Juergen Boernig from Eurovision Radio International met Alexander Rybak for an interview during Alexander’s stay in Luxembourg for the ESC Gala Night 2014. The interview was aired in their 3 hour long live stream radio show on Wednesday 29th of October. It was a very good interview about his participation as a composer in the national selection for both Malta, with “Still Here” performed by Franklin Calleja, and Belarus with the song “Accent” performed by a girl band. They also played his new song “What I Long For”.
Recording by Sonya Luzina
Source: Eurovision Radio International
This was actually my first time in Luxembourg, and I have to say I really enjoyed it!
One of the reasons was, of course Alexander. He performed 3 songs at the Eurovision Gala Night, “Roll with The Wind, “Into a Fantasy” and last but not least “Fairytale”.
Recorded by Ulli C
The atmosphere was absolutely gorgeous. Everybody was in a happy mood, especially when Alexander performed. After the whole show we got the chance to meet him, even though it was very short, as he was a bit tired.
Photo source: Ulli C
But hey, at least we could say hello, and it was fun as always when you meet the fiddler. So all in all it was a super great evening.
Yesterday night’s Eurovision Gala Night in Luxembourg
I was asked to tell a little more about the evening so let me first tell you about the event itself.
Picture source: Luxemburger Wort
The Eurovision Gala Night is an annual event hosted by OGAE Luxembourg to bring the spirit of Eurovision back to Luxembourg since the country last participated in the song contest in 1993. It also promotes the idea that Luxembourg should participate again sometime in the future and the earned profit goes to charity. In fact, it is our own little Eurovision Song Contest: There are contestants representing different nations who perform former ESC songs. They are then later on judged by international jury members. Of course, the audience and the public can also vote and the scoring system is the same as for the ESC. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — ESC Gala night 2014, Luxembourg 25.10.14 — Report by Jessica Hilbert
Alexander Rybak, Conchita Wurst and Linda Martin will perform at the Eurovision Gala Night at Casino 2000, Luxembourg.
Info from the organiser:
Join the 7th edition of the Eurovision Gala Night Luxembourg at the prestigious Chapito venue at Casino 2000 in Luxembourg on 25th October 2014. The event will welcome three legendary Eurovision winners: Alexander Rybak (Norway 2009), Conchita Wurst (Austria 2014) and Linda Martin (Ireland 1992).
All of them will grace the Eurovision Gala Night stage in Luxembourg and perform along the 16 finalists selected in a casting in May. These 16 finalists will compete in order to carry off the trophy at the end of the night. They will be judged by a panel of 16 international jury members and by the audience. The night will be a charity event and all proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross.
Tickets cost 30 euros and can be purchased by sending a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting the official website of the event: www.galanight.net.
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