Here the fairy tale began
Alexander was a “king” on the piano. He loved it. But “war” broke out when his parents also wanted him to try he violin, recalls the grandmother.
Text to picture: He is three years old and is going to have lunch at the family country house. Two years later, Alexander Rybak moves and has not been to Belarus since. VG Friday has met some of those who meant most to «Sasha». Continue reading Here the fairy tale began — Alexander Rybak — Norway’s hope in ESC 2009
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.
Alexander Rybak: “I am a product”
Alexander Borodin, Alexander Rybak and Björn Nordlund
Original article in Swedish on poplight.se
Translated by TessaLa, revised by Anni Jowett
Journalist: Alexander Borodin. Photo: Niclas Brorsson
Alexander Rybak, is the man on everyone’s lips right now. The (betting) odds have pointed to his advantage ever since it became clear that he would be Norway’s representative in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. “Gylleneskors” (Golden shoes) Bjorn Nordlund, Alexander Borodin and Irina Karelina met up with him when he was on a short promotional stop in Stockholm before leaving for Moscow. It became a different kind of interview where Rybak told with his own words about what has happened so far, what goes on, and what he thinks about Eurovision. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Interview with Poplight 13.05.2009.
Found and translated by Sonya Luzina, edited by Julia Bezbakh and Bita Janz
A year ago Alexander Zhdanov [Russian photographer] published the book “Paparazzi”, where he reveals some secrets about show business. And now comes it’s continuation «Paparazzi-2: stranger success ». The following is a small passage from the book, with the revelations of the singer Sasha Rybak (interview was taken in Moscow before the final of Eurovision 2009).
“Paparazzi-2”: With a celebrity at MacDonald’s
– Hi! – I said, remembering that the artist was down to earth. – Can you give me a short interview?
– I can, – he answered. – But I’m hungry. Let’s go to McDonald’s. We can talk there, ok?
I was stunned. He wants to talk in McDonald’s? But then again, when else would I have another chance like this?… Continue reading A brief interview of A. Rybak from the book “Paparazzi-2” by Alexander Zhdanov
(English translation by Tessa La, Russian translation by Sofia Kh., subtitles by Olina N.)
“FAIRYTALE “- Alexander Rybak
From the “Fairytales” album, released in 2009.
Music and lyrics by Alexander Rybak
Years ago, when I was younger
I kinda liked a girl I knew
She was mine and we were sweethearts
That was then, but then it’s true Continue reading Fairytale — lyrics — Alexander Rybak