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Norwegian/Swedish summer party at Voksenåsen, Norway, 28.10.2010

Alexander Rybak and his violinists, Maria, Kathrine and Olga performed at the Norwegian/Swedish summer party at Voksenåsen Culture and Conference Hotel.

The event was arranged by Visit Sweden and the hotel as a celebration of the long time Norwegian/Swedish collaboration. The Hotel was given Norway as a national gift by Sweden 50 years ago, and they invited all to a free event with artists from both Sweden and Norway. 

It was an outdoor concert and unfortunately it was a heavy rain, but that didn’t stop Alexander for giving a performance. And thanks to Kjertsi T and Austen Potter who recorded Alexander’s performance, we can enjoy this concert too. 🙂 


Why Not Me?

Europe Skies

Roll With The Wind


Alexander Rybak in BingoLotto Show, Sweden, August 15th, 2010

Alexander Rybak in “Bingolotto” 15.8.2010.

Alexander and his 3 violinists Maria, Kathrin and Moa performed both “Europe’s Skies” and Funny Little Word” in the Swedish TV-show  “Bingolotto”. 

(thanks to Catalina Balan for the videos)

Funny Little World


Europe’s Skies



Alexander Rybak perform the cover of the song “Skin”

Alexander Rybak’s version of the song “Skin”(Sarabeth), a song written by Doug Johnson and Joe Henry and originally performed by American country music group Rascal Flatts.

Alexander performed “Skin” in the summer show “Spellemenn” (Fiddlers) in Tønsberg 2010.  Enjoy this very touching performance, recorded by Julia Bezbakh in July 2010. Lyrics you’ll find below the video.

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I’m in love – Lyrics and video

Video of performing this song live at the festival Seto Jaanituli in Estonia 08.07.2017

You’ll find the lyrics in English, Russian and Hungarian in subtitles:

 English lyrics:

Music and lyrics by Umberto Carli

No matter what they say – now I’m in love
I do it my way – cause I’m in love
And I can keep that song out of my mind
Playing that silly tune – all the time
La da da da da
I’m in love

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Alexander at Miljoona Rock Festival in Tuuri, Finland 10.07.2010

Alexander Rybak with band at the Miljøna Rock Festival in Tuuri, Finland 10.07.2010

Thanks for the videos to theYoutubers –  snobbouki, J3nkku, Gabbi, kuuttitahti 

“Intro – Dovregubbens Hall”

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Alexander in Allsang på grensen (Norway), June 30th, 2010

Alexander Rybak performed two songs in the Norwegian sing along TV-show “Allsang på grensen” on TV2  🙂

Singing Jørgen Hattemaker with Kathrine Moholt, recorded by Gullskoify

Europe’s Skies, recorded by Josephina143

Jazz concert – Alexander Rybak – Valdres Sommersymfoni, Fagernes, Norway June 26th, 2010

Jazz concert – Alexander Rybak and Felix Peikli

Sparkling interplay, charm and joy of playing were served to the audience when Alexander Rybak and Felix Peikli together entered the stage in Valdreshallen, Saturday, for income for the project they are both ambassadors for, Playing for a Future.

This was the second year in a row that Alexander Rybak had a concert at Fagernes, during Valdres Summer Symphony Festival, to raise money for the help project Playing for a Future, which helps children from poor parts of the world to participate in the Summer Symphony. This time, he was not alone on stage since the project’s new ambassador, the clarinetist Felix Peikli, joined him on stage.

Not the first time

The two young musicians know each other well from before, and it was not the first time the two were on stage together in Valdres. Also during Valdres Summer Symphony in 2008, they held a concert together in Valdreshallen. There is no doubt that the two thrive in each other’s company, which is clearly expressed musically. With them on stage they had Gunnar Flagstad on piano, Sjur Bjærke on double bass and Øystein Aarnes Vik on drums, and with that it was all ready for an unforgettable concert where the joy of playing was central.

In 2008: It was not the first time these two musicians had a concert together. Already in 2008 Alexander and Felix impressed with an improvisation concert, and they impressed their audience just as much this time and gave them a wonderful mix of pop, jazz with improvisation and classical music.

Something that was not definitely not lacking this evening was charm, joy of play and talent. And the audience was served both fabulous solo numbers and sparkling interplay where you got to see Peikli’s jazz-inspired expression and Rybak’s classic style in wonderful symbiosis. And during the hour-long concert, they performed a repertoire containing everything from “Visa Vid Vindens Ängar” to “Summertime”, before it all ended in a terrific, improvised extra number that they gave the title “Valdres blues”.


The songs order in the playlist is not necessarily the order they were play in the concert.

  • Valdres Blues
  • Visa Vid Vindens Änger
  • Summertime
  • My sweet Embraceable You
  • Jealous
  • All of Me
  • Song From a Secret Garden

Thanks to Laila U and Hildebjørg H, who were present and recorded, we can also enjoy these precious moments 🙂

First Kiss – Lyrics – Alexander Rybak

“First Kiss” – Alexander Rybak

From the album “No Boundaries”, released 2010

Music: Alexander Rybak
Lyrics: Alexander Rybak, Thomas Wærnes

Deep in your heart
There’s a small hidden room
And you know that I hold the key
You’re gonna travel all over the world
Places where I’ll never be Continue reading First Kiss — Lyrics — Alexander Rybak

Muz TV Award – Interviews and pictures from Alexander’s victory June 11th, 2010

A big congrats to Alexander Rybak for the award “Newcomer of the Year “at Muz TV Award show 2010

Alexander Rybak at the MUZ TV Award in Moscow 2010, where he was nominated for three awards : The Newcomer of the Year, Male artist of the Year and Movie Soundtrack of the Year with the song “Black Lightning”

Interview after the show with Russian TV

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“No Boundaries” – released on June 21, 2010

(researched by Ellen Nl, Venche Mellemstrand, Ingegerd Claesson, Kata Karppinen, Norma, Anglezina, Yanis)

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