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Alexander Rybak at the official opening of Eurovision 2012 in Baku. 19.05.2012

Alexander was interviewed many times at the red carpet and at the Official opening party by the press from many European countries. We tried to gather all the stuff from that evening in one video:) Enjoy!

Video recording, montage and subs by Tessa Lande. Translation by Sonya Luzina , Zhanna Sergueeva and Ingegerd Claesson.

Alexander Rybak is learning to play backgammon

Article published on   www.vmdaily.ru  22.05.2012. Link to original article here

Written by  Ramazan Ramazanov. Photos by Artur Samirov

Translation by Sonya Luzina. English revision by Anni Jowett

The hero of Moscow’s Eurovision has devoted the whole of Tuesday, May 22, to his Azerbajani fans. Fans from many parts of the country arrived in Baku to see their idol. 

The entire staff of the hotel, where this  informal meeting was held, were amazed by simplicity and sincerity of the Belarusian-Norwegian artist. Rybak was very attentive to every fan , took photos with them and graciously signed autographs. And he even sang his triumphal song with the fans and played piano .

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Alexander Rybak at the Danish TV-show “Aftenshowet” 11.01.2012

Yesterday on 11 January 2012 Alexander has visited Denmark for the first time after 2,5 years by the invitation from Danish TV-show “Aftenshowet”. He met his Danish fans outside the TV-studio and played “Smooth criminal” by Michael Jackson for them. Also he performed “Europe skies” at the studio. He will return to Denmark very soon to be a part of Danish Melody Gran Prix final show on January 21st in Ålborg! 🙂

Upload by Yanis B. Translation by Hilde M. and Marianne S. Subs by Julia B.

Article from “Belarus Today” about Alexander Rybak’s recent visit to Minsk

Author of publication: Victor Popov, Photo: Arthur Prupas

Date of publication: 01/10/2012, link to the original: http://www.sb.by/post/125242/

Article found and translated by Zhanna Sergueeva.

Rybak has said – the artists have done

Attention, attention! The date of the “Eurofest” national competition’s final was changed: instead of January 28th we will choose the best one on January 31st. So, the contestants of the project have got a little more time to prepare themselves. A visit to Minsk of Alexander Rybak, the winner of “Eurovision-2009”, has become its hit moment. Sasha, our former compatriot now living in Norway, volunteered to help each of the five finalists, for that he came to Minsk for only one day. The group “Litesound”, Victoria Aleshko, Gunesh and director of Alena Lanskaya, Sergey Kravtsov, attended a laconic master-class by Rybak. Where at that time was Alena herself and why the contestant Uzari did not attend the “lessons” – was revealed during this merry and witty meeting with Rybak.

Europe got kefir.

It was frankly embarrassing for Alexander to unmask the contestants, evaluate them and comment on their performances in the semifinal eye to eye. Try it yourself to put a live artist in front of you and to say something derogatory to him. A student of the Norwegian Conservatory, Alexander Rybak, is too well brought up to do it, so in fact discussion on the performances was very complimentary. So, according to Sasha, a group “Litesound” has the most “Western” style. And if they will make it to the final and come to ESC in Baku, then «everybody in Denmark and Sweden will fall in love” with their song – “We are the heroes”. And Rybak admits he is not averse to singing their tune in the shower.

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