A Royal Fairytale performance: Borgholm, Sweden 14/7/2018
NIELS PEETERS REPORTING
Borgholm is a beautiful small Swedish city on the island of Öland in the Baltic Sea.
It’s a nice place to visit. With the houses and the nature, you really feel like you are in an Astrid Lindgren movie. It is one of the most popular summer resorts in Sweden. The Swedish Royal Family’s official summer Palace can be found just a couple of kilometres outside the city centre.
This year we travelled to Sweden for our summer holidays, and were able to visit Borgholm on 14th July to attend the Victoriadagen. Victoriadagen is an annual event on the island and is a tribute to the Crown Princess Victoria’s birthday. This year’s celebration was extra special for me because Alexander Rybak was one of the seven artists invited to take part in the 2018 concert.
Alexander Rybak featuring Arad Aria in the song “Bade To” (After You).
Alexander Rybak and Arad Aria(Iranian singer, composer and producer) have collaborated and released the new beautiful song in Farsi called “Bade To”, which translates to “After You”.
Although this music video was actually ready 16 months ago, Arad had to wait for the release licence in Iran, hence the delay. The wait was well worth it, however, as the two artists have provided us with a beautiful piece of art in which Arad sings and illustrates the heartbreak one feels after being abandoned by their love, and Alexander plays the elegant melody on the violin. Continue reading Arad Aria Feat. Alexander Rybak — “Bade To” with lyrics→
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.
“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, 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 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.
«A newly operated Alexander Rybak tells us how important everyday flirting is, about his extreme control needs and why he doesn’t always smile when someone wants to take a selfie with him.»
Alexander interviewed for the first time after his surgery of his tonsils. Michael Andreassen knows Alexander well from many earlier interviews and together with Ari Behn, with his philosophic inputs, they gave us a bit different and warm interview.
The interview has so far English subs for the first 17 minutes. The rest will follow soon 🙂
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 performes with KORK at their summerfest “Ønskekonserten 2018”
Alexander Rybak, Helene Bøksle and Didrik Solli-Tangen will all perform with KORK at KORK’s annual musical summer party at Ingierstrand Bad and Restaurant. The people’s own music wishes is on the playlist and Øyvor Bakke is the host.
Alexander Rybak is one of the artists is the show “50 years with summer shows at Quality Hotel Klubben” in Tønsberg, Norway.
ANNIVERSARY SHOW 29th. June 2018
Taran and StarWorks present a star-filled anniversary show at the Quality Club in Tønsberg in Norway this summer. We celebrate the 50th anniversary by bringing together some of Norway’s most popular artists, who also have in common that they have earlier entertained in the summer shows at the Club.
You can book also book an “anniversay package” including hotel and ticket and dinner by callin,g (0047) 33 35 97 00 or send an email to: email@example.com
On stage you will see among others: Toralv Maurstad, Wenche Myhre, Øivind Blunck, Elisabeth Andreassen, Alexander Rybak, Sturla Berg-Johansen, Tor Erik Gunstrøm, Hilde Lyrån, Didrik Solli-Tangen, Jon Eikemo, Christine Koht, Reidun Sæther, Alexx Alexxander, the crew from Summernights and more. Director is Tom Sterri.
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 Rybak’s first stage rehearsal in Lisbon 1.5.2018.
There will be many interviews, pictures and articles from the 1st rehearsal. Below we will gather most of them so you easily can get an overview of what is written about Alexander’s first rehearsal. This post will be updated with more information during the day 🙂
Eurovision has provided us a 45 second video from the rehearsal and a photo gallery. There will also be several interviews with the many ESC groups that is present. This post will be updated during the week.
And the video:
The review from the many who followed the rehearsal was a wow!. And he got applause in the press centre.
Alexander Rybak is one of the biggest stars in the Eurovision Song Contests, and the thrill is huge when he now returns to the worlds biggest music competition. We take a look back at his impressive career and follow him on his way to Eurovision in Lisbon.
NRK has made a 50-minute documentary about Alexander to be broadcast before the semi-final 10th of May. In this we will become better acquainted with the artist, songwriter and person Rybak. There will also be glimpse from the many preparations, and the two weeks in Lisbon.
Broadcast Thursday 10th May at 20.10 – 21.00 CET on NRK1, Norway.
The show will be available to watch from abroad at least from the archive.