Alexander Rybak, the hero of Moscow Eurovision made it to Lisbon not without good reason
Source: mk.ru Published: 23.04.2018, Text: Artur Gasparjan Published in the paper issue №27673 “Moskovsky Komsomolets” on the 27th April 2018.
Translated by Mónika Menyhért, revised by Karina Solberg and Anni Jowett
Any day now, the first rehearsals of the Eurovision Song Contest-2018 will start in Lisbon. The current theme of the musical “Olympics” “All Aboard” symbolises not only the completion of the nightmare for the organisers because of last year’s squabbles around the “Crimean greetings in a wheelchair” from Russia, which led to a boycott by the very same Russia of the contest in Kiev, but it has other, more pleasant meanings: for example, a record number of countries – 43 –, including the same Russia with the same Julia Samoylova, who will finally realise her pink dream of participating in the contest, as well as the presence of extremely iconic characters of the Eurovision circus. One of these cherries on the cake was the appearance of the famous Norwegian-Belarusian Alexander Rybak among the contestants.
Alexander Rybak at the opening ceremony of the Eurovision Song Contest ESC 2018 Lisbon
The opening ceremony took place 6th of May on the Lisbon riverside, next to MAAT, the Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia.
With the theme of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest revolving around the oceans, the organisers chose to replace the traditional red carpet with a spectacular blue carpet.
Alexander and his team were nr 30 to walk the carpet, but were the last one to finish 3 hours after they started, and it was already dark. Most of the interviews made on the Blue Carpet, you’ll find in the playlist below.
Eurovision royalty graces the Blue Carpet in the form of Alexander Rybak!
Alex is also wearing the male uniform of black trousers and black shirt, but he wears a dark teal jacket to match with his team and give him a more distinctive look. His tie is noteworthy, as it was especially made for the occasion by the Norwegian fashion designer Peter Løchstøer. information from ESCTODAY.com
Source:Тelegid.com. Published: 23.04.2018., Text: Yegor Yelkin; Photos provided by the press-service of Alexander Rybak
Translated by Mónika Menyhért, revised by Evghenia Skripnik
Never say never — it’s about our hero. He himself could not imagine that after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 he would again enter the stage as a contestant. But the fate gave him yet another chance — the singer again represents Norway.
— Alexander, does the song “That’s How You Write a Song” really reflect your approach to writing tracks?
— Sometimes, in order to convey the meaning and message, you need to simplify the text. Writing a song is actually just a metaphor of faith in your ideas, whether it’s about sports, business, music or something completely different! I give people confidence in themselves and their strength!
Alexander’s performance has been canceled due to his recent surgery. Read more HERE
The Festival will take place as planned.
Alexander will be guest performer of the gala concert at the Summer Festival in Budapest, the 9th June 2018 (Saturday) 7 p.m.
This is a birthday concert and opening event organised on the 80th anniversary of Margaret Island’s Open-Air Theatre “Barefoot in the Park”
on the Margaret Island’s Grand Meadow
The evening program also includes an attempt to break the world record for the most people dancing the waltz at the same time, and setting aglow the summer lights.
Featuring: The Hungarian State Opera House Orchestra The program is free.
Event description in English and in Hungarian. The concert’s event-page on Facebook
And HERE you can join a fan group created for fans attending the concert
After have introduced in Hungary with a performancein the Open Air Theater on the Margaret Island in August 2015, Alexander returned to Budapest and gave a concert together with the finalists and winners of the previous series of the Hungarian Virtuosos Talent Show (in Hungarian: “Virtuózok“) in the Várkert Bazár.
Before arriving, he sent this video message to his Hungarian fans:
Grandmother of Alexander Rybak, in Vitebsk, told about her grandson to the reporter of “Vitbichy”
Published: 6.3.2014. Source: vitbichi.by Text and photos: Natalya Drozdova Translated from Russian by Mónika Menyhért
I went to visit the grandmother of Sasha Rybak, a charming Norwegian guy with Belarusian roots, who wasn’t famous when waking up that day, but he was when falling asleep on the night of his triumphant victory with the piercing song Fairytale at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 in Moscow. Maya Borisovna watched her grandson’s performance on television exactly in this apartment on Chernyakhovsky Avenue in Vitebsk, along with her sister Natasha, and … she is thinking back now: