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Article and videos: Alexander Rybak at the educational centre of Chelyabinsk’s CTRP, Russia, 22.07.2014

The article published on 22.07.2014 on www.pervouralsk.ru

Source: InterraTV.

English translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Anni Jowett.

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Alexander Rybak has mastered the PlayStation of metallurgists.

Alexander Rybak has mastered the PlayStation of white metallurgists and found where the iPad is sharpened. Recently the winner of “Eurovision” visited the educational centre of CTRP (Chelyabinsk Tube Rolling Plant), where he had a tour and even got to sit at a student desk. However the musician and singer still doesn’t wish to learn the profession of metallurgist while noting: “But I’m glad they (metallurgists) exist.” And the educational centre, Alexander Rybak compared it to “Jurassic Park”, “I see that many doors are closed to us, it is exactly like in Jurassic Park. If suddenly the electricity stops working here, then suddenly all the doors will open and all the students will run to us. “

Alexander appeared to be down-to-earth and fun to chat with – the guest star acquainted with the students with ease, generously giving out hugs, autographs and made pictures with those who were willing. However, the idol asked tough questions – such as whether the students wash their white metallurgists uniform themselves. Continue reading Article and videos: Alexander Rybak at the educational centre of Chelyabinsk’s CTRP, Russia, 22.07.2014

Article and video: Alexander Rybak at the charity presentation of his new video in Vitebsk, Belarus

The article published on 11.07.2014 on gorodvitebsk.by

Author: Karina Shlapakova. 

Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Anni Jowett.

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Alexander Rybak at the presentation of his new video in Vitebsk

On July 11 a charity presentation of the animated movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2” attached to the release of the new video of Alexander Rybak took place in Vitebsk .

3rybak Continue reading Article and video: Alexander Rybak at the charity presentation of his new video in Vitebsk, Belarus

Interview with Alexander in the Russian weekly magazine “OK!”, 03.07.2014

 

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A Stranger

Moscow. The end of June. It is + 10 C on the street. Alexander Rybak came to the meeting in a thin T-shirt. “We had snow in Norway two weeks ago, so I am used to the cold”. He has also got used to the constant attention which falls on him after winning the Eurovision Song Contest. Since then five years have passed and Alexander has written a lot of songs and travelled to almost 70 countries. And now he is reaping the benefits of his success – Rybak is the composer of a soundtrack on the popular Hollywood cartoon “How to Train Dragon 2”, and can be proud of it!

Source:  OK! Published  03.07.2014 in the issue No. 27 (395)Author: Vadim Vernik. Photo: Vanja Berezkin.

Translation by Valeriya Platonova, Zhanna Sergueeva and Maria Solntseva. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Sasha, how did it happen that you entered into Hollywood so elegantly? Did the producers invite you?
Nobody invited me. I just wrote a song and realised that it is perfect for the animation. I’ve worked on the first and second parts of the animation for Norway (main hero Hiccup speaks with voice of Alexander). At my own expense I rented a studio, recorded the melody and sent it to the company “DreamWorks” although only 2.5 months remained prior to the international release of the animation. I knew that I had little chance, they may not even want to hear my song. Especially the Americans, it means nothing to them. And suddenly the answer is: “Of course, Alexander, we know who you are”. I was delighted, although they also wrote that everything was ready, and there was no need for the song, but they certainly will listen my melody. I decided not to wait for the outcome, I was just happy and considered it like a personal victory – the main thing I took a chance. However, after a week and a half they called me and said that the composition is very nice, and in spite of the late terms, they want to use the song. In the end I felt happy, and my song plays in the final credits of the animation. In some countries it is released on the soundtrack disc. The compositions of John Powell are gathered there, and my song is the last track. Continue reading Interview with Alexander in the Russian weekly magazine “OK!”, 03.07.2014

Article: Interview with Alexander Rybak about his music video Into A Fantasy on Russian website, 24.06.2014

Article published on RIA.RU on 24.06.2014

Author: Anna Gorbashova. Photo: Michael Fomichev

Translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. English Revision by Anni Jowett.


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Alexander Rybak: Music video “Into a Fantasy” is about friendship and mutual understanding

The correspondent of “RIA Novosti” Anna Gorbashova spoke with the musician, who visited the capital during the promo tour of the video for the song “Into a Fantasy”, about music, “New Maidan”, politics and Conchita Wurst.

