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I thrive best living alone, says Alexander rybak – 3.9.2019

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Mom and Dad mean everything to me

Text to photo: The most important: Mom Natalia and Dad Igor are the most important people in Alexander Rybak’s life. He often visits them at Nesodden.

Interview in the Norwegian weekly celebrity magazine “Se og Hør”, Tuesday 3.9.2019. Text: L.C.Andersen Lofstad. Photo: Espen Solli and private. Translated by Jorunn Ekre, revision by Anni Jowett.

After Alexander Rybak broke up with his girlfriend Julie, Alexander Rybak lives alone in his dream apartment at Aker Brygge.

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Alexander Rybak – I felt left out

Alexander Rybak makes his debut as an Author

Source: paper issue of Her&Nå, published 29.09.2015. Author: Sindre Nordengen. Photo: Lasse Eriksson og Morten Bendiksen.
Provided and translated to English by Jorunn Ekre. Revised by Anni Jowett

I felt left out

Alexander Rybak knows what it’s like to feel different and left out. Now he hopes to be able to help others who struggle with the same problem. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — I felt left out

Alexander Rybak answers fans questions from his home! New video

A few months ago Alexander invited his fans to ask him questions. And now the result can be seen at his official YouTube channel AlexanderRybakVideo. A really funny and well made video from his home:)

Alexander Rybak Q&A video

Maryam from Iran asked: “Do you read our comments to your postings on Facebook?”
AR: Yeah, of course I do. You know, I am watching you, so behave on what you do on the Internet and everything. Continue reading Alexander Rybak answers fans questions from his home! New video

Alexander Rybak – Hungry and single – Interview in Amta 10.10.2014

Alexander Rybak is working on his biggest project ever. A story about a troll who plays violin and hide in the forest.
– The freedom to do what I want, is both the best and the worst, says the still single artist.

Text to the main photo: Home-loving: – Nesodden means two things for me. Family and Thomas. They are two important factors in my identity. Mom and Dad reminds me of how ambitious I am, while Thomas reminds me how great guy I am, and how much fun I can have with a best friend.

A meeting with our man in the fame industry

Source: Amta.no /paper issue 10.10.14.  Author: Ann-Turid Ford. Photo: Ruben Skarsvåg

Translated by Tessa La. Revision by Anni Jowett.

ON THE DOOR BELL PANEL on Bryggetorget at Aker Brygge there is no “Alexander Rybak”. A Russian-sounding name is, so I try that one, but no one opens the door. Then comes the 28-year-old with long strides across the town square. Tall and dark and slender and handsome, with a brown McDonalds bag in his hand.

– I removed the nameplate because there were so many people ringing the bell, he explains.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Hungry and single — Interview in Amta 10.10.2014

If I die tomorrow – I would die happy – Se&Hør 14.03.14

Always cosy whenever we meet

For the first time Alexander Rybak shows off his apartement at Aker Brygge.

Welcome! Alexander Rybak (27) is of current interest with the TV2 success “Hver Gang Vi Møtes”.

– I got along best with Sigvart Dagsland. He thinks of music at the same level as me. I am already looking forward to the next time I’ll see him, he tells.

The busy guy with the fiddle is traveling most of the time. He is away from home 250 days a year. When he happens to be at his apartment at Aker Brygge in Oslo he enjoys relaxing in front of his new 55 inch 4K-TV.

Article in the paper issue of Se & Hør, published 13.4.2014. Text:
 Per Sigve Kleppe. Photos: Henning Jensen
Found, scanned and translated by Jorunn E. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Alexander opens the doors to his bachelor burrow

Bachelor burrow: The 55 inch TV is the centerpiece of the living room. – I enjoy life when I get to sit on the couch and play video games, said Alexander Rybak.

I have learnt to enjoy life when I`m at home. This is my “safe house”. I play TV-games, watch movies and build LEGO. LEGO is what I busy myself with when I write lyrics, he tells.

Lives here: In 2010 Alexander bought a 90 square metre apartment at the attractive area Aker Brygge in Oslo. He paid a little over five million Norwegian krone for it.

