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Alexander Rybak’s TikTok success – Interview in VG 5.6.2021

Alexander Rybak “couped” fan account on TikTok.

Featured photo: Busy: Alexander Rybak, pictured during last year’s “Allsang på grensen”. Photo by Thoms Andersen/TV2

Now Alexander Rybak studies composition for film music.

Alexander Rybak reveals info about his studies, about nerves that still give him palpitations, and the sudden success on TikTok.

Source: VG.no, published 4.6.2021 and the paper issue 05.06.2021.
Translated to English by Jorunn Ekre, revision by Anni Jowett.

For the past year, Rybak has studied for a master’s degree in composition of film music at a college in Chicago, online from his parent’s place in Nesodden. The pandemic prevented relocation.

-Not to brag, but I got an A in all of my subjects, says a proud Rybak in a FaceTime interview with VG.

Film: Alexander studies film music, but is in front of the camera in Will Ferrell’s Netflix- comedy “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga”. Photo: Claire Folger/Netflix

But it hasn’t come without a price. He hasn’t had time for any girlfriends, nor football nights with the guys.

-I was a bit afraid to live at home, in view of all the temptations. Luckily I have good friends who understand I have to prioritise. I have barely been on a date in eight months, he confides.

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Alexander Rybak in Gjerdrum memorial concert 31.1.2021

Alexander Rybak performed at the memorial concert for the people in Gjerdrum municipality in Norway.

“💔
On the night of December 30, people in Gjerdrum lost their loved ones and their homes. I have made a song about this countryside which I love so much, and I will sing it tonight amongst other songs.
We don’t pretend that playing some music will make everything fine again, but it moves me to see what the people in the community are doing for each other in these dark times.💪🏼💕🙏🏼”
– Alexander Rybak’s post on social media 31.1.2021

The video playlist below contains Alexander’s performances of “Song from a Secret Garden” with Rolf Løvland and “Thank You” with Maiken Kroken. His new song “Mitt andre hjem” (My Second Home) will be added to the playlist as soon he has uploaded it to his YT-channel. The full TV-show can be viewed on NRK.no

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Alexander Rybak – Interview in God Kveld Norge 01.01.2021

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Alexander Rybak chose the worst year for detox.

Source: TV2.no. Interview publish on TV2.no 01.01.2020
Translated by Jorunn Ekre, revised by Anni Jowett

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POSITIVE: Despite the fact that the year has been marked by many challenges and trials, Alexander Rybak feels that he has become himself again. Now he has entered the master’s program at Colombia College and will focus exclusively on this. Photo: Berit Roald/NTB scanpix

It has been a busy year for Alexander Rybak (34), with studies, detox and the corona pandemic. Now the musician wants to focus solely on his master studies.

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