The winner of “Eurovision-2009″, violinist, composer and singer Alexander Rybak is the author of the soundtrack “Into a Fantasy” for the second part of the popular animated film “How to Train Your Dragon”, released in cinemas in Russia on 12thJune . The correspondent of “RIA Novosti” Anna Gorbashova spoke with the musician, who visited the capital during the promo tour of the video for the song “Into a Fantasy”, about music, “New Maidan”, politics and Conchita Wurst. Continue reading Article: Interview with Alexander Rybak about his music video Into A Fantasy on Russian website, 24.06.2014

Alexander Rybak gives voice to the Norwegian version of “How To Train Your Dragon 2” and contributes with a song. Watch the trailers.

Article was published on VG on 20.05.2014.

Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Tessa Lande. Revision by Anni Jowett.

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Make success: Alexander Rybak

Rybak with new overseas success

Alexander Rybak (28) is once again  a voice actor in the second film about the Viking boy “Hiccup” in “How To Train Your Dragon 2”. This time, Rybak also has a song in the movie.

While the credits of “How to Train Your Dragon 2” run, you will in Scandinavia, Russia and several other European countries hear Rybak’s latest single “Into a Fantasy”.  Continue reading Alexander Rybak gives voice to the Norwegian version of “How To Train Your Dragon 2” and contributes with a song. Watch the trailers.

Alexander Rybak in HGVM talks about his perfect pitch, his participation in Idol and Fairytale

Alexander talks about his perfect pitch

Upload, English translation and subs by Tessa Lande. English revision by Katie Anderson. Russian translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. Vietnamese translation by Bội-Dung Trần.

The article published in TV2.no on 15.03.2014
Author Tore Waskaas.
English translation by Tessa Lande. English revision by  Anni Jowett.

Rybak about Idol-time: – I think it was a rebellious act

Alexander Rybak talks about why he signed up for “Idol.

Alexander Rybak (27) took part in “Idol” in 2005 and in “Hver gang vi møtes” he explains why he joined the TV2 talent contest, where among others Anneli Drecker was a judge. Continue reading Alexander Rybak in HGVM talks about his perfect pitch, his participation in Idol and Fairytale

Alexander Rybak in the morning show “Morning on 5” on channel 5, Russia, 27.02.2014

Upload by Tessa La. English translation and subs by Zhanna Segueeva. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Article about Alexander Rybak’s participation in Vestlandsfestivalen in Bergen, Fanaposten 11.02.14

Published in the paper issue of “Fanaposten” on 11.02.14

Author and photographer: Kent Roar Nybø.

Found and translated by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Signs autographs: Alexander gave many autographs to the young musicians this weekend.

Adventurous reunion with Rybak

NESTTUN: Next week Alexander Rybak is playing in New York and visits the Senkveld boys in Sochi. The reunion with Nesttun strings in Bergen is just as big.

– Can we get your autograph? 
– Can you sign on my arm? 
– Our teacher also wants an autograph! 

Alexander Rybak captivated the members of Nesttun Young Strings this the weekend – as he did when he played a concert with them in October 2012. Continue reading Article about Alexander Rybak’s participation in Vestlandsfestivalen in Bergen, Fanaposten 11.02.14

Article and videos from the concert of Alexander Rybak and Sogn and Fjordane Symphony Orchestra (SOFORK). 15.01.14

Blossomed onstage with Rybak

Eight young violinists from Stryn culture school played last weekend together with Alexander Rybak in Sogn og Fjordane Symphony Orchestra (SOFORK)`s new year`s concert.

Text to the picture:  From the concert. Full focus!

Source: paper issue of “Fjordingen”, published 15.01.14. Author: Gunnhild Sindre. Photo: Mette Carlsen.

Found by Tessa Lande. Translated by Jorunn Ekre. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Selma Flo Munch from Hjelledalen, Nanda van Kessel from Blakset, Karen Ueland from Innvik and Astrid Lovise Hilde, Inger Anne Kårstad,Ragne Verlo Heggdal, Alva Verlo Heggdal and Mathea Carlsen (all of them from Utvik) were a part of SOFORK`s Young Strings project . Continue reading Article and videos from the concert of Alexander Rybak and Sogn and Fjordane Symphony Orchestra (SOFORK). 15.01.14

Video: Alexander Rybak in the program “Big Breakfast” on the Belorusian chanel CTV 08.12.2013

Upload by May Elisabeth. English translation by Zhanna Sergueeva.

