Alexander was the surprise artist at the free open-air New Year’s concert in Chisinau, Moldova. The concert stared after midnight and lasted for about 45 minutes. The concert was streamed live on Moldova’s national TV station Moldova 1.
Earlier in the evening Alexander performed at a New Year’s party at Berd’s Design Hotel. His Ukrainian manager Yana Pryadko was present and shared this video on FaceBook:
The open-air concert
The concert was great. It was obviously a bit cold, but with a Christmas hat and warm jacket, Alexander managed well. During the concert he also went down to greet the audience and handed out signed cards and some other stuff. Pictures from the concert you can see below the video.Continue reading Alexander Rybak in New Year’s concert in Chisinau, Moldova, 2019-2020
Trolle and Alva visited NRK’s local radio station in Kristiansand today and talked about the musical “Trolle”. It is only two days to the premiere and for Alexander it is a bit scary and at the same time really looking forward to the day his most cherished project has its premiere. We wish him and his crew all the luck.
At the end of the interview Ingeborg and Alexander sings the song “Baby it’s Cold Outside”
The interview was published by radio NRKSørlandet and can be listened to HERE
The video is recorded by TessaLa and has English subtitles by TessaLa, revised by Anni Jowett.
It was crowded when Alexander Rybak played with the students from the Culture School in Kilden Friday, November 16.
Original article published in SA.no November 17. Text and photo: Tomas Fordelsen. English translation by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett.
A short glimpse from the concert, posted on FB by the Culture School.
At the annual Culture School Concert on Friday, Alexander Rybak himself showed up with his violin. According to the Culture School, it was Rybak himself who took the initiative to play together with the students at Knuden (The Knot), the culture school in Kristiansand.Continue reading Alexander Rybak played with the students from the Culture School
It’s not often Alexander Rybak is to be seen walking the red carpet, but for the popluare Norwegian morning TV-show “God morgen Norge” he made an exception. And the reason why, he tells in the interview. 🙂
“God morgen Norge” celebrated their 25th anniversary and since their logo is yellow, the celebrities walked a “Yellow carpet” this time.
The video has English subtitles by TessaLa , revision by Anni Jowett.Continue reading Interview with Alexander Rybak at GMN’s 25th anniversary party 24.10.2019
Source: Kilden Teater og Konserthall.
Translated by TessaLa, revised by Anni Lowett
Text to photo: Important to write “Trolle”: With the musical “Trolle” Alexander wants to tell the children that they are not alone feeling different. Photo: Jon Petter Thorsen / Aptum
Melody Grand Prix and “Fairytale” were fun. But at the same time, I was working on something else, something completely different, something that could be about us all. About bullying, about not fitting in. About magical places and mysterious creatures that one can choose to believe in or not. But most of all about friendship.Continue reading The magic of “Trolle” — Alexander Rybak
It’s the 5th anniversary of “Soot-Spelet” this summer, and Alexander Rybak is still playing the role of Ole Bull.
Photo in the collage by Glenn Thomas Nilsen/Indre24
Luckily this year we also have some Rybak fans who attended the play and have provided us with some lovely videos. A big thank you to Jorunn Ekre and May Elisabeth Nipen. Playlists are posted below.Continue reading Alexander Rybak as Ole Bull in “Soot-Spelet” 2019
Exactly 10 years after winning Eurovision in Moscow 2009, Alexander visited the Norwegian radio-show “Nitimen” on NRK1 and presented his newest song release “I’m Still Here”. A song to his fans who has followed him since his victory in 2009.
In the interview he also talk about his plans for vacation, the many anniversaries and birthdays in his family in May and the musical “Trolle”.
The interview is recorded by May Elisabeth Nipen, translated by TessaLA, Revision by Jorunn Ekre and Anni Jowett. Source: NRK1
Felt guilty because of “Fairytale”-Ingrid
Text to photo: Ten years: It is 10 years since Alexander Rybak brought the victory home in Eurovision Song Contest. Here he celebrates the victory. Photo: Henning Lillegård
Source: Db.no Pluss, published 17.05.2019. Text by Mathilde Lea. Translation by Jorunn Ekre, revision by Anni Jowett.
