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3 December – When it´s cold outside ….

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I’ll take your hat, your hair looks swell…

Alexander Rybak first recorded “Baby it’s Cold Outside” for Lotta Engberg’s Christmas album in 2009. In 2010, he performed the song on his “Swinging home for Christmas” tour, collaborating with local talents, one of whom was Annsofi. In 2012, he also recorded a version of the song with her for his “Christmas Tales” album. Continue reading 3 December — When it´s cold outside ….

Annsofi releases a new song inspired by Alexander Rybak

June 21st, 2013 Annsofi released 2 new singles and one of them is related to Alexander Rybak. Read the “Stories Behind” to know more about it 🙂

Annsofi – «Don’t slaughter me» and «Before I Go»
The stories behind the songs

Four months after reaching the Gold final of the MGP (the Norwegian selection for ESC) with Alexander Rybak’s song «I’m With You», Annsofi now releases two new songs: «Don’t Slaughter Me» and «Before I Go». In the latter she debuts as a songwriter.

Continue reading Annsofi releases a new song inspired by Alexander Rybak

Two interviews with Alexander Rybak and Annsofi – MGP 2013

Recording  and subs by Sonya Luzina. English translation by Hilde M. 

Recording and subs by Sonya Luzina.  English translation by Tessa Lande

Annsofi

Annsofi

He’s the brother I never had – Annsofi

NAME: Annsofi
BIRTHDAY: July 16th
HOME COUNTRY: Norway

3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE MYSELF:
Positive or honest? Continue reading Annsofi

Interview with Alexander Rybak & Annsofi 09.02.2013.

Written by Alec Parkin

Source: escxtra.com

Tonight Norway will pick who their entrant will be for Eurovision 2013. One of their hopefuls is Annsofi, who will perform a song written by none other than Alexander Rybak. escXtra.com was lucky enough to catch up with both of them.

Continue reading Interview with Alexander Rybak & Annsofi 09.02.2013.

JP Paulsen

JP Paulsen

NAME: JP Paulsen

BIRTHDAY:March 15th, 1981.
My brain started developing a little late, so I’m only 20 at heart though.

HOME COUNTRY: Norway

3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE MYSELF:
Playful. Real. Transparent. Continue reading JP Paulsen

Article about Alexander Rybak and Annsofi in the paper issue of Her&Nå. 5.2.13.

Text: Eirik Leganger Nergård

Photo:  Morten Bendiksen

Found by Tessa Lande. English translation by Tessa Lande & Susanne Berlin. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Text to the pic: At the cinema together!
Study trip: We are at the movie to find out if there is something from “Les Miserables” we can use, Alexander Rybak says, who compares Annsofi’s song with Eponines “On My Own” in the famous musical.

Annsofi hints about MGP partner Rybak.
This is what she really thinks about Alexander.

When Alexander disappeared for 2 minutes, Annsofi Pettersen grabbed the chance: – Now I can tell what I really think about him!
If not sweet music, it’s certainly cheerful tones between Alexander Rybak (26) and Annsofi Pettersen (18) when they meet “Her & Nå “at the restaurant Brasserie 74 in Sarpsborg.

Continue reading Article about Alexander Rybak and Annsofi in the paper issue of Her&Nå. 5.2.13.

Articles about Alexander Rybak and Annsofi. Sarpsborg Arbeiderblad. 01.02.13

Preparing at home: Rybak helps Annsofi with fine adjustments before the MGP final.

Text to photo: Mirror each other: Alexander Rybak and Annsofi Pettersen often work face to face, to get the feeling of having television cameras close up during the live broadcast of the MGP

 Article and photo: Mats Duan Found by Ulli Cologne. Bought by May Elizabeth. Translation by Anni Jowett & Susanne Berlin. Revision by Tessa Lande.

The height of Annsofi’s career is only just over a week away. At home in Borgenhaugen the time is used well to prepare for the big day.
“Now I’ve forgotten Florø, and what happened there. Focus is now on how we can possibly best prepare for next week before the final at Oslo Spektrum”,- says Annsofi Pettersen to SA.

Continue reading Articles about Alexander Rybak and Annsofi. Sarpsborg Arbeiderblad. 01.02.13

Article in sa.no “I’m With You” and Annsofi’s MGP participation. 26.01.13

Author: Kjetil Berg and Pål Vikesland
Source: na.no

Found by Tessa Lande. English translation, and recordings by May Elizabeth. Revisions by Katie Anderson.

(From the left) Annsofi Pettersen  from Borgenhaugen could cheer, having secured a place in the MGP final in the semi-final in Florø Saturday night. Along with her, we will see Margaret Berger and the group “Fjellfolk”, who also got tickets to the final in Oslo on the 9th of February.
Photo: Mats Duhan

Now I feel good!

