Alexander Rybak with a fantastic and powerful opening act in MGP 2019
Featured picture by photographer: Cato Ingebrigtsen
As the winner of Melodi Grand Prix 2018 Alexander would perform his last year’s winning song “That’s How You Write a Song” in the MGP final in 2019. It was also 10 years since he won an all time high with his legendary “Fairytale”, and Alexander surprised us all with a fantastic medley of not only his own two winner songs, but also gave a tribute to Norway’s two other Eurovision winner’s songs “La det swinge” and “Nocturne” .
The response from the audience was tremendous, and he really made a great opening to get the show really started 🙂 Continue reading A fantastic and powerful opening act of MGP 2019 by Alexander Rybak
Alexander Rybak in the Russian TV-show “Привет, Андрей!” – Hello Andrei!
The show presented Russia’s candidate in Eurovision 2019, Sergey Lazarev, who also represented Russia in 2016 with the song “You are The Only One”. Several former Russian ESC-artists were present.
In addition to take part in the discuss about Eurovision Alexander also performed his legendary “Fairytale”. This time with a little new twist 🙂 Continue reading Alexander Rybak in the Russian TV-show Hello Andrei 9.2.19
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!
Alexander Rybak is featured in Christian Ingebrigsten’s joik on “Muitte Mu”
In Norway the current series of “Muitte Mu” continues and the fourth episode had a great surprise for Alexander Rybak’s fans. In this episode it was the turn of Christian Ingebrigtsen He invited Alexander to play violin on his studio performance of the joik written to honour his father Stein Ingebrigtsen.
Christian has a special message for Alexanders fans and has told Alexander Rybak News ” It’s always a pleasure hearing Alexander play, and such an honour having him perform on my joik. He plays the melody beautifully.”
Christians whole Joik can be seen here, and his whole episode here.
Here is a video of the highlights ( with English translation) of Alexander’s appearance in Christian’s episode.
Continue reading Alexander Rybak is featured in Christian Ingebrigsten’s joik on “Muitte Mu”
AND THE WINNER IS!!!!
Alexander Rybak took home the victory in the Norwegian selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with his song “That’s How You Write a Song”. What a show and what an energy! Spektrum concert hall exploded when Alexander performed. Such a worthy winner!
The performance from the final,
And the winner’s performance
Many fans from all over Norway and Europe gathered in Oslo to attend the live show . You can read about some of their experiences and emotions HERE.
Alexander Rybak and Franziska Wiese performed their “Fairytale” duet in the big Schlagerboom Festival broadcast on TV .
Below you’ll find a video of their performance, pictures and an interview made after they performed. The interview has subs in several languages 🙂 Continue reading Alexander Rybak and Franziska Wiese in Schlagerboom 21.10.2017
Alexander Rybak and Greta Salome with a brilliant duet in the national ESC final on Iceland.
In addition to the duet, there were also an interview and at the end Alexander performed his legendary “Fairytale”. Below you find videos of the duet, the whole part with Alexander – interview, duet and “Fairytale”, and a video of only “Fairytale”. Continue reading Alexander at the national ESC final on Iceland 11.03.2017
Alexander Rybak in the UK’s selection for Eurovision 2017 – “You Decide”.
Photo above: Thanks to the guys in ESC Kazakhstan for this great picture 🙂
Alexander was one of the guest artists in UK’s selection show “You Decide” broadcast on BBC Two.
Alexander performed his legendary “Fairytale” in front of an enthusiastic audience, and he was really sparkling 🙂
Before the live show, he took part in a Q & A, and he also gave a short interview after his performance. Watch this in the videos below 🙂 Continue reading Alexander in Eurovision UK’s selection You Decide 2017
A MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ALEXANDER RYBAK
Alexander and Angelina Jordan performed “White Christmas” together in the Norwegian Christmas show “Lille Julaften” on TV2 23rd of December. It was a lovely performance, and luckily we all now can enjoy watching it on Alexander’s YT-channel. Continue reading Alexander and Angelina Jordan with “White Christmas”
Alexander Rybak was one of the artists who supported the Salvation Army’s Christmas charity “Håp i ei gryte” (Hope in a pot), and performed on their Advent show, which was broadcast on Norwegian TV2 both on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of December.
