber

Read more about Trolle HERE

About the musical

Continue reading Event: The musical “Trolle” is the Christmas play in Kristiansand, Norway, 2019

How to Train Your Dragon 3 – Alexander Rybak gives voice to Hikken – DreamWorks 2019

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

Alexander Rybak – schedule 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

Continue reading Alexander Rybak — schedule 2019

Alexander Rybak in the TV-show “Muitte Mu”

Alexander Rybak learned to joik in the Norwegian TV-show “Muitte Mu”.

In September 2017 Alexander spent 3 days in Kirkenes in Northern Norway together with his mentor Frode Fjellheim to learn the Sami joik.  After that he went home to compose his first joik “Let The Music Guide You”. The joik was performed for the first time in front of an invited audience in Karasjok in Northern Norway in February this year.

The 3 days in Kirkenes and the performance in Karasjok were broadcast on NRK 10th of November 2018.  “Let The Music Guide You” is a mix of English lyrics and joik, and less than a week after the release it was a hit on YouTube. You can read more about that and Alexander’s reaction to this below the  video. 

Continue reading Alexander Rybak in the TV-show “Muitte Mu”

Alexander Rybak – The boy who only wanted to be seen. nrk.no 10.11.18

Once Alexander Rybak was the one who had to stand by and watch. Now he creates a joik for those who have been bullied and felt left out.

Text to the cover picture: 
RYBAK AND THE VIOLIN: It is well known that Alexander Rybak is a violin champion. Not that known is that he has a desire to make a joik. A joik that will mean something very special. Photo: Johan Mathis Gaup/NRK
Continue reading Alexander Rybak — The boy who only wanted to be seen. nrk.no 10.11.18

Event: “Syng med oss” – concert with Song og Spelkorlaget, Alexander Rybak and Lisa Børud 26.1.2019

“Syng med oss 2019” – concert with Song og Spelkorlaget, Alexander Rybak and Lisa Børud

The forever young boys in Song og Spelkorlaget av 8. mars & Søn (Song and play choir of 8th of March & Sons) are ready for their 31st concert of “Syng med oss” (Sing-along with us).

NB! Ticket sale starts Saturday 17th November at 10:00 at the sales office, online at 12:00. Continue reading Event: “Syng med oss” — concert with Song og Spelkorlaget, Alexander Rybak and Lisa Børud 26.1.2019

Event: Alexander Rybak in the season premiere of NRK’s TV-show “Muitte Mu”, Saturday 10th of November 2018

Alexander Rybak is the first artist in this season of NRKs TV-show “Muitte MU” – “Remember Me”.

Six established artists will have 3 days to learn to joik. Together with a mentor they will compose a joik for a person close to them.   Continue reading Event: Alexander Rybak in the season premiere of NRK’s TV-show “Muitte Mu”, Saturday 10th of November 2018

Scary to meet Alexander Rybak – article 14.09.18

HADSEL: After one day of rehearsal with Alexander Rybak, the kids from the culture schools in Hadsel and Vågan were ready for the audience at Melbu. 

Text to the picture: Last finish: Alexander Rybak and the kids take a final check on what’s going to happen. Now it’s for real! (Photo: Dag Erlandsen)

Source: blv.no published 14.9.18. Text and photo: Dag Erlandsen

– A little scary and lots of fun, says 11-year-old Ingrid Mathisen Andorsen from Kabelvåg.

Continue reading Scary to meet Alexander Rybak — article 14.09.18

Tributes his mother with a song – article on TV2.no 19.07.18

Only Mom could comfort me back then.

Alexander Rybak performed his brand new song “Mom” on “Allsang på grensen” Thursday, July 19th, with his mother in the audience.

Source: TV2.no, published 19.07.18. Text: Vilde Brandtzæg Clausen. Photo: Thomas Andersen/TV2. English transaltion, TessaLa. Revision by Anni Jowett.

Since the Eurovision final, it has been quiet from Alexander Rybak. The song “That’s How You Write a Song” ended in 15th place in this year’s final, and Rybak expressed the disappointment afterwards. Continue reading Tributes his mother with a song — article on TV2.no 19.07.18

Alexander Rybak performed for Crown Princess Victoria – article in VG.no 15.07.2018

The artist was invited to perform for Crown Princess Victoria on her birthday.