Annsofi Pettersen (18) from Borgenhaugen has passed through to the MGP final.

Continue reading Article in sa.no “I’m With You” and Annsofi’s MGP participation. 26.01.13

Video: Alexander Rybak & Annsofi on “Ettermiddagen” 28.1.13

Upload by Ulli C., translation by Laila S. H., English revision by Lillian Llewellyn, subtitles by Julia B.

Video: Annsofi on Radio Prime Sarpsborg 27.1.13

Recording, English translation, and subs by Tessa Lande. Revised by Anni Jowett.

Annsofi discusses working with Alexander, and competing in MGP.

Article about Alexander’s song for MGP, “I’m With You” and Annsofi Pettersen.

Authors: Sebastian Nordli/Trond Øyvind Karterud
Source: NRK.no

Found by Zhanna Sergueeva. English Translation by Anni Jowett.
Revision by Tessa Lande.

Annsofi Pettersen was visiting NRK Østfold on Monday morning
Photo : Espen Torgersen/NRK

When you pass through to the final, there is always a party.

Annsofi Pettersen went on to the finals of the MGP this weekend. But what will happen at the final she dare not predict. Hear the interview with the MGP finalist.

Continue reading Article about Alexander’s song for MGP, “I’m With You” and Annsofi Pettersen.

Video: Annsofi and Alexander Rybak. Interview before MGP semi-final. 26.01.13

Recorded by Julia Bezbakh.  English translation by Tessa Lande.
Revision by Anni Jowett. Russian translation by Zhanna Sergueeva.

This year, Alexander Rybak has entered MGP strictly as a composer, and has written the song entitled “I’m With You” for contestant Annsofi Pettersen.

Article about Annsofi’s performance at the Semifinal of MGP. F-b.no. 26.01.13

Article by: Ole Johansen and NTB

Link ti the source

Found by Tessa Lande. English translation by Hilde M. Revision by Lillian Llewellyn.


Annsofi: Annsofi participated with “I’m with you” at the MGP semifinal in Floro Saturday. Photo from rehearsal before sending.

Photo: Alf Vidar Snæland / NTB Scanpix

Totally insane!

– Thank you all who have voted. My dream is to go all the way to Malmø, says the girl from Sarpsborg (18) who was the first to be ready for the final in Floro Saturday night.

Her role models are Tina Turner and Janis Joplin. She has heavy backing from Fredrikstad people: Kenneth Gutterup, JP Paulsen and Einar Kristiansen is her local producer team. Manager Dag B. Solheim needs no further presentation in fb.no.
Continue reading Article about Annsofi’s performance at the Semifinal of MGP. F-b.no. 26.01.13

Annsofi’s performances on MGP-2013 semifinal in Florø on 26.01.2013

Annsofi performed at the Norwegian selection for Eurovision 2013, 2nd semi-final with the song composed by Alexander Rybak “I’m With You” (he wrote both music and lyrics). She did great and made it to the final! Congratulations! Here you can watch how it was:)

Presentation of the artist and the first performance

Recording by Venche M. English translation by Laila S.H. Revision by Anni Jowett. Subs by Julia B. Russian translation by Zhanna Sergueeva.

Continue reading Annsofi’s performances on MGP-2013 semifinal in Florø on 26.01.2013

Article about Alexander Rybak and Annsofi in NRK.no. 24.01.13

Article by : Nina Marie Askim & Hege Bakken Riise
Source: NRK.no

Found by Ulli C. Translated by Susanne B. Revised by Anni Jowett.

Alexander Rybak won MGP-final in Moscow in 2009.

Foto: Pontus Lundahl/Scanpix

Have been dreaming about since I won

Alexander Rybak didn’t want to become a MGP composer before he had found an artist who could represent the essence of Norway. Then the girl from Sarpsborg Annsofi Pettersen turned up.
Yesterday NRK.no revealed the seven artists who will participate in the MGP semifinal in Florø next Saturday. The 18 year-old Annsofi Pettersen from Sarpsborg is one of them.
She enters with the song “I’m With You” which is written by the greatest ESC winner ever : Alexander Rybak.
He tells NRK.no that he is looking forward to come back to MGP.
Continue reading Article about Alexander Rybak and Annsofi in NRK.no. 24.01.13

Article in f-b.no about Alexander’s composition “I’m With You” 23.01.2013

Author: Thomas H. Arntsen
Source: f-b.no

Found by Ulli Cologne, translated by May Elisabeth, revised by Katie Andersson.

Pulling together: Annsofi Pettersen has received great support and a helping hand before her Grand Prix debut on Saturday. (From the left) Kenneth Gutterup, JP Paulsen, Einar Kristiansen, and Dag B Solheim have tried to give her a good musical package and confidence.
Photo: Thomas Hörman Arntsen.

