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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 for the first 7 plays:

28. November (premiere), only a few tickets left
29. November 
30. November – SOLD OUT
4. December 
5. December
6. December
7. December 

Read more about Trolle HERE

About the musical

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

Alexander Rybak about Eurovision and his musical “Trolle” – Dagbladet 17.1.2019

Alexander Rybak about:

The Eurovison criticism
New musical
His celebrity status
His need for time alone

That’s why Alexander Rybak was protected

Alexander is happy that he avoids the Eurovision stress in 2019. Now the 32 year old works with his own musical, but doesn’t exclude new “wriggling” in Melodi Grand Prix.

WANT TO RETURN:  Alexander Rybak has won MGP twice, and doesn’t exclude more participation. But he doesn’t have any winning recipe. The artist will anyway take part in the MGP final later this year, where he will perform with last year’s winning song. Photo: John T. Pedersen / Dagbladet

Source: Dagbladet pluss 17.1.19 and the paper issue 18.1.19. Text: Sofie Braseth  Photo:John Terje Pedersen . Translation by TessaLa

– When I was backstage before the MGP  final last year, I was thinking: “Whether I win or don’t even reach the Golden Final, I will participate in Melodi Grand Prix again. As soon as I have a song that is worthy. Continue reading Alexander Rybak about Eurovision and his musical “Trolle” — Dagbladet 17.1.2019

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

 

MARCH

22nd – Concert Norway, Larvik  – “10 år med eventyr” (10 years with fairytailes) Bølgen Kulturhus at 19.00. EVENT INFO  TICKETS

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.

Happy 32nd birthday Alexander Rybak!

The great entertainer and versatile violinist Alexander Rybak turned 32 the 13. May 2018.

Quiz made by Bita Janz

 

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

Alexander Rybak in NRK’s “Lørdagsmagasinet” 28.04.2018

The last preparation before leaving for Eurovision

The Norwegian broadcaster NRK’s “Lørdagsmagasinet” (The Saturday magazine) dropped by when Alexander did his last preparation before leaving for Eurovision. 

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

Violin jam of Eurovision songs – Alexander Rybak

Alexander’s violin jam  of some Eurovision 2018 songs

Another masterpiece from this fantastic musician 

“Some Eurovision songs are so irresistible for the violin, that I can’t keep my hands off them.  Tell me which one of these jams did you like the most? I’m curious 

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:

 

Event: Alexander Rybak guest in the talkshow “Skavlan 16.03.2018

Alexander Rybak in the talkshow “Skavlan”

This Friday Alexander will be guest in the popular  Norwegian/Swedish TV-show “Skavlan”. The show is broadcast both in Norway and Sweden the same day. 

Guests of the evening will be Alexander Rybak, Benjamin Ingrosso, Sweden’s ESC-finalist, billionaire and cartoon lover Johan H. Andresen, Mia Skäringer from “Solsiden” and the artists Father John Misty. Continue reading Event: Alexander Rybak guest in the talkshow “Skavlan 16.03.2018

Everyone wants a piece of Alexander Rybak, Aftenposten 11.03.2018

Alexander Rybak looks forward to the stress that awaits him.

The MGP winner Alexander Rybak’s management is making a plan towards the final in Portugal. It’s about saying no more often than yes when it comes to requests.

Text to the picture:  As long as I’m prepared for what awaits me tomorrow, it often goes well says Alexander Rybak.

Source: Aftenposten.no, published 11.03.2018. Text og photo: Arve Henriksen. Translated by Jorunn Ekre, revised by Anni Jowett.

Smiling and fresh, with a half rusty voice, Alexander Rybak met a selection of the press for a conversation the day after the victory in the MGP final on Saturday night. His song “That’s How You Write a Song” went to the top in the Melodi Grand Prix final at Oslo Spektrum. Continue reading Everyone wants a piece of Alexander Rybak, Aftenposten 11.03.2018

Alexander Rybak: His own chaos pilot

Alexander Rybak has learned how to handle a racing mindset and depression

He experiences an eternal mindset, can suddenly be depressed. And smiles less than before. Still, Alexander Rybak (31) has never felt better.

Source: VG Published on VG+ 26.02.2018 – Updated 02.03.2018. Published in VG paper issue 3.3.2018. Text by Lena Storvand. Photo: Gøran Bohlin
Translation by Jorunn Ekre and TessaLa. Revision Anni Jowett
 
A few hours more now, and it will be over . Then the forehead suddenly will feel so easy. Then the heavy mind will be replaced with joy. He knows it well, it’s like this every time the soul darkens. He never knows when the light is muted, that’s what sucks, that there’s no explanation for it.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak: His own chaos pilot