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Alexander Rybak in the Norwegian morning TV-show GMN 2.9.2020

Alexander Rybak was a guest in the Norwegian morning TV-show “God morgen Norge” (Good morning Norway) on TV2. There he talked about his long addiction to sleeping pills and the tough rehab, his new song “Magic” and about moving to the USA for a master’s studies in music.

English subtitles will be added 🙂

Alexander Rybak in Estonia to perform at the festival Viru Folk 2020

Sources are listed at the bottom of the post. All stuff found by Anglesina Est and Ulli C. Translations made by Anglesina Est. Revision by Anni Jowett.

Alexander Rybak had a fabulous stay (at Rakvere Aqva) according to the star

According to the manager of Aqva, Roman Kusma, Alexander Rybak is probably the most famous star to have spent the night at Rakvere Aqva. 

Alexander Rybak, the world-famous star of Eurovision, who performed at Viru Folg, spent the night in the 1001 Night Suite in Rakvere.

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Alexander Rybak on his new song “Magic” 17.7.2020

Alexander Rybak talks about about his new song “Magic” in interviews with the Norwegian broadcaster NRK1 and newspaper VG 17. July 2020

Source: Parts from an article in VG.no, published the 17.7.20 and an interview on the News on NRK1 the same date. Translated by TessaLa, revised by Anni Jowett.

After being addicted to sleeping pills and antidepressants for 11 years, Alexander Rybak (34) was safely on his way to rehabilitation.
Until May he had worked with his problems, been determined and experienced that everything now went the right way. But in May he hit the wall at full speed, he was on his way back to the wrong track again.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak on his new song “Magic” 17.7.2020

Alexander Rybak in the Eurovision comedy “The Story of Fire Saga” on Netflix

Alexander Rybak has a cameo role as himself in a medley with several other ESC artists in a “dream sequence” in the new Netflix movie.

This post is based on information and texts from several Norwegian newspapers, the Norwegian broadcaster NRK1, Wiwiblogs, The Wrap News and Alexander Rybak. Links at the bottom of the post. Pictures from by Clair Folger/Netflix. Translations by Jorunn Ekre and Tessa La, revision by Anni Jowet

For almost a year Rybak has kept it a secret that he will appear in the Netflix comedy “Eurovision Song Contest:The Story of Fire Saga” with Will Ferrell (52) and Rachel Adams (41). Rybak emphasises that it’s not a big scene he is part of.

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Alexander Rybak in the Belarusian TV-show Makajonka, 9, 18.4.20

Alexander Rybak on Skype in the BelarusianTV-show “Makajonka,9”

Due to the Corona situation concerts and mass events have been cancelled in most countries, and since they no longer can invite guests to the studio, the two hosts in the Belarusian evening TV-show “Makajonka,9” decided to call up the guests they wished for on Skype. And luckily for us Alexander Rybak was one of them 🙂

Just to clarify some facts about the Corona restrictions in Norway since Alexander mentioned the quarantine. In Norway you’ll get 2 weeks quarantine if you have been in contact with someone who is infected or you have been abroad. You’ll have to stay home and are only allowed to go out to do necessary stuff, like buying food. If you are not in quarantine you are still encouraged to stay home, but can actually go wherever you want, whenever you want, as long as you keep 2 meters distance from others.

The interview is translated to English by Anastasia Silakova, who also made the subs, and revised by Anni Jowett.

The original video you’ll find here

Alexander Rybak and Ingeborg Walther – radio NRKSørlandet 26.11.19

Trolle and Alva visited NRK’s local radio station in Kristiansand today and talked about the musical “Trolle”. It is only two days to the premiere and for Alexander it is a bit scary and at the same time really looking forward to the day his most cherished project has its premiere. We wish him and his crew all the luck.

At the end of the interview Ingeborg and Alexander sings the song “Baby it’s Cold Outside”

The interview was published by radio NRKSørlandet and can be listened to HERE

The video is recorded by TessaLa and has English subtitles by TessaLa, revised by Anni Jowett.

Interview with Alexander Rybak at GMN’s 25th anniversary party 24.10.2019

It’s not often Alexander Rybak is to be seen walking the red carpet, but for the popluare Norwegian morning TV-show “God morgen Norge” he made an exception. And the reason why, he tells in the interview. 🙂

“God morgen Norge” celebrated their 25th anniversary and since their logo is yellow, the celebrities walked a “Yellow carpet” this time.

