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
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.
Continue reading Alexander Rybak — A Fairytale in Moscow — 5 years anniversary
Recording, English translation and subs by TessaLa, revised by Anni Jowett
Alexander was a guest in the audience at the Final of the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Finland. The host interviewed him after the winner was announced. Here is the video:
Recording by Tessa Lande
Source: Oppland Arbeiderblad
Paper issue- published 18.06.13
Author: Ingvar Skattebu
Found by Tessa Lande. Translation by Jorunn Ekre. Revision by Katie Anderson.
Rybak on a Summer Visit Again
Again and again – Alexander Rybak grew up with the Valdres summer symphony. This year he will be back in Valdres in June.
Alexander Rybak will be back in Valdres when the Valdres summer symphony starts up again.
Continue reading Alexander comes back to the Valdres Summer Symphony!
Article published at www.eurovisionireland.net on 21.04.2013
Author: Garrett Mulhall
Eurovision 2009 Winner Alexander Rybak of Norway, will be a judge and special performer at the 7th International Russian Contest in London on April 28th.
The event will be taking place at the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall – RCM. This charitable project gives international participants the opportunity to perform at one of the best musical venues in Europe, develop their skills and confidence, improve their prospects through exposure, make new contacts, and meet world-famous Russian singers and musicians. All winners will receive Medals and Certificates.Those awarded First places will also receive a special Prize from Eurolog-UK.
For full details on the event and how to secure tickets follow the below links
Promo-video by EuroLogUK
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 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.
Dear friends! Exactly 3 years ago Alexander won Norwegian MGP final with “Fairytale” and everything turned upside down in his and ours lives!:)) The majority of his fans all over the world got to know him a bit later, when he won International Eurovision Contest in Moscow, but many Norwegians should remember that day, 21st February 2009;)) Happy anniversary, Alexander!:)))
So, we’d like to celebrate this date and to present you, guys, the video from the Final of Norwegian MGP 2009, the whole story, from his first appearance, through all the exiting voting and to the winning performance:) Enjoy!
Recording and video editing by Venche M. English translation by Tessa La. Russian translation by Zhanna S. Subs by Julia B.
Alexander Rybak & Malin Johansson dancing Charleston at Let’s Dance’s Final in Stockholm, 25 March 2011.
[English translation by Tessa La, Russian translation and bilingual subs by Olina Novikova]