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Alexander Rybak: “The Belarusian Jury Killed My Dream!”

The Eurovision winner shared with “Komsomolka” who has upset him, what he doesn’t regret, and if he will continue working with Milki.

Together with his Belarusian manager Andei Guzel (right), Alexander Rybak will take on Milki’s future.

After the Belarusian national selection to Eurovision, most of the discussion was not about the winning duet of the singer Uzari and violinist Maimuna, but about Sasha Rybak, the triumphant Eurovision winner, a Norwegian with Belarusian roots- having been offended. In the past year, Alexander has not just been a passing visitor in our country, but one of our own, as the producer of the group Milki, and despite opposing predictions, he plans to continue his collaboration with the group.

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Interview with Alexander Rybak at the “Eurofest”, Minsk. 14.02.2012

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Rybak: “You Belarusians have such a tradition to sing in poor English”

The winner of Eurovision Song Contest shares his opinion regarding Lanskaya and her resource,  discuss “his” and “our” Belarus and talks about his new songs’ in Belorussian language.

Author: EuroRadio 02/15/2012 12:26
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The star of “Eurovision” Alexander Rybak arrived to Minsk to perform at the “Eurofest” and to see his grandmother. However this time the singer did not managed to visit his grandmother at home. Zinaida Yegorovna met his grandson at his dressing room.

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Alexander Rybak’s performance at “Eurofest”, Minsk, Belarus. 14.02.2012

Alexander performed at the final of Belorussian selection for “Eurovision 2012” named “Eurofest”. He presented his new song “Nebaskhil Europy” (Europe’s skies) and also sang his famous “Fairytale”.

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Alexander Rybak in Minsk, Belarus. 05.01.2012

Alexander Rybak on Belarusian TV1 in “Panoramanews program

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Press-conference with the finalists of Belorussian selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2012

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The diary of the national Eurovision selection in Belarus

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Alexander Rybak in Minsk, 05.01.2012.

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Alexander Rybak gives a press conference in Minsk, 05.01.2012.

Written by Tatiana Pastushenko. Photos by Nadezda Degtyareva

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Winner of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, Norwegian singer of the Belarusian origin Alexander Rybak told the finalists of the TV music project Eurofest (national selection of the Eurovision) to take the contest as a holiday. The artist gave a press conference in Minsk on 5 January.

“The most importantthing is to take the contest as a holiday and forget about the victory, you should enjoy the process. It rarely happens that all things go as planned. Therefore, you should thoroughly prepare for both Eurofest and Eurovision and when you come to the big stage you should never forget why you are there. Some people forget,” the artist said. Besides, it is very important that the team of a participant thinks about the country it represents first, not about personal interests as it often happens at Eurovision. The team should work for the common purpose.

Alexander Rybak praised the high level of the Eurofest music show. He regretted that the group Thriller who did a great show did not make it to the final. He gave tips to each finalist of the show. Alexander Rybak noted the catchy melody of the song We are the Heroes of the group Litesound and said that he even sang it in the shower a day before. “A trendy song, good English,” he said. Gunesh has a charming smile and a strong voice, Alexander Rybak said. Alena Lanskaya is definitely vocally gifted. Alexander Rybak recommended her to make the music more quiet to emphasize her voice. Viktoria Aleshko, according to Alexander Rybak, has the strongest voice among all the finalists.

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