The video has English subtitles by TessaLa , revision by Anni Jowett.

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Alexander Rybak on his musical “Trolle” in GMN 25.10.2019

Alexander was a guest in the Norwegian breakfast TV-show “God morgen Norge” (Good morning Norway) where he talked about his most cherished project, the musical “Trolle”.

The video, recorded and uploaded by May. E. Nipen, has English subs. Translation by TesssaLa, revision by Anni Jowett. Link to the original episode on TV2 SUMO

Continue reading Alexander Rybak on his musical “Trolle” in GMN 25.10.2019

Alexander Rybak’s Fairytale voted as the best Eurovision song of all time.

The Norwegian celebrity magazine “Se og Hør” and TV2’s sing along summer show “Allsang på grensen” invited the Norwegian people to vote, during the summer, for the best Eurovision song of all time. The winner was announced at the final show 7th of August, and who else could the winner be than “Fairytale” by our one and only Alexander. “Se og Hør” also made an interview with Alexander which can read below.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak’s Fairytale voted as the best Eurovision song of all time.

Alexander Rybak guest in Nitimen on NRK1 16.05.2019

Exactly 10 years after winning Eurovision in Moscow 2009, Alexander visited the Norwegian radio-show “Nitimen” on NRK1 and presented his newest song release “I’m Still Here”. A song to his fans who has followed him since his victory in 2009.

In the interview he also talk about his plans for vacation, the many anniversaries and birthdays in his family in May and the musical “Trolle”.

The interview is recorded by May Elisabeth Nipen, translated by TessaLA, Revision by Jorunn Ekre and Anni Jowett. Source: NRK1

Happy 10 years anniversary Alexander Rybak!

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 in the Norwegian Christmas TV-show “Håp i ei gryte” 2018

Alexander Rybak and the other artists in “Stille Natt Hellige Natt performed in the Norwegian TV-show “Håp i ei gryte” 2018.

“Håp i ei gryte” (hope in a pot), is a Norwegian Christmas TV-show in collaboration with the Salvation Army. 

Alexander and the other artists from “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” performed the songs “Jingle Bells”, Feliz Navidad” and “The Night When Christ Was Born”. In addition Alexander performed “Romjulsdrøm” and featured Lisa Børud and Mugisho in their performance of “Here Comes Santa Claus”.  

Alexander was also interviewed by the co-host Leonard. The video has subtitles in several languages: 

Lisa Børud and Alexander Rybak – Interviews – NRK Sørlandet 11.10.2018

Alexander Rybak and Lisa Børud visited Kristiansand, Norway, preparing for the Christmas tour.

When the “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” perform in the church in Kristiansand, a children’s choir will join them on stage. Alexander and Lisa were in Kristiansand practising with the choir and also gave an interview to radio and TV NRK Sørlandet, where they talked about what Christmas means for them. Continue reading Lisa Børud and Alexander Rybak — Interviews — NRK Sørlandet 11.10.2018

Alexander and the other artists from SNHN were guests in God Morgen Norge, TV2, 20.11.18

 Alexander Rybak and the other artists in  “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” guest in God Morning Norway on TV2.

Only a few days left till the “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” Christmas tour starts. For the first time they will visit Northern Norway and the first concert is in Tromsø, Thursday  22nd November. Today the artists in SNHN visited the Norwegian breakfast TV-show on TV2,  “God morgen Norge” and made some  good Christmas mood. 

If you haven’t bought tickets yet, it is about time, because several of the concerts are already sold out.  Ticket can be booked at Ticketmaster.no

Here is today’s interview where the SNHN bunch also entertained with “Jingle Bells” and “Feliz Navidad”. The video has English subtitles. Merry Christmas! 

 

 

Alexander Rybak performed at the “Carnival Night” in Debrecen, Hungary 20.8.2018

Alexander Rybak was the guest star at the grand final of the Flower Carnival of Debrecen 2018 in Hungary.

