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Attention! MuzTV awards – new voting instructions!

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As you may see, MuzTV webpage has changed its design and now the voting became more complicated for our dear non-Russian speaking friends. But the FaceBookies never sleep 😉 So, now we have made new voting instructions  for you:)) Don’t stop voting, please!

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Alexander Rybak in the TV-show “Torsdagskveld fra Nydalen” 29.04.2010

“Torsdagskveld fra Nydalen” (Thursday night from Nydalen” is a Norwegian parody/comedy show, where they make parodies of celebrities and happenings. One of the hosts, Henrik Todesen, has several times made a parody of Alexander, and Alexander now take his revenge 🙂 You can watch on of the parodies HERE

[English translation by Tessa La,Russian translation & subs by Olina Novikova]

Part 1

Part 2


Alexander playing and singing at the end in the memory of Ludvigsen (Gustav Lorentzen) who recently died, a dear and well known musician in Norway, who played music for children of all ages. . The very last part is a song called “Dum og deilig” (Stupid and lovely), a funny and well known children song by Ludvigsen.

Alexander Rybak in the radio- show “Kammertjenerne” on NRK P2, 20.4.2010 (Eng. and Rus. subs)

The girl charmers – Ole Bull and Alexander Rybak

In 2010 Norway celebrated the 200 anniversary for Ole Bull. In the radio show “Kammertjenerne” on NRK P2, they draw some parallels between Alexander and the famous Norwegian violinist Ole Bull.

English translation by Sara Anja Ruske, Russian translation & subs by Olina Novikova

Alexander Rybak interview before the Swedish TV-show “Så ska det låta” 2010 (Eng. and Russ. subs)

Alexander was interviewed backstage before the recording of the Swedish music TV-show “Så ska det låta”. The show was recorded in the autumn 2009, and broadcast in spring 2010. Maria Haukaas Mittet was on his team.

You can watch the show HERE

English translation & subs by Hilde M, Russian translation&subs by Sveta Plyasun]

Alexander Rybak in the Swedish TV-show “Så ska det låta 2010

Alexander Rybak and Maria Haukaas Mittet as team Norway.

Alexander in the Swedish TV-show “Så Ska Det Låta” together with the Norwegian artist Maria Haukaas Mittet. The show was recorded 31.08.2009 and broadcast 19.04.2010. Below you’ll find full show video and a playlist of Alexander’s performances.

The recording of the show (broadcasting on SVT, April 19th, 2010) is made by Petronella May and Olina Novikova, English translation by Ingegerd Claesson, Russian translation and bilingual subs by Julia Bezbakh.

Playlist with the songs Alexander took part in.

Practice little – Play a lot! – Alexander Rybak advises young string-players. April 22nd 2010

“Practise little, play a lot! ”
– Alexander Rybak

Text to photo: Alexander Rybak gives Johannes Ek-Stenmo tips about how to play the violin. Photo: Photo: Geir Hansen

Published in Moss-avis.no 22.4.2010 Link to original article: Click here Tekst: Torgeir Snilsberg. Foto Geir Hansen
Translation by Marianne S. English and article revision by Annijo

16 young local string players welcomed Alexander Rybak with the well-known “Fairytale” in Moss Art Gallery yesterday afternoon.

-You are so good! Complimented last years ESC-winner, who in return played together with and gave advice to the children, even though not all the advice was educationally “correct”!
– Do you practice every day? That is a lot more than I do. When I was little I practiced 2-3 hours every day. Now, I don’t practice at all, smiled the popular guest.

  –  When the tutors are so playful as they are here at Juniorstrings, it is nice to come visit. Some places I visit have a bit to high ambition, and the tutors are not focused on having fun. But here it seems they manage to combine it nicely. It should feel like they are having fun when such small children are playing an instrument, Rybak said after playing,  answering questions and autograph signing.  
– Progress and results should come as a bonus?
– Yes, I think so. For my part, there was too much ambition while I was growing up.

SMS and email

Ola Ek-Stenmo, father of two violin playing boys, had arranged the nice visit.
–I called Alexander’s mother and got the phone number to his management. And some SMSs and emails later, he is here. And this means a lot to the children, Ek-Stenmo smiled

– It was a bit strange to have him visiting, says 6-year old Johannes Ek-Stenmo.

– This was great. Interesting to see a “real” violinist, smiled 11 year old Michelle Chan,

 – What I have learned? I have learned how I can write songs. I have learned to express my feelings more when I play. And I have learned that Alexander Rybak is very cozy in real life,  Ellen Aabol smiled.

More tips

Alexander told the children that it is wise to play the piano in addition to a string instrument, that it smart to use the whole length of the violin bow. That it is better to play horizontally and fluently, than up and down like a bouncing ball. That he, himself, manages quite fine with violins costing 5000 NOK each, and that it is possible to “cheat” in the very fast music parts, because the audience don’t hear what is played anyway…

– Continue with everything you are good at and like to do, Rybak advised, who wrote his last advice for the day on the backside of a violin: “Practice little, play a lot!”.

Alexander Rybak Juniorstrings in Moss

Event: Troll Night with Alexander Rybak and his new crew – Lillehammer, July 3rd, 2010!

Alexander  Rybak with concert in Hunderfossen Familiepark (Lillehammer, Norway) on 3rd July, 2010.

The event called “Troll night” will take place at Norvegian Family Park  of attractions. Alexanser will perform his new songs with his new crew:)

For tickets click  here: http://www.hunderfossen.no

upcoming Outdoor concert in Oslo, Rådhusplassen, May 17th, 2010

(researched by Tessa La)

Oslo is planning a two week festival named “The sound of Oslo” in connection with the “Eurovision Song Contest 2010”. Alexander is among the artists who set the first party at Rådhusplassen on 17th May.

More info about that event you can find HERE – the info is no longer available. 

 

Collection of articles about Alex, April 7th – 10th, 2010

Norwegian press about Alex’s nomination in the most coveted Russian Music Awards “Muz TV 2010”

(researched by Ingegerd Claesson)

1) VG.no, April 7th, 2010 – VG has written about Alexander being nominated for Russian Music Award. It looks like they got the information from Facebook. Continue reading Collection of articles about Alex, April 7th — 10th, 2010

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 in the Norwegian talkshow “Fin Friday”on TV2 09.04.2010

A short article about the interview with Alexander from the show:

http://www.tv2.no/a/3179294

google transl:

http://translate.google.dk/translate?hl=da&sl=no&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tv2underholdning.no%2Fgkn%2F-de-begynte-aa-sende-meldinger-til-mamma-og-naboen-3179294.html

 

Alexander Rybak in the street-magazine “= Oslo”, January 2010, by Kari Bu.

The street-magazine = Oslo ( erlik Oslo), is sold by – and benefits,  homeless and disadvantaged people in Oslo.

 The January issue had MUSIC as a theme and culture-editor, journalist and web-editor Kari Bu made an interview with Alexander Rybak.

On April 6th, the interview was available on the Internet, with English translation, and Kari Bu  posted the link on Rybak’s Facebook-page. A huge thanks to her and to = Oslo for this interview.

Link to the street-magazine = Oslo in translation: http://translate.google.dk/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=da&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Ferlikoslo.wordpress.com%2F&sl=no&tl=en

Alexander Rybak – “Girls need to be protected from me!”

Kari Bu April 6, 2010 =Oslo (Norway)  – With this year’s Eurovision Song Contest just around the corner, =Oslo catches up with last year’s winner Alexander Rybak. After playing his violin to victory last May with the catchy ‘Fairytales’, the star has shot to European fame. Today, Alexander is a million miles from his childhood in Belarus.

He has gone from being a victim of bullying and performing on the streets to making the semi-finals of Idol and dominating Europe’s annual song contest. But Alexander doesn’t want to let it all go to his head, saying “Even though the public have got a clear picture of me, I’m still searching … It’s about understanding that this is one of the greatest moments of your life, and to keep all the good memories.”  Here, he speaks to =Oslo about his love for music, Michael Jackson and the opposite sex.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak in the street-magazine “= Oslo”, January 2010, by Kari Bu.

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

Beyond the sea – cover by Alexander Rybak – lyrics

Alexander Rybak performed “Beyond the Sea” in the musical competition “Kjempesjansen” (The great opportinity) which he won in 2007.

BEYOND THE SEA

Music: Charles Trenet

Lyrics: Jack Lawrence

Sailing, sailing

Somewhere beyond the sea
Somewhere waiting for me
My lover stands on golden sands
And watches the ships that go sailing Continue reading Beyond the sea — cover by Alexander Rybak — lyrics

Alexander on the road – Interview in “Orkester- forum” Nr.1, March 22th, 2010

ALEXANDER ON THE ROAD

Orkester-forum has made an exclusive interview appointment with Alexander Rybak. After some days with calls and mail back and forth, comes the message we have been hoping for from the promoter Simen Eidsvåg:
–  Alexander will call you this evening at 18 CET – okay?
Of course, it´s okay.

Continue reading Alexander on the road — Interview in “Orkester- forum” Nr.1, March 22th, 2010

” Funny little Prague ” – A report of the meeting in Prague (Feb. 2010) by the FaceBookie Marion K.

When I met Alexander in Berlin in December (2009) I really couldn’t imagine that I would meet him again so soon. We spoke to him about having a concert in Prague but I never thought that this would really happen but then the concert was announced a couple of weeks ago and for me it was sure that I had to be there NO MATTER WHAT! Continue reading ” Funny little Prague ” — A report of the meeting in Prague (Feb. 2010) by the FaceBookie Marion K.

The Spellemann award – Alexander Rybak nominated in 3 categories March 2010

 

Alexander Rybak said no to Oprah

Source: Dagbladet.no, published 6. march 2010. Text: Gjermund Jappee. Translation: TessaLa

Text to picture: Fiddler: Alexander Rybak is nominated in 3 Spellemann’s awards this Saturday. Photo: Håkon Eikesdal/Dagbladet

“NO ONE THINKS THAT I MAY FEEL LONLEY “-
Alexander Rybak

After a hard time Alexander Rybak (23) now feels much better. The reason is the three Spellemann awards he can walk away with tonight.

Tonight’s Grammy ceremony can give Alexander Rybak the award for “Hit of the year” for “Fairytale”. As a confirmation of how great he was in the Music Norway last year, and how quickly he got there, he may well also win both the “Newcomer of the Year” an “The male artist of the year”.

To me, these nominations is the first compliment I have for my music since I won the ESC last year, Rybak told Dagbladet. Especially in recent weeks having the chance to win the three categories meant a lot to him.

The nominations have helped me through a very difficult time. Recently wrote the 23-year-old a dramatic post on his Facebook page, where he said that he had a nervous breakdown, and turned the hands into blood hitting the wall. Rybak don’t want to explain to Dagbladet what the difficulties was about.

There is no one who believes that I can feel lonely. That I, who experience so much excitements around the world, also can have it difficult. But I am much better now. And I am very happy to have family and good friends around me.

Dropped Oprah

While Rybak describes this feeling of loneliness as the biggest downturn since the MGP victory last year, the upturn is undoubtedly the feeling of having pleased many. Those who send me letters or come up to me with a drawing, may not think that it matters to me, but it is actually what matters the most.

In addition, he is left with a number of good memories from a year of hectic tours. In Finland they were completely crazy for him, he says. In Azerbaijan, they were even crazier.

The wish to please the fans have done that has clung to agreements, even if more exciting offers would come up. Something Rybak experienced last May. Oprah wanted me to her show , but it crashed with another job, so I declined. In retrospect, it turned out that it was the right choice. I would certainly only be in half a minute and say hello.

Believe in DonkeyBoy.

Although he appreciates the three nominations, Rybak do not see it as a failure if he does not win a Spellemann award tonight. He keeps DonkeyBoy as a favorite to win “Hit of the Year”. “Ambition” came from nowhere and has risen and risen in popularity. “Fairytale” started on top and has sunk and sunk, “he laughs.

Still he is not tired of the MGP-hit, which he thinks he has performed 800 times. 

– But I am tired of that everyone else say they are tired of it. But just wait. In some years the dust will be brushed off. This is a song that people will remember. 

 

Rybak: Donkeyboy wins

Interview in paper issue of VG March 5th 2010
translated by Laila U.

– I am looking forwards to play along with the other artists, says Rybak who is nominated to three Grammy-awards.

The Rookie of the year-class at tomorrows Grammy award ceremony is historically strong. Alexander Rybak believes Donkeyboy wins, but that Vilde Frang deserves it.

