Alexander talks about giving voice to Hiccup, how “Into a Fantasy” got on the soundtrack for “How to Train Your Dragon 2”, and about being an old soul in a young body. Reiseradioen NRK P1 09.07.2014
Author: Line Orfjell Photos: Trond Solberg
Found by Ulli Cologne/Venche Mellemstrand. Translated by TessaLa. Revised by Anni Jowett.
Keep in touch: It has been a busy time for Alexander lately. It’s therefore especially good to relax with his best friend at home on the couch. Tonight it’s video games and the World Championship in football on the program. Continue reading Alexander Rybak interview in VG 06.07.2014
Alexander Rybak in a very interesting interview on the radio show “Royne Møter” on Radio Nostalgi, Sweden 06.07.2014.
Recorded by Julia Bezbakh
Translation will be added.
Article provided and translated by Olivier VanHoutte. Revised by Anni Jowett.
There is life after the Eurovision Song Contest. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Promo tour in Belgium for “Into a Fantasy”
Provided and translated by Olivier Vanhoutte and revised by Anni Jowett. Link to original interview here.
Five years after his victory at the Eurovision Song Contest, Alexander Rybak tours again around Europe. This time to promote the movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2″, and his song on the soundtrack “Into a Fantasy”. The Eurovision victory was the beginning of everything. “Fairytale” is my business card, “says the 28-year-old singer.
“In countries where I am not so well known, people point at me and sing “Fairytale” without knowing my name. The song is more famous than I am, but I find that good.” The classically trained musician just wanted to escape from classical music when he won the Eurovision Song Contest. He looks back with satisfaction to his victory, but remains very calm underneath: “In this business you need to be happy with the chances you get and stay loyal to yourself.” Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Interview on Eurovision.be about “Into a Fantasy”
Recorded by Hilde M. Translation and subs by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett.
Alexander Rybak tells about his new song and music video “Into a Fantasy”, one of the soundtracks in DreamWorks Animation movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2”, on the Norwegian summer talk show on TV2, broadcasted from Aker Brygge in Oslo. At the end of the video he plays with the duo Elsa & Emilie. You can read more about them and watch one of their videos here
Recording by Tessa Lande. Translation is coming!
You can buy audio-CD and download MP3 version of the song here
Written and produced by: Alexander Rybak
Director of photography: Olav Stubberud
Production manager: Tone Lise Asphol Continue reading Premiere of new music video “Into a Fantasy” by Alexander Rybak
Alexander’s new song “Into a Fantasy”, one of the soundtracks from the animation movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2” from DreamWorks, can be can be downloaded from iTunes , Spotify , GooglePlay and Deezer in many countries.
The audio CD can be pre-ordered at several Amazon online shops and also at Platekompaniet.no (Norway). Below you find links to the Amazon online shops and Platekompaniet. The release date is the 16th of June, unless Amazon.de who has the release date of the 25th of July. The songs are available at Amazon digitally from the same dates.
In Norway you can pre-order the Audio CD now on Platekompaniet.no , or buy the CD in one of their shops when it is released the 16th of June. Check this list to see if you have one of their shops nearby you : Platekompaniet
Alexander Rybak’s new song “Into a Fantasy” will be one of the soundtracks in DreamWorks animation movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2”. The song will be played during the end credits in several of the European versions of the movie.
You can already pre-order the CD with the soundtracks of the movie, and “Into a Fantasy ” is included in the versions you can order from Platekompaniet and the following Amazon Internet stores:
Author: Torunn Akersveen Lied
Photo: Sigmund Krøvel-Velle
Published: Hallingdolen.no 31.5.14
Translated by TessaLa. Revised by Anni Jowett
Alexander Rybak and Frikar were on stage together again for the first time in four years. It really took off.
Source: Paper issue of Østlandets Blad 28.04.2014
Author and photo: Daniel Gauslaa
Found by Jorunn Ekre, translated by TessaLa, revised by Katie Andersson
Picture on the front page of the newspaper.
Played with Rybak in Ås: On Sunday evening 150 culture school children from the Follo region were on stage in Ås Culture house with Alexander Rybak. Together they took the breath away from the audience during the two concerts.
150 children and youth from Follo region on stage with Alexander Rybak Continue reading Articles : Alexander Rybak — Two concerts with string students from Follo at Ås Culture House 27.04.14
Source: Paper issue of SE&HØR 4.4.2014
Author: Per Sigve Kleppe, photographer: Jenning Jensen
Found by Marit Olavsdatter. Translated by Jorunn Ekre & TessaLa. Revised by Katie Andersson
Samsaya was one of the artists, together with Alexander Rybak, in “Hver gang vi møtes” 2014.
