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Article about Alexander Rybak’s performance in Karlshamn, Sweden, 24.07.2012.

Article published on www.bltsydostran.se 25.07.2012.

Written by Jens Olander. Pictures by Lena Ehring

Link to the original article here 

Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Ingegerd Claesson and Tessa Lande

Attendance record at Rosegården

Rybak was back.

And the violin virtuoso made a new success for the attendance record at Rosegården.

The Eurovision Song Contest winner Alexander Rybak took the city theater by storm earlier this spring. Roughly half a year later he was back with a new triumphal in Karlshamn.

About 2-3 thousand spectators were present at the sing-along at Rosegårdenn – far more than “Lill-Babs” [famous Swedish singer] attendance record last year.

– Wow! Hey! Rybak said at first sight of the crowed.

Continue reading Article about Alexander Rybak’s performance in Karlshamn, Sweden, 24.07.2012.

Article: ” Trio with a punch”. Review of Showconcert – Tønsberg. July 6th 2012

 Article published on www.vg.no 6.7.2012.  Link to original article here

Written by Borghild Maaland. Photo: Alf Øystein Støtvig/VG

Found by Sonya Luzina. Translation by Hildebjørg Ha. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Photo: Trio with a punch. Elisabeth Andreassen has been joined by the young guys Alexander Rybak and Didrik Solli-Tangen in a show that swings. 

A trio with a punch

 TØNSBERG (VG) It swings with fairytales and musical Kindereggs in this summery concert-show, which has a good flow with it´s entertaining tone. 

 Where: Hotel Klubben in Tønsberg
Bettan, Alexander & Didrik
Regi: Tom Sterri
With: Elisabeth Andreassen,
Alexander Rybak, Didrik Solli-Tangen.
Bandleader: Øystein Lund Olafsen

Together,  Bettan, Alexander and Didrik possess a wide range of musical talent, and they have the ability to convey it. With a helping hand from the director, Tom Sterri, they have put together a bundle of songs that reflect their diverse skills. In addition to their own material, they have found room for various genres in popular music and also classical music.

Continue reading Article: ” Trio with a punch”. Review of Showconcert — Tønsberg. July 6th 2012

Over the bridge – Denmark – Sweden and back. Concert in Karlshamn Feb.25th 2012

A Danish facebookie’ report

Concert in Karlshamn 25.2.2012 with Alexander Rybak, Mats Paulson, Barfotskvartetten and other artists.  By Marianne Mata Hari Saietz.

The first photo shows the wonderful bridge between Copenhagen and Malmö. It is 16 km long and was built in 2000. Before that, we only had ferries!

I left my town at noon and arrived in Karlshamn around 15.30 after a long drive with one coffee-break. Karlshamn is a pretty little town by the coast and It was easy to find the Stadsteater, a big building next to a public school in a quiet street. I parked my car in the street and went to the theater to look for the Smurf. All entrance-doors were locked and the place seemed empty, but as I went around the building, I heard music from inside. It was “Fairytale” and I could hear Smurf singing.

After having listened for a while, I decide to walk to the town-centre ( 5 min. away ), find a place to buy some lunch and use a bathroom.

On the street-corner, I bumped into Madde and EbbaJ . They had just arrived by train from Stockholm. Madde had travelled for 8 hours and Ebba for 5 and they had paid incredibly much for their train-tickets. So being the foreigner among them, I had had the easiest and cheapest journey.

We found a cozy pizzeria and settled down for food and talk and coffee. It was very nice to meet both of them. Ebba was a new aquintance but as always, when facebookies meet, it doesnt take very long to get the famillar feeling, based on our common interests. Continue reading Over the bridge — Denmark — Sweden and back. Concert in Karlshamn Feb.25th 2012

VIDEO: Alexander Rybak & Mats Paulson. Concert in Karlshamn, Sweden. 25.02.2012

Alexander Rybak and Mats Paulson  performed together with a string-quartet at Stadsteatern in Karlshamn, Sweden. Thanks a lot to Marianne Saietz and Krystyna Khalidi, who were there and recorded every song for you!:))

1. Alexander Rybak & Mats Paulson “Visa vid vindens ängar”

recording by Marianne Saietz

Continue reading VIDEO: Alexander Rybak & Mats Paulson. Concert in Karlshamn, Sweden. 25.02.2012

The girls choir and Rybak sparkled! Article in Kragerø Blad. Feb.21st 2012

Article found in paper-edition of “Kragerø Blad” 21.2.2012. Text and photos by Jimmy Åsen.

