Category Archives: Articles 2012

Alexander Rybak’s new love. Article in KP.BY, Jan 12, 2012

Young people know each other since their student’s days.
Photo: from the archives

Link to the original: Author: Sergei Andrianov

Article published by Belorussian division of “Komsomolskaya pravda” (popular Russian issue) on Jan.12.2012.

Found by Sonya Luzina. English translation by Zhanna Sergueeva . English revision by Anni Jowett.


Sasha Rybak chose a violinist again for a girlfriend.

The singer has dedicated two songs to his new chosen one, a 25 year-old Norwegian with the Russian name Maria. For some years the heart of the victor of “Eurovision 2009” was free. We remind you as he says today that the last time he fell in love as an adult was when he fell in love with a violinist girl back in his youth. By the way, just after separation from this girl, the singer wrote his legendary “fairy tale”,with that he won the ESC.

During his Christmas visit to Minsk Sasha confessed to “Komsomolskaya Pravda” that love again lives in his heart.

– I celebrated the New Year in Egypt with my beloved girl, – the singer told us. (More about it read here)

But Rybak did not want to acquaint us with his new love. He even did not mention her name.

– Well, you don’t need to know everything in detail.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak’s new love. Article in KP.BY, Jan 12, 2012

Article and video: “Rybak loves Denmark”. Jan. 13th 2012

Photo: Pressphoto 

Article published on 13.01.12.

Written by Thomas Orthmann-Brask . Photos: Søren Bygbjerg

Link to original article:

Found by Sonya Luzina. Translated by Marianne Saietz


Rybak loves Denmark

The winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2009, Alexander Rybak, is in Denmark these days, to prepare for his performance at Danish Melodi Grand Prix next Saturday at Gigantium.

Rybak, who can both play violin and sing, was thursday in the soundstudio at Vesterbro in Copenhagen, to rehearse and record. met the musical norwegian in the studio for a talk about making music for Melodi Grand Prix.

Continue reading Article and video: “Rybak loves Denmark”. Jan. 13th 2012

Articles about Alexander Rybak in Ukrainian and Estonian press. Jan 12 – 13. 2012


This picture Ukrainian madia used for the article, was taken by Russian facebookie Kate Lunar at the M&G in Moscow, Dec.20, 2012

Link to the original article at Ukrainian radio Lux FM webpage:

Found by Sonya Luzina, translated by Zhanna Sergueeva.

Alexander Rybak celebrated New Year’s eve at a beach disco.

The winner of the contest “Eurovision” Alexander Rybak decided to  take himself on holiday and refused all offers to perform on New Year Eve.

– On New Year’s Eve I had a huge wish to go somewhere. Without thinking for too long and packing suitcases I took my passport and dashed to the airport with my beloved girl . We bought the tickets for the next flight – to the Southern coast of Egypt. Thus I welcomed 2012’s year in a hot country and I think this year will be hot as well for me, only 5 days but how nice. We saw in the New Year at the beach disco. We refused all excursions, we were just swimmimg and sunbathing, – said Rybak.

Continue reading Articles about Alexander Rybak in Ukrainian and Estonian press. Jan 12 — 13. 2012

“Good to have it done”! Article + 2 concert-videos from Bø Church Jan.10th 2012

Alexander Rybak had a bad conscience for a concert he lost in Bø before Christmas. Yesterday 10.01.2012, he made up for it with a mini concert and  half an hour of autograph writing

Article published in paper- edition of  Telemarksavisa 11.01 2012.

Written by Bjørnar Hagen Vika

Found and translated by Laila Ulvseth


Good to have it done

A cancelled plane made Alexander Rybak miss a Christmas concert in Bø before Christmas. Last night he made up for it.
– It was sad to know that there was a town in Norway where I hadn’t completed my task, …I just had to do something about it,- Alexander said after yesterday’s mini concert in Bø church. Before Christmas he travelled around with Dennis Storhøi and Anne Vada with the concert tour Vinterbilder. Two weeks before Christmas, Bø was on the schedule, but when the artists came on stage, Rybak wasn’t there. Bad weather made him stuck in Munich.

