TV2.no – Rybak surprised
Alexander Rybak finds the party mood with the alcohol happy song “Ut ” (Out) from the 2005 album ” Festen er ikke over…..det er kake igjen” (The party is not over … there is cake left ). The choice of song surprised Lars Lillo.
Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Cover of “Ut” by Lars Lillo-Stenberg — Reviews
Touched by Rybak
Alexander Rybak concludes the tribute with the 2001 song “Kan eg gjørr någe med det?” and his version touches Sigvart.
– When he did the violin intro and started on the high tones, I was very touched. He has a tremendous musicality. I recognize myself a bit in Alexander, even though we come from very different places, but we click with each other on musicality. It was a beautiful moment, says Sigvart Dagsland (Ref. TV2.no)
Translated by Tessa Lande. Revised by Katie Anderson.
Dagbladet: Dice 6 (Dagsland/Roalkvam):
An appropriate contribution to the debate after Sigvart has spoken about his reaction to the church’s opposition to homosexuality. And – it is no coincidence that Rybak is the final performer.
This is going to be the best, and he is serious about it! Rybak cultivates interaction and the combination of fiddle, vocals and the simplistic arrangement, and puts all of himself into the song. We have never heard him sing this way – sorely and with strong empathy. The gypsy inspired fiddle playing is both virtuosic and beautiful, and underlines the seriousness and drama. Sigvart claims that he is not easily moved, and here he balances narrowly. A grandiose finale!
VG: Dice 4 (Stein Østbø)
Alexander sings powerfully, but a little bit staccato. He still gives the song an additional coat of naked melancholy through his fiddle. The arrangement is beautiful, dramatic, dark blue and quite a bit sensitive, without ever tending to emotion.
Elg: “He made a strong, beautiful and melodic interpretation”
“I think Alexander Rybak will surprise us in a positive way. He has an understanding for music that goes beyond the intuition that characterises the other more traditional pop artists.” Ref: Stein Østby, VG, before the broadcasting.
Alexander Rybak’s version of the song “Skin”(Sarabeth), a song written by Doug Johnson and Joe Henry and originally performed by American country music group Rascal Flatts.
Alexander performed “Skin” in the summer show “Spellemenn” (Fiddlers) in Tønsberg 2010. Enjoy this very touching performance, recorded by Julia Bezbakh in July 2010. Lyrics you’ll find below the video.
Continue reading Alexander Rybak perform the cover of the song “Skin”
Lyrics: Mikhail Tanich Music: Igor Nikolaev
Transliteration by Zhenya Russia
Na nedelʹku do vtorova ya uedu v Komarovo
Poglyadet’ otvykshim glazom na baltiĭskuyu volnu.
I na more budu razom korablem i vodolazom,
Sam sebya naĭdu v puchine,
Yesli chasom zatonu.
Na nedelʹku do vtorova ya uedu v Komarovo,
Sam sebya naĭdu v puchine, yesli chasom zatonu.
Continue reading Komarovo — Alexander Rybak
Alexander Rybak performing Jason Mraz famous song “I’m Yours”
Lyrics and music by Jason Mraz
Well you done done me and you bet I felt it
I tried to be chill but you’re so hot that I melted
I fell right through the cracks
Now I’m trying to get back Continue reading I’m Yours — Alexander Rybak