English revision by Katie Anderson. Subs by Sonya Luzina.

Review of the Christmas concert with Alexander Rybak in Arendal, Norway.

Article published at http://www.agderposten.no on 04.12.13
Author and photo: Liv Ekeberg 
Found by Sara Anja. Translated by Jorunn Ekre. English revising by Anni Jowett.
 The five artists (from left) Alexander Rybak,Tor Endresen, Marian Aas Hansen, Elisabeth Andreassen and Rune Larsen delivered an instant Christmas mood and joined the audience in an emotional rollercoaster ride at the Trinity church. Photo: Liv Ekeberg.

An evening for emotions

Christmas has been called a magnifying glass. The joy gets bigger but so does the sorrow, said Rune Larsen when he created the Christmas mood for a sold out Trinity Church.

The church seats are seldom more packed with the exception of Christmas Eve. This is also true for the Trinity Church in Arendal last night. The audience filled up the gallery too and extra chairs had to be placed in the church. Continue reading Review of the Christmas concert with Alexander Rybak in Arendal, Norway.

Article about Alexander Rybak’s participation in Belarussian TV-show “Singing cities”. 18.10.13

Article published on the internet-site of “Belarus Today” http://tv.sb.by/post/154435/ 18.10.2013.

Author:  Anton Kostyukevitch. Photographer: Alexander Stadub.

Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Zhanna Sergueeva.  Revision by Anni Jowett.

Rybak sees a talent from afar

Sensational in every sense, the TV project of the STV channel “Singing cities” is getting ready to interest and firmly glue many viewers to the screen in its second season. Straight away the show brought the statue in the entertainment category of  contest ” Tele-top-2013″ to its creators. And what a noise the participants have made! I mean, they sang a lot of songs, and the quantity of the the songs were even more during the qualifying stages. And this year we can do nothing without casting too. Before the show will go to the second round , you need to find the most talented contestants. Last week, the selection finally took place in Minsk , and correspondents of ” SB” did not miss a chance to look into the Youth Estrade Theatre. Continue reading Article about Alexander Rybak’s participation in Belarussian TV-show “Singing cities”. 18.10.13

Annsofi’s performances on MGP-2013 semifinal in Florø on 26.01.2013

Annsofi performed at the Norwegian selection for Eurovision 2013, 2nd semi-final with the song composed by Alexander Rybak “I’m With You” (he wrote both music and lyrics). She did great and made it to the final! Congratulations! Here you can watch how it was:)

Presentation of the artist and the first performance

Recording by Venche M. English translation by Laila S.H. Revision by Anni Jowett. Subs by Julia B. Russian translation by Zhanna Sergueeva.

Continue reading Annsofi’s performances on MGP-2013 semifinal in Florø on 26.01.2013

Article: “New Year’s Tales” of Alexander Rybak. Review of Christmas album in the Russian newspaper. 18.12.2012

Published on  www.vmdaily.ru – the web-site of Moscow daily evening newspaper “Вечерняя Москва” (“Evening’s Moscow”), 18.12. 2012.

Link to the original article here. Written by Ilija Marshak.

Found and translated by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn.

The Norwegian singer Alexander Rybak became known after performing at the Eurovision Song Contest-2009 with the song “Fairytale”. Photo by Michael Sadchikov-junior.

“New Year’s Tales” of Alexander Rybak.

After having performed with the unforgettable song “Fairytale” at “Eurovision-2009”, Alexander Rybak has won not only the competition but also the winning ticket to his bright creative future.

Since then the creativity of this guy – no matter what he did – resonates with the audience.

That happened also with the last album of the 26 year-singer, which consists entirely of traditional Christmas and New Year’s songs. The hits of Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, “Let it Snow” and “Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer” – all this acquires the new tone thanks to the fine taste of Rybak who once again put emphasis on violin and keyboards. Regarding sound, the album is maximally close to the music of the Christmas Masterpieces of Disney’s studios and the main highlight is the violin of course, because of that Rybak became famous in 2009. Since then the artist has recorded several songs in Russian, two albums in English and the one in Norwegian (*actually in Swedish – comment of facebookies.org).

After having realized the demand in the western market, the musician decided to return to the English language in which all 12 tracks are performed. Listening to him you are realizing that the singer obviously prefers to go down the “for a long time, already beaten path”, however he only benefits from this – the new album of Rybak is nice to listen to from the beginning to the end. Unfortunately there will be no concerts in Moscow as a part of the tour to support the album – the musician decided not to go beyond several halls in his native Norway.

