Tonight it is Eurovision Song Contest Final in Copenhagen, and that brings us memories from 5 years ago, when the Final of Eurovision was in Moscow and… you all know what happened back then. To make a symbolic celebration of the 5 years since Alexander’s victory, we’d like to introduce you to this documentary, made by NRK back in 2009, first broadcasted on 16.5.2009 as a pre-party for the final. So here it is in full HD and with English subs.
Recording by May Elisabeth. Translation and subs by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett.
Uploading to Youtube and english subtitles by bardo0007
You can read the interview with Per Sundnes, NRK, about the making of the documentary here.
Alexander Rybak won the Norwegian MGP 2009 and quickly he became one of the favourites for the international final in Moscow in May. Photo: Johannessen, Sara ( SCANPIX )
He is a musical missionary
MGP-general, Per Sundnes, is impressed by Alexander Rybak
Per Sundnes. Photo: Linn de Lange
Author: Elisabeth Norheim. Photo: Linn de Lange. Published on www.side2.no 13.04.09
Translation by Marianne Saietz Article revised by Anni Jowett
– “Alexander is very smart. At many of the concerts he starts by playing a Norwegian folk-tune, before he sets in with the monster-hit “Fairytale”. He is very cunning in that way. He challenges people with new stuff, instead of making them feel, he forces stuff upon them”,- NRK programme leader Per Sundnes, explains. He has made the portrait of the MGP-winner.
Continue reading Per Sundnes about Alexander Rybak to side2.no 13.04.2009
[English translation by Tessa La, Russian translation and subs by Olina Novikova]