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Alexander Rybak in the October issue of “Rusfri”- Norwegian Blue Cross magazine 2010

The fiddler Alexander Rybak asks:

What is the big point of alcohol consumption?

Source: Blakors.no Published: October 2010
Thanks to Tessa La and Laila Ulvseth for the great translation!

The Norwegian fiddler, Alexander Rybak says he enjoys the role model status he seems to have achieved among children and adolescents. He regularly looking for good questions when the topic of alcohol and drug use is on the agenda.

It is not easy to get an interview with the famous son of Nesodden, Alexander Rybak. But in the end we got an one-hour talk in Oslo, on a nice sushi restaurant right next to Rybak’s apartment at Aker Brygge. The weather was so summary that we could sit outside – and with that we got a slightly view both of the Oslo Fjord and his childhood home there in the distance. Continue reading Alexander Rybak in the October issue of “Rusfri”- Norwegian Blue Cross magazine 2010

Videos from Alexander’s visit to Malta, September 18th, 2010


Alexander visited Malta for a private gig at the Russian Embassy and got invited by the popular show “Clint on One”, simulcasted by radio and TV, thanks to contacts made by facebookie Milena Windmill!
Performance of “Europe Skies”, uploaded by SuperBerenika.
Interview to ESCToday at the Russian Boarding School, researched by Tessa La.
More videos from ESCToday to be found here: http://www.esctoday.com/news/read/16135
The interview to “Clint on One”, recoded and uploaded by Yannis P.
Interview to Maltastar, uploaded by Ronja Laupitaja.
Report from the 19:30 news program on channel One. Recorded by Simone Fey and uploaded by Yannis P.


Alexander Rybak and Elisabeth Andreassen -Summer Show and Meet and Greet in Tønsberg July 2010

Videos from Alexander Rybak and Elisabeth Andreassen’s summer show Spellemenn at Hotel Klubben in Tønsberg Norway in July 2010.

 From the concert:

“Klinga mina klockor” ( by Laila S)

Introduction+ “Det er vi ändå” ( by Kjersti )


Video: Alexander in polish TV-program “TVP-INFO”. September 7th, 2010

Polish cultural program, showing some of the music-video for ” Oah” and presenting Alexander in Poland.

Uploading, translation and English subtitles by Navin and Anna Gajda


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Facebookies, reporting from Tønsberg. July 31st. 2010. PART 4

Vic Arreg,  Hilde Jordahl., Lubomira Lubka

A collection of the ‘” Tønsbookies” reports by Marianne Saietz.

On July 31st. 2010, Alexander Rybak was giving a concert,  with Elisabeth Andreassen and their mutual musicians, in the norwegian town Tønsberg – a bit south of Oslo. More than 70 fans of Alexander, who met eachother on his official facebook-fanpage, had decided to meet eachother in Tønsberg and go to the concert together on july 31st. They planned the travel and the meeting for a long time.  Early, they realized, that this was going to be the largest gathering of Rybaks Facebookies, ever! Continue reading Facebookies, reporting from Tønsberg. July 31st. 2010. PART 4

Alexanders visit in Poland, Sept.4th – 6th, 2010. Facebookies reporting.

Alexander’s arrival in the airport of Lodz

Report and photos by Anna Gajda, Poland
“Greeting Sasza in Lodz Airport¨
I did not have much time to prepare for this meeting as it was announced at 11.30 that he would arrive in Lodz at 13.20. So I had to hurry up, pack for Warsaw (as I was going to Meet & Greet), run to the shop to buy small gift for the Fiddler and then at the bus stop, which fortunatelly is close to my house. I had a bit more than an hour for all of those, but I managed 🙂 I was supported by other Polish fans and my boyfriend 🙂

Norwegian/Swedish summer party at Voksenåsen, Norway, 28.10.2010

Alexander Rybak and his violinists, Maria, Kathrine and Olga performed at the Norwegian/Swedish summer party at Voksenåsen Culture and Conference Hotel.

The event was arranged by Visit Sweden and the hotel as a celebration of the long time Norwegian/Swedish collaboration. The Hotel was given Norway as a national gift by Sweden 50 years ago, and they invited all to a free event with artists from both Sweden and Norway. 

It was an outdoor concert and unfortunately it was a heavy rain, but that didn’t stop Alexander for giving a performance. And thanks to Kjertsi T and Austen Potter who recorded Alexander’s performance, we can enjoy this concert too. 🙂 


Why Not Me?

Europe Skies

Roll With The Wind


Alexander performing “Fairytale” at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert 11.12.2009

Alexander Rybak performing at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in 2009.

Alexander was one of the artists that performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in 2009, in Oslo Spektrum, Norway, in honor of the President of the United States, Barack Obama, who got the Nobel Peace Prize 2009. The concert was hosted by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith.

“Fairytale” was rearranged especially for this performance.

Alexander accidentally dropped his violin on the floor, and it got out of tune. This video shows the performance corrected by NRK, by using the sound from the last rehearsal before the concert.

List of visited countries – Alexander Rybak

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Alexander Rybak – the globetrotter performer 

Since his winning of the ESC in Moscow – May 2009 –  Alexander Rybak has visited  44 countries in Europe, America and Asia, where he has performed at public or private events we know about. 

Latest country added: Slovakia  – April 2019

Argentina (April 2016)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Czech Republic
Hungary (19.8.15)
Myanmar (9.11.2017)
Philippines (4.11.17)
Qatar (11.1.15)
Portugal (April 2018)
Slovakia (April 2019)
United Kingdom


Alexander Rybak perform the cover of the song “Skin”

Alexander Rybak’s version of the song “Skin”(Sarabeth), a song written by Doug Johnson and Joe Henry and originally performed by American country music group Rascal Flatts.

Alexander performed “Skin” in the summer show “Spellemenn” (Fiddlers) in Tønsberg 2010.  Enjoy this very touching performance, recorded by Julia Bezbakh in July 2010. Lyrics you’ll find below the video.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak perform the cover of the song “Skin”

Meet & Greet in Tønsberg in VG, 31.7.2010

(Translation to English and photos by Tessa La)

Stole a kiss from the hero!

Alexander Rybak hugged his Facebook fans for two hours yesterday. However, only Victoria A. stole a kiss from the hero. Victoria A. was one of about 100 women and a man from 20 countries, who via the Facebook site of Rybak fans had gathered in the city to watch the hero play last night.

Victoria had travelled the longest of them all, from Canada. And when Rybak entirely surprising invited all participants of “Rybak Facebook-tour” to a Meet & Greet at the Klubben Hotel before the concert, Victoria knew what she wanted. A kiss from the hero. With a fan to keep her head clear, she leaned forward and gave Alexander a kiss on the tip of his nose when it was her turn in the two hour-long hugging queue. Continue reading Meet & Greet in Tønsberg in VG, 31.7.2010

Alexander’s appearance at the Norwegian show “Sommertid”, TV2, July 23th, 2010


(English translation by Tessa La, Russian transalion and subs by Olina Novikova)


Interview and short violin performances

Alex performs a piece from Ole Bull, jazz and Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal”


Live performance of “Europe’s Skies”

Alexander in FHM (For Him Magazine) August 2010

 Alexander Rybak

The fiddler reveals his darkest secrets…

Alexander Rybak FHM magaziine

(Found by Gesine Riech and translated by Hildebjørg Haugan and Tessa La.)

We tried to get an interview with you right after you won the Norwegian national ESC-final last year. Your manager said that they would probably try to make an appointment, but somehow we never got an interview. Did you hear anything about the interview?

No, and that is one reasons why I have changed manager. I was also scheduled to perform at a children’s festival. Suddenly it was gone from the calendar, and when I asked why, I was told that they would not have me after all. I called them to check, and was told that they wanted me, but that 200 000 NOK was too much for them. It’s okay that people are megalomaniac, but not that they are dishonest. I become directly evil when I do not get what I want…

Evil? Define evil, eh, please?

It is more proper to say I become like a spoiled little child. Prior to the ESC this year, NRK and my former management decided that I should fly down to the stage. I did not want to do that. When I got zero response to my complaints, I chose rather to go to VG [newspaper] and tell that they wanted me to fly. Thus, the news was released, so they had to drop the idea. But it sucks that I need to burn bridges to get what I want.

Continue reading Alexander in FHM (For Him Magazine) August 2010

100.000 members on Alexander’s page!

Aquarelle painting by Ingegerd Claesson

Since 22 July 2010, 13.52 CET, the official Facebook page of Alex has over 100.000 members!

Of course the actual popularity of Alex is much bigger, as the other pages about him on Facebook make a total of about half a million members. Still, this is a remarkable moment for all of us, who met each other on this page and became friends (hence the name “Facebookies”).

Alexander in Allsang på grensen (Norway), June 30th, 2010

Alexander Rybak performed two songs in the Norwegian sing along TV-show “Allsang på grensen” on TV2  🙂

Singing Jørgen Hattemaker with Kathrine Moholt, recorded by Gullskoify

Europe’s Skies, recorded by Josephina143

Jazz concert – Alexander Rybak – Valdres Sommersymfoni, Fagernes, Norway June 26th, 2010

Jazz concert – Alexander Rybak and Felix Peikli

Alexander Rybak, Felix Peikli (clarinet), Gunnar Flagstad (piano), Sjur Bjærke (bass) and Øystein Aarnes Vik (drums) in a concert for Valdres Sommersymfoni’s project “Playing for a Future” in Fagernes, Norway the 26th of June 2010. Continue reading Jazz concert — Alexander Rybak — Valdres Sommersymfoni, Fagernes, Norway June 26th, 2010

First Kiss – Lyrics – Alexander Rybak

“First Kiss” – Alexander Rybak

From the album “No Boundaries”, released 2010

Music: Alexander Rybak
Lyrics: Alexander Rybak, Thomas Wærnes

Deep in your heart
There’s a small hidden room
And you know that I hold the key
You’re gonna travel all over the world
Places where I’ll never be Continue reading First Kiss — Lyrics — Alexander Rybak

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the NB-Thread!!!!!!!!!

Yes, yes, yes, we are celebrating today! The very first anniversary of our beloved thread on Alex’s Official Facebook page!

It was started on 30th June 2009 and it became the place, which has united so much Facebookies together! It is the place where our  first “missions” were born…..It is the place where we all met, communicate a lot and became a real friends:) So, it is officially announced a big PARTY today!:)) Continue reading HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the NB-Thread!!!!!!!!!

Welcome, Sityhilelo! From friends and fans of Alexander Rybak! June 26th 2010

In April and May, 2010, friends and fans of Alexander Rybak from his official Facebook-page, decided to work together and make a special birthday-present for his 24-years birthday, May 13th.

Painting: Ingegerd Claesson

By creativity, translations, paintings, video-makings, photoshop, e-mails and, of course, Facebook!!! and with help from Valdres Summer Symphony, we made people, from allover the world, send donations for the Valdres-project


The result, more than 20.000 Nkr is now paying for the costs and travel-expenses, for a 15-year-old clarinettist, Sityhilelo, who lives in Cape Town, South-Africa. Because of this money he will come to Valdres, Norway, on june 28th, with his teacher and co-students, to take part in the musical education, networking and cultural meeting of “Playing For the Future”.

On behalf of all the donators, we wish Sityhilelo a happy stay!! Alexander will be in Valdres, welcoming him and his friends on monday june, 28th and we hope  they will have a really good time!!

