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Malta 2015: How Franklin came to his Rybak song

Alex with Franklin

Alexander Rybak is back – Namely in Malta! Franklin Calleja who has already been present at the preliminary decision for Copenhagen will sing a Rybak-ballad next weekend with the aim to travel to Vienna in May 2015: “Still here” is a classical ESC-ballad which in the course of three minutes rises to a big climax. We certainly want to know how that the Rybak-Calleja-Connection came about.

Continue reading Malta 2015: How Franklin came to his Rybak song

Article and videos: Alexander Rybak at the educational centre of Chelyabinsk’s CTRP, Russia, 22.07.2014

The article published on 22.07.2014 on www.pervouralsk.ru

Source: InterraTV.

English translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Anni Jowett.

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Alexander Rybak has mastered the PlayStation of metallurgists.

Alexander Rybak has mastered the PlayStation of white metallurgists and found where the iPad is sharpened. Recently the winner of “Eurovision” visited the educational centre of CTRP (Chelyabinsk Tube Rolling Plant), where he had a tour and even got to sit at a student desk. However the musician and singer still doesn’t wish to learn the profession of metallurgist while noting: “But I’m glad they (metallurgists) exist.” And the educational centre, Alexander Rybak compared it to “Jurassic Park”, “I see that many doors are closed to us, it is exactly like in Jurassic Park. If suddenly the electricity stops working here, then suddenly all the doors will open and all the students will run to us. “

Alexander appeared to be down-to-earth and fun to chat with – the guest star acquainted with the students with ease, generously giving out hugs, autographs and made pictures with those who were willing. However, the idol asked tough questions – such as whether the students wash their white metallurgists uniform themselves. Continue reading Article and videos: Alexander Rybak at the educational centre of Chelyabinsk’s CTRP, Russia, 22.07.2014

Article and video: Alexander Rybak at the charity presentation of his new video in Vitebsk, Belarus

The article published on 11.07.2014 on gorodvitebsk.by

Author: Karina Shlapakova. 

Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Anni Jowett.

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Alexander Rybak at the presentation of his new video in Vitebsk

On July 11 a charity presentation of the animated movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2” attached to the release of the new video of Alexander Rybak took place in Vitebsk .

3rybak Continue reading Article and video: Alexander Rybak at the charity presentation of his new video in Vitebsk, Belarus

Interview with Alexander in the Russian weekly magazine “OK!”, 03.07.2014

 

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A Stranger

Moscow. The end of June. It is + 10 C on the street. Alexander Rybak came to the meeting in a thin T-shirt. “We had snow in Norway two weeks ago, so I am used to the cold”. He has also got used to the constant attention which falls on him after winning the Eurovision Song Contest. Since then five years have passed and Alexander has written a lot of songs and travelled to almost 70 countries. And now he is reaping the benefits of his success – Rybak is the composer of a soundtrack on the popular Hollywood cartoon “How to Train Dragon 2”, and can be proud of it!

Source:  OK! Published  03.07.2014 in the issue No. 27 (395)Author: Vadim Vernik. Photo: Vanja Berezkin.

Translation by Valeriya Platonova, Zhanna Sergueeva and Maria Solntseva. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Sasha, how did it happen that you entered into Hollywood so elegantly? Did the producers invite you?
Nobody invited me. I just wrote a song and realised that it is perfect for the animation. I’ve worked on the first and second parts of the animation for Norway (main hero Hiccup speaks with voice of Alexander). At my own expense I rented a studio, recorded the melody and sent it to the company “DreamWorks” although only 2.5 months remained prior to the international release of the animation. I knew that I had little chance, they may not even want to hear my song. Especially the Americans, it means nothing to them. And suddenly the answer is: “Of course, Alexander, we know who you are”. I was delighted, although they also wrote that everything was ready, and there was no need for the song, but they certainly will listen my melody. I decided not to wait for the outcome, I was just happy and considered it like a personal victory – the main thing I took a chance. However, after a week and a half they called me and said that the composition is very nice, and in spite of the late terms, they want to use the song. In the end I felt happy, and my song plays in the final credits of the animation. In some countries it is released on the soundtrack disc. The compositions of John Powell are gathered there, and my song is the last track. Continue reading Interview with Alexander in the Russian weekly magazine “OK!”, 03.07.2014

Alexander Rybak gives voice to the Norwegian version of “How To Train Your Dragon 2” and contributes with a song. Watch the trailers.

Article was published on VG on 20.05.2014.

Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Tessa Lande. Revision by Anni Jowett.

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Make success: Alexander Rybak

Rybak with new overseas success

Alexander Rybak (28) is once again  a voice actor in the second film about the Viking boy “Hiccup” in “How To Train Your Dragon 2”. This time, Rybak also has a song in the movie.

While the credits of “How to Train Your Dragon 2” run, you will in Scandinavia, Russia and several other European countries hear Rybak’s latest single “Into a Fantasy”.  Continue reading Alexander Rybak gives voice to the Norwegian version of “How To Train Your Dragon 2” and contributes with a song. Watch the trailers.

Videos: Annsofi’s interviews after MGP semifinal in Florø. 26.1.13

Interview to “Se & Hør”

Recorded by May Elisabeth. English translation by Laila S.H. English revision by Lillian Llewelyn. Subs by Zhanna Sergueeva.

Interview to “Dagbladet”

Recorded by May Elisabeth. English translation by Laila S.H. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn.  Subs by Sonya Luzina

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 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

 

Alexander’s interview to Tidens Krav newspaper, 9.2.11

Found and translated by Tessa La.


From dancing to romantic composition.

With empathy Alexander Rybak explained how his self-composed classical piece has to be played. Monday evening he was in Kristiansund to rehearse with the musicians of the opera ballet. Continue reading Alexander’s interview to Tidens Krav newspaper, 9.2.11