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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

Alexander Rybak and Lena Meyer-Landrut in German TV show “TV Total”, May 25th, 2010

Alexander Rybak featured Lena in her song “Satelite” in the German TV-show “TV Total”

The TV-show was broadcast from Norway during the Eurovision Song Contest week in Oslo. Alexander had hurt his fingers who turned out to be broken and he ended up performing with a plaster.

 

 

Attention! MuzTV awards – new voting instructions!

Dear friends!

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!

INSTRUCTIONS FOR OUR NON-RUSSIAN SPEAKING FRIENDS ON HOW TO REGISTER AND VOTE: Continue reading Attention! MuzTV awards — new voting instructions!

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