The Flower Carnival is a popular annual week long event that take place in Debrecen, Hungary. The grand final show, the “Carnival Night”,  was held at Nagyerdei Stadion with 20.000 people in the audience, and 2000 dancers joined Alexander in his final song “Europe’s Skies”.   Continue reading Alexander Rybak performed at the “Carnival Night” in Debrecen, Hungary 20.8.2018

Alexander interviewed by “Ari & Michael” P4 23.06.2018

Alexander Rybak with “Ari & Michael”

«A newly operated Alexander Rybak tells us how important everyday flirting is, about his extreme control needs and why he doesn’t always  smile when someone wants to take a selfie with him.»

Alexander interviewed for the first time after his surgery of his tonsils. Michael Andreassen knows Alexander well from many earlier interviews and together with Ari Behn, with his philosophic inputs, they gave us a bit different and warm interview.  

The interview has so far English subs for the first 17 minutes. The rest will follow soon 🙂 

Source: P4 podcast archive, published 4.7.18.

 

Alexander Rybak on the Blue Carpet in ESC 2018 Lisbon 06.05.2018

Alexander Rybak at the opening ceremony of the Eurovision Song Contest ESC 2018 Lisbon 

The opening ceremony  took place 6th of May on the Lisbon riverside, next to MAAT, the Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia. 

With the theme of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest revolving around the oceans, the organisers chose to replace the traditional red carpet with a spectacular blue carpet.

Alexander and his team were nr 30 to walk the carpet, but were the last one to finish 3 hours after they started, and it was already dark. Most of the interviews made on the Blue Carpet, you’ll find in the playlist below.

Photo by Vyacheslav ProkofyevTASS via Getty Images

 

Eurovision royalty graces the Blue Carpet in the form of Alexander Rybak!
Alex is also wearing the male uniform of black trousers and black shirt, but he wears a dark teal jacket to match with his team and give him a more distinctive look. His tie is noteworthy, as it was especially made for the occasion by the Norwegian fashion designer Peter Løchstøer.  information from  ESCTODAY.com 

 

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Alexander Rybak in the Ukrainian TV-show Svetskaya Zhizn 21.04.2018

Svetskaya Zhizn (Social life) in Norway – visiting Alexander Rybak.

With the song “Fairytale” Alexander Rybak set a record, winning the Eurovision Song Contest. So far, no one has been able to collect so many points! This year the Norwegian singer of Belarusian origin again takes part in the song contest. “Svetskaya Zhizn” went to Oslo to find out why and how the famous singer lives.

How does the famous bachelor live and why does he return to Eurovision again?

Alexander Rybak as guest performer at concert of the Virtuosos-talents in Hungary 27.02.2016

Alexander’s concert with the young musicians of the Virtuosos Talent Show, 27.2.2016

“I LOVE this show!   (Alexander) – or: a stylish entry.

After have introduced in Hungary with a performance in the Open Air Theater on the Margaret Island in August 2015, Alexander returned to Budapest and gave a concert together with the finalists and winners of the previous series of the Hungarian Virtuosos Talent Show (in Hungarian: “Virtuózok“) in the Várkert Bazár.

Before arriving, he sent this video message to his Hungarian fans:

Continue reading Alexander Rybak as guest performer at concert of the Virtuosos-talents in Hungary 27.02.2016

Alexander Rybak in the Norwegian talk-show Lindmo 20.01.18

Alexander Rybak guest at Lindmo 

Alexander was a guest in the Norwegian talk-show Lindmo on NRK1, Saturday 20. January 2018.  The show was pre-recorded 16. January. It’s the first time Alexander visited this popular talk-show, and the occasion was Alexander’s participation in Melodi Grand Prix, the Norwegian selection for Eurovision Song Contest. You can read more about his participation in MGP 2018 HERE

May Elisabeth Nipen has recorded the interview and TessaLa and Anni Jowett have seen to that the video now has English subs 🙂 

 

 

 

Great news! Alexander Rybak takes part in Melodi Grand Prix 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.

Alexander Rybak and Franziska Wiese in Schlagerboom 21.10.2017

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

Concert and interview at the Estonian festival “Seto Jaanituli” 08.07.2017

Alexander Rybak performed at the popular Midsummer Festival “Seto Jaanituli” in Estonia. 

In addition to perform his most popular songs, he also gave a short interview to Tallinna TV Suvestuudio.  The parts from his concert and the interview that were broadcast  on Suvestuudio’s daily summer programme 13.07.2017, you’ll find it in the  video below.
The lyrics of the song “I’m in Love” and the interview has subtitles.

