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Alexander performs at “Eurovision PreParty Riga 2015”

April 10, Alexander performed  at “Eurovision Preparty Riga” in Palladium concert hall in Riga. “Eurovision Preparty Riga” is an annual Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) promotional event held in Riga, Latvian capital, usually 6 weeks before the ESC final. The main idea of the event is to promote songs that will take part in ESC of that year. In addition to Alexander, other special guests attended  the party –  the winner of  ESC 2011 Eldar Gasimov, winner  of  ESC 2002 Marie N,  and 3rd place holder of ESC 2013 Zlata Ognevich.

Recording of Alexander’s appearance.
The video is also available on Vimeo 

“Europe’s skies”, “In the Hall of the Mountain King”,
“Into A Fantasy”, “Roll with the Wind”, ESC-Medley 

Incredibly positive Alexander’s live concert on the “Autoradio”

On March 17, Alexander visited the Russian radio in Moscow, where he gave an incredibly positive live concert

Translated video of the whole show with a concert and an interview
Recording by Sonya & Tessa. Translation and subs by Marina
The video is also available on Vimeo 

“Strela Amura” | “Cupid’s Arrow”

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Alexander Rybak at the Eurovision Show in Iasi, Romania, 25.06.2014.

Pictures and video from Alexander Rybak’s performance in the Eurovision show in Iasi, Romania

Recording by May Elisabeth Nipen

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How we discovered Alexander Rybak – Songs and stories

A while back we asked if you had any questions for Alexander, and we also wanted to hear your stories of How you discovered him. So here we present some of your stories and the songs connected to them.

Europe’s skies

  • Hello Alexander! Maybe you do not know anything about this little country in South America, anyway I want to thank you because while everything is a chaos here, I can dream and be happy just listening to your music. I dream with finding a place where I can feel comfortable, a place that I can call home. For that reason, “Europe’s Skies” is a very special song for me, because somehow it says what I feel. Yazly, Venezuela 
  • The way I got to know your songs. Last year I heard Europe’s skies in a forum in someone’s profile and then fell in love with it…then Fairytale and the Eurovision stage it was so exciting. Now I think there isn’t any video of u on YouTube that I haven’t seen and 24/7 is your songs…for getting rid of confusion of my lessons and calming down a bit… Mahdiyeh, Iran
  • Hi Alex! When I heard your music first, I was searching on the net. It happened 2 years ago. My favorites are the Fairytale, Europe’s skies, Roll with the wind… but the best is Europe’s skies. Virág, Hungary 

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Alexander Rybak’s Day in HGVM. 15.03.2014

Last Saturday it was Day of honour of Alexander Rybak in “Hver Gang Vi Møtes”. Every of 6 artists have made a cover of his song. Here you can watch the performance and what Alexander tells about the original songs, about the covers and what the artists think about the songs and their own performances. The videos are listed in a performing order:


Samsaya – “Europe Skies”

Music: Alexander Rybak, Lyrics: Alexander Rybak & Thomas Waernes

Upload by Tessa Lande. Translation by Jorunn Ekre. English revision and subs by Anni Jowett.

Sigvart Dagsland – “13 Horses”

Music and lyrics by Alexander Rybak

Upload by Tessa Lande. English translation by Marit O. Subs by Sonya Luzina. English revision by Anni Jowett.

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Alexander Rybak’s Day: Cover versions of his songs by HGVM artists

Touched Rybak to tears:  Alexander Rybak struggled to hold back the tears when Sigvart Dagsland performed a tremendous version of “13 Horses” in “Hver gang vi møtes. The women around the table on their side did nothing to hide her tears. Ref: Stein Østbø, VG

English translation by Venche M. and Hildebjorg H. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Samsaya – “Europe Skies” 

Samsaya starts

Samsaya opened the musical day with “Europe’s Skies” from Alexander’s album “No Boundaries” from 2010.
Alexander thinks Samsaya has done interesting things with his song.
– I have always believed that what makes my songs, is the usage of classic chords, but Samsaya took it away and it worked. And she makes an insane performance as well. She simplified the chords. I think it’s only her who could make the song believable that way,- says Alexander to TV 2.

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Alexander Rybak at the Opening Show of Arctic Race. Bodø, 07.08.13

Alexander played 30 minutes mini-concert at the Opening of Arctic Race in Bodø, accompanied at the stage by the Lithuanian modern ballet “Time to Show”. Playlist consisted of “Europe skies”, “Dovregubbens hall” (“In the Hall of the Mountain King” – piece by Edvard Grieg for tHenrik Ibsen’s play “Peer Gynt”),  “If you were gone”, “Funny little world”, “Leave me alone”, “Roll with the wind” and “Fairytale”.

Recording and subs by Tessa Lande. English revising by Anni Jowett.


Articles about concert with the Kragerø Girls Choir 10.03.13

Author: Nils Jul Lande
Source: paper issue of Telemarksavisa, published on 11.3.13

Transcribed by Tessa Lande. Translated by Anni Jowett. Revised by Sara Anja.

FAIRYTALE: What was more natural than to finish the large-scale concert with “Fairytale” with Alexander Rybak and the girls choir. Photo: Nils Jul Lande

A firework display

There was a firework display of a concert in Kragerø church last night. Kragerø choir had shot the golden bird by getting Alexander Rybak and Didrik Solli-Tangen with them.

It was a concert the many in attendance will remember for a long, a very long time. A concert with many highlights, that was rewarded with a deserved standing ovation when the concert came to its end.

You must just take your hat off to the Kragerø choir with its 16 young girls. The conductor Robert Carding does a great job with the choir, which Rybak emphasized at the end of the concert.

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Video: Alexander Rybak in the Romanian program “Focus Monden”

Upload and Russian translation by Sonya Luzina. English translation by Laura Ser. Subs by Julia B. Croatian translation by Karolina Pavlov. Slovak translation by Danka Čolláková. Czech translation by Petra Hauserová. Polish translation by Martyna Agnieszka Jasińska. German translation by Simone Schmidt.

A fan of Rybak invaded the stage of “The Voice of Lithuania”

Article published at  Klubas.lt on April 8, 2012

Link to the original here

Found by Zhanna Sergueeva, translated by Jolanta Paulite.

A fan of A.Rybak invaded the stage, and had to be restraint by the security guards.

On the Easter evening the final match of LNK project “Voice of Lithuania” ended with unexpected incident – in the main entertainment arena security guards have had to restrain one viewer, who invaded the stage during Alexander Rybak’s concert.

The Belarusian origin and representative of Norway, who triumphed a few years ago in Eurovision, become the first sweetie to performe in the Voice of Lithuania – The project organizers promise, that in the final fights every weekend will participate a bright stars of popular music.

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Alexander in Polish TV-show “Jaka to melodia” – Name that tune!

Alexander visited TVP1 in Poland – on November 15th 2011 – and performed in the polish TV-show “Jaka to melodia”.  A number of songs were recorded with a live audience,  and will be shown in following broadcasts of the show. The show is the analogue of “Name that tune”.

Screenshot from broadcast 3 by Tessa Lande


1. ” Fairytale” by Alexander Rybak. Broadcast 27.11.2011

Upload and subtitles by Julia B. English translation by Martyna Agnieszka Jasińska.

2. “Viva la vida” by Coldplay. Broadcast 18.12.2011

Upload by Yanis B.

3. “Always a woman” by Billy Joel. Broadcast 08.01.2012

AdvarselsikonFound by Patrycja Pajor. Recording by Sonya L.

4. “Roll with the wind” by Alexander Rybak/Maarten
& Lina Eriksson. Broadcast 15.03.2012

Recording by Ulli Cologne.

5. “Europe’s Skies” by Alexander Rybak. Broadcast 11.12.2012

Recording by Martyna Jasińska

Alexander Rybak on Romanian TV. 18 and 19 January 2012

screenshot by Jenia Skripnik

Alexander arrived to Romania on Jan.17 to record the new duet song with  Paula Seling. Also he appeared in 2 domestic TV-shows, where he revealed a bit about the song and his cooperation with Paula.

News program “Observator”. 18.01.2012

Upload and subs by Julia B. Translation by Vic Tnt.

Watch the same video on Dailymotion: http://dai.ly/y8mm3w

Morning show “Neatza cu Razvan si Dani” and “Europe’s Skies” performance 19.01.2012

Watch the same video on Dailymotion: http://dai.ly/zdoD7W

Alexander Rybak at the Romanian X-Factor. 11.12.2011

Meeting with Romanian fan-club.

Found by Adelina Kiss. Russian translation by Jenia Skripnik. Recording and subs by Sonya Luzina

Watch it on Dailymotion too: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xmx14c_alexander-rybak-meets-his-fans-in-romania-11-12-2011_music

Performance on X-Factor stage. Europe’s Skies and Fairytale.

Recording by Yanis B.

Europe’s Skies – Lyrics – Alexander Rybak

Europe’s Skies – Alexander Rybak

From the album “No Boundaries”, released in 2010

Music: Alexander Rybak
Lyrics: Thomas Waernes, Alexander Rybak

Lyrics in the following languages:

1. English lyrics  (original lyrics)  2. Greek translation 3. Chinese translation 4. Persian translation

Now I’m home, but I cannot stay
I dream of you every day
Got to know every inch of you
Will you make my dream come true? Continue reading Europe’s Skies — Lyrics — Alexander Rybak

Nebaskhil Europy (Belarusian version of Europe’s Skies)

Music by Alexander Rybak . Belarusian lyrics by Gleb Labadzenka

Transliteration by Olina Novikova

Supakoj mjane na nebe dushy,
U sjertsy ljubou ty zapіshy,
Vyvuchaju ja tsjabe da drabnіts,
Maru z taboj razam sasnіts’
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Alexander Rybak in the concert “Our Romance”, Tapmere, Finland 16.10.2010

Alexander performances in the concert “Meidan Romanssi” (Our Romance)

The concert was in Tampere, Finland, and Alexander performed Fairytale, Europes Skies and also accompanied Tomi Metsäketo playing the violin in the song “Kohtasin teidät”


Videos from Alexander’s visit to Malta, September 18th, 2010


Alexander visited Malta for a private gig at the Russian Embassy and got invited by the popular show “Clint on One”, simulcasted by radio and TV, thanks to contacts made by facebookie Milena Windmill!
Performance of “Europe Skies”, uploaded by SuperBerenika.
Interview to ESCToday at the Russian Boarding School, researched by Tessa La.
More videos from ESCToday to be found here: http://www.esctoday.com/news/read/16135
The interview to “Clint on One”, recoded and uploaded by Yannis P.
Interview to Maltastar, uploaded by Ronja Laupitaja.
Report from the 19:30 news program on channel One. Recorded by Simone Fey and uploaded by Yannis P.


Alexander Rybak in BingoLotto Show, Sweden, August 15th, 2010

Alexander Rybak in “Bingolotto” 15.8.2010.

Alexander and his 3 violinists Maria, Kathrin and Moa performed both “Europe’s Skies” and Funny Little Word” in the Swedish TV-show  “Bingolotto”. 

(thanks to Catalina Balan for the videos)

Funny Little World


Europe’s Skies



Alexander’s appearance at the Norwegian show “Sommertid”, TV2, July 23th, 2010


(English translation by Tessa La, Russian transalion and subs by Olina Novikova)


Interview and short violin performances

Alex performs a piece from Ole Bull, jazz and Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal”


Live performance of “Europe’s Skies”

Alexander in Allsang på grensen (Norway), June 30th, 2010

Alexander Rybak performed two songs in the Norwegian sing along TV-show “Allsang på grensen” on TV2  🙂

Singing Jørgen Hattemaker with Kathrine Moholt, recorded by Gullskoify

Europe’s Skies, recorded by Josephina143