Found and translated by Tessa Lande.

A spectacular evening with the Girls Choir

The concert of Kragerø Girls Choir and Alexander Rybak will be remembered for long.

There was a huge interest to hear the Eurovision- winner play and sing with Kragerø Girls choir.
About 400 were present and allowed themselves to be charmed by a choir that showed high artistic class and an artist who gave of himself. And who sparkled along with the girls.

Continue reading The girls choir and Rybak sparkled! Article in Kragerø Blad. Feb.21st 2012

Alexander Rybak, video from the concert in Stockholm 18.8.2011

Alexander performed with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ingar Bergby, for “Norwegian Mood” in Stockholm 18.8.2011

Tracks: “Fairytale” by Alexander Rybak – “Din första kyss” by Alexander Rybak & Mats Paulson – “Sæterjentens Søndag” by Ole Bull – “Song from a secret garden” by Secret Garden – “Bergrosa” by Sven Nyhus

In this video you can watch all Alexander’s performances in the concert.

With visual material by Ingegerd Claesson, Martyna Agnieszka Jasinska and the Youtube channel “mkh1188“, in conjunction with the professional audio recording of the Swedish Radio P2. Video editing by Yannis Papadopoulos.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak, video from the concert in Stockholm 18.8.2011

Din Första Kyss (Swedish version of “First kiss”)


1. Swedish lyrics

2. English translation

3. Turkish translation (Türkçe)

4. German translation (Deutsch)

5. Croatian translation (Hrvatski)

6. Greek translation (ελληνικά)

7. Romanian translation (Română)

8. Chinese translation


1. Swedish lyrics

by Mats Paulson

Djupt i ditt hjärta
där finns det ett rum
och jag har en nyckel ditt in.
Vart Du än far över hela vår jord
jag följer Dig i fantasin.

Continue reading Din Första Kyss (Swedish version of “First kiss”)

Alexander Rybak at «Allsang på Grensen», TV2 Norway, 29 June 2011

Alexander was the co-host of the show «Allsang på Grensen». Recordings occurred on Wednesday, 29 June. It was aired on the next day. He also performed solo and in duet with Mats Paulson and Didrik Solli Tangen. All the parts can be seen here.

Recorded by May Elisabeth. English translation by Tessa Lande. English revision by Katie Anderson. Subs by Julia B. 

So polite that he nearly drowned – Her & Nå 28.06.11

Good manners were close to cost Rybak his life. So polite that he nearly drowned.

 Article found, and translated by Veronica Nord. Pictures scanned by Susanne Berlin. Journalist : Hans Petter Treider  Photos : Morten Bendiksen. Published 28.06.2011

During the whole summer “Her & Nå” will challenge celebrities: Who sets up a deckchair the fastest?

First one out is the artist Alexander Rybak.
Time: 25.5 seconds….

Alexander Rybak was very, very polite already as a child. Even one time he was about to drown, he called for help by discreetly gurgling “excuse me ….excuse me”.

– How long can you sit in a deckchair before you get restless,  Alexander Rybak?
– If it’s not sunny, I can manage 5 hours just fine. If the sun is shining, then it won’t be more than one minute.

– For most others it is vice versa …
– I have never been interested in nice weather. The worst way to wake up, is when the sun is “baking” through the bedroom window. No, give me rather rain!

– But is there really anything to do indoors in the summer?
– Really not ? I have recently played through 20 TV games on three different consoles, watched four seasons of “Heroes”, three seasons of “Lost” and read a book about Ole Bull.

– Why Ole Bull?
– I feel related to him. He didn’t manage to enjoy the present either.

– What can you enjoy then?
– I’m enjoying what I have done and what I’m going to do.

-Congratulations on your new CD, “Visa vid vindens angar” ! It’s a collaboration between you and the Swedish troubadour Mats Paulson, who is 48 years older than you. Is it not insurmountable for two musicians?

– No. He is a “jentefut” (= casanova, ladies man, womanizer) just as I am. I’m actually an old man, trapped in a girl’s wet dream.

