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10 years anniversary show of “Allsang på grensen” 23.06.2016

Alexander Rybak in the 10 years anniversary show of “Allsang på grensen”

The Norwegian sing along Tv-show “Allsang på grensen” has been going on for 10 years by now, and to celebrate TV2 made an anniversary show with highlights and interviews with some of the artists that has taken part in these 10 years. Alexander is one of the artists that was well presented in this show 🙂

Enjoy the nice interview and the highlights from Alexander’s performances in “Allsang på grensen”.

Recording by May Elisabeth Nipen. English translation by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett.
Featured picture by TV2

I Came to Love You – Music video and lyrics

Alexander Rybak with a new song and music video

A happy love song dedicated to his girlfriend Julie. The music video of “I Came to Love You” is made in Rhodes late May 2016. Pictures from the shooting you’ll find HERE. And the observant might have noticed that his signature, the violin, is not present this time. You’ll find translation of the lyrics in several languages below the video. Continue reading I Came to Love You — Music video and lyrics

Alexander about his show “Entertainer” on NRK P1 08.06.2016

Soon premiere of “Entertainer”

It’s getting closer to the premiere of Alexander Rybak’s summer show “Entertainer” in Larvik 6th of July.  Alexander, Heidi, Sofia and the director Johan Osuldsen have visited NRK radio and told a bit about what we can look forward to in the show.

Read more about the show and where to book tickets HERE
Article about the show you can read HERE

The video has English subs, translated by Jorunn Ekre, revision by Anni Jowett


Alexander and Trolle in Cappelen Damm Agency’s Rights catalogue spring 2016

Cappelen Damm is Norway’s largest publishing house, publishing approximately 1000 titles a year, within the genres of fiction, non-fiction, educational books and children’s books.

Cappelen Damm Agency represents the rights of all of the authors in their catalogues. The Agency is responsible for all foreign book rights, as well as rights for TV, film, radio, anthologies, electronic media, etc.  They attend all the major international book fairs.

In Cappelen Damm’s Agency’s Rights catalogue spring 2016, they present Alexander as an author and promote his book “Trolle og den magiske fela”.

From Cappelen Damm Agency’s catalogue:
Header picture of this post from Cappelen Damm where both Alexander and Trolle are represented 🙂

Alexander Rybak – Trolle and the Magic Fiddle

Source: Cappelen Damm Agency
Alexander Rybak No Bounderies picture Cappelen Damm TrolleAlexander Rybak, b. 1986, is an actor, composer and musician. His international breakthrough came when he won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 with the self-composed song Fairytale. Rybak has performed in several large-scale theatrical events and films alongside his music career.

Last autumn he debuted as a children’s book author with Trolle og den magiske fela (Trolle and the Magic Fiddle).

The story combines Alexander Rybak’s musicality with his love of Norwegian folk tales. It is a story about daring to be different and accepting the differences in others. The book and its universe are closely interweaved with newly composed music by Alexander Rybak among others.

“Alexander Rybak is a gifted artist with many talents. This publication is very much in the spirit of his work; a joyful composition with an interesting artistic core.”

Mette Hofsødegård, Aftenposten

Alexander Rybak promo video of Trolle Cappelen Damm

Trolle isn’t like all the other trolls. He doesn’t have a tail, and that is something the other trolls never let him forget. They tease and bully him all the time. One day, Trolle finds the Nymph King’s violin lying shining in a clearing. He discovers that the instrument is magic – anyone who hears its music falls under the spell of the player. Now he’s not only accepted, but admired! But the violin isn’t all good, and Trolle soon finds himself in a lot of trouble. Then human girl Alva turns up and shows Trolle the power of real friendship.

The book comes with an audio version and specially composed music and songs by Alexander Rybak.

Print run 11 000.

Foreign rights sold to Koppelwrite, Denmark.

On page 21 in Cappelen Damm Agency’s Rights catalogue spring 2016 you can read about Alexander and Trolle 🙂


Alexander Rybak in the Hungarian talent show Virtuozok 27.05.2016

Alexander Rybak as guest performer in the final of the Hungarian TV-show Virtuozok 2016.

The TV-show was broadcast 27.5.2016 on channel DunaTV, Budapest. Alexander performed the classical piece “Summer” by Vivaldi and “Hungarian Suite”. He also did a short interview. 

HERE is a short video made when arriving for the recording 🙂

Thanks to Mónika Menyhért for the translation and info about the musicians , and Bożena Lebioda for the screenshots you find below the videos and also in the header picture.  Continue reading Alexander Rybak in the Hungarian talent show Virtuozok 27.05.2016

Alexander has composed music to the game “The Little Grey Fergie”

Alexander Rybak has together with Svein Gundersen composed the music to the game “Little Grey Fergie Saves the Day” for phones and IPad.

