Article in the paper issue of newspaper “Østlandsposten”, published on 30.01.2012.
Journalist: Rikke Askersrud. Photo: Mats Grimsæth
Found and translated by Mari Andersen
Among the nearly three thousand spectators, one could also find some previous Eurovision winners. Didrik Solli-Tangen and Alexander Rybak had made the trip to be a part of the cheering audience. A position they were really satisfied with. “Right now, I could not imagine standing on stage. There is tremendous pressure and a lot of nerves. I’m just fine here as a clapping audience,” Rybak smiles, and get support from Solli-Tangen: “Tonight I’m enjoying the other’s achievements. And by saying that, I have to say that the representatives from Larvik has done an incredibly good job tonight”.
Found and translated by Marianne Saietz. English revision by Anni Jowett
Alexander Rybak achieved the victory of all time in the Eurovision Song Contest last weekend. But the Grand Prix-hero has also had many performances behind him in our area. Photo Indrek Galetin. ( EBU).
The friends about Alexander:
Last weekend, Alexander Rybak fiddled himself into the hearts of all Europe. We have talked to three people who are close to the super-talent.
Journalist: Alexander Borodin. Photo: Niclas Brorsson
Alexander Rybak, is the man on everyone’s lips right now. The (betting) odds have pointed to his advantage ever since it became clear that he would be Norway’s representative in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. “Gylleneskors” (Golden shoes) Bjorn Nordlund, Alexander Borodin and Irina Karelina met up with him when he was on a short promotional stop in Stockholm before leaving for Moscow. It became a different kind of interview where Rybak told with his own words about what has happened so far, what goes on, and what he thinks about Eurovision.Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Interview with Poplight 13.05.2009.→
Alexander Rybak won the Norwegian MGP 2009 and quickly he became one of the favourites for the international final in Moscow in May. Photo: Johannessen, Sara ( SCANPIX )
He is a musical missionary
MGP-general, Per Sundnes, is impressed by Alexander Rybak
Per Sundnes. Photo: Linn de Lange
Author: Elisabeth Norheim. Photo: Linn de Lange. Published on www.side2.no 13.04.09
Translation by Marianne Saietz Article revised by Anni Jowett
– “Alexander is very smart. At many of the concerts he starts by playing a Norwegian folk-tune, before he sets in with the monster-hit “Fairytale”. He is very cunning in that way. He challenges people with new stuff, instead of making them feel, he forces stuff upon them”,- NRK programme leader Per Sundnes, explains. He has made the portrait of the MGP-winner.
Alexander performing the song “Divine Land” with the heavy metal band from Trondheim “Keep of Kalessin”, during the Norwegian Eurovision semifinal. He sang some vocals and it was the first time we saw him playing electrical violin!
Video from the Youtube channel of the band Keep of Kalessin, discovered by Sonya Luzina
Per Sundnes, the one who was in charge of MGP/ESC Norway the year Alexander Rybak won Eurovision, talks about Alexander and his victory in Moscow on NRK “Førkveld” 7.1.2011.
Interesting to hear Per telling about how all the coincidences which happened that year led to the big victory.
Recording, English translation and subs by Tessa La. Russian by Zhanna Sergueeva. Chinese by Annie Alpaca. German by Sonia Fișerean. Spanish by Lulú Bm.