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Alexander Rybak and “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” in Grorud church 10.12.18

Filled Grorud church twice in one evening

The “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” concert is as good as expected. In one evening, Grorud church was filled to the brim twice, and the audience came even from Nottingham as well as Moscow!

Source: Akers Avis, published 21.12.18. Text and photos: ROLF E. WULFF
Translated by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett and Anastasia Silakova.

For 30 years, the “Mother of all Christmas concerts” has travelled around to churches with professional artists to sing the Christmas message and unify the religious festival and joy. Rune Larsen has been a part of this for 17 years in a row, and once again he realised that he and the rest of the singers and musicians had come to the favourite church of all – Grorud Church. Continue reading Alexander Rybak and “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” in Grorud church 10.12.18

Alexander with Meet & Greets in Istanbul, Warsaw and Athens :)

Alexander Rybak invites his fans to Meet&Greets  in 3 cities in Europe the next days, Istanbul, Warsaw and Athens. 

The details that are published so far:

13. August – Istanbul at 20.00 local time at Mr. Cas Hotel Address and google maps you’ll find HERE

16. August – Warsaw. The Meet&Greet will be held in the early evening. More info HERE

19. August – Athens. The Meet&Greet will be held in the early evening.  More info HERE

THE M&Gs ARE FREE OF CHARGE

Fan reports from meeting Alexander in Warsaw, Poland, 14.04.2016

Fans meeting Alexander Rybak in Warsaw, Poland.

Anna Katus and Ania Bednarek have been so kind and shared with us their happy meeting with Alexander. Enjoy their reports and the nice video made by Ania Bednarek. Continue reading Fan reports from meeting Alexander in Warsaw, Poland, 14.04.2016

Alexander’s fans tell their stories about meeting him at the show “One to One” :)

Thanks to Alexander’s participation in the show “One to One”, many of his Russian fans have the opportunity to not only see this amazing show live, but also to meet Alexander! Some of the girls wrote very nice and touching stories about meeting him! Thank you all! 🙂 

Continue reading Alexander’s fans tell their stories about meeting him at the show “One to One” 🙂

Alexander Rybak answers fans’ question in live video chat on Muz-TV channel (Russia) 24.06.2014

 In June, Alexander visited the studio of a very popular Russian musical TV-channel during his promotional tour in support of  his soundtrack “Into a Fantasy” to the movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2”,  where he answered fans’ questions in live video chat. Very interesting and funny interview 🙂

Upload by Hilde M.  English translation and subs by Marina Rolbin. 

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS – ALEXANDER RYBAK

 

Mickey Mouse

 

1. If you could play music to (or with) one of your favorite fictional characters, who would you chose and why? Emily B, England.

Mickey Mouse. Because everything he does, touches to gold

 

 

2. Hei Alex, do you know Dimmu Borgir? What do you think about their metal music? Jørn, Norway.

Love them! Lots of different moods. Actually I’m trying to get in touch with the vocalist. I have an idea.

red.an. Dimmu Borgir  is a Norwegian symphonic black metal band from Oslo, Norway, formed in 1993.

Continue reading QUESTIONS & ANSWERS – ALEXANDER RYBAK

The answers to “Do you have any questions for Alexander Rybak?”

Dear readers, finally you can enjoy the Questions and Answers:)

Finally, after a summer or a winter depending on which hemisphere you reside, we proudly can present the answers to some of the questions you sent us in April. We were so happy with your participation, 160+ people from 36 countries posted more than 240 questions, on our English site here:  and our Russian site here.Thank you so much, both for your questions and your patience.

Map showing countries where we got questins from

A map that shows the countries where we got questions from.

It was no April joke from us, and it was first meant to be published in connection with the release of “Into a Fantasy”, but because of, among other things, a busy schedule it was postponed until now.

And here we present the selection of questions and answers. A big thank you to Alexander for those really great answers. Click on the questionary picture to get to the Q&A page.

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Happy 28th Birthday, Alexander Rybak! :)

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Picture by Lena Fokina

Video greeting from Team International Fansite

Greetings from fans all over the world! 🙂

 

Dear Alexander. My best wishes for your 29th year, starting today. Hope you achieve your professional goals and that you will have a lot of joy in your life. And always remember you have a dedicated fan base that likes to be used, if you can use them in any way:) Happy birthday! Hilde M, Norway

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Concert in Orsha, Belarus, 16.04.2014.

