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MILKI in EUROFEST 2015 – #Milki #ACCENT #AlexandeRybak – New post card video

NEW POST CARD VIDEO OF MILKI!

Tomorrow, Friday 26th, is the final in Eurofest 2015, the national selection of Belarus’ song for Eurovision 2015. MILKI and “Accent” has got a lot of attention and seems to have good chances to win and get the ticket to Vienna.

Support MILKI by following them on Facebook, Instagram and vKontake, and watch the music video and Eurofest post cards on Youtube. You’ll find all the info here. There you also will find interviews and articles.

 

24. December: Presents are waiting by the Christmas tree

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“Really that’s the best present I could get right now. After all you’re such good huggers.” Alexander talking about hugs (Summer 2014)

We all have wishes for Christmas and in today’s video it`s about presents.(Alexander`s own “wish list” in the past has included many things from simple hugs, football cards, pens, LEGO to the latest video games.) Continue reading 24. December: Presents are waiting by the Christmas tree

Alexander Rybak and MILKI – lovely postcard video for Eurofest 2015

Alexander and MILKI preparing for Eurofest 2014 in Belarus, a lovely postcard video. Watch the girls get their fortune read. Will they make it to Vienna and Eurovison 2015? The video has subtitles in English.

Link to page with more info on MILKI.

Recording by Sonya L. Translation and subs by Marina R. 

23. December: The versatile violinist…

“I like versatility. This is my way to make myself a versatile life” Alexander Rybak

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 Alexander has always focused on versatility in his career. Based on his Classical education, graduating with the highest grade from the acclaimed Barratt Due Music Institute as a performing violinist, he has laid the foundation for being able to experiment in different music genres, and he does it with bravura. Be it jazz, pop, rap, reggae, funky rhythm, techno dance,  rock, Swedish folksongs, folk music, Slavic music, soundtracks .This versatility together with his enthusiasm and dreams has given him many opportunities to show his skills, in many different ways, like musicals, theatre, revue shows, orchestra seminars, TV and radio shows (both as guest and host), worldwide projects, collaborations with other artists, a music video for DreamWorks and even dancing. And his grand slam victory in ESC 2009, has made him a forever Eurovision star. He is a popular guest in national selections and has often been present at the big happening in May , as a guest, performer or even a reporter 🙂 Continue reading 23. December: The versatile violinist…

22. December: Heading home for Christmas

“I’ll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams”

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Life can be busy. We often become so caught up in our work and studies that we’re constantly on the go. And the same is true for Alexander; he’s always busy travelling around the globe attending to his various musical projects. Now is the season to take a deep breath, step back, and value what’s most important in life: spending time with the ones we love. Continue reading 22. December: Heading home for Christmas

21. December -Traditions

“My heart always wanders”

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It is very important to stay true to yearly traditions every Christmas. This includes listening to Christmas music, eating traditional holiday dishes, and spending time with our families. Alexander has performed this beautiful hymn every year ever since his Christmas tour in 2010, and so it has now become a valued tradition to listen to him perform this each year at his concerts.

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Concert performance from the Christmas tour “Stille Natt Hellige Natt”

 

TV performance

 


Calendar project by
Lulu – Mexico, Bita – Canada, Katie – USA,
Anni – UK, Ebba – Sweden, Slavka – Slovakia, Sonya – Russia,
Hilde, Marit, Venche, Tessa, May, Jorunn – Norway


 

20. December – Giving

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“Christmas is about giving not getting”

Christmas is about giving and sharing.
We share our time together and we give each other presents. But the most important thing is to be with our loved ones and share special moments…

By Jorunn

Continue reading 20. December — Giving

19. December: I want to wish you a Merry Christmas…

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“It is such fun to be a part of this tour”

After over 25 years on the road, one could safely say, that “Stille Natt, Hellige Natt” Christmas tour  has become a tenacious tradition. But this is what Christmas is like, we enjoy doing the same things over and over again any many of the audience also show up faithfully year after year.

Continue reading 19. December: I want to wish you a Merry Christmas…

18. December : A Classic Winter

“Classical music isn’t that many steps from Rock’n Roll”

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Click the picture for link to more info on Christmas TalesWinters can be harsh, icy and cold (especially in Norway!), but

Winters can be harsh, icy and cold (especially in Norway!), but it’s your loved ones who can bring back the warmth into the season.
What better way then to express the essence of winter’s soul than through music? Alexander does just this in the following video, where he performs Vivaldi – “Winter”, from his 2010 tour “Swinging Home for Christmas”. Continue reading 18. December : A Classic Winter

17. December: Wonderful Peace at Christmas

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“What will save the world?: Definitely not fighting.