It’s been unresolved for ten years, tells Alexander Rybak. This week it’s the ten year anniversary of the “Fairytale” adventure in Moscow.
It’s the biggest thing that has happened, and probably will happen, in my life, says Alexander Rybak to Dagbladet. This week it’s exactly ten years since he won the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow with the song “Fairytale”.
“I’m in love with a fairytale, even though it hurts. Cause I don’t care if I lose my mind. I’m already cursed.”Continue reading Alexander Rybak felt guilty because of “Fairytale”- Ingrid
“I’m Still Here” – new release by
On his 10 years anniversary for his Fairytale victory with a historical number of points, Alexander is releasing “I’m Still Here”, a love ballad to all his fans around the world.Continue reading I’m Still Here — Alexander Rybak
Alexander Rybak does strange things
Alexander Rybak is full of charm, but you wouldn’t want him as your neighbor.
Source: Norwegian magazine Norsk Ukeblad, published 25.3.09. Text Tommy Larsen. Translated by Jorunn Ekre, revision by Katie Anderson.
His brown eyes charm through the screen and into the TV-living rooms in the country. He has truckloads of the “x factor”. He has taken the nation by storm and is our big international hope in the Eurovision Song Contest. Continue reading Interview with Alexander Rybak in the Norwegian magazine “Norsk Ukeblad” 25.03.2009
Ravn Studio receives EURO 150 000 in developing support for the platformer game of Alexander Rybak’s “Trolle og den magiske fela”.
The purpose of the video game contribution scheme is to strengthen the European gaming industry by supporting innovative content and creative storytelling, and helping to ensure that games reach their full international market potential. Continue reading Euro 150.000 in development support for the platform game “Trolle og den magiske fela” — Alexander Rybak
Alexander Rybak with the Norwegian Christmas song “Romjulsdrøm”.
On little Christmas Eve Alexander performed his favourite Norwegian Christmas song on the Norwegian Christmas TV-show “Kvelden før Kvelden” on NRK. The song is a well-known Norwegian Christmas song by Alf Prøysen. The lyrics are in dialect and Alexander sings it very well. Alexander has uploaded the performance on YouTube for everyone to enjoy 🙂 Continue reading Romjulsdrøm — Alexander Rybak
Filled Grorud church twice in one evening
The “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” concert is as good as expected. In one evening, Grorud church was filled to the brim twice, and the audience came even from Nottingham as well as Moscow!
Source: Akers Avis, published 21.12.18. Text and photos: ROLF E. WULFF
Translated by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett and Anastasia Silakova.
For 30 years, the “Mother of all Christmas concerts” has travelled around to churches with professional artists to sing the Christmas message and unify the religious festival and joy. Rune Larsen has been a part of this for 17 years in a row, and once again he realised that he and the rest of the singers and musicians had come to the favourite church of all – Grorud Church. Continue reading Alexander Rybak and “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” in Grorud church 10.12.18
Alexander Rybak and the other artists in “Stille Natt Hellige Natt performed in the Norwegian TV-show “Håp i ei gryte” 2018.
“Håp i ei gryte” (hope in a pot), is a Norwegian Christmas TV-show in collaboration with the Salvation Army.
Alexander and the other artists from “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” performed the songs “Jingle Bells”, Feliz Navidad” and “The Night When Christ Was Born”. In addition Alexander performed “Romjulsdrøm” and featured Lisa Børud and Mugisho in their performance of “Here Comes Santa Claus”.
Alexander was also interviewed by the co-host Leonard. The video has subtitles in several languages:
Alexander Rybak and the other artists in “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” guest in God Morning Norway on TV2.
Only a few days left till the “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” Christmas tour starts. For the first time they will visit Northern Norway and the first concert is in Tromsø, Thursday 22nd November. Today the artists in SNHN visited the Norwegian breakfast TV-show on TV2, “God morgen Norge” and made some good Christmas mood.
If you haven’t bought tickets yet, it is about time, because several of the concerts are already sold out. Ticket can be booked at Ticketmaster.no
Here is today’s interview where the SNHN bunch also entertained with “Jingle Bells” and “Feliz Navidad”. The video has English subtitles. Merry Christmas!