Pictures by  Pavel Kolobnev, Inna Art and poseti.by

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Signing after the concert

Pictures by Maria Dmitrieva and Pavel Kolobnev

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Happy Valentine’s Day! :)

Happy Valentine’s Day


… and Happy Birthday to Alexander Rybak International Fansite! 🙂

The fansite was opened on 14th February 2010 as a Valentine gift to Alexander and all his fans.

The magic is that this gift is still bringing new #SmallPleasures almost daily.

So if you don’t get any other presents today, like many of us, you at least can enjoy the fansite.

We hope you do:)

Sincerely yours,

Team Alexander Rybak International Fansite

 

 

Alexander Rybak – Working as Russian translator – “Senkveld in Sochi” 13.02.2014

Alexander works as a translator for Solveig Kloppen in TV2’s OL-Show from Sochi .

During the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Alexander was given the job of Russian translator by Solveig Kloppen who wanted to find out which Norwegian was most known in Russia. It did not work out quite as planned.
From “Senkveld i Sotsji” with Thomas and Harald. 


Recording by Hilde M.

5 to 7 Favourite TV-performances by our favourite fiddler, Alexander Rybak

So over the weekend we asked the fans “Do you have any favourite TV-performances from our Fiddler?” And we got many replies, 25 different performances of other songs than Fairytale were suggested. We present a little selection here and will come back with another posting with the performances of Fairytale.

Here are the videos in chronological order with info about each occasion and comments from the fans:

May 23rd, 2009 – appearance at the show of Paul de Leeuw “Mooi! Weer De Leeuw” (Great! De Leeuw again), Almere (Netherlands)

Continue reading 5 to 7 Favourite TV-performances by our favourite fiddler, Alexander Rybak

Alexander Rybak fans: Cherished moments from 2013

Dear readers,

As this year comes to an end today, it’s the perfect time to remember what it has brought to us. We asked Alexander Rybak fans what were the most cherished moments from 2013? There were many responses, despite the short notice. So we publish their answers here as a tribute to the passing year. 

Happy New Year and Merry Christmas to all of you!
Team International Fansite 

WE LOVED MEETING YOU: 

 

Katie, USA: I finally got to meet Alexander in Canada. He’s sweet as pie!

 

Anni, UK: I was delighted that Alexander came to the UK again this year, and gave the British fans a chance to meet him. It made my heart smile to see those enjoying meeting him for the first time there.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak fans: Cherished moments from 2013

Meet and Greet with Alexander Rybak in Minsk 11.10.2013.

Pictures by Tanya Kuzmina, Katya Lesun, Natasha Bogdan and   Nika Sushko

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Alexander at Milas International Festival, Turkey, 14.09.2013.

Alexander  performed at the closing part of 3rd International Milas Festival in Bodrum area, which gathered thousands of people at the open-air venue.

Pictures by Mylasa EgeLi and Milaskultursanat Karya

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Alexander in Istanbul. 17.09.2013

Alexander finally visited beautiful Istanbul to play a full concert there!  On September 17th he and the dancers from Lithuanian dance group “Time to show” performed  at the night club “Jolly Joker”. Earlier that day Alexander met his fans at the open “Meet and Greet”.

Here are pictures from these events gathered in the photo-gallery.

Pictures by  Fatih Özdemir and from the page of dance group “Time to show” 

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Article about Alexander Rybak in Hello Alanya Magazine

This article is published in Hello Alanya Magazine May 2013

Text: Cindy Olcan.  Photography: Tarık Olcan & Murad Katkay

The original article here

Found by Alev Can

Alexander Rybak takes Alanya

Winner of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, Norwegian violinist Alexander Rybak, visited Alanya last month for a charity concert for the benefit of families of deceased soldiers. At his hotel at Cleopatra beach Hello Alanya Magazine spoke with the ambitious, energetic artist about his music, his travels, his plans and of course about Alanya. “At the moment I have many plans I want to realize and I love to travel. But if I am ever going to settle down, Alanya certainly is a good option.”

Continue reading Article about Alexander Rybak in Hello Alanya Magazine

Meet & Greet with Alexander Rybak in Tartu, Estonia, 27.04.2013.

The original article here

Translation by Anglesina Est

Alexander Rybak gave autographs  today in Tartu

Yesterday the fans of talented Alexander Rybak had the unique chance to see and hear him in their hometown in Tartu, in the “Club Tallinn“.

Alexander Rybak became famous by winning The Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Fairytale“, which shortly after became one of the most sold hits in the world.