Thanks to Mónika Menyhért and Anglesina Est. for finding this 🙂 

Now Tallinna TV Suvestuudio has uploaded “I’m in Love” and “Dovregubbens Hall/ Fairytale” on Youtube 🙂

Alexander, Julie and Philip Cecil i the radio show “Kveldsåpent” 30.5.2017

Alexander Rybak and Philip presented their new song “Looking My Way”  in the Norwegian radio show “Kveldsåpent” (Evening Open) on NRK P1. And Julie, Alexander’s girlfriend, was with them too. 

A nice interview where Alexander and Philip Cecil talks about their collaboration with the song  “Looking My Way” and future plans 🙂 

Source: NRK P1, broadcast 30.5.2017

Alexander about his tribute to Salvador and Luisa Sobral in “GMN” on TV2 16.05.2017

Alexander about his tribute to the Eurovision winner 2017

Alexander and Hanne Krogh (from Bobbysocks) were guests in the morning show “God morgen Norge” on TV2 16.5.2017. Alexander told about his love for the song and why he made the music video as a tribute.

Pictures and videos from Alexander’s young string seminar and concert in Gomel, Belarus 2. and 3. March 2017

Alexander and Gomel City Symphony Orchestra invited young string students for a seminar and to play with Alexander on stage at the concert.

Students under the age of 14  playing a violin or cello, could take part in the seminar. It was Gomel City Symphony Orchestra who had taken the initiative to invite Alexander, and it was a unique experience for the young strings students to practice and perform on the same stage as the famous Eurovision winner, Alexander Rybak . 35 boys and girls from the music schools of Gomel region and even some from Kiev. The youngest student was four years old. Continue reading Pictures and videos from Alexander’s young string seminar and concert in Gomel, Belarus 2. and 3. March 2017

Alexander Rybak, Marian Aas Hansen and Rune Larsen – Interview on Radio Sør, Norway 29.11.2016

Radio interview (video)  and article with Alexander, Marian and Rune from Stille Natt Hellige Natt

Finally Alexander Rybak is “just” a violinist

Source: krs.247.no  Text and photo by Glenn Th. Faannessen

There are many elements to grab when Rune Larsen, Marian Aas Hansen and Alexander Rybak are among the players. Tore Endresen is missed a lot, but the MGP-stamp Rybak is not particularly missed by the violinist Rybak.

– After something settled as Grand Prix,  it’s hard to tear yourself out of a bubble that the media has created. Here I can actually be a violinist. I do not feel that I have to meet the expectations by putting on a white shirt and vest and do exactly the same things, says Rybak to KRS247.

– And Rune is not Lollipop-Rune, either.

– That’s absolutely right. Those who expect Lollipop will be disappointed. This is something else. When Alexander plays his violin numbers every night there is a tremendous response to it. It says something about our concert that we can have a sing-along with the audience, artistic touches as Alexander stands for, says Larsen before he is interrupted.

– And the humour with Rune, Rybak shoots in.

– I’m a bit of a joker, Larsen confirms joyfully.

Marian Aas Hansen believes that the audiences who come back year after year, have their expectations that should be met.

– We have an audience who come year after year because they get what they expect plus they get surprises.  It is about keeping some of the essence of “Stille Natt” and Christmas but also to renew, says Aas Hansen.

Alexander and Stille Natt Hellige Natt in “God morgen Norge” 22.11.2016

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 performed in the TV-show Quizdan on NRK 13.11.2016

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. 

Interviews with Alexander in Soligorsk, Belarus 27.8.2016

Alexander Rybak in Soligorsk, Belarus.

Soligorsk’s celebrated their City Day and on the 27th August, and had invited Alexander Rybak and his girls bank MILKI to perform at the celebration concert.

The audience of the mining city met their Belarusian compatriot really bright and positively, and Alexander was also impressed – as he said :”You are so positive and smiling”.
Here you can see fragments of the live performance and two interviews with him.

Alexander and Julie – interview in “God kveld Norge” 10.09.16

An interview with Alexander Rybak in Rhodes where he made the music video for his love song to Julie “I came to Love You”. There is also a glimpse of his performance of the song at the premiere of his show “Entertainer”, and a short interview with Julie  at the premier party 6th of July.
Thanks to Jorunn Ekre for notifying us about it, and May Elisabeth Nipen for the recording 🙂