At Christmas time, the landscape is covered in a white blanket and everything’s quiet. The world seems to be standing still, as if protected by the angel’s white wings.

The Christmas season is a time to calm down, make time for peace and all the good things. To enjoy the first snow flakes and being together with our loved ones. Continue reading 17. December: Wonderful Peace at Christmas

16.December – Never Stop Dreaming

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“Never stop dreaming of big things.
Never forget to enjoy small things.”
Being able to enjoy the beauty in simplicity and reverence is a gift.
We wish for you to enjoy the simplicity in this interpretation of a classic Christmas piece. Continue reading 16.December — Never Stop Dreaming

15. December : Trololo this sweet Christmas time

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“From all of us to all of you”

“I denne søte juletid” is a traditional tune with lyrics by Hans Adolph Brorson (1694-1764). The title means “In this sweet Christmas-time” Alexander presented this piece on the 2011 Christmas tour “Vinter bilder”

Continue reading 15. December : Trololo this sweet Christmas time

14. December: And Rudolph’s nose is still red.

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“Beautiful album, wonderful man <3
Love being on tour with you! :)”
Marian Aas Hansen

A humorous Christmas song in a capella style with an intense tempo, solo performances and beautiful singing. And Rudolph`s nose is still red. It`s easy to see that the Stille Natt Hellige Natt gang are having a great time here. Continue reading 14. December: And Rudolph’s nose is still red.

13.December – Inner Strength

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In celebration of St. Lucia we offer this (mostly) reverent and somber reflection on inner strength.  May this song bring you light and warmth during these cold  days of the Christmas season.

 

Continue reading 13.December — Inner Strength

12. December: Knock, knock…WHAT?

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Halfway there!

Less than two weeks left until Christmas day – and we hope this countdown has been fun so far! Don’t misunderstand that… Continue reading 12. December: Knock, knock…WHAT?

11. December – All made out of snow…

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Now, we are a few days into December. One thing I absolutely love about the winter is the snow! You can go skiing, ice-skating, have snowball fights, building snow-forts, snow-angels and build castles made of snow. Then go inside and drink something warm. I hope you’re enjoying the calendar and the winter so far. Continue reading 11. December — All made out of snow…

10. December… Mother and Child.

“There’s no place like home, there’s no home like love.”

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Christmas is a time for family and “Himlen i min Famn” is a song about  the Virgin Mary’s hopes and fears for her unborn child.

Alexander accompanied Anne Vada on this beautiful song on the 2011 Christmas
tour “Vinterbilder” (Winter pictures). We present one of their performances here. Continue reading 10. December… Mother and Child.

9. December – Blue Christmas

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Missing someone

Christmas is mostly a time for joy, but it can also bring back feelings of sadness. Perhaps you miss a somebody, or just feel lonely. Here’s an interesting video of Alexander singing about a “Blue Christmas” due to the absence of a loved one, from his “Swinging home for Christmas” tour in 2010. Continue reading 9. December — Blue Christmas

8. December – Dare to dream

“If we wouldn’t dare to dream, no dreams would ever come true”

In 2012 Alexander made a album called “Christmas Tales” with many American Christmas songs and a few of his own as well. The really cosy album helps me a lot to get into Christmas mode. And it also makes me dream a bit. What do I want to do next year? Even if the stuff is impossible it’s always nice to dream! Continue reading 8. December — Dare to dream

7. December – He is a joy to experience

Warm winter pictures
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2011 was the year that Alexander held his festive Christmas tour called “Vinterbilder” (Winter pictures). The medley shown here is from his concert in Bragernes Church, Drammen, on December 3rd. This concert was a little extra special, since around 30 of Alexander’s international fans from all over the world attended his show that day, making it a performance to remember. Continue reading 7. December — He is a joy to experience

6. December – Virtuoso Variations – Alexander Rybak

Virtuoso variations played by Alexander Rybak 

“In expressing authenticity, Alexander Rybak was an important partner. He is a classically trained violinist of high calibre. This he demonstrated by his performance of his own composition, “Julevariasjoner” (Christmas variations) built over the song “Vi tenner våre lykter” (We light our lanterns), from the TV series “Jul I Skomakergata” (Christmas in Shoemaker street). Here he shows his virtuosity to the fullest. With a wide use of double grips, and other technical finesses, he carries the simple melody into several classical stylistic expressions.”
From review of the Christmas concert in Fredrikstad Blad 10.12.2012 Continue reading 6. December — Virtuoso Variations — Alexander Rybak

