Facebookies meeting the fiddler in Moscow. March 7th 2010. By Irina Kuvaldina.

Europe spies: Moscow operation

That day in Moscow was surprisingly sunny. And we know why:)) The fiddler arrives! FaceBookies (me, Yanis, Anton, Snezhanna, Margarita, Viktoria, Lena Snetkova and Lena Star) met each other at the airport. We didn’t know exactly the flight, but hoped to welcome our dear guests in the afternoon. While we were searching for some information airport staff has already understood who we’re waiting for=))) It was very kind of them to open the secret where Alex was. Firstly we didn’t believe them, but fortunately they were honest and really wanted to help us. We were so touched and thankful that we bought chocolate for that girls afterwards! Continue reading Facebookies meeting the fiddler in Moscow. March 7th 2010. By Irina Kuvaldina.

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 730.no  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: 730.no Published 13.03.2010 

Report from concert in Tallin, Estonia. March 8th 2010

Report from an Estonian fan 🙂 

So, here is my report.

We arrived in Solaris center a few minutes before the signing session was to begin and went to the long line, where we met with another girl from Facebook, Kylcella. Alex arrived soon and teenager girls, who weren’t in the line, just stormed to him. Alex looked a bit tired at the beginning and had a kind of sad expression, even while smiling. But soon he looked much better and happier, so, it must be true, what he has always said about the signing sessions – that this is, where he gets his energy from. 🙂 The line was moving very slow because of those teenage girls, who weren’t standing in the line at all, but just pressing through. And the time went fast and the session was about to end – it was set from 16.45-17.30 only and the line was still pretty long . . . We realized with Kylcella, that we have to act more rude now, too, and pressed us through the crowd. The security was doing the best to protect him from fans, on the cost of politeness – they were rude to the crowd . . . happy, that Alex didn’t understand, what they were saying. :S Soon it was told to Alex, that the signing is over, but he looked at the long desperate line and said, he want’s that everyone gets the autograph.

Continue reading Report from concert in Tallin, Estonia. March 8th 2010

Alexander Rybak and Tuva Syvertsen presenting an award at the Norwegian Grammys (March 6th 2010)

(translation by Tessa La)

TS:
Yes, Alexander Rybak, the circle has now ended. The boy with the fiddle has become a pop star again.

AR:
Well, yes, Tuva, in this country the boy with a fiddle has always been a pop star, and that goes for the girl with the fiddle, too. (Tuva is playing the fiddle)

TS:
Yes, Alexander Rybak, you always know how to say it.

Being a folk music fiddler is associated with a lot of old fun, from romance to fights.

AR:
Let us hope that it won’t end up with a fight, when we get to know who will runs away with the most coveted trophy, which the Folkmusic award actually is.

TS:
Alexander Rybak, you are completely right – ladies, ladies, ladies and gentlemen, the nominees are:

Rybakomic by Yannis and Water Color by Ingegerd (March 8th, 2010)

Alexander Rybak’s post on his facebook wall on March 8th, 2010 – The International Women’s Day, by the way:

Congrats with the 8th of march, my lovely facebookies! 🙂 My phone is dead after I fell in the aquarium last night. So could you please congratulate every woman you know from me? 🙂 Yours, Alex”


Ingegerd’s creative reaction to Rybak’s post:


Yannis’ creative reaction to Rybak’s post:

” Funny little Prague ” – A report of the meeting in Prague (Feb. 2010) by the FaceBookie Marion K.

When I met Alexander in Berlin in December (2009) I really couldn’t imagine that I would meet him again so soon. We spoke to him about having a concert in Prague but I never thought that this would really happen but then the concert was announced a couple of weeks ago and for me it was sure that I had to be there NO MATTER WHAT! Continue reading ” Funny little Prague ” — A report of the meeting in Prague (Feb. 2010) by the FaceBookie Marion K.

The Spellemann award – Alexander Rybak nominated in 3 categories March 2010

 

Alexander Rybak said no to Oprah

Source: Dagbladet.no, published 6. march 2010. Text: Gjermund Jappee. Translation: TessaLa

Text to picture: Fiddler: Alexander Rybak is nominated in 3 Spellemann’s awards this Saturday. Photo: Håkon Eikesdal/Dagbladet

“NO ONE THINKS THAT I MAY FEEL LONLEY “-
Alexander Rybak

After a hard time Alexander Rybak (23) now feels much better. The reason is the three Spellemann awards he can walk away with tonight.

Tonight’s Grammy ceremony can give Alexander Rybak the award for “Hit of the year” for “Fairytale”. As a confirmation of how great he was in the Music Norway last year, and how quickly he got there, he may well also win both the “Newcomer of the Year” an “The male artist of the year”.

