Broadcasted on Radio NRJ-“Hit Music Only” on 16.10.2012
Video by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Hilde M & Sara Anja. Subtitles by Tessa La. English revision by Anni Jowett & Katie Anderson
Article published on www.partille.se 19.10. 2012
Text and photo: Maria Dahl and Louise Bång. Link to original article here
Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Ingegerd Claesson. English revision by Katie Anderson
After a two day workshop with Alexander Rybak, the culture schools from Alingsås, Lerum and Partille gave a very highly acclaimed concert with this musical hero on Thursday, October 18th
Family, friends and Rybak fans
The main stage at Kulturum (a culture center) was filled with 70 dedicated and talented youths and the audience filled the hall to capacity. There were parents, grandparents, siblings and music-lovers in general, and even Rybak fans from out of town.
Clip from the concert of Alexander and Paula Seling in Palatul National and short interviews with the two artists.
The clip was published on TV-Pro. Provided with subtitles in English, Russian, Slovak and German.
Recorded by Ulli Cologne. English translation by Laura Ser. Subs and Russian translation by Sonya L. Slovakian translation by Danka Čolláková. German translation by Sabine Fundel.
They waited for him for more than 3 years and finally, Alexander visited Moldova for the very first time, invited by the city of Chisinau. The occasion was the anniversary of the city of Chisinau (Kishinev). He gave a press conference and was interviewed by several newspapers, performed at a mutual concert with Paula Seling, was a guest in several TV-shows and performed at an open-air-concert late at night. In Chisinau he gave the first live-performance of his new song “Leave Me Alone”.
He arrived in Chisinau 12/10 and stayed until 15/10. Sunday 14/10, between two TV-shows, he made time for a Meet & Greet with his fans in Moldova in the cozy cafe “Tucano Coffee” in Chisinau.
The video is recorded by TV-Pro and provided with subtitles in English by Laura Ser and Sonya Luzina, Russian by Sonya Luzina, Polish by Joanna Anacka and German by Ulli Cologne.
The photos are all borrowed from the FB-page of Tucano Coffee.
Source and link to order the CD: CDON.com Published 14.10.2012
Found and translated by Jorunn Ekre. English revision by Katie Anderson
Ever since midsummer there has been a Christmas mood in a studio in Gjerdrum. Alexander Rybak has been working on his Christmas album, and the result is a warm, organic and humorous album. Continue reading Information about “Christmas Tales” album October 2012
Many fans of Alexander wish to help him with promotion in their countries. His management has asked if some Facebookies would translate the Press-release about his new song into their own language and spread it in their own countries as promotion.
Some translations have already been made and here they are – free to use. Please use the official Press-photo, posted here, with the text and please include the link to his official website, added to each translation.
Suggestions for use of the translated press-release: Fansites, Facebook-pages, Pages related to TV and radio. ESC – related FB-pages. E-mails to local radio – and TV-channels or Newspapers – And anywhere else you might see fit:-)
The translations are – in random order:
English, Finnish, French,Turkish, Russian,
German, Slovak, Romanian, Spanish, Polish,
Greek, Croatian, Danish, Swedish, Slovenian
Portugese, Dutch, Macedonian, Hungarian, Lithuanian and Czech
ENGLISH from official press-release.
ALEXANDER RYBAK: NEW SINGLE ”LEAVE ME ALONE”
Finally, there is a new pop song coming from our one and only Alexander Rybak. Release Worldwide: Oct. 12th. Alexander is a musical talent with an ambitious vision. He is an artist; A globetrotter that travels the world to seek musical inspiration; To spread the joy of playing music. On his travels around Europe, Alexander meets fantastic people to share the moment with. Some of his fans become true friends. This song is a story from that life on the road. Alexander tells it best himself:
Article published by www.kjendis.no 11.10.2012. Text: Hege Varsi. Photos: Stella pictures.
Link to original article here
Found by Tessa Lande. Translation by Marianne Saietz. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn.
The artist would not date Ukrainian ladies at Ibiza.
Published at Dagbladet: It has been 3 years now, since he won both the Norwegian and the international song contest Melodi Grand Prix, but Alexander Rybak (26) is still terribly popular.
Especially in Eastern Europe, Rybak who originally comes from Belarus, has a huge amount of fans. A dating-program saw their chance to exploit that
Salary of 1 million Euro
29 sep 2012 Meet&Greet in Kiev, Ukraine
What a day!