“Music is an architect with the power to build bridges. It meets you at the dance floor but it still makes you think and connects your heart.”
BIRTHDAY: November 3 rd. I’m a Scorpio! A nice one
HOME COUNTRY: Norway
3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE MYSELF: Happy, talkative and loud.
If you have ever had a question for Alexander Rybak, now is your chance. Alexander would like to hear from you and answer your question. The questions and answers will be posted here, on the Alexander Rybak International Fansite. Therefore, if you have a question you want to ask, post it in a comment on this post before 6. April 2014.
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For the record: This is no April fool’s joke if the date of posting confuses you.
“He plays fantastic on his fiddle, and sings very well too, but the ability to blend in with the music is the most interesting.”
– Sigvart Dagsland
NAME: Sigvart Dagsland
HOME COUNTRY: Norway
3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE MYSELF:
Eh, “A Good Try”.. Haha…. Continue reading Sigvart Dagsland from “Hver gang vi møtes” 2014 on TV2 — Alexander Rybak
In addition to his special talent and his musicality, I like that Alexander is so sincere and passionate. And that he doesn’t try to be better or different. He is also quite good at recognizing others.
NAME: Simone Eriksrud
BIRTHDAY: 21st of August
HOME COUNTRY: Norway
3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE MYSELF:
Playful, friendly, talkative… Continue reading Simone Eriksund from “Hver gang vi møtes” 2014 on TV2- Alexander Rybak
Se&Hør visited Alexander in his apartment this week. See the reportage HERE
The song was eventually called a plague. And Rybak has a good dose of self-irony in this. This is well illustrated by the fact he has on his living room wall a cartoon that makes fun of “Fairytale”.
– You must see this one. It’s very funny, says “Hver gang vi møtes “current participant Rybak to Se & Hør.
Mom Natalia and Dad Igor were also visiting. They didn’t hide that they think the comic is funny.
– I laugh at it every time, said Mom Natalia.
“I think Alexander Rybak will surprise us in a positive way. He has an understanding for music that goes beyond the intuition that characterises the other more traditional pop artists.” Ref: Stein Østby, VG, before the broadcasting.
Found by Ulli C, recording by TessaLa
Alexander Rybak (27) does not believe there will be tearful moments during “Hver Gang Vi Møtes” (“Every Time We Meet”).
Article from tv2.no, published on June 21st, 2013
Author: Stine Eriksen Found and translated by Tessa Lande. Revised by Katie Anderson. Continue reading Alexander Rybak has only cried twice in two years
Alexander was a guest in the Norwegian Easter show “Påskekveld” 5.4.2012, where he premiered his new lovely classical piece “Dagdrøm” (Daydream).
Upload by TessaLa
Text to header photo: STRICT ORDERS: Alexander Rybak was a guest in Thursday’s episode of “Happy Day” and was very clear about the fact that Jan Thomas was not allowed to touch his eyebrows.
Norway’s fiddler, Alexander Rybak, prefers to dress discrete, but loves clothes with Mickey Mouse motives. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — interview about trendsetting 08.11.2011
Alexander was invited to perform at the closing concert at the Russian Song Festival in Zielona Góra 16th of July 2011. Here is the video of his performance and some interviews.
Alexander met his fans at the rehearsal and there was also a Meet&Greet before the concert. Pictures and videos from the M&G you’ll find HERE. And thanks to Patrycja Pajor and Martyna Agnieszka Jasinska for sharing their pictures with us 🙂
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recorded by Dorota Podsiala
Found by Ronja Laupitaja and Magdalena Kwiecien.
Found by Olina Novikova. Recording by Sonya Luzina. Translation and subs by Julia Bezbakh.
Per Sundnes, the one who was in charge of MGP/ESC Norway the year Alexander Rybak won Eurovision, talks about Alexander and his victory in Moscow on NRK “Førkveld” 7.1.2011.
Interesting to hear Per telling about how all the coincidences which happened that year led to the big victory.
Recording, English translation and subs by Tessa La. Russian by Zhanna Sergueeva. Chinese by Annie Alpaca. German by Sonia Fișerean. Spanish by Lulú Bm.
Different priorities and objectives.
Now it is out.
– After a fantastic year together BpopMentometer and Alexander Rybak chose to split up. After prolonged talks about the future they now separates as friends.
BpopMentometer will take care of the booking of concerts and performances in Norway until 31 July.
– Different priorities and objectives for the future leads to that it is now time to focus further on their own.
Alex’s lawyer Pedro Fasting and media responsible Kjell Arild Tiltnes becomes his new team.
According to his music company the 23-year-old now recording his next album.
Source: 730.no Published 13.03.2010