We cheer for Alexander Rybak
This is the most popular thing you have ever done. You can participate in Melodi Grand Prix with this.
Source: Paper issue of Dagbladet’s magazine FREDAG, 20.02.2009. Text by: Anne Gunn Halvorsen. Photo: Lars Myhren Heland. Place: Vigra. Translated by Jorunn Ekre, revision by Anni Jowett.
This is what Alexander Rybak (22) was thinking when he was standing on a mountain top outside Ålesund this summer. He brought out his violin to play a bit in the summer weather, and what came out was to become a huge favourite in tomorrow’s Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix final, the song “Fairytale”. Continue reading Alexander Rybak the Great — Interview in Dagbladet 20.02.2009
10 years since we heard “Fairytale” for the first time.
Today it’s 10 years since Alexander Rybak performed “Fairytale” in Melodi Grand Prix. The place was Grenlandshallen in Skien, where Alexander was the last artist in the third semi-finals in MGP 2009.
As everyone knows : Oh yes, he did qualify for the Norwegian final on 21st February 2009. Continue reading Happy 10 years anniversary Alexander Rybak!
Julie is my main support
Alexander Rybak experienced that people around him were considering the pros and cons, but Julie was determined that her boyfriend deserved a place in MGP.
Source: Paper issue of HerogNå 23.1.2018 Tekst: Marianne Thorshaug Kristiansen Photo: Svein Brimi, Lasse Eriksson, NTB Scanpix
Found and translated by Jorunn Ekre, revision by Anni Jowett.
Alexander Rybak (31) took the world by storm after his superior victory in the Eurovision final in 2009 with the song “Fairytale”. Continue reading Alexander Rybak is back in the MGP circus, HerogNå 23.1.2018
What great news! Alexander is taking part in MGP 2018
Alexander Rybak was presented as one of the 10 artists/composers who will take part in Melodi Grand Prix, the Norwegian selection for Eurovision 2018.
The presentation was broadcast and streamed live and below you’ll find a playlist of videos with subtitles from the presentation and several interviews made at the press conference. And of course his song 🙂
Some fans were in the audience at this event and gave us the inside scoop from the studio on this very exciting day! Please click HERE to read their report.
Love Love Peace Peace
Alexander Rybak took part in the interval act in the Eurovision finale 2016. Watch the video below. The number is called “Love Love Peace Peace”, and according to Edward af Sillen the audience during the show 60 years has never seen a parody of the Eurovision in Eurovision. The bombastic tribute is about the trick to win Eurovision, which is analyzed at an institute in Switzerland and emerges the best of the winning songs:
– Everything crazy you have seen, from old ladies who bake bread to men in hamster wheels, and it’s apparently okay in Eurovision.
The number where the hosts Mans Zelmerlöw and Petra Mede – appearing in Charlotte Perrellis pink winning costume from 1999 – singing and dancing, shows a mix of everything. In addition to the old bread baking grannies and men in a hamster wheel, Alexander Rybak playing the violin on stage, while bare-chested men playing drums and then, among other things, Lordi pops up.
Alexander appears from 1.09 in the video 🙂
Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow , the year ESC become big and Alexander set the Eurovision record with 387 points. Six years have gone and Alexander is still one of the most popular artist in the Eurovision community.
In Eurovision Song Contest’s Milestones video 2009 we get some flash backs to the big night where the most common words were:
AND 12 POINTS GO TO……….. NORWAY!!!
If you haven’t seen it yet, watch this great video showing Alexander’s 14 days in Moscow preparing for the big final.
Last year at the 5th anniversary of the victory , we made a posting with several videos from the victory and the celebration and an interesting article. Click on the Picture, and the post will appear 🙂
Alexander gives advice to future winners, and talks about how it was to perform and win ESC in the pre-party show for Melodi Grand Prix 2015, Norway.
During the show NRK encourage people to tweet with the hashtag #nrkmgp, and they showed a few of them on the screen. Here is Alexander’s tweet:)
Tonight it’s 5 years since Alexander Rybak won the Norwegian ESC selection, MGP with his Fairytale.To celebrate we asked for a little interview. So here it is, fresh from New York, where Alexander has a concert to conclude the seminar he has held for young talented children there this week.
Suddenly I´m famous…. a look back.
Looking back at the last 5 years, have they turned out the way you hoped for, and what would you do differently if you won ESC today, based on the experience you have had?
AR: I may have trusted my instincts more, instead of doing everything as I was told to, by the book. But fortunately I understood this pretty fast, and now I am the master of my own life.
Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Looking back — Suddenly I´m famous….
Today it’s been exactly 5 years since our favourite fiddler won Melodi Grand Prix, the Norwegian selection for ESC.
We celebrate the day with a look back on the night it happened.
Tonight our favourite Fiddler celebrates with a spectacular concert that is concluding a seminar in New York together with the children of the Trinity School.
Today, 7th February, exactly 5 years ago, the first public performance of Fairytale was shown on Norwegian TV. The occasion was the semi-final of the Norwegian ESC selection, Melodi Grand Prix.
We celebrate the 5 years with 7 different performances of Fairytale from around the world. They are not selected because they are the best, but because they are in different settings.
Since the Olympic Games in Sochi starts today, we wish everybody good luck with the games.
February 7th 2009, at the Melodi Grand Prix semifinal in Skien, Norway.
Alexander captured many hearts this night.
Continue reading We´re in loooove with our Fairytale, Alexander Rybak
Alexander was a guest in the audience at the Final of the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Finland. The host interviewed him after the winner was announced. Here is the video:
Recording by Tessa Lande
Source: adressa.no 11.02.2012. Written by Veronika Søum. Photo: Ernst Vikne/Wikimedia Commons, Translation by Marianne Saietz.
Rybak made the audience join on “Haba Haba”
Rybak included the winner-song of last year in the intermission-act at the MGP-final.
Stella Mwangi chose to be with her family instead of at Oslo Spektrum, during the Melodi Grand Prix-final Saturday evening, after her father died in a car-crash last week.
Instead, it was the Grand Prix- favorite Aleksander Rybak, who stood for the intermission-act at Oslo Spektrum.
Continue reading Rybak made the audience join on “Haba Haba”. Feb.11th 2012.
Alexander debuts as a reporter for NRK
Alexander Rybak is ready for the Eurovision Song Contest, but this time with a slightly different role than before.
Source: Nrk.no Published 27.04.11. Text and photo: Hege Bakken Riise. Translation by Tessa La, Revision by Bita Janz
When Stella Mwangi in a few days, jumps on a flight to the international Eurovision Song Contest finale in Dûsseldorf, most attention will be turned towards her. Alexander Rybak will also follow closely, he namely makes his debut as a reporter and will cover Stella and the other artists’ movements during the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) for NRK.no.
“I have to start being interested in fashion and how people are dressed as quickly as possible. This is very important in the MGP-world”, Alexander Rybak says with a slight shudder as he embarks on the pro and cons of his new job. Continue reading Alexander debuts as a reporter for Nrk.no April 27th 2011