Source: vg.no, published 15.07.18 Text: Anniken Aronsen. Photo: Pr Jahnke and private. 
Translation by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett

July 14, also known as the “Victoriadagen” (Victoria Day) in Sweden,  was made a great celebration of Crown Princess Victoria’s 41st birthday. Alexander Rybak was one of those invited to stand on stage.
– It is the greatest honour for a violinist to be invited to royal celebration. I feel like Ole Bull now, Rybak writes in a text message to VG before the show. Continue reading Alexander Rybak performed for Crown Princess Victoria — article in VG.no 15.07.2018

Alexander interviewed by “Ari & Michael” P4 23.06.2018

Alexander Rybak with “Ari & Michael”

«A newly operated Alexander Rybak tells us how important everyday flirting is, about his extreme control needs and why he doesn’t always  smile when someone wants to take a selfie with him.»

Alexander interviewed for the first time after his surgery of his tonsils. Michael Andreassen knows Alexander well from many earlier interviews and together with Ari Behn, with his philosophic inputs, they gave us a bit different and warm interview.  

The interview has so far English subs for the first 17 minutes. The rest will follow soon 🙂 

Source: P4 podcast archive, published 4.7.18.

 

EVENT: KORK’s “Ønskekonserten 2018” with Alexander Rybak and other artists

Alexander Rybak  performes with KORK at their summerfest “Ønskekonserten 2018”

Alexander Rybak, Helene Bøksle and Didrik Solli-Tangen will all perform with KORK at KORK’s annual  musical summer party at  Ingierstrand Bad and Restaurant. The people’s own music wishes is on the playlist and Øyvor Bakke is the host.

KORK is the Norwegian broadcaster NRK’s orchestra

20. June  – recording of the concert at Ingierstrand Bad og Restaurant (Norway), and if you  want to be in the audience, send an email to   klassisk@nrk.no . Read more HERE

29. June kl 19.55 till 21.05 – broadcast of the concert on NRK1. The concert can be watched later from NRK’s  ARCHIVE

EVENT: Alexander Rybak in “Allsang på grensen” 2018

Alexander Rybak performs in Norwegian summer TV-show “Allsang på grensen” this year too 🙂 

Alexander will meet some familiar people among the artists. “Elg” from “Hver gang vi møtes” and Tor Endresen from the Christmas tour. Tor Endresen will perform together with his daughter. 

Artists in the show:
Alexander Rybak
Dance With a Stranger (Elg is the front singer in this band)
Finn Kalvik
Tor Endresen og Anne-Sophie Endresen

Recording of the show:
Date and time: 
Wednesday 18. of July at 18.00 CET. 
Place
: Fredriksten Festning, Halden, Norway:
Tickets:  at TICKETMASTER.NO

Broadcast of the show will be 19. of July on Norwegian TV2 (pay-TV) 

Alexander has taken part in “Allsang på grensen” several times. Click on the “year” to see his performances.

2009   2010  2011   2013  2014   2016 2017

Alexander Rybak’s mother and girlfriend in Lisboa to support him.

Alexander Rybak’s girlfriend
was not prepared for the success

Source: NRK.no, published 11.05.18. Text: Tiril Mettesdatter Solvag of Caroline Tolfsen. Translation by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett. 

– Alexander is going to completely charm everyone on Saturday, says Julie Holm’s girlfriend to NRK.

He can become the second artist in the world to win the international version of the Melodi Grand Prix twice. Continue reading Alexander Rybak’s mother and girlfriend in Lisboa to support him.

Julie is the anchor in my life, says Alexander Rybak

-I feel like Peer Gynt. Now I have my “Solveig” to come home to, tells Alexander Rybak, who also reveals that he has a trollish dream…

Source: paper issue of “Her og Nå”, published 15.5.18. Text: Tommy Halvorsen. Photo: Tomy Halvorsen, Lasse Eriksson and NTB Scanpix. English translation by Jorunn Ekre, revision by Anni Jowett. 