Alexander Rybak’s interview for KP.RU. Nov. 13th 2012

Alexander gave very long and interesting interview to the Russian publishing house “Komsomolskaya Pravda”  during his visit to Moscow, Russia 6-9 November 2012, that was published on 13.11.2012. In this interview he told about many subjects: his new video and stalker girl, his attitude to Russia, his audience, his ex-girlfriend, his dreams, his musical idols, his traditions, his favorite sports and many others. He also played a lot of music live.

Rocording by Sonya Luzina. English translation and subs by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn.

Video: Alexander Rybak on radio P4 Norway. Nov. 29th 2012

Alexander was guest on Norwegian radio P4 29.11.2012 to promote his new Christmas-album “Christmas Tales”.

Found by Ulli Cologne. Recording and subs by Julia B. English translation by Tessa La. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn.

Videos: Alexander Rybak on Russian TV. Nov. 9th-12th, 2012

Alexander Rybak tells about his new music video “Dostala” on Russian music channel, broadcast from 12.11.12.

Recording by Sonya Luzina. English translation by Anita Lisak. English revision by Anni Jowett. Subs by Zhanna Sergueeva. Lithuanian translation by Jolanta Esu. Romanian translation by Laura Ser.

Continue reading Videos: Alexander Rybak on Russian TV. Nov. 9th-12th, 2012

Review of the new Alexander’s album “Christmas Tales”. VG, Nov. 25th 2012

From paper issue of VG from 25.11.12. Internet version here.

Written by Stein Østbø.

Found by Venche Mellemstrand. Translated to English by Tessa La. English revision by Katie Anderson.

 

 The Christmas Album: jazz
Alexander Rybak
“Christmas Tales”
(Grappa)

Sober, but somewhat predictable choice.

“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire” is Alexander Rybak’s sonorous start on this CD, and the warm atmosphere of Mel Torn’s “The Christmas Song” runs through Rybak’s Christmas album with a heartwarming theme, where his two own new Christmas songs fit in with the rest.

Beyond this, the repertoire is really quite predictable and interpreted to death, but with Rybak and partners tapping into what might have been just another Christmas album with all the old American hits, through fine and soft string arrangements. Rybak himself has the same correct hesitation in his voice, making “Christmas Tales” into a Christmas album that will be a nice complement to the increasingly large family of Christmas albums.

Best song: “The Christmas Song”.

Stein Østbø

Article+Video+Photos: Review of the Concert in Kiev. Oct.31st 2012

Article published on http://www.tv.ua/ 01.11. 2012 at 17:00

The source: Press-service “Master Management”. Link to original article here

Found and translated by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Katie Anderson.

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Alexander Rybak presented three premieres in the center of Kiev!

Ahead of “Halloween” the winner of “Eurovision” and one of the most charming artists of CIS and Europe -Alexander Rybak invited all his friends into the “madhouse” in the city center of Kiev! It’s the club-restaurant “Tolstoy” that has became such a place for one day. At the door of the club the guests were welcomed by crazy men in straightjackets, and inside they have been waiting on a show by the experimenter, Alexander Rybak. The artist presented three premieres at once – the new single, the video, and the new Russian program!

The topics of the evening were preceded by the video shoot for Alexander Rybak’s song “Dostala” (“You’ve driven me up the wall”). In the plot of the video the singer flees to an insane asylum, away from his obsessive female fan, who annoys him by her calls and just pursues him everywhere! And then he manages to leave his maniacal fan in the madhouse, but he leaves it himself for a normal life. The video was filmed with inspiration from real events in the life of the artist! Continue reading Article+Video+Photos: Review of the Concert in Kiev. Oct.31st 2012

2 articles and photos about the new video-clip of Alexander Rybak “Leave Me Alone”

Article published on  http://teleblondinka.com/ 3.10.2012

 Link to original article here

Found by Sonya Luzina. Translated by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn.


The winner of “Eurovision” went to a mental hospital

The fact that the stars are besieged by fans is well-known. Sometimes fans’ love can be so obsessive that artists have to change their phone numbers, addresses, and even call the police. And fans love brought the popular singer, winner of “Eurovision 2009” Alexander Rybak to the mental hospital.

