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“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]
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 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.
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.
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.
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!”.
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.
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.
(English translation & annotations by Hilde M., Russian translation Irina K., Russian subs by Olina N.)
– 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 – “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.
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
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
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.