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Accent – Alexander’s song in the Belarusian selection for Eurovision

Now you finally can listen to Alexander’s song in the Belarusian Eurovision selection “Accent”,  performed by the girls group “Milki”  🙂

Song written by Alexander Rybak and produced by Amir Aly at YLA Studios.

ACCENT

My accent is the same!

You are the love of my life,
you know I’m always by your side.
You have a choice, baby;
I can be yours ‘til the end of time.
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Online broadcast of the first round of the Belarusian national selection for “Eurovision-2015”, December 4-5

Alexander Rybak’s Belarusian group “Milki” will participate in the first round  of the Belarusian national selection for “Eurovision-2015” on December 4 or 5. The audition can be watched online via the Internet.

Live broadcast of the national qualifying auditions of the International Song Contest “Eurovision-2015” will be organized for the first time this year on the official website of Belteleradiocompany www.tvr.by

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Interview with Alexander Rybak from the photo session with girls from his Belarusian group “Milki”

Rybak’s “girls” arranged a white-red-white photo session.

“Belteleradiokompania” has stopped accepting applications on November 21 from the participants in the Eurovision 2015 national selection. 

We will find out at the beginning of December who will make it to the finals. For now, musicians have been furtively sending packages with documents and recorded songs to the organizing committee. Alexander Rybak openly plans to conquer not just Belarusians but all of Europe.

Onliner.by attended the music group photo session, and found out from the Eurovision 2009 winner what the song will be about and how they plan to surprise the jury and the audience.

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Malta 2015: How Franklin came to his Rybak song

Alex with Franklin

Alexander Rybak is back – Namely in Malta! Franklin Calleja who has already been present at the preliminary decision for Copenhagen will sing a Rybak-ballad next weekend with the aim to travel to Vienna in May 2015: “Still here” is a classical ESC-ballad which in the course of three minutes rises to a big climax. We certainly want to know how that the Rybak-Calleja-Connection came about.

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Franklin Calleja – “Still Here”

This weekend it’s the semi-final and final of Malta’s national selection for Eurovision 2015. Franklin will perform as number 3, and the semi-final starts Friday at 20.50 CET. Watch it online on www.tvm.com.mt/live/

Alexander Rybak, who is the composer of the song, said this about Franklin on his FB page recently:

“Whatever the competition, and no matter who wins in the end, I sincerely believe that Franklin Calleja has the strongest and most interesting voice in the country of Malta, and I hope that people will understand his great talent for music and help him to the world stage (he is just as amazing live as he is on this video). And if I can help him with this song, I’m truly happy!”

We wish both Franklin and Alexander the best of luck, and those of you who live in Malta;  don’t forget to vote!

 

 

 

The girls in Alexander’s Belarusian band

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Alexander with his girls band. The picture is from his official Instagram

Alexander Rybak, who was recently traveling around and auditioning in Belarus, has picked his girl band, which will compete for the right to travel to Eurovision 2015. On his FaceBook page, the musician has posted a video where he announced the names of the winners. “Znamenka” found out the girls’ reactions to the news, how they made it into Rybak’s quintet and also what they will have to go through to make their dreams come true.

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Alexander Rybak announces the winners of the audition for his new Belarussian group

Congratulations to all the winners! 🙂

Recently Alexander held auditions in  four cities of Belarus – Mogilev, Grodno,  Minsk and Brest,  where he looked for talented girls for his new Belorussian group. The group will participate with a song composed by Alexander in Belorussian national selection  for Eurovision Song Contest 2015.  You can read more about Alexander’s project here. And  today Alexander announced the winners of the auditions on his official Facebook-page with a sweet video-message which you can watch by clicking on this picture.

