Alexander Rybak talks about about his new song “Magic” in interviews with the Norwegian broadcaster NRK1 and newspaper VG 17. July 2020
Source: Parts from an article in VG.no, published the 17.7.20 and an interview on the News on NRK1 the same date. Translated by TessaLa, revised by Anni Jowett.
After being addicted to sleeping pills and antidepressants for 11 years, Alexander Rybak (34) was safely on his way to rehabilitation. Until May he had worked with his problems, been determined and experienced that everything now went the right way. But in May he hit the wall at full speed, he was on his way back to the wrong track again.
In January this year Alexander told his fans that he had his most difficult month so far in his life. He didn’t say why back then, but yesterday he told he has been fighting through hard days to overcome the anxiety and pain that comes from quitting sleep aid. The song “Give Me Rain” express his feelings, hope and will to manage through this hard time. A catchy song with good lyrics. There will be a very special music video for this song, and Alexander will also ask his fans to participate in the video. Thanks for this great and honest song, Alexander and we just say…
KEEP ON DANCIN’!
POSTUPDATE – MUSIC VIDEO RELEASED 12.07.20
Alexander invited his fans to contribute to the music video by making their own videos of the song, and as you can see there is a lot of videos glimpses of fans in the music video 🙂
“Mom”, Alexander Rybak’s tribute to his mother Natasha.
Alexander has in many interviews talked about the close relationship with his mother, and how important she has been in both his private and musical life. Now he has made a song for her, simply called “MOM”. The lyrics you’ll find below 🙂
You can stream/download the song from these digital platforms:
Alexander Rybak author debuts with an outcast troll and a magic fiddle.
“– This is not far from the reality.”
Source: db.no , published 12.06.15 Author: Pål Nordseth Photo Benjamin A. Ward and Cappelen Damm. Translated by TessaLa, Revision by Bita J.
“Trolle og den magiske fela,” Alexander Rybak’s author debut, will be released in September. It is a semi-autobiographical children’s book about a lonely and outcast troll with a musical instrument that has the ability to completely bewitch its audience, and this becomes a curse for the owner. Continue reading Alexander Rybak debuts as author→
Alexander Rybak has released his first Russian composition, the song “Kotik”, which translated to English means “Kitten”. The song can be downloaded and listened to on world wide streaming services. Here are some links 🙂
Last year when Alexander was in Moscow, he promised that next time he would come, he would have a new Russian song ready 🙂 And he kept his promise.
Thursday Alexander finished the recording of the last “One to One” show, and he is still in Moscow recording the music video for his new Russian song called “Kotik” (“Kitten”). Here you can see a few pictures from the shooting, and there is a link to many more 🙂 Continue reading New Russian song “Kotik” and music video soon!→
Alexander Rybak takes part in the national selection in Malta ESC 2015 as a composer with the song “Still Here” performed by Franklin Calleja. Yesterday the song was released on YouTube, and revealed a powerful ballad that shows off Franklin Calleja’s amazing voice.
Alexander took part in the Norwegian TV-show “The Hit” on October 10th 2014, where famous artists compete with songs written by amateurs. If you want to read more about the concept of the show, you can find it here. Alexander chose a wonderful song “What I Long For” written by Elisabet Mjanger. Unfortunately, Alexander didn’t win the duel, but he did his best and made a great performance which we can enjoy now! 🙂
Photo: Stig Karlsen, NRK – From the rehearsal for The Hit on NRK
Friday 10th of October Alexander Rybak will be one of the two artist who perform in the songwriter competition The Hit on NRK. Five songs are so far ready for the Grand Final the 24th of October, and tomorrow Alexander Rybak and Trine Rein will perform the songs they have chosen among their six alternatives.
If you want to read more about the concept and see the list of songwriters and artists, you find it all here.
The five song that are already in the final, you can listen to here
Alexander chose two songs already in early June, and tomorrow he will be reveal which one of them he has decided to release as his new song.
You can listen to the 6 songs he could chose between here.
Today it was revealed that Alexander Rybak is one of the 14 famous artists that will take part in NRK’s new music concept this autumn. The show will be broadcasted 8 Fridays in a row starting 5th of September and ending with a grand final the 24th of october. If you want to be in the audience, click here to book tickets, and chose the actual show date.