Fortunately, just for fun. Sasha just decided to explain to girls with a song and music video that shows fanaticism is not always good. A few days ago in Kiev the shooting of the video for the new Rybak’s single “Leave me Alone” («Ты достала меня”) took place. They shot at once two versions of the video – English and Russian ones. The fan-girl of the artist, who tries too zealously to prove her love to him, prompted him with an idea of the new video and the song. Continue reading 2 articles and photos about the new video-clip of Alexander Rybak “Leave Me Alone”

Article: “Chronicles of the “Slavic Bazaar”. Alexander Rybak invited Europe to Belarus”, 12.07.2012

Article published on http://naviny.by/, 12.07.2012, 19:18

Link to the original article here. Text: Anastasia Solonovich. Photo: Alexander Klimov.

Found and translated by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Chronicles of the “Slavic Bazaar”. Alexander Rybak invited Europe to Belarus.

The Norwegian with Belarusian roots Alexander Rybak has become the first guest of the project “Star hour” on the XXI International Festival “Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk”. However, some journalists used the allotted time for questions to switch the attention of Rybak on themselves.

Known for his sense of humour Alexander Rybak wins us over with his sincerity and innocent jokes, and the musician always communicates with the journalists very politely, and if teasing , then it is good-naturedly. Continue reading Article: “Chronicles of the “Slavic Bazaar”. Alexander Rybak invited Europe to Belarus”, 12.07.2012

Alexander Rybak – Intervew in the Latvian magazine “Private Life” June 26th 2012

Rybak: “Ultimately you’re still alone in your hotel room”

Article published in the Latvian magazine “Private Life” («Privātā Dzīve») №26, 26.06.2012

Author: Inese Mizovska. Photo: Dmitrijs Suļžics.

Found and translated into Russian by Ronja Laupitaja. English translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Last week in the concert hall “Dzintari” one of the most popular winners of the Eurovision Song Contest – Alexander Rybak (26) came to the stage together with his father Igor Rybak.

When you won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009, how did your life change?

Radically. The only thing that has not changed are my ambitions. I’ve always been quite self-confident. I was aware of my talent and ability, just it was not easy to convince very important people about that. Three years ago, to be able to perform, I wrote about twenty emails a day. Do you think that these important people responded to me? They were not interested in my music. I recorded my Eurovision song, and brought it to the radio by myself. Nobody accepted it. Radio stations said this is not a music at all, the violin sounds strange, and I scream something on the top. When I won the Eurovision song contest, for some reason everything started to sound good. Winning this competition has changed the limits of my abilities. It is important that it’s not some wise uncles and aunts who judge on your talent and work but an audience. Now I don’t need to tell anybody who I am. No need to beg and to prove, because offers are pouring like from a cornucopia. If I speak to someone by myself, everything happens very quickly! Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Intervew in the Latvian magazine “Private Life” June 26th 2012

Article: “Rybak takes off his clothes in the Russian music video”. June 20th 2012

Article published on http://touch.vg.no/ , 20.6.2012

Written by Marcus Husby. Photos: YOUTUBE/ETTER AVTALE

Link to original article here .

Found and translated by Tessa La. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn.

NEW TONES: Alexander Rybak is not afraid to show skin in his new Russian music video – It is disgusting to wear clothes in the shower. I wanted to make an artistic video, – Rybak says. 

Rybak takes off his clothes in the Russian music video

GP-violinist shows off the summer body

Alexander Rybak (26) has a background as a personal trainer. In his new music video he takes off his shirt – and cries in the shower with angel wings on his back.

The video is meant only for the Russian and East European audience. But it was posted on YouTube yesterday.

Rybak’s manager, Kathryn Synnes Finnskog, does not think they would have made a lightly dressed video in Norway. Continue reading Article: “Rybak takes off his clothes in the Russian music video”. June 20th 2012

2 articles about the release of Alexander Rybak’s new music video “Strela Amura”.

 Alexander Rybak presented his new music video in Baku.

Article published on  http://www.1news.az/  24.05.2012, 23:05

Journalist  V.S.  Link to original article here.

Found and translated by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Anni Jowett.

On the May 24th at the Press Center «Baku Crystal Hall» the winner of Song Contest “Eurovision-2009” Alexander Rybak held a presentation of his new music video for the song “The Arrow of Cupid”.

The singer told reporters that the clip was shot in Kiev.

According to 1news.az, Rybak told how the clip reflects his life.