Alexander Rybak and the other artists and musicians from “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” will perform in the Norwegian Christmas TV-show “Håp i ei gryte” on TV2.
Håp i ei gryte (Hope in a pot) is a Norwegian TV-show broadcast in the Advent season on TV2,and is a production in collaboration with the Salvation Army. The concept of the show is that well-known Norwegian artists sing and talk about what the Advent season means to them.
The show is broadcast in 4 parts. Alexander will appear in two shows, which will be broadcast as follow:
10th and 12th December from 20.00 to 21.00 on TV2 (pay-tv)
The other shows will be broadcast the 17th. og 19th. December.
You can be in the audience
Send an email to email@example.com
Tell your name, number of tickets you need, your emailadr. and phone number, and which one of the recordings you want tickets to.
The shows are recorded the : 19., 20., og 21. November.
Alexander and the other artists from SNHN takes part in the recording the 21st November.
Place: Salvation Army, Grünerløkka, Oslo 3. korps, Nordregate 25 B, Oslo, Norway
Time: Meet up time 18.00. Expected to be done around 20.30.
Alexander has taken part in many Christmas concerts and Christmas shows, and here is a playlist on YouTube with many of his performances. Enjoy 🙂
Alexander Rybak with a brilliant performance at Se&Hør’s 40 years anniversary show in Oslo Spektrum, Norway.
Alexander performed “Fairytale”. He accompanied on violin when Elisabeth Andreassen sang the beautiful song “Danse mot vår” and he did a brilliant violin performance of the super hits “The Final Count Down” by Europe and AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long” together with Elisabeth Andreassen and Atle Pettersen.
After the show there was a closed party for more than 300 invited guests. Pictures and a short interview with Alexander you’ll find below the videos. Continue reading Alexander Rybak in Se & Hør’s anniversary show and after party — 23.9.2018
Alexander Rybak in Lofoten for the first time.
Text to picture: Closing concert: Alexander Rybak and TrondheimSolistene had their last concert for this season at Leknes.
-I sense it is a very warm audience, and that they give much of themselves, tells a smiling and happy Alexander Rybak.
Source: Lofotposten, 16.09.18. Text and photo: Geir Inge Winter.
Translated by Jorunn Ekre.
Lofotposten met Rybak during the intermission of the concert at Meieriet’s “Storsalen” together with TrondheimSolistene, and he told us here that he looked forward to the second part of the concert. Continue reading Rybak in Lofoten for the first time — article in Lofotposten 16.9.2018
Alexander Rybak and TrondheimSolistene delivered an impressive musical experience in Mandal Church on Friday night.
Text to picture: Alexander Rybak and TrondheimSolistene had good control of their string instruments in Mandal Church on Friday night.
Source: Lindesnes paper. Published 7.9.2018. Text and photo: Idar Hennestad Lamo.
Found by Ulli C. Translated by TessaLa, Revision by Anni Jowett.
Despite a disappointing audience attendance, Kai Stoveland, the head organiser of the Musikvenner Mandal, was delighted with Friday’s great event in Mandal church.
– This was absolutely magical, and certainly one of the best we’ve had, he told to Lindesnes (the news paper) right after the concert was finished. Continue reading Alexander Rybak and the TrondheimSolistene in Mandal church 7.9.2018
When the TrondheimSolistene’s classical musicians meet the entertainer and multi-musician Alexander Rybak, then yes, it can not be anything but brilliant.
Text to picture: TrondheimSolistene’s and Alexander Rybak in beautiful association and amazing interaction. Photo: Charlie Manatad
Source: Avisen Agder, published 7.9.2018. Text: Kristen Munksgaard
Found by Ulli C. Translated by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett
And it was just brilliant at Flekkefjord cultural centre Spira on Thursday evening, with Klassisk Flekkefjord as host. For an almost packed (fully seated) grand hall, it became an unforgettable evening with the classic gems alone, and along with Alexander Rybak’s fresh appearance and interpretation of both classical compositions and new and popular songs and melodies. Continue reading Classical and pop in beautiful association — Alexander Rybak in classical concert 7.9.2018
Alexander Rybak was the guest star at the grand final of the Flower Carnival of Debrecen 2018 in Hungary.