To me, these nominations is the first compliment I have for my music since I won the ESC last year, Rybak told Dagbladet. Especially in recent weeks having the chance to win the three categories meant a lot to him.

The nominations have helped me through a very difficult time. Recently wrote the 23-year-old a dramatic post on his Facebook page, where he said that he had a nervous breakdown, and turned the hands into blood hitting the wall. Rybak don’t want to explain to Dagbladet what the difficulties was about.

There is no one who believes that I can feel lonely. That I, who experience so much excitements around the world, also can have it difficult. But I am much better now. And I am very happy to have family and good friends around me.

Dropped Oprah

While Rybak describes this feeling of loneliness as the biggest downturn since the MGP victory last year, the upturn is undoubtedly the feeling of having pleased many. Those who send me letters or come up to me with a drawing, may not think that it matters to me, but it is actually what matters the most.

In addition, he is left with a number of good memories from a year of hectic tours. In Finland they were completely crazy for him, he says. In Azerbaijan, they were even crazier.

The wish to please the fans have done that has clung to agreements, even if more exciting offers would come up. Something Rybak experienced last May. Oprah wanted me to her show , but it crashed with another job, so I declined. In retrospect, it turned out that it was the right choice. I would certainly only be in half a minute and say hello.

Believe in DonkeyBoy.

Although he appreciates the three nominations, Rybak do not see it as a failure if he does not win a Spellemann award tonight. He keeps DonkeyBoy as a favorite to win “Hit of the Year”. “Ambition” came from nowhere and has risen and risen in popularity. “Fairytale” started on top and has sunk and sunk, “he laughs.

Still he is not tired of the MGP-hit, which he thinks he has performed 800 times. 

– But I am tired of that everyone else say they are tired of it. But just wait. In some years the dust will be brushed off. This is a song that people will remember. 

 

Rybak: Donkeyboy wins

Interview in paper issue of VG March 5th 2010
translated by Laila U.

– I am looking forwards to play along with the other artists, says Rybak who is nominated to three Grammy-awards.

The Rookie of the year-class at tomorrows Grammy award ceremony is historically strong. Alexander Rybak believes Donkeyboy wins, but that Vilde Frang deserves it.

About his own chances a modest Rybak says that others will be more happy than he to become Rookie of the year in this strong team.

– For me personally it won’t change anything if I get the award. Those who think I’m a huge flirt, will still think so even afterwards if I was to win. And I have experienced enough this last year – to me it is just another fantastic bonus being nominated to a Grammy award, says Alexander Rybak while looking at VG’s pictures of the other nominees in the Rookie-class.

– I believe Donkeyboy wins. Who is going to win depends on what the jury emphasizes. In a jury of critics , anyone can win. If it is about actuality, Donkeyboy should win, but if it is a music competition Vilde deserves to win. She is the only real musician of us all there, says Rybak who knows Vilde Frang well from Barratt Due.

– I am a huge fan of Vilde, she has been working very hard for a long time. To me she achieved star status 7 years ago.
Kråkesølv and John Olav Nilsen, must Rybak admit that he don’t know very much about, but acknowledges that it is good that they sing in Norwegian.
– I was travelling insanely much last year and didn’t have time to go to concerts or listen to new music, but I have heard that in a newspaper John Olav Nilsen called me “a figure”. That is my only impression, he says.

Of his three nominations, Rybak himself thinks he has the best chance to win the award as “best male artist”, but says he got his confirmation on how good he is when he won ESC last year.

– I am lucky enough not to depend on having an award. All the other confirmations I have got since last May is more important – like the number of violin students at the music schools is doubled, that everybody wants to dance like Frikar and that I can be an example of a crossover-artist for those who come behind me,  that people don’t lock me in one boring musical box, he says.


Short  article: Everybody supports one another

This years nominees in the Rookie of the year.award all support eachother, despite the fact that they are not only fighting for the bronze harp, but for a scholarship from GRAMO on 200.000NOK.
When Kråkesølv released “Trådnøsting” last November, John Olav Nilsen quickly put out following message on Kråkesølv’s MySpace-site: “Oi boys, congratulations with a great album, love it.”
The guys from Bodø returned the greeting the next day: “Thank you! That’s good, then we agree!”
Alexander Rybak doesn’t hide his affection for Donkeyboy. – I can hear that it comes from the heart. And “Ambitions” have a very catchy chorus, says Rybak, and gets an answer from Donkeyboys Peter Michelsen: – Nice to hear. I think I speak for all the band when I say that TRybak is a favourite, at the same time as John Olav Nilsen is excting and has strong lyrics, says Michelsen.