 Once again Alexander Rybak charmed the TV viewers of Europe. Unlike last time he was part of the Eurovision circus, the charmer, who turned 32 the day after the final, managed to enjoy the experience more.  Continue reading Julie is the anchor in my life, says Alexander Rybak

EVENT: Alexander Rybak in the Show “50 years with summer show at Klubben”

Alexander Rybak is one of the artists is the show “50 years with summer shows at Quality Hotel Klubben” in Tønsberg, Norway.

ANNIVERSARY SHOW 29th. June 2018

Taran and StarWorks present a star-filled anniversary show at the Quality Club in Tønsberg in Norway this summer. We celebrate the 50th anniversary by bringing together some of Norway’s most popular artists, who also have in common that they have earlier entertained in the summer shows at the Club.

There is only one show the 29th June at 20.00 CET

Tickets on TICKETMASTER.no

You can book also book an “anniversay package” including hotel and ticket and dinner by callin,g  (0047) 33 35 97 00 or send an email to: q.klubben@choice.no

​On stage you will see among others: Toralv Maurstad, Wenche Myhre, Øivind Blunck, Elisabeth Andreassen, Alexander Rybak, Sturla Berg-Johansen, Tor Erik Gunstrøm, Hilde Lyrån, Didrik Solli-Tangen, Jon Eikemo, Christine Koht, Reidun Sæther, Alexx Alexxander, the crew from Summernights and more. Director is Tom Sterri.

EVENT: “40 years on the Red Carpet” – Musical show

Alexander Rybak will be on of the artists when the Norwegian magazin “Se&Hør” celebrate their 40 anniversary the 23th of September.

Ticket sale starts 12. May at 08.00 CET on Ticketmaster.no

Ticket prices in NOK:
Level 1, VIP: 1295,- (+ fee)
Level 2: 795,- (+ fee)
Level 3: 595,- (+ fee)

40 YEAR AT THE RED CARPET – A MUSICAL SHOW

Welcome to a star-studded party night with folk-loving artists in Oslo Spektrum! Continue reading EVENT: “40 years on the Red Carpet” — Musical show

I thought I was Superman, says Alexander Rybak, interview TV2.no, 05.05.2018

Will do it differently  this time

Source: TV2.no, published 5.5.2018. Text:   Translated by TessaLa. Revised by Anni Jowett.

It went wrong last time, this is what Alexander Rybak will do differently this time if he wins.

I thought I was Superman, says Alexander Rybak (31)

Norway’s Eurovision hope, Alexander Rybak (31), has been open about that much went wrong when he won the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow 2009. 

He went from being a well-known violin talent in Norway, to become the main person of a giant European fairy tale.

It just became too much, and the massive stress made him “hit the wall”.

Continue reading I thought I was Superman, says Alexander Rybak, interview TV2.no, 05.05.2018

Pictures and videos – 1st rehearsal in Eurovision Song Contest 2018 – Alexander Rybak

Alexander Rybak’s first stage rehearsal in Lisbon 1.5.2018.

There will be many interviews, pictures and articles from the 1st rehearsal. Below we will gather most of them so you easily can get an overview of what is written about Alexander’s first rehearsal. This post will be updated with more information during the day 🙂 

 Eurovision.tv’s photos from the rehearsal:

Eurovision has provided us a 45 second video from the rehearsal and a photo gallery.  There will also be several interviews with the many ESC groups that is present. This post will be updated during the week. 

And the video:

The review from the many who followed the rehearsal was a wow!. And he got applause in the press centre. 

Video from the press conference:

 

Updated – Follow Alexander Rybak in Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Two exciting weeks for Norway, Alexander Rybak and his fans.

Eurovision Song Contest 2018 has already started in Lisbon and will end with the Grand Final the 12th of May. 

Eurovision.tv. is ESC’s official website. Follow them also on:

               

On Eurovision.TV’s social media you will find everything you need to follow the happenings in Lisbon. They post a Daily Digest and upload a recap of the day on YouTube. There are plenty of ESC websites worth following, and we have listed some of them further down in this post. Continue reading Updated — Follow Alexander Rybak in Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Event: Alexander Rybak in the Norwegian talk-show “Senkveld” 4. May 2018

Alexander Rybak is a guest in “Senkveld” Friday 4. of May.

