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I don’t challenge myself when I write pop songs

Alexander Rybak: I don’t challenge myself when I write pop songs

He beat the points record when he won the Eurovision Song Contest for Norway in 2009, now Alexander Rybak is dreaming about something more challenging,  and hopes that his debut work as an author will become a musical. In addition he is a guest in this week’s “På resande not”. Continue reading I don’t challenge myself when I write pop songs

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 Rybak on Finnish radio YLE. 31.01.2014

Recording, English translation and subs by TessaLa, revised by Anni Jowett

Alexander in Susann Sonntag Birthday Show in Ingå, Finland, 01.02.2014.

Thanks a lot to Senni for providing the pictures!

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

Video: Alexander Rybak interviewed at the ESC Final in Finland. 01.02.2014

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

Alexander Rybak in the concert “Our Romance”, Tapmere, Finland 16.10.2010

Alexander performances in the concert “Meidan Romanssi” (Our Romance)

The concert was in Tampere, Finland, and Alexander performed Fairytale, Europes Skies and also accompanied Tomi Metsäketo playing the violin in the song “Kohtasin teidät”

 

Interview in the Ukrainian magazine “Твои кумиры” (“Your idols”).

The Ukrainian vacation of Alexander Rybak

Found and translated to English by Sonya Luzina, revison by Anni Jowett

He’s the favorite of millions of girls across Europe and despite his big popularity, he adores strawberry cocktails, he sees the world through childish naive eyes, and he smiles so sincerely and openly that you will start to believe in fairy tales!

The winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, Alexander Rybak, continues his victorious journey across Europe. Ukraine doesn’t remain behind. Despite his busy schedule. Sasha has visited the place here already, at least three times, and he even has spent a small vacation somewhere and in the Ukrainian capital. The artist in secret has informed “ТК” [The Ukrainian magazine] that he prepares a pleasant surprise for the Ukrainian fans this autumn. What? He insisted not to tell, therefore we will only give a hint: there is a big tour of Sasha ahead.

– Sasha, it’s not your first time in Ukraine, not the first time in Kiev…

– But I feel like this is the first time. How many times I been? Three? Last year in the autumn I had a tour across Ukraine, but the schedule was very busy: interview, filming, performances, and the weather didn’t favor – it was very cold. And in the summer I came to perform only for three hours. There was no time even to see Kiev. And now everybody smiles warmly, girls in skirts.

– Did you take a walk in the city this time?

– Yes. Such beautiful buildings and architecture here! Kiev strongly differs from Moscow. It’s beautiful there too, but, probably, even with an overabundance. Over here buildings and historical monuments are where it’s suitable, therefore you estimate their beauty much more.

– You were born in Belarus, you live in Norway, now you often have to tour in different countries of Europe. Do you have a favorite city, a favorite country?

– My favorite country – Norway. Because I know very well the culture of this country, this nation, it is my family. And from the CIS countries, Baltic is very interesting to me. I’m inquisitive, to me everything is interesting: culture, architecture, history monuments. Besides, there are special people, very honest. In Norway, for example, people always smile to you, but most likely because it is so accepted. And they come with all their heart to you, sincerely. And it is visibly an unaided sight. And still, next to Norway and Belarus, I would place Finland. I love this country very much.

Continue reading Interview in the Ukrainian magazine “Твои кумиры” (“Your idols”).

Interwiev with Alexander Rybak on Radio Sputnik in Helsinki, Finland, October 14th, 2010

(created by Estonian group N&L, thanks to radio Sputnik in Helsinki http://www.radiosputnik.fi, also Natalia Tallinnka, Minna and Anne for the pictures and subtitles)

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Videos from the Gala-concert in Tampere-Talo, Finland.Oct.16th 2010. By Minna Penttilä

   Alexander Rybak and Tomi Metsäketo, singing old russian romance: ” I met you”

 

Europe’s Skies

  Continue reading Videos from the Gala-concert in Tampere-Talo, Finland.Oct.16th 2010. By Minna Penttilä

Fan report by Linda Kupalinka – Alexander Rybak in Gala-concert in Tampere-Talo, Finland. Oct.16th 2010.

My report from 16th of October

Oooooookay!!! You ready? *dramatic drum sound* So here is my report from yesterday’s Gala concert, which was really amazing. Starring: The Smurf, Maria, Kathrine, me, my friend Janita and Maj-Lis!

Continue reading Fan report by Linda Kupalinka — Alexander Rybak in Gala-concert in Tampere-Talo, Finland. Oct.16th 2010.

Interview from YLE TV, Finland. July 10th, 2010 (Eng&Russ subs)

Uploaded and subtitled by Yannis Papadopoulos, English translation by Marianne Saietz, Russian translation by Julia Bezbakh

Alexander at Miljoona Rock Festival in Tuuri, Finland 10.07.2010

Alexander Rybak with band at the Miljøna Rock Festival in Tuuri, Finland 10.07.2010

Thanks for the videos to theYoutubers –  snobbouki, J3nkku, Gabbi, kuuttitahti 

“Intro – Dovregubbens Hall”

Continue reading Alexander at Miljoona Rock Festival in Tuuri, Finland 10.07.2010

“Europe’s Skies” Premiere ” & “Fairytale” in Finland, Jan. 30th, 2010

http://www.youtube.com/v/xv1moM-hEd4