Continue reading Meet & Greet with Alexander Rybak in Tartu, Estonia, 27.04.2013.

Article about Alexander Rybak in Estonian magazine “Ohtuleht”. 19.01.13

Article by: Katharina Toomemets
Published on Jan. 19, 2013

Link to the source.

Found and translated by Anglesina Est. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Alexander Rybak is in trouble with a crazy fan: she calls me 20 times a day and sends 40 letters!

“Everything began with one phone call which I answered. That girl got my number from one of the dancers – she told the dancer she knows my grandmother and that she has some kind of medicine for her “tells the musician Alexander Rybak about one of his fans, who has bombarded the young man for three years already with daily phone calls and e-mails.

Alexander Rybak, who brought victory to Norway by winning Eurovision Song Contest on 2009, and who is performing tonight in the club “Teater“, has captured the crazy fan, who is a woman in thirties from Israel, in a song called „Leave me alone“.

Continue reading Article about Alexander Rybak in Estonian magazine “Ohtuleht”. 19.01.13

Video: Alexander in the TV-program “No Secrets”. Russia. Nov. 26th 2012.

The program “Тайн.net” was broadcasted 26.11.2012 on Russian MTV-channel

Recording, English translation and subtitles by Sonya Luzina. English revision by Katie Anderson

Video: Alexander in web-conference. Ukraine. Oct. 24th 2012

Alexander visited E-motion.Tochka.net  in Kiev, Ukraine on Oct. 24th 2012 and took part in a live-streamed web-conference, where he answered questions from some of his fans.

Recording by Tülay Aydın. English translation by Zhanna Sergueeva and Sonya Luzina. English revision by Katie Anderson. Subs by Sonya Luzina

Interview for Lithuanian web-magazine “City”. Nov.5th 2012 – Alexander Rybak

Alexander Rybak about our people, the gay pride parade and a crazy fan.

Source: www.pramogos.delfi.lt published 5.11.2012. Link to original article here  Text by Žurnalas Mieste. Photo: @LNK

Found by Erika Jasiūnienė and translated by Jolanta Esu. English revision by Katie Anderson.

Alexander Rybak, the singer and Eurovision winner (26) agreed to give, without a long hesitation, an interview for the magazine “City”, even though he is currently terribly busy with his new work and promotion. We spoke with the famous conqueror when he was preparing for a flight to Ukraine. Continue reading Interview for Lithuanian web-magazine “City”. Nov.5th 2012 — Alexander Rybak

Meet and Greet – Alexander and his fans in Moldova. 14.10.2012

They waited for him for more than 3 years and finally,  Alexander visited Moldova for the very first time, invited by the city of Chisinau.  The occasion was the anniversary of the city of Chisinau (Kishinev). He gave a press-conference and was interviewed by several newspapers, performed at a mutual concert with Paula Seling, was a guest in several TV-shows and performed at an open-air-concert late at night. In Chisinau he gave the first live-performance of his new song “Leave me alone”.

He arrived in Chisinau 12/10 and stayed until 15/10. Sunday 14/10,  between two TV-shows, he made time for a Meet & Greet with his fans in Moldova in the cozy cafe “Tucano Coffee” in Chisinau.

The video is recorded by TV-Pro and provided with subtitles in English by Laura Ser and Sonya Luzina, Russian by Sonya Luzina, Polish by Joanna Anacka and German by Ulli Cologne.

The photos are all borrowed from the FB-page of Tucano Coffee.

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Norway Report by Emily Boycott ( United Kingdom ). July 6th – 8th 2012

Report by a Brittish Facebookie about her journey to Norway for the Tønsberg Summershow, July 7th 2012

Text and photos: Emily Boycott 

Thursday 5th July

Mum and dad drove me to Birmingham late at night, I was so excited, I actually exploded (At least, that’s what dad blamed the nosebleed on!) Lillian picked me up from there, and I said goodbye to my parents before we embarked on an all night long trip to John Lennon airport where to my amusement there was actually a yellow Submarine… We had a cup of tea and a doze before meeting Anni and Dave at about 5am. Currently lacking sleep and over excited – funny combination!

 

I can see Norway!!!

 Friday 6th July

We got to Torp at about half Nine, I decided that Norway looks like someone put a country in a blender with all the islands and what not, but so pretty and awesome!  After a short train vs. taxi dispute, we chose the latter.