The Flower Carnival is a popular annual week long event that take place in Debrecen, Hungary. The grand final show, the “Carnival Night”, was held at Nagyerdei Stadion with 20.000 people in the audience, and 2000 dancers joined Alexander in his final song “Europe’s Skies”. Continue reading Alexander Rybak performed at the “Carnival Night” in Debrecen, Hungary 20.8.2018
ALEXANDER WILL NOT BE A PART OF THIS SHOW
The show will go on, but without Alexander.
Place: Buen Cultur House in Mandal, Norway
Date: 13th October 2018
Time: 19.30 to 22.00 incl. a break
Tickets: NOK 395,- Book HERE
Alexander was a guest in the very last season of the Norwegian talk-show “Senkveld”.
The show was broadcast 4th of May on Norwegian TV2 when Alexander already had arrived in Lisbon, so the interview is pre-recorded. Since it was the final season, Alexander brought gifts, a monkey pet, for each of the hosts. These monkeys are a symbol for the Cystic Fibrosis organisation. The girl he mentioned is Niels Peeters. Alexander played at her anniversary concert in 2016 in Boxmeer.
The video is recorded and uploaded by May Elisabet Nipen. The video has English, French, Croatian and German sub.
Some pictures from the show
I’m so proud of my boy!
The evening edition of the annual summer show “Allsang på grensen”, which was recorded yesterday, can offer everything from tears to joy.
Source: Seher.no, published 19.07.18 Text by Julie Solberg Marius Kromvoll. Photo by TV2
English translation by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett.
In addition, the popular artist Tor Endresen (59) surprised with the news that he will become a grandfather for the third time , the audience also witnessed a big and emotional moment for Alexander Rybak (32) and his mother Natalia. Continue reading Touched his mother to tears from the stage. Seher.no 19.07.2018
“Mom”, Alexander Rybak’s tribute to his mother Natasha.
Alexander has in many interviews talked about the close relationship with his mother, and how important she has been in both his private and musical life. Now he has made a song for her, simply called “MOM”. The lyrics you’ll find below 🙂
You can stream/download the song from these digital platforms:
Alexander Rybak performed at the “Victoriadagen” concert.
“Victoriadagen” (The Victoria Day) is a tribute to Crown Princess Victoria’s birthday. The celebrations usually take place on the island of Öland, where the Swedish Royal family spends their summer holiday. This year Alexander was one of the artists who performed at the concert for the Crown Princess.
Here is a playlist of Alexander’s performances, “Fattig Bonddräng” together with Kalle Moreaus, “Jealous” and “Song From a Secret Garden”.
Alexander also gave a short interview to the “Victoriadagen” Magazine.
How does it feel to perform in Sweden again and this time even for the Swedish Royal Family?
-What I like the most in life is to travel and play together with other people. And finally get to play at Øland (Sweden) for the Crown Princess together with great Swedish artists, is in fact a dream that came true.
-Some Swedes may remember me from the TV-show “Let’s Dance”, but most of my career has not been about dance but about violin play. I am still practising 3-4 hours per day to develop my talent.
What other career plans do you have in addition to perform at the “Victoriadagen”?
-In Norway it is soon the premier of my own musical, which is based on my children’s book “Trolle”. I like to work with children and have had the pleasure to take part in several music seminars in Sweden, where I have tried to inspire children and show them new ways of playing and experience music genres.
Tell us about your new song.
-My latest song I have called “Mamma” (Mom), because it is written for my Mom, but I’m not sure if that is the right song for the Crown Princess’s birthday. I will perform something special for both the Crown Princess and the audience in Borgholm.
The “Kjempesjansen”- winner Alexander Rybak shows the way in “Urørt’s” Grieg project. He has recorded his own music inspired by Grieg, but will not make a pure style-copy
NRK.no’s Urørt/Grieg-project has started. From 13th. February 2007 you can upload music you have made yourself on NRK.no/Urørt.
