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Samsaya from “Hver gang vi møtes” 2014 on TV2 -Alexander Rybak

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.”

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Do You Have Any Questions for Alexander Rybak?

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.

We want you to include:
Your name (will be published on the internet, first name will do)
Your country
Your question

And if you would like, leave a quick story about where and when you discovered Alexander. Be aware that the fansite moderators do not work 24/7, so if your comment does not turn up at once, it will within a day or so.

For the record: This is no April fool’s joke if the date of posting confuses you.


Sigvart Dagsland from “Hver gang vi møtes” 2014 on TV2 – Alexander Rybak

Sigvart Dagsland was one of the artists  in the Norwegian TV-show “Hver gang vi møtes” 2014 with Alexander Rybak.

“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

BIRTHDAY: 18.10.63

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Simone Eriksund from “Hver gang vi møtes” 2014 on TV2- Alexander Rybak

Simone Eriksrud was one of the artists in the Norwegian TV-show “Hver gang vi møtes” 2014 with 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.
-Simone Eriksrud

NAME:  Simone Eriksrud

BIRTHDAY:  21st of August


Playful, friendly, talkative…

My two-year-old’s pacifier…

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Alexander Rybak in Pondus cartoon strip, 14.03.2014


Alexander Rybak has a good dose of self-irony.

Source:  Translation by TessaLa. Revision by Anni Jowett

Se&Hør visited Alexander in his apartment this week. See the reportage HERE

Alexander Rybak (27) became world-famous when he took part in Eurovision 2009 with the song “Fairytale”. Since then he has played the song at all concerts and events he had.

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.

Text bubble in the last picture: “How much do I owe you?”

Alexander Rybak – Cover of “Lucky One” by Øivind “Elg” Elgenes

Elg: “He made a strong, beautiful and melodic interpretation”

“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.

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Alexander Rybak has only cried twice in two years

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Alexander Rybak (27) does not believe there will be tearful moments during “Hver Gang Vi Møtes” (“Every Time We Meet”).

Article from, 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 Rybak – interview about trendsetting 08.11.2011

Alexander Rybak: – I don’t want to be a trendsetter.

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 Rybak’ in Zielona Gora, Poland 15 -17 July 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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Video from the rehearsal

recorded by Dorota Podsiala

 “Fairytale” at the Russian Song Festival

Alexander at the “Voice of Poland”

Found by Ronja Laupitaja and Magdalena Kwiecien.

Alexander Rybak’s interview to “Polskie Radio”, Zielona Gora 16.7.2011 (released 19.7)

Found by Olina Novikova. Recording by Sonya Luzina. Translation and subs by Julia Bezbakh

Sources: Polskie Radio,

Per Sundnes about Alexander and his victory in ESC 2009

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.

Alexander changes his management – March 13th 2010

Alexander Rybak splits up with his manager

Different priorities and objectives.

Now it is out.

– The rumours has been long gone that Alexander Rybak and his manager Kathrine Synnes Finnskog is splitting up,a nd in an email to  EMI confirms the break up.

– 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: Published 13.03.2010