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Alexander Rybak and Arve Tellefsen – Interview in “Fredag”, 9.4.2010

An interview on TV2.no published before the broadcast of the talk show “Fredag” with Alexander Rybak and Arve Tellefsen you will find below the video.

PART 1

(English translation & annotations by Hilde M., Russian translation Irina K., Russian subs by Olina N.)

PART 2

– They started sending messages to mum and the neighbor.

This happened after Alexander Rybak’s dramatic Facebook message.

Source: tv2.no. 9.4.09. Text: Arne Reginiussen. Translated by TessaLa

After Alexander Rybak posted a message on his Facebook and Twitter profile saying he had got a nervous breakdown and that he hit himself to he started bleeding.

-Dear friends, please stop. Don’t send any messages to me or Kjell Arild right now, I’m deep down. Yesterday I got a nervous breakdown and started hitting the wall till my hands started bleeding. The big guys are after me while you demand the whole world from me. But believe me, everything will go well, Alexander wrote.

– Irrational of me

On questions from the host Stål Talsnes in “Friday” if he met the wall ahead of the message, the artist says:

– I meet the wall every day, and then I break the wall and I move on. But it was a little irrational by me, because there were too many phone calls and messages from everywhere, while I was in a difficult time. And I knew that if I wrote it on Facebook, everyone would get the message : “stop bothering me” says Rybak in the talk show.

– Sent messages to mom

His message worked well.

-It actually worked. There wasn’t a single soul who dared to send me a message the next three weeks, but instead it was many who started sending messages to mum and my neighbor, says Rybak.

– I regret it a bit, you shouldn’t share everything in public, says the artist.

Alexander Rybak at Norwegian Embassy in Moscow, 17.05.2009

The day after the great victory in Eurovision 2009, Alexander, his parents and the rest of the NRK crew went to the Norwegian embassy in Moscow to celebrate the Norwegian national day before they were going back to Norway in the evening.

English translation by Tessa La, Russian translation & bilingual subs by Sveta Plyasun

Alexander Rybak’s Press conferenCE 18.05.09 – with English subs!

While everybody is waiting for the news from his trip with the Ung Symphony in Japan, we made a surprise for you;)
This is a one year old but very long and interesting interview, which Alexander gave the day after his arrival from Moscow. The very first press conference by the “ESC 2009” winner in Norway:)) Enjoy!

Thanks a lot to Vigdis Ukjent for the translation! You did great job!

Subtitles and video recording/editing by Olina Novikova

Missed the fiddler on the Russian radio “My Music My Life”? Listen here!

Interview on Radio 7 from Febr. 19th, 2010

Translation by Olina Novikova and Irina Kuvaldina

To listen radio-show click here

Hi! Alexander Rybak is with you on the Radio 7, this is the show “My music – my life”. I’ve heard a lot of music in my life. I remember my first melody which my mother bought me when I was young:)) It was “Ooops, I did it again” by Britney Spears. When I was a child I only listened to classical music so I was surprised a lot by the fact that my mother bought me pop-music. I didn’t expect that she would invite me to this world, because she always forced me to practice. So Britney Spears “Ooops, I did it again” is my very first pop-song. Let’s listen to it with me now. Continue reading Missed the fiddler on the Russian radio “My Music My Life”? Listen here!