Alexander performed the lovely “The Christmas Song”, and a duet with Maria Haukaas Mittet with his own arrangement of “Winter Wonderland”. Continue reading Alexander in the Salvation Army’s Advent show “Hope in a pot” 2016
Alexander Rybak performed his legendary “Fairytale” and did a beautiful cover of the Eurovision winner song from 1987 – “Hold Me Now” (Johnny Logan) in the TV-show “På resande not” on the Finnish TV-channel YLE.
The show was recorded 15th of June this year, and Alexander also gave an interview while he was in Finland. You can read the interview HERE.
Pictures from the TV-show you’ll find HERE
And a big thanks to Annika Sandess, Finland, we now can watch these two great performances. Enjoy 🙂
“Hold Me Now”
Alexander Rybak and the other artists in “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” visited the Norwegian morning TV-show “God morgen Norge” (Good morning Norway) on TV2.
In addition to an interview they also performed the song “Just a Closer Walk With Thee“, a gospel song by an unknown composer, and the beautiful “Lys i mot Mørketida” by Trygve Hoff. English subs will soon be added to the interview. Enjoy the Christmas mood 🙂 Videos of the interview and Maria’s song below.
Book tickets for the Christmas concert HERE Continue reading Alexander and Stille Natt Hellige Natt in “God morgen Norge” 22.11.2016
Alexander Rybak was the guest artist in the final of the Norwegian Quiz-show “Quizdan”.
In addition to an interview, Alexander performed his song “I Came to Love You”, and the classical piece “Liebesleid” by Fritz Kreisler, accompanied by the pianist Stefan Ibsen Zlatanos. In the video below you can watch his performances and interview with English subs 🙂 The show was recorded the 21st of September.
Video recorded, edited and uploaded by May Elisabeth Nipen.
Alexander performed his new song “I Came to Love You” and talked about his show “Entertainer” and new “project”; learing to enjoy his days off 🙂
The video is recorded by May Elisabeth Nipen, English subs by TessaLa, and revision by Anni Jowett.
Alexander Rybak as guest performer in the final of the Hungarian TV-show Virtuozok 2016.
The TV-show was broadcast 27.5.2016 on channel DunaTV, Budapest. Alexander performed the classical piece “Summer” by Vivaldi and “Hungarian Suite”. He also did a short interview.
HERE is a short video made when arriving for the recording 🙂
Thanks to Mónika Menyhért for the translation and info about the musicians , and Bożena Lebioda for the screenshots you find below the videos and also in the header picture. Continue reading Alexander Rybak in the Hungarian talent show Virtuozok 27.05.2016
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 🙂
Pictures, videos, reviews and an article about the Christmas concert
Alexander takes part in the Norwegian Christmas tour “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” (Silent Night Holy Night), with 52 concerts before Christmas Eve. Everywhere they perform, the audience give them great reviews, and Alexander gets big applause for his violin plays. Not to mention that there is a huge line for his book signing after each concert 🙂 Continue reading 5. December — The Christmas Concert Stille Natt Hellige Natt 2015
Alexander Rybak, Rune Larsen, Marian Aas Hansen and Tore Endresen were guests in the Norwegian morning show “God morgen Norge” on TV2. Maria Haukaas Mittet, the fifth artist in the Christmas Concert, was recovering from illness and not present.
Below you’ll find their performance of “Silver Bells”and some pictures. Videos with interview and the performance of Marian and Tor will follow.
Uploaded to YouTube by May E. Nipen
“Kotik” and “Fairytale”
Unfortunately, there were problems with a sound (echo) at the concert, so it was decided to close the video. Sorry for that.
Thanks to Lesya Kozhevnikova for the recording
Alexander performed at the Grand Opening of the 24th Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk, Belarus, on the 9th of July, where he sang the song “Made in Belarus” together with other Belorussian artists – Alyona Lanskaya, Teo and Ruslan Alekhno.
Alexander is on of the 24 artists from all over the world who performed the official anthem “Live It” at the opening show for World Championship Men’s Handball 2015 in Qatar. You can read more about this unique project here
Found by Hilde M. Recorded by Tessa Lande
2014 will soon be over and we are summing up the new music released through the year where Alexander has taken part as composer, lyrics writer or performer. And we counted 24 new ones from 2014, not bad. Some songs are released worldwide, some only in Norway and some only as official videos on youtube so far. This is just a listing of the songs, click the links for more info on each song.