5. December – Good Things Come in Small Packages

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  As Alex says, it’s the little things you should enjoy in life.  Things like chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and carols sung by a choir.  In fact, there is a song about that. Enjoy! Continue reading 5. December — Good Things Come in Small Packages

4. December – A special gift

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“In addition to his special talent and his musicality, I like that Alexander is so sincere and passionate. And that he doesn’t try to be better or different. He is also quite good at recognizing others”
Simone Larsen from “Hver gang vi møtes”
Continue reading 4. December — A special gift

3 December – When it´s cold outside ….

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I’ll take your hat, your hair looks swell…

Alexander Rybak first recorded “Baby it’s Cold Outside” for Lotta Engberg’s Christmas album in 2009. In 2010, he performed the song on his “Swinging home for Christmas” tour, collaborating with local talents, one of whom was Annsofi. In 2012, he also recorded a version of the song with her for his “Christmas Tales” album. Continue reading 3 December — When it´s cold outside ….

2. December – The Power of a Superhero

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In December 2009, Alexander released the single “I don’t Believe in Miracles/ Superhero” (Я не верю в чудеса) in Russia. His song was used as the featured track for the Russian movie “Black Lightning” (Chernaya Molniya), which was released on New Year’s Eve in 2009.
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YA NE VERUY V CHUDESA (I DON’T BELIEVE IN MIRACLES) /SUPERHERO Lyrics here

Calendar project by Lulu – Mexico, Bita – Canada, Katie – USA, Anni – UK, Ebba – Sweden, Slavka – Slovakia, Sonya – Russia, Hilde, Marit, Venche, Tessa, May, Jorunn – Norway

1 December – That’s when the magic happens…

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Is it snowing where you live? There is always something magical about the little snowflakes falling down from the sky. The season of miracles and dreams come true has come. But just as Alex said, if your dreams are to come true, you must first dare to dream. And just as we believe we’ll Continue reading 1 December — That’s when the magic happens…

Franklin Calleja performes Still Here by Alexander Rybak tonight at the final of MESC 2015

Happy Birthday Franklin Calleja!

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The boy with the big voice will perform Alexander Rybak´s song #StillHere at the final of Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2015 tonight. Yesterday he captured our hearts with his beautiful performance and amazed us with his vocal range. So look out for number 11 tonight at #MESC2015.

We wish the Birthday boy Franklin good luck tonight and hope he get´s a lot of votes  for his Birthday:) Link to watch the show from 20:45 CET

Yesterday´s performance 

 

Franklin Calleja – “Still Here”

This weekend it’s the semi-final and final of Malta’s national selection for Eurovision 2015. Franklin will perform as number 3, and the semi-final starts Friday at 20.50 CET. Watch it online on www.tvm.com.mt/live/

Alexander Rybak, who is the composer of the song, said this about Franklin on his FB page recently:

“Whatever the competition, and no matter who wins in the end, I sincerely believe that Franklin Calleja has the strongest and most interesting voice in the country of Malta, and I hope that people will understand his great talent for music and help him to the world stage (he is just as amazing live as he is on this video). And if I can help him with this song, I’m truly happy!”

We wish both Franklin and Alexander the best of luck, and those of you who live in Malta;  don’t forget to vote!

 

 

 

Alexander Rybak announces the winners of the audition for his new Belarussian group

Congratulations to all the winners! 🙂

Recently Alexander held auditions in  four cities of Belarus – Mogilev, Grodno,  Minsk and Brest,  where he looked for talented girls for his new Belorussian group. The group will participate with a song composed by Alexander in Belorussian national selection  for Eurovision Song Contest 2015.  You can read more about Alexander’s project here. And  today Alexander announced the winners of the auditions on his official Facebook-page with a sweet video-message which you can watch by clicking on this picture.

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The video is in Russian, so if you don’t understand it, here is the translation:

AR: Dear friends, Alexander Rybak from Norway, Oslo, is with you. I thank you. I thank all of you who came to the casting for my project. Me and my team got to listen to a lot of interesting voices. And if you didn’t win, if you didn’t go through, it doesn’t mean that you’re not talented. I just have my own concept and I chose girls for my act. So, the winners of the casting are: Tatiana Stakhovskaya from Minsk, Anna Ray from Minsk, Victoria Nazarko from Grodno, Taisiya Serikova from Gomel’ and Marina Putnikova from Gorky. I congratulate all of you. And I hope that you will please not only Belarus, but also the whole of Europe. Good luck!