Continue reading “Good to have it done”! Article + 2 concert-videos from Bø Church Jan.10th 2012

Alexander Rybak in Denmark. 2 Articles from Jan.11th-12th 2012


Rybak to Danish Grand Prix

Article published on 11.01.2012 . Written by Søren Bygbjerg.

Link to original article:

Found and translated by Marianne Saietz


Rybak to Danish Grand Prix

The Norwegian Eurovision-winner Alexander Rybak will be guest-performer at the MGP-final. Already this evening, he will be guest in Aftenshowet.

The all-time-biggest International Grand Prix-winner, Norwegian Alexander Rybak, will be guest-performer, when the final of the Danish MGP takes place, Saturday Jan. 21st. This is revealed today by

Continue reading Alexander Rybak in Denmark. 2 Articles from Jan.11th-12th 2012

Article from “Belarus Today” about Alexander Rybak’s recent visit to Minsk

Author of publication: Victor Popov, Photo: Arthur Prupas

Date of publication: 01/10/2012, link to the original:

Article found and translated by Zhanna Sergueeva.

Rybak has said – the artists have done

Attention, attention! The date of the “Eurofest” national competition’s final was changed: instead of January 28th we will choose the best one on January 31st. So, the contestants of the project have got a little more time to prepare themselves. A visit to Minsk of Alexander Rybak, the winner of “Eurovision-2009”, has become its hit moment. Sasha, our former compatriot now living in Norway, volunteered to help each of the five finalists, for that he came to Minsk for only one day. The group “Litesound”, Victoria Aleshko, Gunesh and director of Alena Lanskaya, Sergey Kravtsov, attended a laconic master-class by Rybak. Where at that time was Alena herself and why the contestant Uzari did not attend the “lessons” – was revealed during this merry and witty meeting with Rybak.

Europe got kefir.

It was frankly embarrassing for Alexander to unmask the contestants, evaluate them and comment on their performances in the semifinal eye to eye. Try it yourself to put a live artist in front of you and to say something derogatory to him. A student of the Norwegian Conservatory, Alexander Rybak, is too well brought up to do it, so in fact discussion on the performances was very complimentary. So, according to Sasha, a group “Litesound” has the most “Western” style. And if they will make it to the final and come to ESC in Baku, then «everybody in Denmark and Sweden will fall in love” with their song – “We are the heroes”. And Rybak admits he is not averse to singing their tune in the shower.

Continue reading Article from “Belarus Today” about Alexander Rybak’s recent visit to Minsk

Alexander Rybak gives a press conference in Minsk, 05.01.2012.

Written by Tatiana Pastushenko. Photos by Nadezda Degtyareva

Winner of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, Norwegian singer of the Belarusian origin Alexander Rybak told the finalists of the TV music project Eurofest (national selection of the Eurovision) to take the contest as a holiday. The artist gave a press conference in Minsk on 5 January.

“The most importantthing is to take the contest as a holiday and forget about the victory, you should enjoy the process. It rarely happens that all things go as planned. Therefore, you should thoroughly prepare for both Eurofest and Eurovision and when you come to the big stage you should never forget why you are there. Some people forget,” the artist said. Besides, it is very important that the team of a participant thinks about the country it represents first, not about personal interests as it often happens at Eurovision. The team should work for the common purpose.

Alexander Rybak praised the high level of the Eurofest music show. He regretted that the group Thriller who did a great show did not make it to the final. He gave tips to each finalist of the show. Alexander Rybak noted the catchy melody of the song We are the Heroes of the group Litesound and said that he even sang it in the shower a day before. “A trendy song, good English,” he said. Gunesh has a charming smile and a strong voice, Alexander Rybak said. Alena Lanskaya is definitely vocally gifted. Alexander Rybak recommended her to make the music more quiet to emphasize her voice. Viktoria Aleshko, according to Alexander Rybak, has the strongest voice among all the finalists.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak gives a press conference in Minsk, 05.01.2012.