 

Alexander Rybak received “SPELLEMANNPRISEN 2009” (Artist Of The Year) 06.03.2010

ALEXANDER RYBAK “ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2009”

Alexander Rybak Spellemann 2009 6

We are bursting with pride for our fiddler and congratulate him from the bottom of our hearts for receiving the most prestigious award in the Norwegian music business! And we are happy that some of his facebookies could be there this day and report directly from Oslo and witness this FANTASTIC moment!

!!CONGRATS ALEXANDER!!

 

Alexander Rybak Spellemann 2009 4

Alexander took part in the impressive opening performance with among others the grand old man in Norwegian folk music Knut Buen. Watch this great performance in the video below.

Opening performance

Video by Venche M.

Winner’s speech

Video by Petronella AR

 

Report On The Concert And The FaceBookies’ Meeting In Prague, Febr. 24th-27th 2010 (by Julia B.)

Вот мой рассказ о самых замечательных днях в моей жизни, знакомстве с чудесными людьми и сказочных приключениях в Праге!

Итак, начну с того, что поездка моя в Прагу постоянно была под угрозой. Я настолько устала бороться с разными обстоятельствами, которые то и дело возникали на моем пути в этот сказочный город, что просто заболела накануне. Все мои мытарства с визой, поиском гостиницы и тура, наверняка никому не интересны, просто скажу, что до последнего дня у меня не было уверенности, что я туда попаду. Но вот все проблемы решены, виза есть, билеты на руках, попутчица – в лице моей подруги Оксаны найдена, и мы наконец-то в самолете и летим в Прагу. Continue reading Report On The Concert And The FaceBookies’ Meeting In Prague, Febr. 24th-27th 2010 (by Julia B.)

Czech newspaper about Prague concert February 25th 2010

 

Alexander Rybak Prague Concert 2010 header

PRAGUE WAS IMPRESSED BY NORWEGIAN WINNER OF EUROVISION. THE AUDIENCE WAS MOSTLY FROM RUSSIA AND NORWAY

Source: http://www.koule.cz/cs/clanky/Rybak-v-Praze-nadchnul-prilakal-spise-fanousky-z-Ruska-a-Norska-4049.shtml

(Translated and commentary by Jitka, English revision by AnniJo)

[What is nonsense is there were fans from all over Europe and a lot of Czechs too, considering the short time for promotion here. Actually not so many Russians because of lack of time to get a visa and not so many Norwegians, who have enough concerts in Norway, not so big need to travel to Prague…the main language was English, even from the stage…Why should Alex speak English, if there would be only Russians and Norwegians? No!! He was speaking English, because his audience was international! – ed. Jitka] Continue reading Czech newspaper about Prague concert February 25th 2010

Video: Concert-videos from Prague-concert Feb. 25th 2010

The Concert

Springleik – by Julia

Roll with the Wind – By Alev

Dolphin – By Marion K.

Continue reading Video: Concert-videos from Prague-concert Feb. 25th 2010

Facebookies in Prague. Feb. 24th- 27th 2010 report by Marianne S.

PART 1

An ordinary week in a Facebookies life. Monday: Work, school-meeting. Tuesday: Work, money-exchange, packing.

Wednesday feb.24th: Leaving, train to Cph. airport, flight to Prague. At arrival in Prague airport, being met, hugged and kissed by facebookies. In Prague airport, meeting more facebookies. Feeling warm and happy to see them. Hugging, laughing, kissing, going to Prague center by train. Feeling happy, to see Prague again. Getting off train, walking to hostel, meeting more facebookies, more hugging, kissing, greeting, laughing, checking into rooms. Rest of the evening: Meeting more facebookies. Having dinner. Looking at Lucerna Music Club, 500 m from the hostel. Checking out the bar in the courtyard of the hostel. Checking the quality of czech beer. (Approved). Continue reading Facebookies in Prague. Feb. 24th- 27th 2010 report by Marianne S.

Reactions of the press to Alex’s facebook comment of FB, Febr. 18th

(researched by Tessa)

seher.no, 22.02.2010

Apparently, Alexander overreacted and posted a statement on Facebook in order to stop people from sending emails to his private email account and also to stop calling him. By doing so, he claims that his wish was granted: people stopped. Meanwhile, he is said to be fine. [Fiddler, how about not giving out your private email address and your phone number to every Pete and John? Just a suggestion, pal! 😉 – ed. Irena] Continue reading Reactions of the press to Alex’s facebook comment of FB, Febr. 18th

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