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The video is in Russian, so if you don’t understand it, here is the translation:

AR: Dear friends, Alexander Rybak from Norway, Oslo, is with you. I thank you. I thank all of you who came to the casting for my project. Me and my team got to listen to a lot of interesting voices. And if you didn’t win, if you didn’t go through, it doesn’t mean that you’re not talented. I just have my own concept and I chose girls for my act. So, the winners of the casting are: Tatiana Stakhovskaya from Minsk, Anna Ray from Minsk, Victoria Nazarko from Grodno, Taisiya Serikova from Gomel’ and Marina Putnikova from Gorky. I congratulate all of you. And I hope that you will please not only Belarus, but also the whole of Europe. Good luck!

Alexander Rybak on Eurovision Radio International 29.10.2014

Juergen Boernig from Eurovision Radio International met Alexander Rybak  for an interview during Alexander’s stay in Luxembourg for the ESC Gala Night 2014. The interview was aired in their 3 hour long live stream radio show on Wednesday 29th of October. It was a very good interview about his participation as a composer in the national selection for both Malta, with “Still Here” performed by Franklin Calleja, and Belarus with the song “Accent” performed by a girl band. They also played his new song “What I Long For”.

Recording by Sonya Luzina

Source: Eurovision Radio International

Alexander Rybak – auditions in Belarus for the national selection of ESC 2015

Alexander Rybak will take part in the national selection for ESC in Belarus as a composer with the song “My accent”. The song will be performed by a girl band, and Alexander has been in Belarus for some days to have auditions in 4 cities across the country: Mogilev, Minsk, Grodno and Brest. There has been a lot of interest both for the auditions and from the media, and Alexander has been on several morning TV-shows, and radio shows, and given many interviews. Our Russians translators are the case. 🙂

Here  is an English version of the interview in the TV-show “Morning. Studio of Good Mood” on channel CTV.

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Winner of 2009 Eurovision Song Contest Alexander Rybak preparing Belarusian representative for 2015 competition

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Still Here – performed by Franklin – Lyrics and Video – Alexander Rybak

Alexander Rybak’s song “Still Here” in the Maltese Eurovision selection 2015

We present to you the lyrics to “Still Here” composed by Alexander Rybak and performed by Franklin Calleja in the National Eurovision Song Contest Selection in Malta.

Franklin Calleja and Alexander Rybak

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Alexander Rybak will prepare the participants for the Belarusian national selection for “Eurovision 2015”

Alexander invites talented girls to the casting for competing  in the national selection for “Eurovision 2015”!

AR: Dear countrymen, you know that I’m a big fan of Eurovision and I’m a big fan of Belarus, so I invite you all to the local auditions for my song for the national selection. Good luck. Yours Sasha Rybak.

Article was published on sb.by 11.10.2014.

Author: Juliana Leonovich. Photo: “SB”

Translation by Sonya Luzina. English revision by Bita Janz.

Alexander Rybak is in an active searching process. No, the winner of “Eurovision-2009” has no plans to look for his ladylove. This time, all thoughts of the 28-year-old musician are dedicated entirely to his new projects: the other day, he announced the all-Belarusian casting for a new girl band. Newfound Norwegian Meladze (a famous Ukrainian composer and producer) and his team will personally tour around cities and villages to find the most beautiful and strong-voiced Belarusian girls. In addition to Rybak’s patronage, these girls are promised one more substantial stake: this spring, the new girl band will go to Vienna to conquer the sixtieth anniversary of the “Eurovision Song Contest 2015”. 

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Alexander Rybak performs in Eurovision Gala Night Ogae 2014 Luxembourg

Alexander Rybak, Conchita Wurst and Linda Martin will perform at the Eurovision Gala Night at Casino 2000, Luxembourg.

Eurovision Galanight Ogae 2014 Luxembourg

 Info from the organiser:

Join the 7th edition of the Eurovision Gala Night Luxembourg at the prestigious Chapito venue at Casino 2000 in Luxembourg on 25th October 2014. The event will welcome three legendary Eurovision winners: Alexander Rybak (Norway 2009), Conchita Wurst (Austria 2014) and Linda Martin (Ireland 1992).

All of them will grace the Eurovision Gala Night stage in Luxembourg and perform along the 16 finalists selected in a casting in May. These 16 finalists will compete in order to carry off the trophy at the end of the night. They will be judged by a panel of 16 international jury members and by the audience. The night will be a charity event and all proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross.

Tickets cost 30 euros and can be purchased by sending a mail to contact@galanight.net or by visiting the official website of the event: www.galanight.net.
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Alexander Rybak – Interview on Eurovision.be about “Into a Fantasy”

“I’m an old talent” – Alexander Rybak interviewed by Eurovision.be 29.06.2014.

Provided and translated by Olivier Vanhoutte and revised by Anni JowettLink to original interview here.

Alexander Rybak Interview in be.Eurovision

Alexander Rybak : “I’m an old talent”

Five years after his victory at the Eurovision Song Contest, Alexander Rybak tours again around Europe. This time to promote the movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2″, and his song on the soundtrack “Into a Fantasy”. The Eurovision victory was the beginning of everything. “Fairytale” is my business card, “says the 28-year-old singer.
“In countries where I am not so well known, people point at me and sing “Fairytale” without knowing my name. The song is more famous than I am, but I find that good.” The classically trained musician just wanted to escape from classical music when he won the Eurovision Song Contest. He looks back with satisfaction to his victory, but remains very calm underneath: “In this business you need to be happy with the chances you get and stay loyal to yourself.” Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Interview on Eurovision.be about “Into a Fantasy”

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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Alexander Rybak – A Fairytale in Moscow – 5 years anniversary

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Once upon a time, 5 years ago when we were younger, the Fairytale started. Alexander won the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow with a record high number of points and he won our hearts. Today, 5 years later, his record is still standing and our Fairytale Fiddler is still capturing our hearts. We celebrate by looking back on some golden moments from 2009, which were never published here before 🙂

Article published before the  start of 1st Semi-Final on 12.05.2009

Author: Nina Skyrud Photo: Trond Reidar Teigen Source: rb.no

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Translated by Tessa Lande. English revising by Katie Anderson.

 

IT CAN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS

Whatever happens, Alexander has already won.
Whether Alexander Rybak wins Eurovision or not, he has already won the hearts of all on behalf of himself, Norway and all those who stand out in the crowd.
He had already jumped through the screen in Kjempesjansen with his own song “Foolin'”. And made viewers gasp for breath, thinking: Wow, what is this?It is incredibly rare to experience a top-trained classical musician with such a natural and heartfelt ability to communicate. He was not an old fellow when he closed his ears to the skeptics’ attempts to get him to limit himself to a career as a classical violinist. He wanted to perform the music as he felt it, both his own and others. Because when Alexander Rybak plays Rolf Løvland’s “Secret Garden”, It’s hard to remember to breathe.
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Video: Alexander Rybak – 14 days in Moscow before the ESC final in 2009

Tonight it is Eurovision Song Contest Final in Copenhagen, and that brings us memories from 5 years ago, when the Final of Eurovision was in Moscow and… you all know what happened back then. To make a symbolic celebration of the 5 years since Alexander’s victory, we’d like to introduce you to this documentary, made by NRK back in 2009, first broadcasted on 16.5.2009 as a pre-party for the final. So here it is in full HD and with English subs.

Recording by May Elisabeth. Translation and subs by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Alexander Rybak about Eurovision in Russian talk-show “Live”

Alexander Rybak was a guest in Russian talk-show “Live” on Russia-1 channel, which was broadcasted before and after the 1st Semi-final of Eurovision Song Contest 2014 on May 6th. He performed his hit “Fairytale”  and participated to the live discussion about Eurovision. Here we gathered all parts with him in one video 🙂 Enjoy!

Upload, video edition and subs by Julia B. Translation by Inna F. & Julia B. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Article about performances of Alexander Rybak in Belarus

Article was published on www.eurovisionary.com 15.04.2014.

Written by Kristján Sveinsson

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Alexander Rybak helps Belarus warm up for Eurovision

Former Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak usually has rather busy time of it in the run up to Eurovision each year, and this year is no exception. Not only has young Mr Rybak been busy featuring in a popular TV series in Norway, he’s apparently heading East for Easter.

Having wowed audiences at home in Norway with a number of superb renditions of other people’s hits in the smash series Hver Gang Vi MøtesAlexander Rybak is spending his Easter where it all started. Following his landslide victory at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest with Fairytale, Eastern Europe welcomed Rybak with open arms, with his place of birth Belarus in particular becoming one of his major markets.

Dagbladet interviewed Alexander Rybak before his trip to Belgium

Article published in Dagbladet on 16.03.2014

Author: Merete Skogrand

Translated by Jorunn Ekre. English revising by Anni Jowett.

TO BELGIUM: Tonight Alexander Rybak will be onstage in Belgium in connection with Eurovision. He will be performing with children. Photo by  Nina Hansen

I always try to find a new incentive to play Fairytale.


Tonight Rybak will be onstage at Eurovision again.


Yesterday Lars Lillo-Stenberg did a new Version of Alexander Rybak’s song “Fairytale” in “Hver Gang vi Møtes” and the reviewer in Dagbladet gave 6 on the dice.

The song became an immediate hit and a door opener to the 27 year old when he won the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow in 2009, and has given him an enormous success. Rybak has played the song numerous times since, but feels he will never get tired of the pop song with a violin sound.

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5 years ago Alexander Rybak won the golden ticket to paricipate in the ESC

Today it’s been exactly 5 years since our favourite fiddler won Melodi Grand Prix, the Norwegian selection for ESC.

We celebrate the day with a look back on the night it happened.

Tonight our favourite Fiddler celebrates with a spectacular concert that is concluding a seminar in New York together with the children of the Trinity School.

Article: Interview with Alexander Rybak in Finland. 01.02.2014

Article published in paper issue of “Hufvudstadsbladet” on 01.02. 2014

Author: FNB-SPT/HEIDI HAKALA

Provided by Senni MM. English translation by Tessa Lande. English revising by Anni Jowett.

YOU HAVE TO DARE TO TAKE A CHANCE: If you want to succeed in music it is important to dare to try new ways,- says Alexander Rybak.

Picture by LEHTIKUVA/Ves Moilanen

Rybak cracked the music code.

Just in time for the Finnish Eurovision finals the 2009 Norwegian Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak will visit Finland. For next year’s race, he would like to write a song for a Finnish artist.
Many will recall Alexander Rybak, 27, as the guy who along with his violin took Europe by storm with the song Fairytale at Eurovision in Moscow in 2009. Rybak is happy about the lift that Eurovision gave his career, with more than over half a million fans today following on Facebook. “But the Eurovision victory is not a wave you can ride on forever”,- he says.

Continue reading Article: Interview with Alexander Rybak in Finland. 01.02.2014

MUSIC VIDEO FROM ALEXANDER RYBAK – “5 to 7 YEARS”

Alexander made a gift for  his fans all over the world – a new music video called “5 To 7 Years”!

“This is a Music Video I made for my 600.000 +++ fans on Facebook. So share it with all your friends. I love each and every one of you. Alex”

Produced by Alexander Rybak
Music & Lyrics by Alexander Rybak
Guitar, bass and programming by Knut Bjørnar Asphol
Drums by Martin Hystad
Mixes and Mastered by Knut Bjørnar Asphol
Directed, Shot and Edited by Joakim Kleven

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Articles about Alexander Rybak and Marija Šerifović recording a duet

Photo: Marija Šerifović via Twitter

Exclusive: Marija Šerifović and Alexander Rybak are recording a duet.

Source: Sarajevo Nightlife  Author: “TeamSNL”

Found by Ulli Cologne. Translated by Karolina Pavlov. Revised by Katie Anderson.

   Marija Šerifović posted a status on a social network a couple of minutes ago that she’s recording a duet with the Norwegian star and winner of Eurovision 2009, Alexander Rybak. Underneath the photo that she posted she says: “Officially, Alexander Rybak is the first guest on the album”. According to information we received later, this excellent musician wrote the music for the song on the upcoming album of this singer.

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Exclusive: Marija Šerifović and Alexander Rybak recorded a duet.

Source: Svet  Author: Dragan D. Kecman

The only Serbian winner of Eurovision, Marija Šerifović, posted a photo on Twitter a couple of minutes ago with the Norwegian star, Alexander Rybak, and wrote: “Officially, Alexander Rybak is the first guest on the album“. The pop star is working hard these days on a new project called “Ispovest“ (Confession), which should be released by the end of the year. Alexander, winner of Eurovision 2009, is participating in a remarkable collaboration with our singer and it’s not surprising that she chose him specifically for a duet.

Interview with Alexander for Turkish magazine “Go Girl”

English version of the interview provided by Alexander Rybak, with previously unpublished questions, omitted due to lack of space.

The Turkish version of the interview was published in the April issue of the Turkish magazine “Go Girl”.

-How did life change for you after your Eurovision victory in 2009?

AR: It was the biggest privilege for an artist: To be heard. Now, if I want to cooperate with another artist or producer, I just call them. And then they do everything they can to arrange something nice. But I never take anything for granted, so when I don´t write music I sit down with my computer and send mails to people around the world. Non-stop. I´m hungry as a wolf.

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Article in 15min.lt about Alexander’s participation in “Chorų karai” published 17.03.13

Author: Viktorija Navickaitė
Source: 15min.lt

Found by Sonya Luzina. Translated by Erika Jasiūnienė.

Revised by Katie Anderson.

Photo by Irmanto Gelūno

 

Alexander Rybak: “Participation in Eurovision – it’s like courting a girl: you just need to worry less and then you will be more successful.”

 

Sunday evening, in the TV3 television project “Battle of Choirs“ the commission seat was occupied by 2009 Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak from Norway, calming the Lithuanians: “Participation in Eurovision – it’s like courting a girl: you need to worry less and then you will be more successful.”

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Breaking news! Alexander Rybak to star in Belarusian ESC video!

Author: Fotis Konstantopoulos
Source: oikotimes

EXCLUSIVE: RYBAK TO STAR IN ALYONA’S VIDEO CLIP

   Huge announcement came from the Belarusian camp tonight: The ace is revealed!

Alexander Rybak will star in the official Belarusian Eurovision 2013 music video, which is currently being recorded in Istanbul. Very soon Alyona Lanskaya will present  the clip of “Solayoh” to Europe, which will feature the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 winner, Alexander Rybak!

Here you can watch to Alyona’s first live performance with the song “Solayoh” at the Romanian ESC Final on March 9:

Interview with Alexander Rybak before the semifinal of ESC 2009 in Moscow

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

BLIR KJENT IGJEN: Alexander Rybak med to russiske fans utenfor Olympiastadion i Moskva. Foto: PÅL NORDSETH

 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.

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Video: 2 interviews with Alexander Rybak from Greece. 18.02.2013

Alexander Rybak in Greek news 18.02.2013

Recording by Sonya Luzina. English translation by Georgia-Gina Machaira. English revision by Anni Jowett. Subs by Julia B. 

Alexander Rybak’s interview to Mad Radio. Greek ESC Final. 18.02.2013

Upload and subs by Sonya Luzina. Russian translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. Romanian translation by Laura Ser.

Alexander at the Greek Eurovision Final. 18.2.13

Alexander was invited to perform at Greek national ESC Final together with Greek singer Kostas Martakis. They performed “Fayritale” in duet. Also Alexander was interviewed on stage, together with other 3 ESC stars Dima Bilan, Ruslana and Marija Šerifović. They all have tried to tell several words in Greek.

Duet with Kostas Martakis “Fairytale”

Recorded by May Elisabeth.

Interview of 4 ESC winners

Recorded by May Elisabeth. English translation by Mary Mastrogianni.