Continue reading Norway Report by Emily Boycott ( United Kingdom ). July 6th — 8th 2012

Videos: Alexander Rybak in the diaries of the “Slavic Bazaar”

Article+videos: 2 Interviews from premiere of Tønsberg-Showconcerts. July 6th-9th 2012

Article published on www.seher.no 6.7.2012.

Written by Lina Hekkli. Link to original article here . Article found by Hildebjørg Ha.

Video recorded by Ulli Cologne. English translation by Hildebjørg Ha. Russian translation and subs by Sonya Luzina. German translation by Ulli Cologne. Romanian translation by Laura Ser. Croatian translation by Karolina Pavlov. Turkish translation by Züleyha Ceylan. Slovak translation by Lubka Kolesova.

I am an old man in a wet teenage-dream

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Article published on www.seher.no 9.7.2012

Written by Lina Hekkli. Link to original article here

Found by Hildebjørg Ha. Translation by Marianne Saietz

Video recorded by Sonya Luzina. English translation by Hildebjørg Ha. English revision by Anni Jowett. Romanian translation by Laura Ser. Russian translation and subs by Sonya Luzina. German translation by Ulli Cologne. Croatian translation by Karolina Pavlov. Slovak translation by Lubka Kolesova. Turkish translation by Tülay Aydın.

Photo from the video

In hard training before he took off his clothes

Continue reading Article+videos: 2 Interviews from premiere of Tønsberg-Showconcerts. July 6th-9th 2012

Naked Rybak with angel-wings cries in the shower. June 20th 2012

Naked Rybak with angel-wings cries in the shower

 

Text to photo: NEW VIDEO:  Alexander Rybak has recorded a music video for the Russian version of “Oah”, “Strela Amura”  for the Russian audience. That requires feathers, water and crying in the shower. 

You have never seen the violinist like this before!

Dagbladet):  At the beginning of June, Alexander Rybak (26) received the grade  “A”  for his violin exam at Barratt Due Music Institute. Now he is in the spotlight again, and yesterday the Russian music video of his song “Oah” was released on YouTube. In the video Rybak wakes up in a double-bed alone, before he goes to the bathroom where pills and condoms are lying on the sink.

Source:  dagbladet.no published 20.6.2012. Written by Merete Skogrand.  Photos: Screenshots from the vidoe in agreement with the manager. Translation by Marianne Saietz. English revision by Anni Jowett.

 

Continue reading Naked Rybak with angel-wings cries in the shower. June 20th 2012

2 articles:Norwegian press about Alexander in Baku. May 22nd-23rd 2012

 Article published on www.aftenposten.no 22.05.2012

Text and photo by Arve Henriksen.

Link to original article here

Translation by Marianne Saietz

 
Photo: “It will be like a little vacation to return to this circus, especially now when I have travelled so much in Europe”, says Alexander Rybak 
 

Rybak took a break from exams in Baku

BAKU (Aftenposten.no): Alexander Rybak is in the middle of the final heat of exams at Barrat Due, but never the less, he took himself time for a not so little comeback in the Eurovision-circus.

Thursday, Alexander Rybak performs in the interval act at the second semifinal during Eurovision Song Contest, where also Tooji will be in action for Norway. For the Eurovisionwinner from 2009, the trip to Baku is a nice break from the exams-preparations.
 
– ” It will be like a small vacation to return to this circus, especially now, when I have travelled so much around Europe. At the same time, I have practiced a lot, both on preparations for the summer-show with Bettan and Didrik Solli-Tangen and then I also have this violin-exam. Because of that, I practice several hours every day towards that, so I can finally get a paper, saying I am a violinist,” he says.

Report from Meet&Greet with Alexander Rybak in Baku, Azerbaijan. 22.05.2012

Report written by Narmin Mamedova

As you know this year the Eurovision Song Contest will be in our native Baku city. Can you imagine yourself our delight when we have heard that our lovely singer Alexander Rybak will be one of the special guests on this great show?! The only thing we knew for sure that we had to meet our idol. With the great help of Alev Janbulat and other members of Rybak’s team the meet&greet was organized. Honestly, if you take me I couldn’t believe that such a big European star, a man who broke the record of the ESC, such a busy man who has no time even to have a lunch could accept our offer to make a meet&greet.

 

Continue reading Report from Meet&Greet with Alexander Rybak in Baku, Azerbaijan. 22.05.2012

Videos from Meet&Greet with Alexander Rybak in Baku, Azerbaijan. 22.05.2012

Article: Rybak is super-popular at Facebook – Amta.no April 3rd 2012.