– What did you say?
– No, let me rather say it this way: I’m an old man, trapped in a seducer’s body.

– I think we change the theme : We are at Oksval pier at Nesodden, your childhood paradise. What were you like as a child?

– Polite and gentle. Even when I once nearly drowned, because of lacking swimming skills, I would not create unnecessary uproar, and called attention so discreet as possible by gurgle “excuse me …. excuse me”. Then I was saved by the head physician at Sunnaas hospital, which incidentally also was taking a swim.

– Have you always been so polite?
– Yes, and disciplined. Add also “aware” and “listening”.

 – What smell do you associate most with summer?
– Scent of rhubarb. Mom makes a lot of different things with rhubarb.

 – What summer has burned itself into your memory?
-The summer my dad and I were street musicians in Sweden. I was about seven years, I think. We played the violin, both of us.

– When you’re as old as your musical friend Mats Paulson, how would you like your life to be then?
– I hope it consists of just the right amount of excitement, just right amount of safety and that I live with a woman who loves both my weaknesses and strengths.

Some quick questions in the deck chair:

– What is the taste of summer?
– To get salt water in the nose.

– How many degrees must there be in the water before you jump in?
– Preferably 20. But I can take a swim in 16 degrees too, if it’s hot in the air.

-What song puts you in the summer mood?
– “Ferie” (Holiday) by Postgirobygget. It is suitably nostalgic.

– Tell you the whole and entire truth when you’re writing postcards?
– I do not write postcards, but I respond to letters fans have sent. I’m now finished with letter number 8231.

– What kind of holiday do you not go on ?
– I can control myself from charter holiday.

Alexander Rybak at Norwegian radio program “Portrettet”, 26.06.2011.

English translation by Hilde M.,  Hildebjørg Ha,  Tessa La and Sara Anja. Russian translation by Sonya Luzina, Sophia Khodorovskaya and Zhanna Sergueeva. Recording and subtitles by Sonya Luzina.

I Ditt Sommarhus


1. Swedish lyrics

2. English translation

3. Polish translation

4. Romanian translation

5. Greek translation

6. Czech translation (čeština)

7. Croatian translation (hrvatski)


1. Swdish lyrics

by Mats Paulson

Genom ljumma gator far
man i öppna bilar.
Genom sommarnatten blå
kor och hästar vilar.
På en höjd blir luften sval,
värmen kommer i en dal
och i stugan väntar frugan
med en brasa varm och skön.
Ungarna kan inte sova,
fast de läst sin aftonbön.

Continue reading I Ditt Sommarhus

Den Lyssnande Blomman


1. Swedish lyrics

2. English translation

3. German translation (Deutsch)

4. Turkish translation (Türkçe)

5. Polish translation (Polski)

6. Greek translation (ελληνικά)

7. Vietnamese translation (Việt)

8. Croatian translation (Hrvatski)

1. Swedish lyrics

Lyrics: Mats Paulson

Hörde du sommarens vind dra förbi?
Kände du solen mot kinden?
Fjärilens vingar i ditt drömmeri.
Somnade du under linden?

Continue reading Den Lyssnande Blomman

En Katt På Min Kudde


1. Swedish lyrics

2. English translation

3. German translation (Deutsch)

4. Polish translation (Polski)

5. Turkish translation (Türkçe)

6. Hungarian translation (Magyar)

7. Greek translation (ελληνικά)

8. Croatian translation (Hrvatski)

9. Czech translation (čeština)

Continue reading En Katt På Min Kudde

Alexander Rybak & Mats Paulson in show “Lotta på Liseberg”, 20.6.2011

Alexander and Mats made official premiere of their new album in Swedish open-air TV-show “Lotta på Liseberg”. They performed 2 songs from new album: “Resan till dig” and “Visa vid vindens ängar. Also Alexander accompapanied with his violin to Mats’ popular song “Barfotavisan”. And they both played in quartet of musicians during the “Granada” song, performed by famous Swedish opera singer Loa Falkman. And in the end of the show Alexander performed “Fayritale”. All these parts are gothere together in one, long and nice video:) Enjoy!

Recording: Yannis Pap. & Venche Mellemstrand (Visa vid vindens ängar)
English translation by Sara Anja. Russian translation and subtitles by Julia Bezbakh.

