Category Archives: TV Performances

Alexander Rybak about Eurovision in Russian talk-show “Live”

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.

Alexander Rybak – Covers in “Hver Gang Vi Møtes”

Covers by Alexander Rybak in “Hver gang vi møtes”

The concept of the show is that 7 artists live together for 10 days and everyone have their special day where they are celebrated with covers of their songs by the 6 other artists. Watch and listen to all the covers with lyrics in the YouTube playlist below. 

Watch all the episodes of the show HERE

Covers by Alexander: 

“Lucky One” by Øivind Elg Elgenes
“Strange Little Bird” by Anneli Drecker
“Smooth Escape” by Simone Eriksrud
“Kan Eg Gjørr Någe Med Det” (Can I do something about it) by Sigvart Dagsland.
“Money” / “Penger er ikke alt” by Samsaya
“Ut” (Out) by Lars Lillo-Stenberg
“All I wanna do” by Simone Eriksrud
“Ka E Du Redd For” (What are you afraid of?) by Sigvart Dagsland
“Neste Sommer” (Next summer) by Lars Lillo-Stenberg

All the songs are available to buy on iTunes and on CD. Click HERE to find out more about it!

Watch and listen to all the covers in this YT-playlist

 

Alexander in the 5th episode of HGVM – Sigvart Dagsland’s Day

Sigvart Dagsland’s day in “Hver gang vi møtes 2014”

A shortened version of the 5th episode of the TV-show “Hver gang vi møtes”, which was broadcast on TV2 on 29.03.2014. Below the episode video, you’ll find  Alexander’s brilliant performance of Sigvart’s song “Kan Eg Gjørr Någe Med Det” with intro and lyrics in different languages. Enjoy! 🙂

Upload, English translation and subs by TessaLa. English revision by Anni Jowett and Katie Andersson

Kan Eg Gjørr Någe Med Det – with intro and review HGVM  

Upload, English translation and subs by Hilde M. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Alexander Rybak in the 4th episode of HGVM – Simone’s Day

Here is a shortened version of the 4th episode of TV-show “Hver gang vi møtes”, which was broadcasted on TV2 channel on 22.03.2014. And the separate video of Alexander’s performance of Simone’s song “Smooth escape” with intro and lyrics in different languages. Enjoy! 🙂

Recording & video edition by Venche M.  English translation by Jorunn Ekre. English revision by Anni Jowett. Subs by Julia B.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-nMhgvwBZA&feature=youtu.be

Smooth Escape + Inro + lyrics

Upload and English translation by Hilde M. English revision, subtitles and transcribe of lyrics by Anni J.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su6lIwzGcmg&list=UU-sbLDm2lPOOB4fOfMqo8-Q

 

Alexander Rybak – Cover version of “Kan eg gjørr någe med det” by Sigvart Dagsland

Touched by Rybak

Alexander Rybak concludes the tribute with the 2001 song “Kan eg gjørr någe med det?” and his version touches Sigvart.

– When he did the violin intro and started on the high tones, I was very touched. He has a tremendous musicality. I recognize myself a bit in Alexander, even though we come from very different places, but we click with each other on musicality. It was a beautiful moment, says Sigvart Dagsland (Ref. TV2.no)

REVIEWS

Translated by Tessa Lande. Revised by Katie Anderson.

Dagbladet: Dice 6  (Dagsland/Roalkvam):

An appropriate contribution to the debate after Sigvart has spoken about his reaction to the church’s opposition to homosexuality. And – it is no coincidence that Rybak is the final performer.

This is going to be the best, and he is serious about it! Rybak cultivates interaction and the combination of fiddle, vocals and the simplistic arrangement, and puts all of himself into the song. We have never heard him sing this way – sorely and with strong empathy. The gypsy inspired fiddle playing is both virtuosic and beautiful, and underlines the seriousness and drama. Sigvart claims that he is not easily moved, and here he balances narrowly. A grandiose finale!

VG: Dice 4   (Stein Østbø)
Alexander sings powerfully, but a little bit staccato. He still gives the song an additional coat of naked melancholy through his fiddle. The arrangement is beautiful, dramatic, dark blue and quite a bit sensitive, without ever tending to emotion.

 

Alexander Rybak – Cover version of “Smooth Escape” by Simone Eriksrud

– “The guy is a firework of a performer, and I loved that version. I had hoped that he would do it “Fairytale”-like, and it was exactly what he did. I was blessed afterwards”- says Simone to TV 2 (transl. by Anni Jowett) 

REVIEWS:

(Translation by Hilde M.)