You can follow The Hit on Instagram here, Facebook here and Twitter here
You can read more about the concept, show dates, list of songwriters, their songs, the artists and details about the broadcasting on this page “THE HIT”.
The list of the artist that will take part in the show:
English translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Anni Jowett.
Alexander Rybak has mastered the PlayStation of metallurgists.
Alexander Rybak has mastered the PlayStation of white metallurgists and found where the iPad is sharpened. Recently the winner of “Eurovision” visited the educational centre of CTRP (Chelyabinsk Tube Rolling Plant), where he had a tour and even got to sit at a student desk. However the musician and singer still doesn’t wish to learn the profession of metallurgist while noting: “But I’m glad they (metallurgists) exist.” And the educational centre, Alexander Rybak compared it to “Jurassic Park”, “I see that many doors are closed to us, it is exactly like in Jurassic Park. If suddenly the electricity stops working here, then suddenly all the doors will open and all the students will run to us. “
Moscow. The end of June. It is + 10 C on the street. Alexander Rybak came to the meeting in a thin T-shirt. “We had snow in Norway two weeks ago, so I am used to the cold”. He has also got used to the constant attention which falls on him after winning the Eurovision Song Contest. Since then five years have passed and Alexander has written a lot of songs and travelled to almost 70 countries. And now he is reaping the benefits of his success – Rybak is the composer of a soundtrack on the popular Hollywood cartoon “How to Train Dragon 2”, and can be proud of it!
Source: OK! Published 03.07.2014 in the issue No. 27 (395)Author: Vadim Vernik. Photo: Vanja Berezkin.
Translation by Valeriya Platonova, Zhanna Sergueeva and Maria Solntseva. English revision by Anni Jowett.
Sasha, how did it happen that you entered into Hollywood so elegantly? Did the producers invite you?
Nobody invited me. I just wrote a song and realised that it is perfect for the animation. I’ve worked on the first and second parts of the animation for Norway (main hero Hiccup speaks with voice of Alexander). At my own expense I rented a studio, recorded the melody and sent it to the company “DreamWorks” although only 2.5 months remained prior to the international release of the animation. I knew that I had little chance, they may not even want to hear my song. Especially the Americans, it means nothing to them. And suddenly the answer is: “Of course, Alexander, we know who you are”. I was delighted, although they also wrote that everything was ready, and there was no need for the song, but they certainly will listen my melody. I decided not to wait for the outcome, I was just happy and considered it like a personal victory – the main thing I took a chance. However, after a week and a half they called me and said that the composition is very nice, and in spite of the late terms, they want to use the song. In the end I felt happy, and my song plays in the final credits of the animation. In some countries it is released on the soundtrack disc. The compositions of John Powell are gathered there, and my song is the last track. Continue reading Interview with Alexander in the Russian weekly magazine “OK!”, 03.07.2014→
Found by Ulli C. Translated by Karolina Pavlov. English revising by Katie Anderson.
Alexander Rybak is a guest on Marija Šerifović’s album
Norwegian singer, Alexander Rybak, stayed in Belgrade the last few days, regarding a collaboration with Marija Šerifović. This 27-year-old violinist and singer, who won the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow in 2009, recorded a song with the Serbian singer which will be released on her studio album. Even though everyone expected the ex-Eurovision winners to cross voices, Rybak will only perform as a violinist.
Initially, Alexander Rybak was somewhat of a nobody having taken part in the Melodi Grand Prix in 2009 for the very first time with the song Fairytale and emerging as the clear favourite very quickly after all of the songs had been previewed. He would of course go on to win with a huge margin before going to the Eurovision Song Contest held in Moscow, Russia where he would also ensure victory just ahead of Iceland who were represented with Is It True? performed by the stunning Yohanna. His victory was the beginning of a brand new era for the European competition noting that charting success was being guaranteed not only for the winner but for a number of performers who were now starting to be backed by the regional departments of major recording labels. Following the release of three successful albums; Alexander Rybak is planning yet another release sometime soon hence forth why he will be releasing a new single, most probably off this upcoming album which remains a mystery thus far.