Well, I’ve been thinking all the time, how lucky we are! Alex so often comes to Ukraine and we have an opportunity to meet him again!
I knew from FB that Alex came to Kiev on shooting. So when I went to work on saturday morning I brought my old camera. Thanks to Yana and Julia, the meeting was held in a small, cozy cafe near the hotel “Riviera” where Alex usually stays.
It’s tradition to come to meeting with gifts. When we were discussing gifts, I offered to give him a picture from all of us. I worked to 8, and then I decided to take a taxi, pick up the picture from home and then fly to the cafe.
Article published on www.supermuzica.net 3.10.2012
Written by Altomi Gabriel. Link to original article here
Found by Marianne Saietz. Translated from Romanian by Laura Ser. English revision by Anni Jowett
The city-hall in Chisinau is preparing some special events for the city celebration. Besides the big folklore concert on 14th of October in Piata Marii Adunari Nationale (there will be artists like Loredana Groza, Andreea Banica, Catalin Josan), on the day before, 13th of October, there will be an elite event at Palatul National.
Short report from yesterday’s meeting in Kiev:) I was celebrating my Bday with relatives when I got sms from Yana. I think it was something around 16.00, she told she reserved time for M&G at 20.00. I had to gather fans. That was a disaster, because I was far away, and my phone was dying and I knew how many complaints we’ll get from Ukrainians who don’t live in Kiev. That was tough even for Kiev citizens, but fortunately I have a great team of Ukrainian Facebookies who helped me to arrange everything. Also many thanks to Marianne Mata Hari Saietz for fast reacting and making an event post at the main wall immediately after I asked her.
We gathered around 20-25 people there. Girls from Ukrainian Team Facebookies went to that street and found the place, but that was not so easy to make them put tables together, many restaurants refused to do it, so this is why we couldn’t tell people the exact place in advance. I was happy to see many familiar faces and also some very new. All new ones came thanks to the wall posting:)
Article published at www.budstikka.no 28.9.2012. Written by Christine Ferner Apalnes. Photos by Johanne Thorseth.
Link to original article here
Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Marianne Saietz. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn
More than 400 people took the trip to Bærum Culturehouse Thursday evening to see Tooji, Lise Karlsnes and Alexander Rybak play in honor of women with breast-cancer.
The three artists told that it felt special to get to play at the Pink Ribbon concert this evening.
-“This is a very close subject for me, since my aunt died of breast cancer. Events like this shows that things are in progress”, Tooji said before he started his show. The MGP-star played 3 new songs and the youngest girls in the hall screamed with a full heart.
Written by Per Ingar Nilsen. Photo by Fredrik Arff.
Found and translated by Venche Mellemstrand. Revised by Tessa Lande and Marianne Saietz.
Not the fifth wheel: Alexander has a big star among the regular “Silent Night”-quartet (from left: Rune Larsen, Tor Endresen, Elisabeth Andreassen and Marian Aas Hansen) © Photo: Fredrik Arff
Alexander Rybak is not satisfied with being only a Eurovision-Star:
” Now, I´ll become a Christmas – Star!” ( Norwegian flower)
Alexander Rybak goes from the Eurovision circus to sacral church music. Now the bachelor is going to sing-in the Christmas! Alexander Rybak (26) has since the “Fairytale” adventure, mostly done gigs abroad. But now the audience at home can enjoy the charmer.
Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Marianne Saietz
350 children and grown-ups were gathered for concert in the Culture-house, when Alexander Rybak and Superbarna went on stage. Superbarna is a song group from Gjerdrum – outside Oslo- at the age of 4 – 13 years. On their latest album, they have Alexander Rybak with them on some songs.
-”This is the first time I perform on a stage with Superbarna and it is completely super!” – says Alexander Rybak.
The MGP-winner has never been in Oppdal before, but tells to OPP that he would like very much to come back.
The Concert in Sør-Fron Church took place as a part of the annual “Peer Gynt- festival”. The musicians who performed were: Alexander Rybak, The young Saxophone talent Magnus Bakken and the Folkmusic-quartet “Kvarts”. The actor Dennis Storhøi performed with a monologue from the play “Peer Gynt”. The 3 songs below are the songs that were allowed to be publish. Link to a newspaper-review of the concert you’ll find here
Recordings by Tessa La and Marit Olavsdatter
Klezmer is an old musical tradition with roots in the Jewish communities in Russia and Eastern Europe that existed in the old days. Often performed by small orchestras who wandered around from village to village and played at weddings, funerals and other events.
