Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow , the year ESC become big and Alexander set the Eurovision record with 387 points. Six years have gone and Alexander is still one of the most popular artist in the Eurovision community.
In Eurovision Song Contest’s Milestones video 2009 we get some flash backs to the big night where the most common words were:
AND 12 POINTS GO TO……….. NORWAY!!!
If you haven’t seen it yet, watch this great video showing Alexander’s 14 days in Moscow preparing for the big final.
Last year at the 5th anniversary of the victory , we made a posting with several videos from the victory and the celebration and an interesting article. Click on the Picture, and the post will appear 🙂
He is a unique artist
Author: Eirik Sivertsen Published14.05.2009 Source: NRK.no Translation by TessaLa. Revision by Anni Jowett.
Alexander Rybak sees actor Dennis Storhøi as his artistic mentor. Dennis on his side is unabashed in tribute of his young colleague.
Back then Alexander had recently become the winner of NRK’s Kjempesjansen and was asked by director Svein Sturla Hungnes about taking the role as the Fiddler in the world-famous musical. Continue reading Dennis Storhøi: ALEXANDER IS A UNIQUE ARTIST
Source: kjendis.no published 10.05.2009.
Written by ARNA VIKANES SØRHEIM. Photo by PÅL NORDSETH
Translation by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett
I became “Harry” (not trendy) overnight.
But Rybak believes it is 98 percent certain that he will go on to the Eurovision final.
MOSCOW (Dagbladet): On Thursday Alexander Rybak has to convince both the TV audience and the professional jury that he belongs in the final on Saturday.
With a dose of Drillo Mathematics, and the knowledge that many people at home plan to follow Saturday’s finale on big screen in assembly halls and pubs, Rybak now estimates that it is 98 percent certain that he advances further from Thursday’s semifinal.
Continue reading Interview with Alexander Rybak before the semifinal of ESC 2009 in Moscow
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
Per Sundnes, the one who was in charge of MGP/ESC Norway the year Alexander Rybak won Eurovision, talks about Alexander and his victory in Moscow on NRK “Førkveld” 7.1.2011.
Interesting to hear Per telling about how all the coincidences which happened that year led to the big victory.
Recording, English translation and subs by Tessa La. Russian by Zhanna Sergueeva. Chinese by Annie Alpaca. German by Sonia Fișerean. Spanish by Lulú Bm.