Article from nrk.no, published 12.2.2007. Text and photo: Anne Christine Bratt / NRK. Translated by TessaLa, revised by Anni Jowett
One who already has been inspired by Grieg to make new music is the “Kjempesjansen” -winner Alexander Rybak from Nesodden. He won the talent competition on NRK with self-made music where he both sang and played violin. The song he performed seemed more influenced by American music than the essence of Norway, but Alexander tells that through the years he has been inspired by a lot of different music, including Grieg. Continue reading Listen to Alexander Rybak’s music inspired by Edvard Grieg
Alexander Rybak’s girlfriend in Lisbon: “That’s why I fell for Alexander”
Source: VG.no. Text: Stein Østbø , published 11.05.18. Interviewer: Morten Hegseth. Translation by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett
Alexander Rybak’s closest supporters, mother Natasha Rybak and girlfriend Julie Gaarud Holm, are in Lisbon and ready to cheer for their dear one in the Eurovision final. Continue reading Natasha and Julie about Alexander Rybak to VG — Eurovision 2018
Alexander Rybak had his very first rehearsal with new stage outfits on the Eurovision stage in Lisbon today.
Text to the picture: First rehearsal: Alexander Rybak during the first rehearsal at this year’s Eurovision.
Source: nrk.no., published 1.5.2018. Text: John Marius Hyttebak and Ingvild Silseth. Translated by Jorunn Ekre. Revised by Anni Jowett.
It was a relieved Alexander Rybak who spoke to NRK right after the rehearsal was over.
– This was 40 kg off my back. The feeling I got when I saw it myself afterwards, it’s what I live for, he says and adds that it’s not that important whether Norway reaches the final or not. Continue reading Enthusiasm for Alexander Rybak’s new stage show
Alexander Rybak plays the role of Ole Bull in the play “Soot-Spelet 2018”.
Premier 22nd. of June 2018 at 19.00
- 10 shows between 22nd of June and till 1st of July (no show the 25.6.)
- Place: Ørje Sluser i Ørje, Norway. Some hours drive south-east of Oslo, close to the Swedish border.
- Tickets: Ticketmaster.no
- Website Soot-Spelet and Facebook
AND THE WINNER IS!!!!
Alexander Rybak took home the victory in the Norwegian selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with his song “That’s How You Write a Song”. What a show and what an energy! Spektrum concert hall exploded when Alexander performed. Such a worthy winner!
The performance from the final,
And the winner’s performance
Many fans from all over Norway and Europe gathered in Oslo to attend the live show . You can read about some of their experiences and emotions HERE.
Alexander Rybak interviewed by Eurosong.hr
Eurosong.hr has recently interviewed Alexander Rybak about his return to Eurovision and asked him some interesting questions. We bring part of the interview here. The full version you can read HERE, and the Croatian version you’ll find HERE
NAME IN THE NEWS – ALEXANDER RYBAK
Found his girlfriend on Tinder
Who: Alexander Rybak (31)
Why: Participates in MGP with the song “That’s How You Write a Song”.
Source: Dagsavisen.no Text: Espen H. Rusdal. Photo: Julia Nagelstad. Found by Ulli C. Translated by Tessa La
Now you’re in MPG again. Is it like returning to familiar ground?
– Hee, hee certainly not. The only thing in common for 2009 and 2018 is that Oslo Spektrum seems as awesome as before. And I really look forward to joining Norway’s biggest music festival. Continue reading Alexander Rybak ready for MGP 9 years later
Alexander Rybak and Franziska Wiese performed their “Fairytale” duet in the big Schlagerboom Festival broadcast on TV .
Below you’ll find a video of their performance, pictures and an interview made after they performed. The interview has subs in several languages 🙂 Continue reading Alexander Rybak and Franziska Wiese in Schlagerboom 21.10.2017
Alexander Rybak kicked off the music fest at the gymnasium
It doesn’t happen every day that world famous artists perform at a gymnasium with the local marching band, at least not out here at Hurumlandet.
Text to featured picture: Hurum and Røyken big band: Rybak played amongst others “Ain’t That a Kick in The Head” together with the big band. Continue reading Rybak kicked off music fest at the gymnasium 12.11.2017