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Alexander Rybak – Intervew in the Latvian magazine “Private Life” June 26th 2012

Rybak: “Ultimately you’re still alone in your hotel room”

Article published in the Latvian magazine “Private Life” («Privātā Dzīve») №26, 26.06.2012

Author: Inese Mizovska. Photo: Dmitrijs Suļžics.

Found and translated into Russian by Ronja Laupitaja. English translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Last week in the concert hall “Dzintari” one of the most popular winners of the Eurovision Song Contest – Alexander Rybak (26) came to the stage together with his father Igor Rybak.

When you won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009, how did your life change?

Radically. The only thing that has not changed are my ambitions. I’ve always been quite self-confident. I was aware of my talent and ability, just it was not easy to convince very important people about that. Three years ago, to be able to perform, I wrote about twenty emails a day. Do you think that these important people responded to me? They were not interested in my music. I recorded my Eurovision song, and brought it to the radio by myself. Nobody accepted it. Radio stations said this is not a music at all, the violin sounds strange, and I scream something on the top. When I won the Eurovision song contest, for some reason everything started to sound good. Winning this competition has changed the limits of my abilities. It is important that it’s not some wise uncles and aunts who judge on your talent and work but an audience. Now I don’t need to tell anybody who I am. No need to beg and to prove, because offers are pouring like from a cornucopia. If I speak to someone by myself, everything happens very quickly! Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Intervew in the Latvian magazine “Private Life” June 26th 2012