In 2009 Alexander Rybak, a Norwegian with Belarusian roots, woke up famous. He didn’t just win Eurovision- his song “Fairytale” had the highest number of votes in the contest’s history. Today, Rybak has come to Moscow in order to participate in the Channel “Russia” show “One to One”. The musician shared with “TN” how his has life has changed in the last years.
Source: the Magazine “TV Week” . Author: Maria Adamchuk Translated by Marina Rolbin
Thanks to Alexander’s participation in the show “One to One”, many of his Russian fans have the opportunity to not only see this amazing show live, but also to meet Alexander! Some of the girls wrote very nice and touching stories about meeting him! Thank you all! 🙂
“Komsomolka” found out if Rybak is planning on moving to Moscow, taking our Gribaleva and Nemo with him.
At 30 years of age, producer Andrei Guzel has managed to build an entire empire that employs Alexander Rybak, Larisa Gribaleva and Sasha Nemo. He helped Rybak develop the group Milki and is still working with the girls. Guzel and Rybak, who is one of his main clients, have disappeared to Moscow for the last several months. Maybe they’re planning on moving there with the entire team?
Alexander Rybak (28) must contend in a number of challenges as a participant in the Russian TV-show “One to One”. This Women’s Day, millions of television viewers will see him impersonating Gloria Gaynor.
Source: VG.no, published 08.03.15 Authour: Line Orfjell. Translated by Tessa La, revised by Bita J.
Underline head photo: AS A WOMAN: It may not look like it – but yes, this is actually Alexander Rybak. It took some makeup to achieve this result! Photo: Weit MEDIA
Alexander about his performance: MY NEW TROLOLO VIDEO
Watch this hilarious tribute to Eduard Khil. When I was a young boy, in 2012, I was supposed to perform on stage in London with the legendary Eduard “Trololo” Khil. Unfortunately he didn’t make it and I never got to see him, but his songs remain in our hearts.
Since I’m participating in the Russian show #OneToOne, I’m happy that I could put on his mask for a while, and sing his world known song. I hope you’ll like my tribute to Eduard Khil. 🙂
The 2009 Eurovision winner performed the song with which Dima Bilan triumphed in 2008.
Article was published on super.ru. Photos: Weit media. Translation by Sonya L. Revision by Marina Rolbin.
Another season of the popular show “One to One” began on TV channel “Russia-1”. The Norwegian 2009 Eurovision winner, Alexander Rybak, joined the group of Russian celebrities who will get into someone else’s skin and show mastery of transformation. The performer of “Fairytale”, the biggest European hit of 2009, sang the song “Believe”, with which Dima Bilan won Eurovision six years ago.
Alexander performed “Into a Fantasy” and “Roll with the Wind” with talented children at the New Year and Christmas show in Kiev. The shooting took place at the Palace “Ukraine” on December 13, and the show was broadcasted on New Year’s Eve.
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.
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.
“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 HEREto find out more about it!
Watch and listen to all the covers in this YT-playlist
The last episode of 3rd season of “Hver gang vi møtes” was traditionally dedicated to duets, when one or several artists featured another artist during the performance of his/her song. Alexander was involved in 3 duets. Here are full episode with subs, the songs took part in and reviews of them made by the largest Norwegian newspapers. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Duets Day in HGVM with Reviews→
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 Jowettand 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.
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.
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)
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.
– “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)
(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.
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.
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.
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: