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
Photo: Stella Pictures
Article published on www.ekstrabladet.dk 15.01.12
Written by Pernille Christensen.
Link to original article:http://ekstrabladet.dk/flash/kultur/article1691191.ece
Translated by Marianne Saietz
Here are the foreigners, who will find the danish Grand Prix-winner
Last years winner-duo, Ell & Nikki, are in the international jury, who will help finding the danish Grand Prix-winner
When danish MGP on Saturday will take place in Aalborg, there will, for the first time in danish Grand Prix-history, be an international jury, participating in finding the winner.
Now, Denmarks Radio ( DR ) has put names and faces on the foreign musical professionals, who are going to take part in finding the song that will represent Denmark at Eurovision Song Contest in Azerbaijan in may.
Continue reading “Here are the foreigners…”. Ekstrabladet Jan.15th 2012
Pictures by “Belarus TV” and Nadezda Degtyareva
Written by Tatiana Pastushenko. Photos by Nadezda Degtyareva
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.
Continue reading Alexander Rybak gives a press conference in Minsk, 05.01.2012.
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.