Alexander performing the song “Divine Land” with the heavy metal band from Trondheim “Keep of Kalessin”, during the Norwegian Eurovision semifinal. He sang some vocals and it was the first time we saw him playing electrical violin!
Video from the Youtube channel of the band Keep of Kalessin, discovered by Sonya Luzina
The Norwegian TV-show, ” Beat for Beat” made a Christmas-special for the program of December 17th. Besides the usual competition on musical knowledge between 2 teams, there were guest-artists bringing ” Christmas-presents”. Alexander’s present was the song ” The Christmas Song ” aka “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire” by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells.
Alexander Rybak performing at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in 2009.
Alexander was one of the artists that performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in 2009, in Oslo Spektrum, Norway, in honor of the President of the United States, Barack Obama, who got the Nobel Peace Prize 2009. The concert was hosted by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith.
“Fairytale” was rearranged especially for this performance.
Alexander accidentally dropped his violin on the floor, and it got out of tune. This video shows the performance corrected by NRK, by using the sound from the last rehearsal before the concert.
“Torsdagskveld fra Nydalen” (Thursday night from Nydalen” is a Norwegian parody/comedy show, where they make parodies of celebrities and happenings. One of the hosts, Henrik Todesen, has several times made a parody of Alexander, and Alexander now take his revenge 🙂 You can watch on of the parodies HERE
[English translation by Tessa La,Russian translation & subs by Olina Novikova]
Alexander playing and singing at the end in the memory of Ludvigsen (Gustav Lorentzen) who recently died, a dear and well known musician in Norway, who played music for children of all ages. . The very last part is a song called “Dum og deilig” (Stupid and lovely), a funny and well known children song by Ludvigsen.
We are bursting with pride for our fiddler and congratulate him from the bottom of our hearts for receiving the most prestigious award in the Norwegian music business! And we are happy that some of his facebookies could be there this day and report directly from Oslo and witness this FANTASTIC moment!
Alexander took part in the impressive opening performance with among others the grand old man in Norwegian folk music Knut Buen. Watch this great performance in the video below.