Read a lot more stuff about the birthday-present in this link


Photoshop: Yannis Papadopoulos

Muz TV Award – Interviews and pictures from Alexander’s victory June 11th, 2010

A big congrats to Alexander Rybak for the award “Newcomer of the Year “at Muz TV Award show 2010

Alexander Rybak at the MUZ TV Award in Moscow 2010, where he was nominated for three awards : The Newcomer of the Year, Male artist of the Year and Movie Soundtrack of the Year with the song “Black Lightning”

Interview after the show with Russian TV

Continue reading Muz TV Award — Interviews and pictures from Alexander’s victory June 11th, 2010

If I wanted, I could have made an album that got a 6 on the dices- VG June 18th 2010

Link to original article: http://www.vg.no/musikk/grand-prix/artikkel.php?artid=10001858

Translation by Marianne Saietz.

Rybak in the sun. “I think, many people think, it is IN trend not to like Alexander Rybak”,- says Alexander Rybak, when he met VG on a pier at Nesodden.

Foto: Krister Sørbø

Alexander Rybak doesn´t recognize the problem of the difficult second album.

– I think, many thinks, it is “in” not to like Alexander Rybak. I am prepared , it might be slaughter,- Alexander Rybak says to VG.

Monday, the Eurovision-winner releases his second album, which has been called «No Boundaries» and gets a 3 on the dice from VG. The first single, ” Oah” had the dice-throw one, but Rybak states, that he doesn’t care for the critique of the music he makes. Continue reading If I wanted, I could have made an album that got a 6 on the dices- VG June 18th 2010

Rybak fears slaughter – Interview 17.06.2010

The Eurovision winner is prepered for the worst. To get massiv critic on his new album.

Reason:  The following up album jumps without any bounderies from genre to genre.
I’m terrified for the reviews, says AlexanderRybak
Text to photo: Alexander Rybak (24) will soon move from his mother at Nesodden till his new bought apartment at Aker Brygge. (Photo: Anne Elisabeth Næss)

Continue reading Rybak fears slaughter — Interview 17.06.2010

No one has more nominations -NRK June 11th, 2010

No one has more nominations

Alexander Rybak is in a league of his own, when it comes to nominations for Russians Music Awards.

Text to photo: Alexander Rybak has taken Russia by storm after winning the ESC in Moscow last year. Foto: Kim Erlandsen/NRK.no

Russian-speaking,  Norwegian Alexander Rybak, of Belorussian origin, is now definitely  among the elite in the Russian entertainment business. Continue reading No one has more nominations -NRK June 11th, 2010

Meet the room-mates of Alexander Rybak in Norstrands Blad, May 20th, 2009

Karin Madsen and Megan Sørlie in front of the piano where Alexander Rybak has conjured up Fairytale.

Meet the landlady and room-mate of ESC-winner Alexander Rybak.

Link to original article by Ivar Brynhildsen: http://www.noblad.no/kultur/mot-samboerne-til-mgp-vinneren-alexander-rybak-1.5139980

Translation by Marianne Saietz,  revision by  TessaLa and Anni Jowett

In the living room of Karin Madsen at Ljan, stays the piano where Alexander Rybak conjured “Fairytale”. Megan Sørlie (20) has followed the process from the first tone.

Continue reading Meet the room-mates of Alexander Rybak in Norstrands Blad, May 20th, 2009

2 Articles + Video: “Alexander Rybak ran for life” – “Supported UNICEF”. June 3th, 2010


Alexander Rybak ran for life Hamar Arbeiderblad 3.6.10, by Anne Bergsengene

Translation by Marianne Saietz

Original article: http://www.h-a.no/Nyheter/Nyheter/tabid/72/Default.aspx?articleView=true&ModuleId=82522

Alexander Rybak was the main attraction yesterday, when the pupils of Fagerlund school, ran for children in Africa.

Brumunddal: The spirit was high and the autograph-hunters were eager, when Fairytale Alexander spent some morning hours at Fagerlund School yesterday. And even though the artist couldn´t play the fiddle because of an injured hand, and insisted that he couldn´t sing either, the children were very happy to have him as visitor. Continue reading 2 Articles + Video: “Alexander Rybak ran for life” — “Supported UNICEF”. June 3th, 2010