 VG.no by Stein Østbø – Dice 3

Alexander tries to transform 90’s funk into folk music, and that is not an easy task. Alexander only manages half-way. His interpretation does not meet the promise of the sweeping violin intro. But, he sings very well and gives the song a touch of classic Rybak optimism.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak – Cover version of “Smooth Escape” by Simone Eriksrud

Alexander Rybak’s Day in HGVM. 15.03.2014

Last Saturday it was Day of honour of Alexander Rybak in “Hver Gang Vi Møtes”. Every of 6 artists have made a cover of his song. Here you can watch the performance and what Alexander tells about the original songs, about the covers and what the artists think about the songs and their own performances. The videos are listed in a performing order:

 

Samsaya – “Europe Skies”

Music: Alexander Rybak, Lyrics: Alexander Rybak & Thomas Waernes

Upload by Tessa Lande. Translation by Jorunn Ekre. English revision and subs by Anni Jowett.

Sigvart Dagsland – “13 Horses”

Music and lyrics by Alexander Rybak

Upload by Tessa Lande. English translation by Marit O. Subs by Sonya Luzina. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak’s Day in HGVM. 15.03.2014

Alexander Rybak in HGVM talks about his perfect pitch, his participation in Idol and Fairytale

Alexander talks about his perfect pitch

Upload, English translation and subs by Tessa Lande. English revision by Katie Anderson. Russian translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. Vietnamese translation by Bội-Dung Trần.

The article published in TV2.no on 15.03.2014
Author Tore Waskaas.
English translation by Tessa Lande. English revision by  Anni Jowett.

Rybak about Idol-time: – I think it was a rebellious act

Alexander Rybak talks about why he signed up for “Idol.

Alexander Rybak (27) took part in “Idol” in 2005 and in “Hver gang vi møtes” he explains why he joined the TV2 talent contest, where among others Anneli Drecker was a judge. Continue reading Alexander Rybak in HGVM talks about his perfect pitch, his participation in Idol and Fairytale

Alexander Rybak in the 2nd episode of HGVM – Anneli Drecker’s Day

Here is a shortened version of the second episode of TV-show “Hver gang vi møtes”, which was broadcasted on TV2 channel on 08.03.2014. Also there is a  separate video of Alexander asking Anneli about her tour with A-HA , which weren’t included to the 2nd episode, and the separate video of Alexander’s performance of Anneli’s song “Strange Little Bird” with lyrics. Enjoy! 🙂

Recording, video edition, English translation and subs by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak in the 2nd episode of HGVM – Anneli Drecker’s Day

Alexander Rybak in the 1st episode of HGVM – Elg’s Day

Here is a shortened version of the first episode of TV-show “Hver gang vi møtes”, which was broadcasted on TV2 channel on 01.03.2014. We have gathered all the parts related to Alexander and put translation on it. Enjoy 🙂

Recording, video edition and subs by Tessa Lande. Translation by Tessa Lande and Jorunn E. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Full version of Alexander’s performance of “Lucky One” with lyrics in different languages:

Alexander Rybak in Swedish show “Så ska det låta” 09.02.2014.

Alexander Rybak captured our hearts again with a wonderful appearance in the Swedish music game show “Så ska det låta”, 09.02.2014. This time together with Pernilla Wahlgren.

Video with full show

Playlist of the songs Alexander took part in 

SIngle videos of the songs he performed:

Recordings by Tessa L., Julia B., Ulli C. and May E. N.

“OB-LA-DI, OB-LA-DA”

Continue reading Alexander Rybak in Swedish show “Så ska det låta” 09.02.2014.

Alexander Rybak at the Final of “Singing cities” TV-show (Belarus)

Alexander participated in the Belarusian talent show “Singing cities”, where he was working as a mentor of the Minsk team. His team made it to the final and performed his song “Nebesa Evropy” (Russian version of Europe skies). The program was recorded on November 19, 2013 and broadcasted on December 1st, 2013.

Team Minsk “Nebesa Evropy” (by Alexander Rybak)

Recording by May Elisabeth. English translation and subs by Julia B. English revising by Anni Jowett.

Alexander Rybak and dance group “Khvylynka” – “Fairytale”

recording by Ulli C.

Article & Video: Alexander Rybak to participate in “Battle of Choirs”, Lithuania

Surprise: A. Rybak sings with the charming I. Jankauskaite

The source www.delfi.lt 13.03.2013, photo by © DELFI montažas

Translation by Erika Jasiūnienė, English revision by Anni Jowett

This Sunday, March 17th, at 19.30 direct from TV3 – is the fourth largest-scale musical project “Battle of Choirs” show. In the project six choirs remain – one of them will meet their fate this Sunday. Most of this Sunday’s interest will be on – “Battle of Choirs” guest – the 2009’s Eurovision winner, Alexander Rybak arrives especially from Norway for the TV3 project.
The singer promises not only to perform for the “Battle of Choirs” viewers, he will sing with the show’s presenter Inga Jankauskaite, but also to take a position of a jury member. Continue reading Article & Video: Alexander Rybak to participate in “Battle of Choirs”, Lithuania

Video: Alexander Rybak on Turkish TV – CNNTürk Channel 12.03.13

Alexander Rybak on Turkish TV – CNNTürk Channel 12.03.13

Alexander finally appeared on Turkish TV! Live in the program “Burada Laf Çok” on CNNTürk TV-channel! He was interviewed by the host and he also performed his hit of all times “Fairytale” 🙂

Recording by Tessa Lande

 

 

Alexander performs “I Don’t Believe in Miracles” (Black lightning). Moscow, 01.03.13

Alexander Rybak performed at the 60 years anniversary concert of Russian famous composer Arkadiy Ukupnik. Arkadiy is an aithor of the song “I Don’t Believe in Miracles” – soundtrack to Timur Bekmambetov’s movie “Black Lightning” .