The little tractor Fergie (original name is Gråtass) is a Norwegian children figure created by Fantasi-Fabrikken A/S (The Fantasy Factory) in Tønsberg i 1995. The figure is a “living”, grey tractor of the type Ferguson TE20 with two  black “eyes” as  lights. The Norwegian name “Gråtass” was a well-known nickname for this popular type of tractor in Norway.

Alexander Rybak Gråtass ordner oppLittle Grey Fergie Saves the Day is a complete farm adventure where you can build your dream farm together with Fergie the little tractor! They speak English in the game. Suitable for all from 4 years and up. Read more about the game HERE.

Link to download the game : itunes-logo ICON 

The game will also be released in Sami, German and Russia later in 2016.

Fantastic music made by the internationally acclaimed musician and composer Alexander Rybak together with Svein Gundersen puts you in a farming mood

In the trailer below you can hear a short piece of the music. 🙂

Alexander with the summer show “Entertainer” in Bølgen Culture House July 2016

Alexander Rybak celebrates at Bølgen

Alexander Rybak has  a 10th anniversary as an artist, and celebrates in Bølgen with a musical show spanning his entire career. Continue reading Alexander with the summer show “Entertainer” in Bølgen Culture House July 2016

Alexander about a musical ear in “Your Body” 14.04.2016

Have you ever wonder about what a musical ear really is and how a tone is perceived by a person with perfect pitch? Read this article and you’ll get some answers. 🙂

Do you think you can’t sing? Then you are probably wrong.

Source: , published 14.04.2016. Text: Åshild Amland. Translated by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett

If you think you don’t have a musical ear, you are probably wrong. Most people have a musical ear, it’s more a discussion about which level. Continue reading Alexander about a musical ear in “Your Body” 14.04.2016

Articles about Alexander Rybak in English

List of all articles about Alexander posted on the Fansite.

There are hundreds of articles about this brilliant musician, and thanks to all the fans who over the last seven years have spent their time translating, we are able to follow his career footsteps where ever he is. All these translated articles are posted on the Fansite,  to make it easy for you to find them, we have made a list of them in alphabetic order for each year. Just click on the word “Articles” in the picture below or on “Articles” in the menu at the Fansite. 

Alexander Rybak English articles on the Faniste 1

Orchestra seminar and concert in Eksjø, Sweden, 4. to 6. of March 2016

Alexander Rybak gives artist tips

EKSJÖ: The young string students are excited about  the world artist Alexander Rybak’s visit. Soon they laugh familiar when he gives them unconventional tips.

Source: Små Published March 5, 2016. Text and photo: Maria Ivarsson

“Wave to those sitting on the other side in the orchestra,  give them a kiss from distance, and think of how it feels like when you are afraid of the dark.”
Playing in an orchestra is very much about being an artist, and Alexander Rybak gives some different tips. Afterward, he takes plenty of time to take selfies and sign autographs.

Video uploaded by May E. Nipen.

Miracles – The Biathlon World Championship song 2016

Miracles – Alexander Rybak and Gaute Ormåsen

Miracles Alexander Rybak Gaute Ormåsen

Gaute Ormåsen on vocal, Alexander  on violin and Oslo Soul Children as choir in the the new championship song for Biathlon WC 2016. The song is called “Miracles”, and will be performed live at the opening show 2nd of March in Oslo, Norway at Universitetsplassen, Medal Plaza, Oslo.

The show starts at 19.45 cet and will be streamed live on


                       You can download “Miracles” from   itunes-logo ICON

And it’s also available on Spotify

The salvation Army’s Advent show “Håp i ei gryte” 13.12.2015

Alexander Rybak and the other artists from “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” performed at the Salvation Army’s Advent show “Håp i ei gryte” (Hope in a pot).

The show was pre-recorded in November and broadcast on TV2 Sunday 13.12.15. The Stille Natt Hellige Natt artists performed two lovely Christmas songs, and below you’ll find them both. Enjoy 🙂

Thanks to May Elisabeth Nipen for recording and uploading the videos to YouTube.

Schedule archive 2015 – Alexander Rybak

Alexander Rybak’s schedule archive 2015

Here is an overview of what Alexander did in 2015 that we know of and is official. Where we have videos, pictures or interviews related to the events, you can click on the words in THIS COLOR to watch/read about it. The list is not yet complete, and we have only finished January and February with links so far. But the work will continue 🙂 

2015 was a great year for Alexander. He took part in the popular Russian TV-show “One to One” with a great success and he published his children’s book “Trolle og den magiske fela”, which got a 5 on the dice with the reviewers.  Continue reading Schedule archive 2015 — Alexander Rybak