Propelled forward with Rybak’s MGP song

MGP winner Alexander Rybak (26) has written the lyrics and music for Annsofi Pettersen. But the 18-year old also gets solid help from three local producers and one manager.

You might have heard the song Wednesday night. The seven candidates were presented on NRK, each with a 40-second clip.

Continue reading Article in f-b.no about Alexander’s composition “I’m With You” 23.01.2013

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

I’m with you – performed by Annsofi – lyrics and video – Alexander Rybak

Alexander Rybak’s song “I’m With You” in the Norwegian Eurovision selection 2013.

Music & lyrics by Alexander Rybak

Performed by Annsofi Pettersen

Watch the live performance with subtitles in many languages:

Contents – lyric translations

1. English original text  2.  Romanian   3. German  4. Vietnamese 5. French  6. Polish 7. Dutch 8. Croatian 

Continue reading I’m with you — performed by Annsofi — lyrics and video — Alexander Rybak

Article from “Se og hør” published 23.01.2013

Authors: Henrik Skjevestad and Lina Hekklip.
Source: Se og hør

“I know what people want.”


Looking Forward: Alexander Rybak and Annsofi Pettersen are ready for Melodi Grand Prix.
Photographer: Espen Solli.

Found by Ulli Cologne. English translation by Hildebjørg Ha. Revision by Katie Anderson.

Alexander Rybak is full of confidence before the MGP comeback.

During the Melodi Grand Prix finale in Florø Saturday night, Annsofi Pettersen (18) will be on stage with the song “I’m with you.” The song is written by Alexander Rybak (26) and custom made for Annsofi’s voice – and Melodi Grand Prix.

– I did not want to participate again until I found a unique talent. In Annsofi, I found it. I am so pleased to have discovered a musician I know is going to deliver, says Alexander to Seoghør.no. Continue reading Article from “Se og hør” published 23.01.2013

Articles on Alexander Rybak’s composition for MGP “I’m With You” 23.01.2013

Author/Photo: Nina Marie Askim
Source: NRK

The Sarpsborg girl Annsofi Pettersen (18) performs a song written by Eurovision success Alexander Rybak.

But, she keeps away from “The Fiddler-Style”.

Found by Ulli Cologne. English translation by Tessa Lande. Revised by Anni Jowett.

   On Saturday, the second semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest is held, this time in Floro. Today the seven songs were presented, among them 18-year-old Annsofi Pettersen from Sarpsborg. Annsofi Pettersen is keen to be herself when she is on stage this Saturday. Annsofi participates with the song “I`m with you” written by Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak. He had great success with the song “Fairytale” in the final in 2009. Continue reading Articles on Alexander Rybak’s composition for MGP “I’m With You” 23.01.2013

Video: Annsofi with the song “I’m with you” by Alexander Rybak – announced to MGP 2013!

 23 January 2013 NRK announced participants of the second semi-final of MGP 2013 (Norwegian selection to Eurovision Song Contest 2013). Among 7 participants they named Annsofi with the song “I’m with you” written by Alexander Rybak.

Here you can see the announcement, little interview with Annsofi  and the opinions of MGP experts about the song.

 Recording by Venche M. English translation and subs by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Official video of “I’m with you” on Annsofi’s Youtube channel

Join Annsofi of Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annsofiofficial

 

Article: Annsofi praised by Rybak. Sarpsborg Arbeiderblad. 21.11.12

Article published in the paper issue of “Sarpsborg Arbeiderblad” on 21.11.12

Author and photo: Mats Duan

Found by Ulli C. Translated by Tessa Lande. English revision by Katie Anderson.

 SINGS ALONG: Alexander Rybak is ready with the Christmas CD “Christmas Tales”, which will be released 23rd of November. Annsofie Pettersen Borgenhaugen sings along with him on one of the songs.

Photo: Mats Duan

Annsofi praised by Rybak

The singer from Sarpsborg on the new Christmas CD 

Annsofie Pettersen and Alexander Rybak have definitely found the tone. On Rybak’s new Christmas album they sing in the Christmas spirit together. – It is very gratifying to work with Annsofie. She is energetic and always well prepared, something that makes the rest of us feel safer. Thus, we can enjoy ourselves more spontaneously when we sing,- Alexander Rybak says to SA.

Continue reading Article: Annsofi praised by Rybak. Sarpsborg Arbeiderblad. 21.11.12

Information about “Christmas Tales” album October 2012

Information on Christmas Tales

Source and link to order the CD: CDON.com  Published 14.10.2012

Found and translated by Jorunn Ekre. English revision by Katie Anderson

Christmas Tales Cover CD

Ever since midsummer there has been a Christmas mood in a studio in Gjerdrum. Alexander Rybak has been working on his Christmas album, and the result is a warm, organic and humorous album. Continue reading Information about “Christmas Tales” album October 2012