Interview with Alexander Rybak and Mats Paulson on P4 Radiofrokost, 23.06.2011

Recording  by Sonya Luzina. English translation by Tessa La. Russian translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. German translation by Sabine Fundel. Subs by  Julia Bezbakh and Sonya Luzina

Interview to newspaper “VG” 19 June 2011

Translated by Ida Marie Brøske Kleven.

Photo from the printed issue taken by Tessa La.


“I love to live in the past, with a little hope for the future”

Alexander Rybak (25) has made big money on songs about his ex-girlfriends. Now he has written two Swedish folk music songs to his new girlfriend.


The songs “Maria” and “Din första kyss” are about his doctor girlfriend Maria Strøm Slyngstad (25), and participate on the famous violinist’s new CD “Visa vid Vindens Ängar” which is made in collaboration with the famous Swedish folk singer Mats Paulson (73).


– You have to ask Maria what she thinks about the songs. But I like to write songs about love. I think that it gives the songs more suspense when the audience knows who the songs are about, Rybaks says, and refer to “Fairytale” and “Oah” which are dedicated to his ex- girlfriends Ingrid Berg Mehus (23) and Moa Meinich (19).

Continue reading Interview to newspaper “VG” 19 June 2011


Lyrics and music by Mats Paulson


1. Swedish lyrics

2. Authorized English translation

3. Greek translation (ελληνικά)

4. German translation ( Deutsch)

5. Spanish translation (Español)

6. Croatian translation (Hrvatski)

7. Turkish translation (Türkçe)

8. Polish translation (Polski)

9. Romanian translation (Română)

1. Swedish lyrics

Jag älskar Dig så högt Maria,
ja, bara för Ditt vackra, ljuva namn.
Ja, många sköna flickor har det namnet,
jag därför drunknat har i mången famn.

Ibland så är Du blond Maria.
Rätt ofta är Du mörk, ibland brunett,
Ja, man får riktigt ligga i och fria
och sköta korten på det bästa sätt.

Ja, svärmor efter svärmor har jag skaffat,
där har det inte varit någon brist.
Polisen har mig många gånger haffat
och skyllt mig för att vara bigamist.

Jag älskar Dig så högt Maria,
ja, bara för Ditt vackra, ljuva namn.
Ja, många sköna flickor har det namnet,
jag därför drunknat har i mången famn.


Continue reading Maria

Resan till dig

by Mats Paulson



1. Swedish lyrics

2. English translation

3. German translation (Deutsch)

4. Greek translation (ελληνικά)

5. Polish translation (Polski)

6. Turkish translation (Türkçe)

7. French translation ( Français)

8. Czech translation (Česky)

9. Slovak translation ( Slovensky)

10. Chinese translation  (中文)

11. Croatian translation (Hrvatski)

12. Dutch translation (Nederlands)

13. Vietnamese translation (Việt)

14. Persian translation (فارسی)

15. Spanish translation (Español)

16. Norwegian translation (Norsk)

17. Hungarian translation (Magyar)

18. Romanian translation (Română)

For Russian, switch to the Russian (русский) and Ukrainian (українська) versions of this post by clicking here.

Continue reading Resan till dig

Träden i Villa Borghese – Alexander Rybak

“Träden i Villa Borghese” from the CD “Visa Vid Vindens Enger”, released in 2011.

1. Swedish lyrics. 2. English . 3. Greek (ελληνικά) 4. Polish  (Polski) 5. Croatian  (Hrvatski) 6. German  (Deutsch) 7. Romanian  (Română) 8. Czech  (Čeština)

Continue reading Träden i Villa Borghese — Alexander Rybak

Interview to FRIDA (Swedish teenage magazine, issue 2/2011)

Translated from Swedish by Laila Ulvseth

Website of the magazine frida.se

FRIDA has danced with Alexander Rybak

His fingers are used to dance over the violin strings with wonderful results, but how fast our Norwegian singer favourite can move his feet, is about to be documented during today’s dance lesson with Alexander Rybak. Going to the room where the singer exercises his abilities with his partner Malin Johansson, we pass some charming obstacles like a freshly showered Andreas Weise and Björn Ranelid eating lunch. He greets us with at least five “hej”. But today we are Team Alexander and hurry from his contestants.

Continue reading Interview to FRIDA (Swedish teenage magazine, issue 2/2011)