-I feel lonely and in this clip I tried to reflect my inner state. 
I do not want to become famous. I do not want to reconcile with everything like well-known stars do. I just want to stay a musician and a composer, – he said. Continue reading 2 articles about the release of Alexander Rybak’s new music video “Strela Amura”.

Interview in the newspaper “Evening Moscow”. 22.05.2012

Alexander Rybak: “‘Buranovskiye grandmas’ are the same as me”

Photo: Alexander Rybak won the hearts of viewers of “Eurovision” in 2009.

Article published on   www.vmdaily.ru  22.05.2012. Journalist  Ramazan Ramazanov. Photo: the agency “ITAR-TASS».

Link to original article here. Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Anni Jowett.

A special correspondent of the “Evening Moscow” at “Eurovision-2012” has interviewed the winner of “Eurovision-2009”.

– Alexander, they say that “Eurovision” is a disease that can’t be cured. Have you also caught it?

– Most likely, that is not about the competition but about the stir around it’s participants. When an artist experiences certain emotions (generally positive emotions), he will want to return to them again and again. So he goes there where he felt good once. And  “Eurovision”  is a festival of colours, emotions, vivid impressions, an acquaintance with a new country and meeting with old friends. Continue reading Interview in the newspaper “Evening Moscow”. 22.05.2012

Alexander Rybak on Eurovision-2012 in Baku. 3 articles.

Alexander Rybak: “Baku is almost home town for me”

Article published on vesti.az, 20.5.2012, 13:24

Link to original article here. Journalist Yeg’ana Rzahanova.

Found and translated by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn.

An official opening ceremony of the international song contest “Eurovision 2012” was held In Baku, May 19 at «Euroclub» , which was also attended by Alexander Rybak. As the singer told to Vesti.Az, he is happy that he had arrived in Baku once again .

“Every time I am invited to Baku, I agree with pleasure, because your city is almost home town for me. I met my old friends here. As for the contest “Eurovision 2012”, I believe that it will be held by you at highest level “, – said Alexander Rybak.

Eurovision Song Contest was officially opened in Baku.

Article published on http://eurovision.vesti.ru/, 20.5.2012

Link to original article here. Journalist Natalia Kiseleva.

Found by Sonya Luzina. Translated by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak on Eurovision-2012 in Baku. 3 articles.

“Gold, glitter and warm fishcakes.” Article about comming summer concerts in Tønsberg.

Article published in Tønsberg Blad paper issue on May 11th 2012

Written by Kristin Svensen. Photo: K. Håberg Allum.

Found by Sara Anja. Translated by Tessa Lande. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn.

Photo: Bettan, Alexander adn Didrik: The threesome Didrik Solli-Tangen (from left), Elisabeth (Bettan) Andreassen) and Alexander Rybak know each others from different events, but have never been on the same stage together. This summer they will do that in KLubben.

Tønsberg: Bettan and Rybak have had shows here earlier. Now they have been joined by Didrik Solli-Tangen, and promise tremendous summer shows at Klubben in July.

– Yes, this is a real show concert with three major artists representing a frenzied span. There will be pop, rock, great ballads, classical, opera, folksongs and typical summer songs – the whole spectrum, – Tom Sterri said.

He is the director of the show which opens the season at the Hotel Klubben this summer. A show that has been given the telling name “Bettan, Alexander & Didrik.”

Continue reading “Gold, glitter and warm fishcakes.” Article about comming summer concerts in Tønsberg.

Alexander Rybak: At the Eurovision Song Contest your Gaitana will be among the top ten!

The winner of “Eurovision-2009” told the “Gazeta Kievskaya” what the Ukrainian representative Gaitana should do to make spectators at the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku like her.

Article published on http://kievskaya.com.ua/ , April 26  2012, 15:51, Kiev, Ukraine. Link to the original article here

Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. Revision by Tessa Lande.

 

The winner of “Eurovision-2009”, the Norwegian of Belorusian origin Alexander Rybak, shot his new video in Kiev. During a break between takes Rybak told about a special invitation to perform at the “Eurovision” in Baku and his relation to the competition that brought him the coveted honor a few years ago.

– I know that after participation in “Eurovision” many artists want to forget this competition and become self-sufficient artists – I think it’s wrong. For example, I am pleased that I got an invitation to perform again at the “Eurovision” and I’m not going to ignore that.