New song written and performed by Alexander
“Into a Fantasy” – Alexander Rybak link to more
New song written by Elisabet Mjanger performed by Alexander
“What I long for” – Alexander Rybak link to more
New song where Alexander takes part in a global collaboration
“Live It” Qatar Handball 2015 Official Anthem link to more
New compositions for other artists
Continue reading The Sound of 2014 — Alexander Rybak as Composer and Performer
Recording by Sveta Plyasun
Recording by Sveta Plyasun
You can find the English translation of the song here
Alexander Rybak’s song “Still Here” in the Maltese Eurovision selection 2015
We present to you the lyrics to “Still Here” composed by Alexander Rybak and performed by Franklin Calleja in the National Eurovision Song Contest Selection in Malta.
Continue reading Still Here — performed by Franklin — Lyrics and Video — Alexander Rybak
“When I was 4 years old, I and my parents moved from Belarus to Norway. Back then my parents brought some tapes of Russian movies with them. Among them, there was the comedy “The Irony of Fate”. I heard the song «Я спросил у ясеня» (“I Asked the Ash”) in that movie for the first time, said Alexander Rybak. – I’m familiar with the situation that this song tells about. Once, I myself had experienced the same emotions. The girl who I loved, and devoted my song “Fairytale” to, left me for my best friend. It was hard for me to pass through this break up. Now I try not to fall in love, and to put all my feelings into music”. Precisely this song was performed by Alexander in the Ukrainian musical TV-show “Meeting Place” on Saturday. The theme of this episode was cheating. And, in addition, Alexander played a piece of “Bergrosa” as the introduction to the song of another artist.
Link to lyrics
Recording by Sveta P. English translation by Olina&Sonya.
Revision by Katie A. Subs by Sonya L.
Alexander took part in recording of the Ukrainian music show called “Meeting Place” which took place this September in Kiev. Each episode of the show has its own special theme and today’s theme was about love, where Alexander performed “Fairytale”. Next week we’ll hear a beautiful Russian song “Ja sprosil u jasenja” from him.
Recording by Sveta Plyasun
Alexander took part in the Norwegian TV-show “The Hit” on October 10th 2014, where famous artists compete with songs written by amateurs. If you want to read more about the concept of the show, you can find it here. Alexander chose a wonderful song “What I Long For” written by Elisabet Mjanger. Unfortunately, Alexander didn’t win the duel, but he did his best and made a great performance which we can enjoy now! 🙂
The song is also available on:
iTunes | Spotify | Amazon | Deezer | Google Play | Wimp
This is what I long for more in life, that’s what you bring.
Passion, full compassion. You’re the one who takes me in.
I’m jumping around. Diving in. Coming around.
Continue reading What I Long For — Alexander Rybak
Alexander Rybak was the Sunday guest in the Swedish morning show “Nyhetsmorgon” on TV4. He performed songs from his album “Visa Vid Vindens Änger” the one he made in collaboration with Mats Paulson, “Träden i Villa Borghese” and “Visa Vid Vindens Änger”. And also his new song “Into a Fantasy”, soundtrack on the DreamWorks animation movie “How to Train Your Dragon”.
Translation will be added soon. Continue reading Alexander Rybak on “Nyhetsmorgon” TV4, Sweden 10.08.2014
Alexander Rybak was the guest-host on today’s show “Allsang på Grensen” on TV2. He also perform “Into a Fantasy”, Fairytale and feated Rita Eriksen and Vidar Johnsen in the well-known Norwegian Wamp song “Tir n’a Noir”. You can watch all three performances and the full show in the vidoes below.
Into a Fantasy
Continue reading Alexander Rybak at “Allsang på Grensen” 07.08.2014
Alexander Rybak playing “Sæterjentens søndag” by Ole Bull together with Jakob Fingstad, violin, Matias Jentoft, viola, and Magnus Aarskang Rud, cello. All students from Barratt Due Music Institute.
In front of the Royal Palace, Oslo.
May 17th 2010 – Norwegian Constitution Day
Recording by May Elisabeth Nipen
Alexander has performed with Lars Lillo-Stenberg and group deLillos at the Norwegian award show “Gullruten”, which was broadcasted on TV2 09.05.2014.
Recording by Tessa Lande
Alexander Rybak was a guest in Russian talk-show “Live” on Russia-1 channel, which was broadcasted before and after the 1st Semi-final of Eurovision Song Contest 2014 on May 6th. He performed his hit “Fairytale” and participated to the live discussion about Eurovision. Here we gathered all parts with him in one video 🙂 Enjoy!
Upload, video edition and subs by Julia B. Translation by Inna F. & Julia B. English revision by Anni Jowett.