Article published on www.amta.no 3.4.2012. Link to original article: http://www.amta.no/kultur/article5998783.ece

Found by Ellen NL. Translation by Marianne Saietz.

Alexander Rybak is one of the most popular in the country at Facebook.  A new list ranks the largest Facebook-pages in the country. At the top, Opera Browser reigns with more than one million followers. The metal-band Dimmu Borgir is number two with nearly 800.000 followers.

The digital advertising-company Nodes Agency,  has made an overview of all large norwegian Facebook-pages which shows, which ones are the largest and which ones have the highest increase on a daily and weekly basis.

“The list shows clearly, that more and more companies, organizations and celebrities use Facebook-pages as tool of communication” – tells Daniel Bæk from Nodes, who has published the lists.

Alexander Rybak is number 7 on the list with 402.121 followers.

The ten largest:

1. Opera Browser: Number of fans: 1.099.261

2. Dimmu Borgir: Number of fans: 790.293

3. Zedge: Number of fans: 620.361

4. OnePiece Jump In: Number of fans: 561.032

5. Immortal: Number of fans: 506.315

6. Röyksopp: Number of fans: 426.029

7.Alexander Rybak: Number of fans: 403.657

8. Jeg har ingen venner å miste: Number of fans: 342.286

9. The Voice Number of fans: 313.086

10. Madcon Number of fans: 307.396

Greeting from Alexander to his fans around the world. May 14th 2010

Alexander is born may 13th 1986. On his 24th-birthday, may 2010, he made this video from his parents house at Nesodden and posted it on his facebook-wall. The video had some sound-problems, so this version is improved and uploaded by Yannis Papadopoulos. Russian subtitles by Zhanna Sergueeva. German subtitles by Sabine Fundel. Dutch subtitles by Marijke Arentsen. Romanian subtitles by Jenia Skripnik.

 

As a special birthday-present for Alexander had been made by his facebook-fans that year, there was also a special birthday-video produced, to congratulate Alexander on may 13th 2010.

Continue reading Greeting from Alexander to his fans around the world. May 14th 2010

Concert at Bø Church Jan.10th 2012

Report from Bø

Written by Laila Ulvseth on Wednesday, 11 January 2012 at 21:51

Two days ago, I got a message. We who had been at Bø church for the Vinterbilder concert, and not seen Alexander, got a chance now. It was an offer too tempting to refuse! So I had a chat with Hildebjørg who offered me a bed for the night, and went.

We came to the church 30 minutes before the concert and sat in the car because it was cold. Two minutes later, a car drove up beside us, and I nudged Hildebjørg. Isn’t that….?

Continue reading Concert at Bø Church Jan.10th 2012

Alexander Rybak in Denmark. 2 Articles from Jan.11th-12th 2012

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Rybak to Danish Grand Prix

Article published on www.dr.dk 11.01.2012 . Written by Søren Bygbjerg.

Link to original article: http://www.dr.dk/Nyheder/Kultur/2012/01/11/0111142536.htm

Found and translated by Marianne Saietz

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Rybak to Danish Grand Prix

The Norwegian Eurovision-winner Alexander Rybak will be guest-performer at the MGP-final. Already this evening, he will be guest in Aftenshowet.

The all-time-biggest International Grand Prix-winner, Norwegian Alexander Rybak, will be guest-performer, when the final of the Danish MGP takes place, Saturday Jan. 21st. This is revealed today by dr.dk/grandprix.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak in Denmark. 2 Articles from Jan.11th-12th 2012

Memories from the discussion-thread “Fans own poems and lyrics” Part 2

Calliope – Muse of epic poetry

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In ancient Greece, The  MOUSAI (Muses) were the goddesses of music, song and dance, and the source of inspiration to poets. They were also goddesses of knowledge, who remembered all things that had come to pass. Later the Mousai were assigned specific artistic spheres: Continue reading Memories from the discussion-thread “Fans own poems and lyrics” Part 2

Memories from the discussion-thread “Fans own poems and lyrics” Part 1

 

Edward John Poynter – Erato, Muse of Poetry, 1870.

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INTRO

In ancient Greece, The  MOUSAI (Muses) were the goddesses of music, song and dance, and the source of inspiration to poets. They were also goddesses of knowledge, who remembered all things that had come to pass. Later the Mousai were assigned specific artistic spheres: Continue reading Memories from the discussion-thread “Fans own poems and lyrics” Part 1