Article published on www.eurovisionary.com 11.10.2012.
Writtenby Kristján Sveinsson
Since winning Eurovision in 2009, you’d have thought Alexander Rybak had quite literally lived the fairytale. With fame however, comes attention, some of it most unwanted. Rybak’s newest single, out tomorrow, tells of the nightmare he has been experiencing lately with an obsessed fan trying to get too close.
Since his Eurovision victory, young charmer Alexander Rybak has remained in the spotlight through his participation in high profile shows, such as Let’s Dance in Sweden. His name has been linked to various women in the tabloid press with rumours of romance, most of which has been welcome attention. Lately however, Rybak has been tortured by an extremely obsessive female fan who has badgered the star day and night, making his life hell.
The girl in question travels around the world in an effort to get close to her idol, apparently even turning up on Rybak’s front doorstep! He has been swamped by over 600 e-mails from the amorous fan and has been forced to obtain an unlisted phone number, which, rather disturbingly, the troublesome fan manages to get hold of time and time again. The persistent girl still calls Rybak at least thirty times a day, and even more so at night, making it difficult for the star to get rest after a hard day’s work.Rybak has spoken openly about the ordeal through both his Facebook page and official website.
His newest single is aptly entitled Leave Me Alone and is scheduled for international release tomorrow, the 12th of October. The troubled singer states on his official fan page that he wonders even whether or not the girl in question will realise the song is about her. Hopefully she’ll get the rather unsubtle hint and give poor Rybak some breathing space!
2009 Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak along with Paula Seling, third at the 2010 Eurovision, officially released their duet ‘I’ll show you’ that was already being promoted on Romanian television and radio. The known german label Capsounds has signed the song and will be promoting it throughout Europe. Capsounds is known as the label from Malta Eurovision singer Fabrizio Faniello, but also other Eurovision stars such as Lauris Reiniks (ESC 2003), Mista (Slovak Eurovision 2010) and Romina Mamo (Malta Eurovision) released their material on the label.
Upload and Russian translation by Sonya Luzina. English translation by Laura Ser. Subs by Julia B. Croatian translation by Karolina Pavlov. Slovak translation by Danka Čolláková. Czech translation by Petra Hauserová. Polish translation by Martyna Agnieszka Jasińska. German translation by Simone Schmidt.
Alexander Rybak and Paula Seling were invited to the popular Romanian evening live TV-show “Sinteza Zilei” on Antena 3 Channel. They presented their duet song “I’ll show you”, and told about their collaboration and plans for the future.
Alexander performed his winner song “Fairytale” and accompanied Paula with her song “Ce bine ca esti”, and in the end he sang a perfect mix of “Let’s get lost” by Frank Sinatra and “All I do is dream of you”. Watch it here:
The whole part of the show. Recording by Julia B. & Sonya L. English translation by Laura Ser. Sub by Julia B.
The exclusive premiere took place in the Romanian morning show called Neatza cu Razvan si Dani where both singers were performing their song live. The song is called I’ll Show You and it was written and composed by Alexander himself.
Alexander Rybak, the winner of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest and Paula Seling, one half of the Romanian duo from 2010, have recorded a song together and he travelled to Romania for the official presentation of their new duet song to the Romanian audience. They also talked a bit about how they have worked on it.
A happy song. Alexander Rybak to record a song with Paula Seling
Alexander Rybak, will record a song in collaboration with Paula Seling who placed 3rd in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 representing Romania. Rybak will visit Romania for the second time this year for another appearance at the Romanian X Factor show where the new song is expected to be presented.
Bits of Paula’s statement: “As an additional news, I would like to announce you that these days I am working on a new song in duet with a Norwegian artist who is not Ovi (as you know he has recently returned to Romania), but … Alexander Rybak. I met with him recently, as a guest judge to the “Judge Home Visit”, on Romanian X-factor, and we found that we are on the same wavelength musically speaking …and … we went to work in the studio. Alex will return to Romania to sing on the X-Factor stage, and we hope to introduce you as soon as possible the result of our collaboration, a cheerful song, which I hope will please the widest audience.”