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Article from Dagbladet about Alexander Rybak’s performance at the Norwegian MGP- final. 11.02.2012.

Rybak paid tribute to Stella at Grand Prix final

Author: Stian Haraldsen. Photographer:  Håkon Eikesdal

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Translation by Tessa Lande

‎(Dagbladet): Alexander Rybak provided a great break performance before tonight’s Grand Prix show winner was declared.

After the Plumbo, Nora Foss Al-Jabri, Tooji and Petter Øien and Bobby Bare had passed thorugh to the golden final, the stage was set for the Eurovision Medley in Oslo Spektrum.

Rybak sang songs by both the artists, Johnny Logan and Olsen Brothers, before he made the entire audience to stand up.

– This one’s for you, Stella! Rybak said, before he started last year’s winning song “Haba Haba”.

Stella Mwangi was suppose to be on stage tonight, but withdrew after his father, Jeff Mwangi Kwirikia was killed in a car accident on Tuesday last week. He was hit by a motorist who ran away from the place, but a person turned himself in later and are now charged in the case.

Yesterday he was buried in Ullensaker church, and he will later be buried in his native country of Kenya.

– Now I’ve really hit the ground, and I do not know if I manage to get up again. But I hear dad’s voice say “stand up”, “stand up,” Stella said in the church.

Alexander Rybak at ESC 2011. Day 1, 08.05.2011

Hello, guys! As we all know, Alexander is working as a reporter for NRK TV-channel at the ESC 2011 in Düsseldorf.  We’d like to make you updated about his activities there, day-by-day, so stay in touch with our site!;)

Day 1st for Alexander was the May 8th, 2011. He and Stella have visited a garden party, which was organized for press by Russian delegation on ESC 2011. There they made some cute interviews and singalongs with Alexey Vorobyev, Russian ESC participant of this year:))) Let’s see how it was:

1. Alexander Rybak’s debut as a reporter – Interview with Stella Mwangi

Found by Olina Novikova. Uploaded by Sonya Luzina. English translation by Tessa La. Russian translation, English and Russian subs by Zhanna Sergueeva

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