(found and translated by Sonya Luzina, English revision by Anni Jowett)
Alexander Rybak was caught on the road
It seems he never changes: an open smile on his face and a violin in his hands.
Nevertheless there are some serious changes in his life – recently he broke up with his girlfriend and was immediately hooked up by another girl.
– Sasha, you’re a frequent guest in Ukraine these latter days . Are things going well? By the way, Has your debut album sold better in the CIS or in Europe?
– In the CIS. If there were no “pirates”, the circulation would be estimated in millions. In Norway, for example, no one would never download something for free from the Internet, and here it is the rule of life. Nevertheless, here in Kiev I’m planning to release my second album in Russian and to give a concert in the October Palace. This show will be unique: October 19, me and Vitaliy Kozlovskiy will perform two solo programmes with live sound and ballet.
– What do you think, where does your career develop most quickly – among the English-speaking countries or the Russian-speaking ones?
– I want to be an artist, who is equally loved in all continents, but I realise that I’m mostly demanded in the Scandinavian countries and in the CIS. There is a lot of competition in Germany and France , they won’t let me perform on the big stage and, consequently, I will be forgotten there in couple of years. To tell the truth, I’ve visited half of the world thanks to Russian-speaking fans. They are everywhere – in America, Australia and Europe.
– Why don’t you sing in German or in French?
– It’s too artificial. I had an unsuccessful experience – I recorded ” Fairytale” in French, but it went unnoticed.
– Do you often feel disappointed?
– This year I was disappointed only once – because of my girlfriend. It seemed to me that I had really fallen in love. However, I hesitated a long time about her – I didn’t want to get too close with her. But then I fell in love totally, I stopped paying attention to the other girls. And at that moment I became uninteresting to her. She just wanted to hunt…My premonitions haven’t deceived me. Though I’m still sad because of lost love, now I like another girl, I think she could be my girlfriend. Maria is very beautiful and she is able to be a friend. And she lives near to me. Continue reading Alexander in Ukrainian magazine “Telegid”