Article in a paper issue of Dagbladet from 14.03. 2014
Author: Merete Skogrand
Found and translated by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett.
HAS LEARNED TO SAY NO
Alexander Rybak has learned to sleep, to say no, and he has stopped arguing with the sound engineers.
Uh-huh … we just wondered if we could get an autograph and picture. Three girls looking up at Alexander Rybak.
– Of course,- he says, and offers them to kiss him on the cheek. The 27 year old from Nesodden won the 2009 Eurovision in Russia. “Fairytale” instantly became a megahit. In the period after there were concerts, concerts, concerts, tours, autographs, hotel, travel and interviews. Now he takes part in “Hver gang vi møtes” on TV2, and in tomorrow’s episode Rybak said that he was only home five days during the whole 2010. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Interview to Dagbladet. 14.03.2014→
Tonight it’s 5 years since Alexander Rybak won the Norwegian ESC selection, MGP with his Fairytale.To celebrate we asked for a little interview. So here it is, fresh from New York, where Alexander has a concert to conclude the seminar he has held for young talented children there this week.
Suddenly I´m famous…. a look back.
Looking back at the last 5 years, have they turned out the way you hoped for, and what would you do differently if you won ESC today, based on the experience you have had?
AR: I may have trusted my instincts more, instead of doing everything as I was told to, by the book. But fortunately I understood this pretty fast, and now I am the master of my own life.
Found and translated by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett
Meet: The artists Øivind ‘Elg”‘ Elgenes and Alexander Rybak will participate in this autumn’s “Hver gang vi møtes” on TV 2. Both musicians were happy to be asked, and had to clear the calendars before the recording this summer.
We are schizophrenic by choice
Alexander Rybak (27) believes he has become better at dealing with all the attention. While Øivind “Elg” Elgenes deliberately stayed away from parts of the spotlight.
The 150th episode anniversary with two Eurovision Song Contest winners,
Marija Šerifović and Alexander Rybak.
In addition to stories about Marija’s new album, which they are working on together, the guests talk about the impact winning this competition had on them, and also things that you’ve never heard of before.
Article published in a paper issue of “Zhensky journal” (Women’s magazine), June 2013 edition.
Found by Sonya Luzina. Provided by Tania Kuzmina. English translation by Zhanna Sergueeva & Julia B. English revision by Katie Anderson.
Alexander Rybak: “It’s very nice – to make people happy!”
Interviewer: Daria Egorchenko
We happened to meet Alexander Rybak at the Award Ceremony “Top 50 successful and beautiful people of the city of Minsk,” where he performed as the guest of honor. Prior to that, I only heard from my colleagues and others about what a sociable and pleasant person Alexander is. Here he is smiling on the photo with a daughter of my friend, here he is signing her exercise books, here he is holding her in his arms at his concert … It seems none of our stars can manage to become an idol that quickly or easily. And all of that because Alexander is very sincere. And absolutely not “star-like”. However, judge for yourself.
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.
Written by Jesper Lindqvist. Pictures by Roger Larsson
Translation by Tessa Lande. Revision by Ingegerd Claesson & Anni Jowett
He came from nowhere in 2009 and took Europe by storm when his super hit “Fairytale” won the Eurovision Song Contest. Now, Alexander Rybak, tells in an exclusive interview for Poplight, his opinion of what is good music and about his plans for the future. – My dream for the future is to settle down and just write songs, Alexander Rybak says.
Alexander Rybak is currently in Skellefteå for the weekend to give two concerts together with string students from music schools in Skellefteå, Umeå and Lycksele. The music school in Skellefteå has arranged this in connection with its 50 years anniversary.
Poplight met the Norwegian violinist, and artist, after a practicing session with the students.
Tomorrow Annsofi will participate in the Melodi Grand Prix final (Norwegian final). The song I’m with you is penned by 2009 Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak. This marks the return of Alexander Rybak in the contest. Twenty-four hours before Annsofi goes on stage esctoday.com caught up with Annsofi and Alexander.
The article from Norwegian magazine “Byavisa” Nr. 4. 22.01.2013.
Found by Ulli Cologne. Translated by Mary-Ann Hansson. English revision by Katie Arentson
Greets the Trønder people
Concert: Alexander Rybak’s nicest memory from 2012 is when all concerts between Christmas and New Year were cancelled. But now he is wildly excited about playing a show in “Olavshallen” January 26th.
– What have your experiences been like during the time that has passed since Eurovision in 2009?
– Rewarding, meaningful, and immersive. But the nice thing is that I have the same joys and sorrows as before ESC. Happy friends, good health, and a lot of sleep. That is what counts. Anything else is just air.
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“.
Alexander was a guest of popular news program “Ringvaade” (Review) on Estonian TV, where he told about his new song “Leave me alone”, and about his future plans as a composer. He is visiting Estonia these days due to the concert he gives in night-club “Teater” on 19.01.2013.
Recordng by Venche M. English translation by Anglesina Est.
Alexander Rybak – European Goldfisherman’s Fairytale
Found by Darina Šahtarova. English translation by Anglesina Est. Revision by Katie Anderson.
Author: Meelis Kapstas Source: Kroonika magazine, paper issue, published on 18 Jan., 2013
“What I remember from Belarus? Discipline – one thing, that we don’t have in Norway,“ grins Alexander Rybak, the winner of Eurovision 2009, who on this Saturday will enter the stage of the club “Teater”.