Alexander Rybak in the national selection in Malta Eurovision 2015

Franklin Calleja and Alexander RybakAlexander Rybak takes part in the national selection in Malta ESC 2015 as a composer with the song “Still Here” performed by Franklin Calleja. Yesterday the song was released on YouTube, and revealed a powerful ballad that shows off Franklin Calleja’s amazing voice.

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Alexander Rybak in The Hit on NRK Friday 10.10.2014

Alexander Rybak The Hit - photo Stig KarlsenPhoto: Stig Karlsen, NRK – From the rehearsal for The Hit on NRK 

Friday 10th of October Alexander Rybak will be one of the two artist who perform in the songwriter competition The Hit on NRK.  Five songs are so far ready for the Grand Final the 24th of October, and tomorrow  Alexander Rybak and Trine Rein will perform the songs they have chosen among their six alternatives.

If you want to read more about the concept and see the list of songwriters and artists, you find it all here.

The five song that are already in the final, you can listen to here 

Alexander chose two songs already in early June, and tomorrow he will be reveal which one of them he has decided to release as his new song.
You can listen to the 6 songs he could chose between here.

Alexander Rybak performs in Eurovision Gala Night Ogae 2014 Luxembourg

Alexander Rybak, Conchita Wurst and Linda Martin will perform at the Eurovision Gala Night at Casino 2000, Luxembourg.

Eurovision Galanight Ogae 2014 Luxembourg

 Info from the organiser:

Join the 7th edition of the Eurovision Gala Night Luxembourg at the prestigious Chapito venue at Casino 2000 in Luxembourg on 25th October 2014. The event will welcome three legendary Eurovision winners: Alexander Rybak (Norway 2009), Conchita Wurst (Austria 2014) and Linda Martin (Ireland 1992).

All of them will grace the Eurovision Gala Night stage in Luxembourg and perform along the 16 finalists selected in a casting in May. These 16 finalists will compete in order to carry off the trophy at the end of the night. They will be judged by a panel of 16 international jury members and by the audience. The night will be a charity event and all proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross.

Tickets cost 30 euros and can be purchased by sending a mail to contact@galanight.net or by visiting the official website of the event: www.galanight.net.
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Alexander Rybak at “Slavyansky Bazaar 2014”

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Alexander comes to Vitebsk (Belarus) to one of the most popular music festival and song contest “Slavyansky Bazaar”. Since July 10th to July 13th he will both perform at various shows and will be a jury member of the contest. Here is his full schedule for the next days and information about TV-broadcasts:

Continue reading Alexander Rybak at “Slavyansky Bazaar 2014”

Alexander Rybak – Promotion tour for “Into a Fantasy” – Lithuania

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Alexander comes back to Lithuania to promote his new single and music video “Into a Fantasy”. He will visit several Lituanian cities, will appear on radio and TV and perform several concerts.

July 3rd

14.00 (13.oo CET)– Guest on Russkoye Radio Baltia. Vilnius  Link to listen online

15.00 (14.00 CET) – Guest at the Internet media portal 15min.lt. Vilnius Link

18.00 – Performance with dancers and autograph session at the main hall of Shopping and Entertainment Centre “Ozas”, Vilnius

19.00 – Presentation of music video “Into a Fantasy” in  “Multikino Cinema” before the premiere of movie “How To Train Your Dragon-2”. “Ozas” Center,  Vilnius

July 4th

7.30  (6.30 CET) – Guest in  the morning show “Labas Rytas”. Vilnius. Link to watch online

8.30 (7.30 CET) –  Guest of  Radiocentras morning show “Atsibusk su Vyteniu”. Vilnius Link to listen online

 22.00 –  Performance at night club “Galera Bar”. Sventoji, Klaipeda area  (More info here)

23.00 – Concert in night club “Fabrik”. Klaipeda (More info here)

Alexander Rybak – Promotion tour for “Into a Fantasy” – Belgium

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Alexander comes back to Belgium to promote his new single and music video “Into a Fantasy”. 

June 26th

Recording for “Mant Plaza” on Ment TV. The broadcast will be on July 6th. More info will be added

June 27th

12:00 Live interview at Radio GRK. Link to listen online

14:00 Live at “Studio TVL”,  TV Limburg. Re-broadcast on 16.15 Link to watch online

20:00 Meet & Greet with fans. Bocadero bar, Antwerpen (Belgium) Website of the bar