“Klezmer”. ( Recording by Tessa La)
On August 21st 2012, Alexander Rybak came to Serbia to perform for the first time. He was invited to the Cantat Festival in Novi Sad and he brought with him the keyboard-player Hilmar Kristoffersen and the Frikar-dancers Ulf-Arne Johannessen and Sigbjørn Rua. At the concert, he performed the first song together with the local star, singer Bojana Stamenov.
The audience counted around 10.000 and they were so happy to see Alexander, that he had to stay and sign autographs for many hours. As usual, he would not leave until the last person had got what they came for:-)
It is with deep respect and big gratitude we present these videos of the full concert in Novi Sad, recorded by Sonya Luzina.
Article published on www.oikotimes.com 13.8.2012
Text, photos and videos by Olivier Vanhoutte
Link to original article here
The 2012 Antwerpen Pride concluded in Belgium and of course oikotimes was there thanks to our partner Olivier Vanhoutte. But it wasn’t only him: Paula Seling and Alexander Rybak performed.
3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE ME:
Free, ambitious, in need for love
Article published in Internet-issue of Gudbrandsdølen Dagningen 10.8. 2012.
Text and photos by Ervine Cathrine Ormeng.
Found by Tessa La. Translation by Marianne Saietz. Norwegian & english revision by Hilde M and Lillian Llewellyn
Alexander Rybak and Kvarts participated, fulfilling the expectations.
Alexander Rybak and Kvarts participated, fulfilling high expectations.
The article was published in the paper-issue of Mora Tidning 4.8.2012.
Text and photos by Selma Wolofsky
Found by Ulli Cologne. English translation by Ingegerd Claesson and Mary-Ann-Hansson. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn
2 Concert-videos, published by MoraLokalTV are added to the posting after the article!
Vattnäs : The last event of the summer took place in Vattnäs concert barn during the weekend when Alexander Rybak performed with around twenty youngsters. This fall there will be new projects in the barn. On Saturday youngsters from among other places: Sollerön, Älvdalen and Oslo, who are on the way to become professional musicians, performed with Alexander Rybak in Vattnäs concert barn.
Alexander’s new song “I’ll show you” with the Romanian singer, Paula Seling, is now available on iTunes in many European countries and US.
Click to buy here.
Report by a British Facebookie about her journey to Norway for the Tønsberg Summer show with Alexander Rybak , July 7th 2012
Text and photos: Emily Boycott
Thursday 5th July
Mum and dad drove me to Birmingham late at night, I was so excited, I actually exploded (At least, that’s what dad blamed the nosebleed on!) Lillian picked me up from there, and I said goodbye to my parents before we embarked on an all night long trip to John Lennon airport where to my amusement there was actually a yellow Submarine… We had a cup of tea and a doze before meeting Anni and Dave at about 5am. Currently lacking sleep and over excited – funny combination!
I can see Norway!!!
Friday 6th July
We got to Torp at about half Nine, I decided that Norway looks like someone put a country in a blender with all the islands and what not, but so pretty and awesome! After a short train vs. taxi dispute, we chose the latter.
Article published in the paper-issue of Kragerø Blad Vestmar 26.7.2012
Text : Maren Olava Ask Knutsen
Found and translated by Venche Mellemstrand. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn
Summer Adventure for girls choir.
If there was one thing we learned when Alexander Rybak gave a concert together with our choir, it was that he liked what we did.
And it did not take long before we again had contact with him. This time it was a reunion.
The idea was summer idyll, barbecue and singing in the archipelago (skjærgården), and that’s nearly how it was.
15 July, a little bit tired Alexander, came to Jomfruland with his violin hanging over his shoulder.
Alexander performed at the big cultural event “Slavic Bazaar” in Vitebsk, Belarus on July 12th 2012 in two performances. The first performance was at the concert “Songs of Summer”, which took place late at night/early in the morning on July 12th.
Found and recorded by Sonya Luzina. All rights belong to Belarus-1-TV.
Небасхіл Еўропы (Belarusian Europe’s skies) 0.02
Стрела Амура (Strela Amura) 3.42
Alexanders second performance was a part of official Grand Opening of the “Slavic Bazaar”, which took place in the evening and night on July 12th.
Article published by Fotis ( Greece ) on www.oikotimes.com 13.7.2012. Link to original Oikotimes-article here. The text is taken from a longer article published on www.festival.vitebsk.by 13.7.2012. Link to original article, written by Vera Medvetskaya here.
