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.
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
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 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:
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 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 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 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 🙂
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.
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
The last preparation before leaving for Eurovision
The Norwegian broadcaster NRK’s “Lørdagsmagasinet” (The Saturday magazine) dropped by when Alexander did his last preparation before leaving for Eurovision.
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 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 🙂
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 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 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 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 Rybak on “Friday News” Russian TV.
During his stay in Russia due to his concert on the festival “Norway’s Day” in Moscow, Alexander gave an interview to the Russian TV-channel “Friday”. The interview was broadcast in their “Friday News” Tuesday 23.05.2017
Alexander about his tribute to Salvador Sobral – Interview on TV2’s Entertainer channel 16.05.2017
Found and recorded by May Elisabeth Nipen
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.
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
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 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 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.
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 🙂
It’s “Nattby” (night city) in Larvik today, and the city is crowded with People. P4’s broadcast their summer show from the city center today, and who else dropped by for a talk than Alexander Rybak 🙂
Recorded by Ulli C. English translation will be added.
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 was a guest in teh Norwegian summer radio show “Reiseradioen” (travelling radio) where he talked about his new song “I Came to Love You”, his 10 years anniversary show “Entertainer” and how he met Julia and what they when he is not working.
Recorded and translated by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett.
Alexander Rybak in the 10 years anniversary show of “Allsang på grensen”
The Norwegian sing along Tv-show “Allsang på grensen” has been going on for 10 years by now, and to celebrate TV2 made an anniversary show with highlights and interviews with some of the artists that has taken part in these 10 years. Alexander is one of the artists that was well presented in this show 🙂
Enjoy the nice interview and the highlights from Alexander’s performances in “Allsang på grensen”.
Recording by May Elisabeth Nipen. English translation by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett.
Featured picture by TV2
Alexander Rybak has made a special song for his girlfriend
There is something quite unusual about the love song the violinist has made for his new love.
Soon premiere of “Entertainer”
It’s getting closer to the premiere of Alexander Rybak’s summer show “Entertainer” in Larvik 6th of July. Alexander, Heidi, Sofia and the director Johan Osuldsen have visited NRK radio and told a bit about what we can look forward to in the show.
The video has English subs, translated by Jorunn Ekre, revision by Anni Jowett
Alexander Rybak: “I want to manifest myself as a composer”
Interview by Maciej Mazański from “Dobry wieczór Europo!” (Good Evening Europe!) made in Warsaw when Alexander visited the city to record his performance for the TV-show “Jaka to Melodia”.
The interview is in English, but Alexander talks a little bit in Polish in the beginning. You’ll find the translation below the video 🙂
R: Hello, this is the Maciej Mazański portal Eurovizja.org. And my guest today is Alexander Rybak, who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009.
R: Hi, Alexander!
R: How many times have you been in Poland?
A: Five…five. Five. How do you pronounce it?
When I was little I was in Warsaw, Gdansk, Gdynia….
Alexander was in Moscow for some days to perform at Woman’s Day and promote his new song “I Love You Like Before” in several radio and TV-shows. Below you’ll find videos and pictures we have from his interviews and performances. The videos will be translated soon. Continue reading Alexander in Moscow promoting his new song “I love You Like Before” 8 — 9 March 2016
Alexander Rybak gives artist tips
EKSJÖ: The young string students are excited about the world artist Alexander Rybak’s visit. Soon they laugh familiar when he gives them unconventional tips.
Source: Smålandsdagblad.se. Published March 5, 2016. Text and photo: Maria Ivarsson
“Wave to those sitting on the other side in the orchestra, give them a kiss from distance, and think of how it feels like when you are afraid of the dark.”
Playing in an orchestra is very much about being an artist, and Alexander Rybak gives some different tips. Afterward, he takes plenty of time to take selfies and sign autographs.
Video uploaded by May E. Nipen.
Alexander performed “Fairytale” in the national ESC-selection of Hungary “A Dal”, on 27th February 2016, on channel Duna-TV.
The performance was pre-recorded the previous day, because on the day of the ESC-finale he gave a concert together with the finalists of the “Virtuózok” classical talent show in Budapest.
He was also interviewed, below you find the video-interview as well.