– I remember I got scolded by my Norwegian teacher in primary school. We got a book, and we students were going to read one chapter a week. I read the book in a few hours. The teacher did not believe me and got grumpy, smiles Alexander.

Could have been burnt out 

Playing the violin at Alexander’s level is a demanding exercise. Dad Igor tells they are happy he doesn’t only give violin concerts.

Proud parents: Mom Natalia and Dad Igor think it’s cosy meeting their son when he’s at home in Oslo.

– If that was the case, my son would’ve been burnt out already. It`s difficult to understand how demanding it is to give a violin concert, tells Igor who says his son was already a capable violinist at the age of six.

Many people claim that Alexander has the gene of a genius in his body. Like many other geniuses he has chosen his own path. Sometimes things have become too much for him, like when he hit his hand against the wall in rage. And when he smashed his violin during a rehearsal.

Alexander Natalia Igor Rybak Apartment Aker Brygge

Sushi dinner:  The Rybak family are having a very nice time chatting around the dinner table. Alexander served sushi.

World fame: Here Alexander Rybak is pictured during his performance of Fairytale at the final in Moscow in 2009. This was the moment that changed his life. 

Nice memories: The trophy of all trophies is standing on the mantle: The proof that he won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 with the legendary Fairytale

Sleepless nights

Home studio: Alexander creates much of his music here.Currently he is busy with his own musical “Troll”.

– I can go 12 days in a row with four to five hours of sleep. Then I’m out of balance. If it`s in addition to a big pressure similar things like when I hit my hand against the wall and had to wear a cast occurred. But now I have learnt to live with it. Now I’m able to stay calm in such situations.

The MGP-legend is used to high and low tunes. The music reflects his life.
– Sometimes I don’t feel anything. It’s all empty. During those periods I’m the most susceptible, and often those are the times when I create new music, he tells.

Could`ve been “The Bachelor” 

Music has given Alexander opportunities and great offers. Some things he has accepted, others he regrets turning down.

Builds LEGO: Every time I’m home I start building a new LEGO project. To me this is work, since I write song lyrics while I make myself busy with these constructions.

– I turned down being a guest at the Oprah Winfrey show a few years ago. Also I turned down participating in the Ukrainian celebrity Version of “The Bachelor”. They offered me 8 million Krone, but I had a girlfriend at the time. If I had received the offer today, the answer would’ve surely been different, he says smiling.

At the age of 27, however, he has achieved more than most people. That’s why it’s suitable to finish this article with these words from Alexander:

– This isn’t something a mother or father enjoys hearing, but I can say that if I died today I would’ve died a lucky man.

Article about Alexander Rybak and Annsofi in paper issue of Se og Hør. 25.1.13.

PLAYFUL: Alexander Rybak and Annsofi Pettersen calm down their nerves before the semi-final in MGP on Saturday with play and fun at the home of the star.
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Alexander Rybak in “Skogheim flytter inn” TV-show. 28.02.2012

The show “Skogheim flytter inn” (Skogheim moves in) is a popular Norwegian TV-show, where the journalist Kristin Skogheim packs her bags and simply moves into some of Norway’s most famous celebrities. Alexander Rybak became the first celebrity in 2012 who was visited in his appartment at Aker Brygge.  The program was recorded in September 2011 and broadcast on TV2, February 28, 2012. Enjoy 45 minutes video about some days in Alex’s life home at Aker Brygge! 🙂

Upload by Venche M. English translation by Hildebjorg H., Laila S.H., Tessa La, Sara Anja. Subs by Julia B. and Zhanna Sergueeva.

Did you know that Alexander is a personal trainer?

 Article about the TV2-show  “Skogheim moves in”

Published on www.tv2.no 23.2.2012.

 Translation by Vero Nica. Revised by Anni Jowett

Season premiere of  “Skogheim flytter inn” / “Skogheim moves in”,  Tuesday, Feb.28th at 20.00 CET

Kristin Skogheim will again move in with 12 different Norwegian celebrities, and the first one out is Alexander Rybak.

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