Video from Alexanders rehearsals and meeting with fans, recorded by Victoria13Lapeho
Found by Sonya Luzina
The festival is symbolic. Symbolically that children’s musical contest winners from different years opened the 1st part of the Festive ceremony: Martin Jordan (Bulgaria), Sasha Nehaj (Belarus), Kasia-Bell (Poland), Maria (Romania) and Arina Doronina (Russia). They are the future of the festival. “We’ll be stars”, – sang Arina, and this is a sincere thank to “Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk”.
Article published on www.seher.no 6.7.2012.
Written by Lina Hekkli. Link to original article here . Article found by Hildebjørg Ha.
Video recorded by Ulli Cologne. English translation by Hildebjørg Ha. Russian translation and subs by Sonya Luzina. German translation by Ulli Cologne. Romanian translation by Laura Ser. Croatian translation by Karolina Pavlov. Turkish translation by Züleyha Ceylan. Slovak translation by Lubka Kolesova.
Written by Lina Hekkli. Link to original article here
Found by Hildebjørg Ha. Translation by Marianne Saietz
Video recorded by Sonya Luzina. English translation by Hildebjørg Ha. English revision by Anni Jowett. Romanian translation by Laura Ser. Russian translation and subs by Sonya Luzina. German translation by Ulli Cologne. Croatian translation by Karolina Pavlov. Slovak translation by Lubka Kolesova. Turkish translation by Tülay Aydın.
Photo from the video
Written by Borghild Maaland. Photo: Alf Øystein Støtvig/VG
Found by Sonya Luzina. Translation by Hildebjørg Ha. English revision by Anni Jowett.
Photo: Trio with a punch. Elisabeth Andreassen has been joined by the young guys Alexander Rybak and Didrik Solli-Tangen in a show that swings.
TØNSBERG (VG) It swings with fairytales and musical Kindereggs in this summery concert-show, which has a good flow with it´s entertaining tone.
Where: Hotel Klubben in Tønsberg
Bettan, Alexander & Didrik
Regi: Tom Sterri
With: Elisabeth Andreassen,
Alexander Rybak, Didrik Solli-Tangen.
Bandleader: Øystein Lund Olafsen
Together, Bettan, Alexander and Didrik possess a wide range of musical talent, and they have the ability to convey it. With a helping hand from the director, Tom Sterri, they have put together a bundle of songs that reflect their diverse skills. In addition to their own material, they have found room for various genres in popular music and also classical music.
July 5th – 19.30
July 6th – 21.00
July 7th – 2100
July 8th – 21.00
July 13th – 18.00
July 13th – 21.00
July 14th – 18.00
July 14th – 21.00
LINK TO TICKET-INFO HERE
LINK TO EVENT-INFO ON FACEBOOK HERE:
LINK TO ALEXANDER RYBAKS OFFICIAL FACEBOOKPAGE HERE
NAME: Per Sundnes
HOME COUNTRY: Norway
3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE ME: Happy Go Lucky
Article published on www.puaro.lv 22.6.2012.
Written by Agneta Niedra. Photos by Kristaps Bergs. Link to original article here
Found by Ronja Laupitaja. Translated by Justine. English revision by Yanis Baksha and Anni Jowett
In an interview at Puaro.lv Belarusian born, Norwegian musician Alexander Rybak, who three years ago won the Eurovision song contest with the song “Fairytale”, tells the story of his holiday habits, as well as advices on how to spend the weekends.
Recently the singer visited Latvia to attend the Mihail Kazinik concert “Fathers and sons”. Somebody has been asking – “Didn’t the weather seem too cold for the singer?”, but he just says “Not at all! In Norway it is much worse than here. Two weeks ago it even snowed there!” he reassured. “I feel very welcomed in Latvia. Unlike residents of other countries, you have the habit of showing your grace first, instead of waiting for someone to bless you.”
June 28th, Alexander was hired to perform at a football-tournament in Trondheim, Norway: Scandia Cup.
The article was published by webmaster of www.skandiacup.no 28.6.2012.
Link to original article here
Found and translated by Tessa La
Photo: Alexander and Mini
Thursday night, a concert was held in the “Big-Tent” at Ladesletta. Mini Jacobsen hosted a tremendous show in the tent.
The big guest of the evening was Alexander Rybak. He performed with several of his famous songs. At the final, the song Fairytale was played, while the audience sang along!