About his own chances a modest Rybak says that others will be more happy than he to become Rookie of the year in this strong team.

– For me personally it won’t change anything if I get the award. Those who think I’m a huge flirt, will still think so even afterwards if I was to win. And I have experienced enough this last year – to me it is just another fantastic bonus being nominated to a Grammy award, says Alexander Rybak while looking at VG’s pictures of the other nominees in the Rookie-class.

– I believe Donkeyboy wins. Who is going to win depends on what the jury emphasizes. In a jury of critics , anyone can win. If it is about actuality, Donkeyboy should win, but if it is a music competition Vilde deserves to win. She is the only real musician of us all there, says Rybak who knows Vilde Frang well from Barratt Due.

– I am a huge fan of Vilde, she has been working very hard for a long time. To me she achieved star status 7 years ago.
Kråkesølv and John Olav Nilsen, must Rybak admit that he don’t know very much about, but acknowledges that it is good that they sing in Norwegian.
– I was travelling insanely much last year and didn’t have time to go to concerts or listen to new music, but I have heard that in a newspaper John Olav Nilsen called me “a figure”. That is my only impression, he says.

Of his three nominations, Rybak himself thinks he has the best chance to win the award as “best male artist”, but says he got his confirmation on how good he is when he won ESC last year.

– I am lucky enough not to depend on having an award. All the other confirmations I have got since last May is more important – like the number of violin students at the music schools is doubled, that everybody wants to dance like Frikar and that I can be an example of a crossover-artist for those who come behind me,  that people don’t lock me in one boring musical box, he says.


Short  article: Everybody supports one another

This years nominees in the Rookie of the year.award all support eachother, despite the fact that they are not only fighting for the bronze harp, but for a scholarship from GRAMO on 200.000NOK.
When Kråkesølv released “Trådnøsting” last November, John Olav Nilsen quickly put out following message on Kråkesølv’s MySpace-site: “Oi boys, congratulations with a great album, love it.”
The guys from Bodø returned the greeting the next day: “Thank you! That’s good, then we agree!”
Alexander Rybak doesn’t hide his affection for Donkeyboy. – I can hear that it comes from the heart. And “Ambitions” have a very catchy chorus, says Rybak, and gets an answer from Donkeyboys Peter Michelsen: – Nice to hear. I think I speak for all the band when I say that TRybak is a favourite, at the same time as John Olav Nilsen is excting and has strong lyrics, says Michelsen.

 

Alexander Rybak received “SPELLEMANNPRISEN 2009” (Artist Of The Year) 06.03.2010

ALEXANDER RYBAK “ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2009”

Alexander Rybak Spellemann 2009 6

We are bursting with pride for our fiddler and congratulate him from the bottom of our hearts for receiving the most prestigious award in the Norwegian music business! And we are happy that some of his facebookies could be there this day and report directly from Oslo and witness this FANTASTIC moment!

!!CONGRATS ALEXANDER!!

 

Alexander Rybak Spellemann 2009 4

Alexander took part in the impressive opening performance with among others the grand old man in Norwegian folk music Knut Buen. Watch this great performance in the video below.

Opening performance

Video by Venche M.

Winner’s speech

Video by Petronella AR

 

Czech newspaper about Prague concert February 25th 2010

 

Alexander Rybak Prague Concert 2010 header

PRAGUE WAS IMPRESSED BY NORWEGIAN WINNER OF EUROVISION. THE AUDIENCE WAS MOSTLY FROM RUSSIA AND NORWAY

Source: http://www.koule.cz/cs/clanky/Rybak-v-Praze-nadchnul-prilakal-spise-fanousky-z-Ruska-a-Norska-4049.shtml

(Translated and commentary by Jitka, English revision by AnniJo)

[What is nonsense is there were fans from all over Europe and a lot of Czechs too, considering the short time for promotion here. Actually not so many Russians because of lack of time to get a visa and not so many Norwegians, who have enough concerts in Norway, not so big need to travel to Prague…the main language was English, even from the stage…Why should Alex speak English, if there would be only Russians and Norwegians? No!! He was speaking English, because his audience was international! – ed. Jitka] Continue reading Czech newspaper about Prague concert February 25th 2010

Russian events 2010

Thanks to our dear press-agents Facebookies Lena Snetkova and Vika Kashtankina for the pictures!

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