Thanks a lot to Lesya Kozhevnikova for the recording!

English translation and subs by Julia B. English revising by Anni Jowett.

Alexander at the Greek Eurovision Final. 18.2.13

Alexander was invited to perform at Greek national ESC Final together with Greek singer Kostas Martakis. They performed “Fayritale” in duet. Also Alexander was interviewed on stage, together with other 3 ESC stars Dima Bilan, Ruslana and Marija Šerifović. They all have tried to tell several words in Greek.

Duet with Kostas Martakis “Fairytale”

Recorded by May Elisabeth.

Interview of 4 ESC winners

Recorded by May Elisabeth. English translation by Mary Mastrogianni.

Annsofi’s performances on MGP-2013 semifinal in Florø on 26.01.2013

Annsofi performed at the Norwegian selection for Eurovision 2013, 2nd semi-final with the song composed by Alexander Rybak “I’m With You” (he wrote both music and lyrics). She did great and made it to the final! Congratulations! Here you can watch how it was:)

Presentation of the artist and the first performance

Recording by Venche M. English translation by Laila S.H. Revision by Anni Jowett. Subs by Julia B. Russian translation by Zhanna Sergueeva.

Continue reading Annsofi’s performances on MGP-2013 semifinal in Florø on 26.01.2013

Alexander Rybak’s interview for KP.RU. Nov. 13th 2012

Alexander gave very long and interesting interview to the Russian publishing house “Komsomolskaya Pravda”  during his visit to Moscow, Russia 6-9 November 2012, that was published on 13.11.2012. In this interview he told about many subjects: his new video and stalker girl, his attitude to Russia, his audience, his ex-girlfriend, his dreams, his musical idols, his traditions, his favorite sports and many others. He also played a lot of music live.

Rocording by Sonya Luzina. English translation and subs by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn.

Videos: Alexander Rybak on Ukrainian radio and TV. Oct. 30-31, 2012

Alexander Rybak on Gala Radio, broadcast from 30.10.12

Recording and subs by Sonya Luzina. English translation by Valeria Platonova. English revision by Katie Anderson.

Alexander Rybak in the morning show “Pidyom” on Novyi channel. 30.10.12

Recording by Sonya Luzina. Translation by Inna Farington and Julia B. Subs by Julia B. English revision by Annie Jowett & Lilly Llewellyn.

Alexander Rybak in “The Incredible Truth About Stars” on STB TV channel. 31.10.2012

Upload by Venche M. English translation and subs by Julia B.

 

Alexander in the show “Ettermiddagen” on TV2 Norway. Nov.22nd 2012

Alexander was guest in “Ettermiddagen” on Norwegian TV2, 22.11.2012, to promote his new Christmas-album “Christmas Tales”. He was invited together with another famous Norwegian singer, Rein Alexander.

Recorded by Tessa La. English translation by Laila S. and Laila U. English revision by Lilly Llewellyn. Subs by Julia B.

The full show with Alexanders appearance

 

Alexander playing “Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer” ( with Rein Alexander)

“God Morgen Norge” – 22.11.12

The 5 artists of the Christmas Tour “Stille Natt, Hellige Natt”, Alexander Rybak, Rune Larsen, Tor Endresen, Marian Aas Hansen and Elisabeth Andreassen had visited the morning-TV-show “God morgen Norge”. Alexander performed “Mitt hjerte alltid vanker” solo on violin and 2 songs together with the whole crew “Nå tennes tusen julelys” & “Å kom nå med lovsang”.

All videos are recorded by Tessa La. English Translation by Laila S.H. & Hilde M. Subs by Julia B.English revision by Anni

“Mitt hjerte alltid vanker”

“Nå tennes tusen julelys” & “Å kom nå med lovsang”

Interviews & All Performances in one video

 

Alexander Rybak in the morning show “Utro” on “Moskva24” TV-channel. 12.11.12.

Alexander during his promo tour of the new song “Dostala” in Moscow on November 6 – November 8, 2012 was a guest of Russian morning TV-show “Utro” at “Moskva24” TV-channel. He performed “Smooth criminal” and “Fairytale” live there.

Program was broadcasted on November 12.

Recording by Tessa La. English translation and subs by Sonya Luzina. English revision by Katie Anderson.

 

Alexander in TV-show “Good morning Ukraine”. Nov.5th 2012

Broadcasted on Era-TV, Ukraine on 05.11.2012. All rights belong to Era-TV.

Uploaded by Sonya Luzina. English translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Katie Anderson.

Romanian translation by Laura Ser. Vietnamese translation by Alamanda Bud.