The musician and the singer agreed to give some advises to Gaitana that should help her to get a worthy place in Baku.

About the criticism

– I like Gaitana as a performer – she is a wonderful actress, – Alexander Rybak began. – Specific recommendations are needed for weak ones but she is strong and she doesn’t need them. Most important is to pay less attention to criticism. If they criticize your origin – don’t react towards negative by being negative – it is easier to keep silent. Do not lose your faith in yourself and continue to create because the future success is the best remedy against the critics and ill-wishers.

About the outfit

– Gaitana is a beautiful girl. I saw how she was dressed in the national final – I liked that. I think that nothing really should be changed – in such a dress she surely can perform in Azerbaijan.

About the song

– I have heard the song “Be my guest” several times. It’s not a bad song and has a really groovy tune. I know somebody in Ukraine has doubts about this song but my prediction is that Gaitana should get into the top ten!

On the manner of performing

– The most stupid thing you can do is to copy other artists. I strongly recommend not to do that to all contestants, so no athletes on stage like it was by Bilan or playing the violin being the emphasis as I did. The main thing is not a show but a sincerity of the number, not an intention to imitate someone such as former winners, and only this way it will be a success!

– I was born in Minsk and when I was 5 my parents brought me to the suburbs of Oslo. Gaitana lived for some time in Congo and it seems to me we have a lot in common. When you’re faced with the condemnation of your roots don’t hide your specialties and your culture. On the contrary emphasize your otherness and uniqueness as a carrier of African roots! Surely Gaitana’s sense of rhythm is ten times higher than that one of many Ukrainian colleagues.

About spectators

– On the eve of my performance at “Eurovision” I said that if the Belarusians agreed I would be very pleased to say that if I would be a winner then half of my success would be a merit of Belarus. Maybe Gaitana should share her future success with Africa, all the more since so many African communities live in Europe, especially in France, Britain and Italy.

In the meantime

Meanwhile the singer herself is diligently preparing for the “Eurovision” to be held in Baku. Her number and details of the concert costume Gaitana holds as a closely guarded secret. But, as “Gazetta” was able to learn, during her performance the singer will not play on any instrument. Earlier journalists speculated that Gaitana could use drums in her show.

– I don’t plan to play instruments on stage in Baku! – the singer commented on her upcoming number. – Maybe I just will come out wearing Ukrainian wreath! – said Gaitana.

According to the contestant from Ukraine, preparation for the “Eurovision” takes a lot of time therefore the traditional party on the eve of departure to Baku had to be cancelled. Unlike her predecessors Gaitana also refused to make a European promotional tour – she will perform only in Ukrainian cities.

Alexander Rybak was busy in Kiev with amorous affairs

Article published at  http://kp.ua/ on April 23, 2012

Link to the original here

Written by Ekaterina Kamenskaya. Photo by Dmitry Nikonorov.

Found by Ulli Cologne, translated by Zhanna Sergueeva, english revision by Tessa Lande.

While filming at the roof the winner of “Eurovision-2009” got tested his fear of hight. Photo by Dmitry Nikonorov.

The winner of “Eurovision-2009” has come to unite hearts and destinies.

Women’s favorite Alexander Rybak worked the whole weekend – he was shooting video for the song “The Arrow of Cupid.” For this purpose he came especially from Oslo to Kiev for one day.

On Sunday traffic jams emerged in the city now and then: it was curious motorists, passersby and fans surrounded the places for shooting. And considering that there were several locations of new video’s shooting and a film crew traveled all over the city, unexpected congestions occurred across all over the Ukrainian capital.

Rybak himself, paying attention to nobody, was occupied with sweat with love affairs . In the plot of the video the artist is a Cupid who appears from nowhere and does everything possible to make lovers find each other, and tell each other the important words. At the same time the Cupid himself is invisible and alone. To make the image complete the video director Alexander Filatovich put angel wings on Alexander and even forced him to sing while standing on the roof of the hotel “Riviera on Podol”. By the way, the building’s administration didn’t like such an idea – safety first. So the film crew had to take full responsibility in case if anything would happen. Fortunately the shooting on the attic went without any incidents.

– I like the idea of the video, at the same time we have a very small budget, – the artist admitted. – I do not need multi-million dollar special effects. Much more pleasant to shoot a video with an interesting storyline and the best team.

How many couples will Amur-Rybak make, and will he find his soul mate – viewers will see that very soon.