Alexander Rybak, Solveig Kloppen, Fredrik Skavland and Jon Nesbø are the guests in this second last show of “Senkveld”, broadcast on Friday 4th of May at kl 22.15 CET on TV2 , a Norwegian pay-TV.

If you subscribe on TV2 SUMO you may be able to watch it from the archive later HER

Since Alexander and the MGP-team are travelling to Lisbon 30rd of April, this show is most likely recorded before he leaves, or maybe TV2 taks the trip to Lisbon. Who knows 🙂 

Alexander has several times been a guest in “Senkveld”, and if you want to take a look back, just click on the links below 🙂 

Alexander in “Senkveld” februar 2009 (unfortunately the last part is cut off, but here is a video of some of it “Alexander & Bettan” 

Alexander in “Senkveld” December 2009 

Alexander in “Senkveld” i 2010

Alexander in “Senkveld – Sochi” 2013

Alexander in “Senkveld” 2014

Alexander in “Senkveld” 2015

 

Event: Hello Europe! – Norwegian documentary about Alexander Rybak

A Norwegian documentary about Alexander Rybak

Alexander Rybak is one of the biggest stars in the Eurovision Song Contests, and the thrill is huge when he now returns to the worlds biggest music competition.  We take a look back at his impressive career and follow him on his way to Eurovision in Lisbon.

NRK has made a 50-minute documentary  about Alexander to be broadcast before the semi-final 10th of May. In this we will become better acquainted with the artist, songwriter and  person Rybak. There will also be glimpse from the many preparations, and the two weeks in Lisbon.

Broadcast Thursday 10th May at 20.10 – 21.00 CET on NRK1, Norway.

The show will be available to watch from abroad at least from the archive. 

Link to watch online for those who can watch HERE 

Link to the archive HERE

Alexander Rybak in the Ukrainian TV-show Svetskaya Zhizn 21.04.2018

Svetskaya Zhizn (Social life) in Norway – visiting Alexander Rybak.

With the song “Fairytale” Alexander Rybak set a record, winning the Eurovision Song Contest. So far, no one has been able to collect so many points! This year the Norwegian singer of Belarusian origin again takes part in the song contest. “Svetskaya Zhizn” went to Oslo to find out why and how the famous singer lives.

How does the famous bachelor live and why does he return to Eurovision again?

Alexander Rybak with a new crew in Lisbon

Lisa Børud handpicked as a dancer for Rybak

Almost Alexander Rybak’s entire crew has been replaced before the international finals of  Melodi Grand Prix (Eurovision)

Source: NRK.no, published 21.04.2018. Translated by TessaLa, revised by Anni Jowett

– It will be crazy exciting. I don’t think I’ll understand how big it really is before I get there” said Lisa Børud.

She was handpicked to be one of Alexander Rybak’s new dancers in the semi-final and most likely the international final at the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon Saturday, May 12th. Continue reading Alexander Rybak with a new crew in Lisbon

Alexander Rybak’s preparations for Eurovision in Lisbon

This is how they work with Alexander Rybak’s stage show in Lisbon

Source: Published 20.04.2018 on escNorge.net  in Norwegian Text: Anders Maritinius Tangen. Translated by TessaLa, revision Anni Jowett

It’s just about week before Alexander Rybak and the rest of the Norwegian delegation have their first rehearsal on the stage in Lisbon. We at escNorge have checked out a little about how the preparations are going, how the stage show will be and what Alexander Rybak will do to raise awareness for the Norwegian entry “That’s How You Write a Song”. Continue reading Alexander Rybak’s preparations for Eurovision in Lisbon

Event: Alexander Rybak in the Ukrainian TV-show “Svetskaya Zhizn” 21.04.2108

Alexander in the Ukrainian TV-show “Svetskaya Zhizn” (Social life) 

Last week a TV-team from Ukraine visited Alexander in his apartment in Oslo and also his  mother home at Nesodden and made an interview .  Saturday 21. April at 23.10 (local time) the interview will be broadcast on “1plus1.ua”.

 Link to watch onlinehttps://1plus1.video/ru/tvguide/1plus1/online

The TV-show starts at 23.10 (local time) 22.10 CET (central Europe time)

Teaser from the TV-show: