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Alexander Rybak and Johnny Logan – Allsang på grensen 9.8.2017

Alexander Rybak and Johnny Logan together at “Allsang på grensen” 2017

Alexander Rybak played the violin when Johnny Logan performed the song “You Raise Me Up”, and they also did a duet with the legendary songs “Fairytale” and “Hold me now” at “Allsang på grensen”. 

“You Raise Me Up” is composed by Rolf Løvland (Secret Garden). Alexander Rybak and Johnny Logan performed this song at the seasonal final of the Norwegian TV-show at “Allsang på grensen” 09.08.2017

 

YOU RAISE ME UP

( Music: Rolf Løvland. Lyrics: Brendan Graham)

Lyrics as they are sung by Johnny Logan in this performance

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up’ To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up’ To more than I can be.

There is no life ‘ no life without the hunger;
Each beaten heart beats so imperfectly;
But when you come and I am filled with wonder,
Sometimes, it feels I glimpse eternity.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up’ To more than I can be.

You raise me up’ To more than I can be.

Alexander at the national ESC final on Iceland 11.03.2017

Alexander Rybak and Greta Salome with a brilliant duet in the national ESC final on Iceland. 

In addition to the duet, there were also an interview and at the end Alexander performed his legendary “Fairytale”. Below you find videos of the duet, the whole part with Alexander – interview, duet and “Fairytale”, and a video of only “Fairytale”. Continue reading Alexander at the national ESC final on Iceland 11.03.2017

Alexander in Eurovision UK’s selection You Decide 2017

Alexander Rybak in the UK’s selection for Eurovision 2017 – “You Decide”.

Photo above: Thanks to the guys in ESC Kazakhstan for this great picture 🙂 

Alexander was one of the guest artists in UK’s selection show “You Decide” broadcast on BBC Two.

Alexander performed his legendary “Fairytale” in front of an enthusiastic audience, and he was really sparkling 🙂 

Before the live show, he took part in a Q & A, and he also gave a short interview after his performance. Watch this in the videos below 🙂  Continue reading Alexander in Eurovision UK’s selection You Decide 2017

Alexander in the Finnish TV-show “På resande not” 29.10.2016

Alexander Rybak performed  his legendary “Fairytale” and did a beautiful cover of the Eurovision winner song from 1987 – “Hold Me Now” (Johnny Logan) in the TV-show “På resande not” on the Finnish TV-channel YLE.
The show was recorded 15th of June this year, and Alexander also gave an interview while he was in Finland. You can read the interview HERE.

Pictures from the TV-show you’ll find HERE

And a big thanks to Annika Sandess, Finland,  we now can watch these two great performances. Enjoy 🙂

“Fairytale”

“Hold Me Now”

 

Alexander in a live stream broadcast on radio TKM, Argentina 27.04.2016

Alexander at radio TKM, Argentina where he performed “Funny Little World”,  “Abrazame”, “Roll with the Wind” and “Fairytale”.  The video shows short parts of each performance. To see the  whole live streamed interview with performances, click on the picture below the video 🙂

 

 

Alexander Rybak at the Hungarian national final for ESC 2016

Alexander performed “Fairytale” in the national ESC-selection of Hungary “A Dal”, on 27th February 2016, on channel Duna-TV.
The performance was pre-recorded the previous day, because on the day of  the ESC-finale he gave a concert together with the finalists of the “Virtuózok” classical talent show in Budapest.
He was also interviewed, below you find the video-interview as well.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak at the Hungarian national final for ESC 2016

Alexander Rybak at the concert “Golden Hit” at Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk

Kotik” and “Fairytale” 

Unfortunately, there were problems with a sound (echo) at the concert, so  it was decided to close the video.  Sorry for that.

Thanks to Lesya Kozhevnikova for the recording

 

Alexander Rybak – 6 years since the big victory in 2009

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 🙂

ESC2009 5 yeras anniversary

 

Alexander Rybak – Fairytale – Eurovision Sing Along Festival

Alexander with a great performance of Fairytale at the Eurovision Sing Along Festival at Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam. Enjoy!

From the rehearsal, found and uploaded by Ulli C

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”

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

Alexander Rybak as Eduard Khil – “One to One” Show, Episode 3

Alexander about his performance: 
MY NEW TROLOLO VIDEO

Watch this hilarious tribute to Eduard Khil. When I was a young boy, in 2012, I was supposed to perform on stage in London with the legendary Eduard “Trololo” Khil. Unfortunately he didn’t make it and I never got to see him, but his songs remain in our hearts.

Since I’m participating in the Russian show ‪#‎OneToOne‬, I’m happy that I could put on his mask for a while, and sing his world known song. I hope you’ll like my tribute to Eduard Khil. 🙂

Have a nice weekend.

Alex

“Trololo”

Continue reading Alexander Rybak as Eduard Khil – “One to One” Show, Episode 3

Alexander Rybak in Charity concert for Mercy Ships

Videos from the concert uploaded to AlexanderRybakVideo

Highlights from the the preparation for the concert, some of the speech during the concert and some songs by Alexander.

Article below

Published on the website of the Norwegian newspaper Dagen.no 20.11.2014 . Translation by Jorunn E.
http://www.dagen.no/Inspirasjon/sykehusskip/Merchy-Ships-samlet-over-1000-til-konsert-137522 

Mercy Ships gathered over a 1000 people

Erling Natvig in Mercy Ships hoped for a miracle when they invited people to a concert with tickets costing a thousand NOK each. Over a thousand people showed up at Grieghallen on Monday evening, which the head of the organisation was satisfied with.

We don`t know the final result yet, but we`ll get a fantastic surplus, he says.

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Performed for free

Alexander Rybak was one of the artists that performed for free for Mercy Ships. He writes in a text message that he likes to work with nice people and that Natvig did a great job explaining the concept to him.

Natvig said before the concert that the contact with Rybak was established at an airport. They had never met before, but Natvig was bold and got in touch. Three hours later he got an SMS from the artist where he asked for an e-mail.

Mercy Ships had to change course because of the Ebola epidemic.

For free 

Rybak writes that the concert went even better than he had expected and that he particularly enjoyed playing together with Ung Symfoni.

Several artists performed for free for Mercy Ships, Carl Espen Thorbjørnsen, Josefin Winther and Roda Achieng. In addition to Ung Symfoni a group of 40 strings from 9-11 years old took part too.

Will there be a concert in Bergen next year too?
I think so. One of the important things for us is to make the work known. In Bergen we, among other things, got to meet a company that wants to give some of their proceeds to our work. This is how we see the effect of the concert right away.

Old concept 

The concept isn’t new. Five years ago the organisation held a charity concert with artists like A-ha and Secret Garden, to mention just a few. Last year they missed 2000 NOK to get 1 million NOK in surplus in an evening in Kristiansand.

Will the ticket always cost a thousand NOK?
It’s the price we normally charge. We do it a bit a bit differently from others, the artists get nothing and we get a lot. I think that`s fun for them,too.

Around 50 volunteers participated in connection with the concert, for which Natvig is very grateful.

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A little fan report.

It was a great atmosphere and a well visited concert hall. People had gathered to support a good cause and enjoy the music. Alexander first did a session with the pianist Stefan Zlatanos including “Hungarian Suite”,  “Clair de Lune” and “Jealous”. Later he came back for a session with Ung Symfoni (youth symphony orchestra). My highlight was hearing him play Viva la Vida with a full orchestra. For the finale the very cute and young little musicians joined in for “Roll with the wind” and “Fairytale”.

Wish I had brought a camera instead of an old phone, here are some clips from the concert.                                                                                     Hilde M

Alexander Rybak in Ukrainian TV-show “Meeting Place” performing “Fairytale” 11.10.2014.

Alexander took part in recording of the Ukrainian music show called “Meeting Place” which took place this  September in Kiev. Each episode of the show has its own special theme and today’s theme was about love, where Alexander performed “Fairytale”. Next week we’ll hear  a beautiful Russian song “Ja sprosil u jasenja” from him.

Recording by Sveta Plyasun

Alexander Rybak at “Allsang på Grensen” 07.08.2014

Alexander Rybak was the guest-host on today’s show “Allsang på Grensen” on TV2. He also perform “Into a Fantasy”, Fairytale and feated Rita Eriksen and Vidar Johnsen in the well-known Norwegian Wamp song “Tir n’a Noir”. You can watch all three performances and the full show in the vidoes below.

Into a Fantasy

Continue reading Alexander Rybak at “Allsang på Grensen” 07.08.2014

Alexander at „Eurovision Show” in Iasi, Romania, 25.06.2014.

Recording by May Elisabeth Nipen

Continue reading Alexander at „Eurovision Show” in Iasi, Romania, 25.06.2014.

Alexander Rybak and Frikar reunion in Ål 31.05.2014

Author: Torunn Akersveen Lied
Photo: Sigmund Krøvel-Velle
Published: Hallingdolen.no 31.5.14

Translated by TessaLa. Revised by Anni Jowett

Rybak and Frikar topped the show at Ål on Saturday

Alexander Rybak and Frikar were on stage together again for the first time in four years. It really took off.

ålREUNION: Alexander Rybak and Frikar were together on stage for the first time in four years during the “Folkemusikkveka” on Saturday. From left: Torkjell Lunde Børsheim, Sigbjørn  Rua and Hallgrim Hansegård (in the air).

Continue reading Alexander Rybak and Frikar reunion in Ål 31.05.2014

Alexander Rybak & Lars Lillo-Stenberg – Fairytale (Norwegian version)

Alexander has performed with Lars Lillo-Stenberg and group deLillos at the Norwegian award show “Gullruten”, which was broadcasted on TV2  09.05.2014.

Recording by Tessa Lande

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 

Continue reading How we discovered Alexander Rybak — Songs and stories

Alexander Rybak’s song “Fairytale” is included in the hockey medley for the World Championship

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Alexander’s “Fairytale” is included in the hockey medley called “Hockey Fantasy” which will be played by students of the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts (the one he visited recently) at the closing ceremony of the Ice Hockey World Championship that will take place in Minsk in May. Besides “Fairytale” there are 17 other songs, every song represents some participating country in the championship. Alexander’s song represents Norway. You can listen to this medley here:

http://soundcloud.com/belta-1/j1wok0e1h59r

You can find more information about this medley in this  article (in Russian)

Coop Magazine about Alexander Rybak’s participation in “Hver gang vi møtes” show

 

 Inspiring to be a part of!

In eight weeks we have been able to enjoy good artists, fun and seriousness  in TV 2’s “Hver gang vi møtes” (“Everytime we meet”). The youngest participant, Alexander Rybak, found the whole experience unique. Continue reading Coop Magazine about Alexander Rybak’s participation in “Hver gang vi møtes” show

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.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak’s Day in HGVM. 15.03.2014

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.

Continue reading Dagbladet interviewed Alexander Rybak before his trip to Belgium

Alexander Rybak in HGVM talks about his perfect pitch, his participation in Idol and Fairytale

Alexander talks about his perfect pitch

Upload, English translation and subs by Tessa Lande. English revision by Katie Anderson. Russian translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. Vietnamese translation by Bội-Dung Trần.

The article published in TV2.no on 15.03.2014
Author Tore Waskaas.
English translation by Tessa Lande. English revision by  Anni Jowett.

Rybak about Idol-time: – I think it was a rebellious act

Alexander Rybak talks about why he signed up for “Idol.

Alexander Rybak (27) took part in “Idol” in 2005 and in “Hver gang vi møtes” he explains why he joined the TV2 talent contest, where among others Anneli Drecker was a judge. Continue reading Alexander Rybak in HGVM talks about his perfect pitch, his participation in Idol and Fairytale

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.

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

Alexander Rybak and Lars Lillo-Stenberg in “Senkveld” 14.03.2014.

Alexander and Lars Lillo-Stenberg as guests in the Norwegian talk-show “Senkveld”.

Alexander and Lars Lillo Stenberg took part in the Norwegian TV-show “Hver gang vi møtes” (Everytime we meet) and in “Senkveld” they talk about this and”Fairytale” which Lars made a Norwegian version of. 

Recording by Venche M. Translation and subs by Tessa Lande.

Revision by Anni Jowett

We´re in loooove with our Fairytale, Alexander Rybak

Today, 7th February, exactly 5 years ago, the first public performance of Fairytale was shown on Norwegian TV. The occasion was the semi-final of the Norwegian ESC selection, Melodi Grand Prix.

We celebrate the 5 years with 7 different performances of Fairytale from around the world. They are not selected because they are the best, but because they are in different settings.

Since the Olympic Games in Sochi starts today, we wish everybody good luck with the games.

 

February 7th 2009, at the Melodi Grand Prix semifinal in Skien, Norway.

Alexander captured many hearts this night.

Continue reading We´re in loooove with our Fairytale, Alexander Rybak

The concert in Riga 18.10.2013.

Alexander  performed a concert at the anniversary party of  “Friends Club” in Riga on 18.10.2013

Video by YouTube-user dancheskus

Pictures by Ketija Grūbe and Boris Kuvshinnikov

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Alexander in Øksnes with The LVO 29.09.13

Source: Bladet Vesterålen
Paper Issue – Published 01.10.13
Author: Idar Ovesen
Photo: Idar Ovesen

Translated by Tessa Lande. Revised by Anni Jowett.

ALEXANDER THE VIRTUOSO

Alexander Rybak and The LVO were a huge thrill in Øksneshallen.

ØKSNES: Alexander Rybak came to Øksnes and instructed, charmed and shone in interaction with The LVO.

It was a playful evening in front of hundreds in the enthusiastic audience in Øksneshallen. It was almost “Beatles-conditions”, with a huge tribulation in front of the entrance. More chairs had to be put in place so as many as possible got the chance to see and hear. Continue reading Alexander in Øksnes with The LVO 29.09.13

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.

 

Alexander at Tautra Island Festival 27.07.13

Source: Trønderavisen
Paper issue – 29.07.13
Author: Per-Magne Midjo

Found by Ulli Cologne. Translated by Tessa Lande. Revised by Anni Jowett.

The audience at the festival was

present from the first sound.

A fairytale: Of course Alexander Rybak played “Fairytale” – and in front of 1,000 spectators early Saturday afternoon.
Almost a festival fairytale. Continue reading Alexander at Tautra Island Festival 27.07.13

Family concert at Holmen, Risør – Austagder Blad 25.7.13

Source: Austagder Blad
Paper Issue – 25.7.13
Author: Brede Gaute Andersen
Photo: Hans Fredrik Asbjørnsen

Found and translated by Tessa Lande. Revised by Katie Anderson.

Excited before the mini festival on Thursday

The mini festival with deLillos, Stein Torleif Bjella, Alexander Rybak and Risør band “Dance With Me”, is only a week away. With the latter two performers confirmed, the organizers mean to cover all tastes. Continue reading Family concert at Holmen, Risør — Austagder Blad 25.7.13

Alexander on the “Opp og Hopp” radio program 07.07.13

An interview with Alexander on “Opp og Hopp”, a children’s radio program.

 P4 07.07.13 – about being talented, the actual story of composing “Fairytale”, Superbarna, his orchestra projects and the BAD show.
Also, several live performances, including: “Dyrene i Afrika” “Stary Klion” and “Smooth Criminal”

Upload by Tessa Lande. English translation by Tessa Lande, Laila S.HSara Anja, & Jorunn Ekre. English revision by Anni Jowett and Katie Anderson. Subtitles by Katie Anderson.

Articles about Alexander’s participation in Morodalsfestivalen on 16.06.13

Source: Odalsnytt – published 16.06.13
Author: Gunnar Nygård

Found by Ulli Cologne. Translated by Tessa Lande. Revised by Katie Anderson.

Sun and Joy for 1300 People in Morodalen

After four festivals with lousy weather, the sun finally found its way to Morodalen! In the great weather, cheerful people came from near and far. On Saturday there were almost 1300 people visiting the festival at Sand.

Continue reading Articles about Alexander’s participation in Morodalsfestivalen on 16.06.13

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.

Continue reading Interview with Alexander for Turkish magazine “Go Girl”

Video: Alexander Rybak in the Top 10 of “Star Princes”

Recording, English translation and subs by Sonya Luzina.

English revision by Katie Anderson

Alexander Rybak in the Russian program “Polular truth” 23.03.2013.

Recording, English translation and subs by Sonya Luzina