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Alexander Rybak on his new song “Magic” 17.7.2020

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.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak on his new song “Magic” 17.7.2020

New song from Alexander Rybak – Give Me Rain – 04.06.2020

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“Give Me Rain” by Alexander Rybak

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…



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 🙂

Stream or download the song from:

AppleMusic Deezer Spotify

Excerpts from articles in the Norwegian news papers VG and Dagbladet:

Continue reading New song from Alexander Rybak — Give Me Rain — 04.06.2020

MOM – new song by Alexander Rybak, a tribute to his Mother

“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:



Continue reading MOM — new song by Alexander Rybak, a tribute to his Mother

Alexander Rybak – This book is my child

Rybak: The violin is my mistress, and this book is my child.

Text to the header photo: BOOK DEBUTANT: Alexander Rybak likes that the tiny Trolle resembles himself.

 Source: VG.no  Published 12.06.2015. Author: Cathrine Gonsholt Ighanian. Photo: Jan Petter Lynau and Cappelen Damm. 
 Translated by TessaLa, revison by Katie Anderson.

 Alexander Rybak (29) believes that with his new project he is a big step closer to the dream of a family life.

 The 29-year-old has become calmer and better about choosing what he will say” yes” and “no” to. For the last three years Rybak has dedicated the necessary time between battles to design the project close to his heart. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — This book is my child

Alexander Rybak debuts as author

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

Kotik – Russian song by Alexander Rybak – Where to buy it…

Alexander Rybak - Kotik - New Russian song

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 🙂

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You’ll find the lyrics in several languages HERE

And if you have Spotify, you can listen to the song by clicking below 🙂




New Russian song “Kotik” and music video soon!

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.

New song Moscow
From today’s shooting. Photo: Andrey Guzel

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!

Accent – Alexander’s song in the Belarusian selection for Eurovision

Now you finally can listen to Alexander’s song in the Belarusian Eurovision selection “Accent”,  performed by the girls group “Milki”  🙂

Song written by Alexander Rybak and produced by Amir Aly at YLA Studios.


My accent is the same!

You are the love of my life,
you know I’m always by your side.
You have a choice, baby;
I can be yours ‘til the end of time.
Continue reading Accent — Alexander’s song in the Belarusian selection for Eurovision

What I Long For – Alexander Rybak

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! 🙂

The song is also available on:

 iTunes | Spotify | Amazon | Deezer  | Google Play | Wimp 


This is what I long for more in life, that’s what you bring.
Passion, full compassion. You’re the one who takes me in.
I’m jumping around. Diving in. Coming around.

Continue reading What I Long For — Alexander Rybak

Alexander Rybak in The Hit on NRK Friday 10.10.2014

Alexander Rybak The Hit - photo Stig KarlsenPhoto: 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.

Alexander Rybak in “THE HIT” 2014 on NRK TV


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:


  • D’soundNRK The hit Alexander Rybak
  • Atle Pettersen
  • Maria Haukaas Mittet
  • D.D.E.
  • Trine Rein
  • Alexander Rybak
  • Maria Arredondo
  • Vidar Busk
  • Helene Bøksle
  • Alexander With
  • Jørn Hoel
  • Åge Sten Nilsens Ammunition
  • Venke Knutson
  • A1


Source last picture posted: instagram.com/ronnieartistpartner

Article and videos: Alexander Rybak at the educational centre of Chelyabinsk’s CTRP, Russia, 22.07.2014

The article published on 22.07.2014 on www.pervouralsk.ru

Source: InterraTV.

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. “

Alexander appeared to be down-to-earth and fun to chat with – the guest star acquainted with the students with ease, generously giving out hugs, autographs and made pictures with those who were willing. However, the idol asked tough questions – such as whether the students wash their white metallurgists uniform themselves. Continue reading Article and videos: Alexander Rybak at the educational centre of Chelyabinsk’s CTRP, Russia, 22.07.2014

Interview with Alexander in the Russian weekly magazine “OK!”, 03.07.2014



A Stranger

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

Alexander Rybak – Promotion tour for “Into a Fantasy” – Belgium


Alexander comes back to Belgium to promote his new single and music video “Into a Fantasy”. 

June 26th

Recording for “Mant Plaza” on Ment TV. The broadcast will be on July 6th. More info will be added

June 27th

12:00 Live interview at Radio GRK. Link to listen online

14:00 Live at “Studio TVL”,  TV Limburg. Re-broadcast on 16.15 Link to watch online

20:00 Meet & Greet with fans. Bocadero bar, Antwerpen (Belgium) Website of the bar

Article about collaboration between Alexander Rybak and Marija Šerifović

Article published on www.novosti.rs on June 7, 2013

Author: S. Dobrosavljević

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.

Continue reading Article about collaboration between Alexander Rybak and Marija Šerifović

Videos: Alexander Rybak on Russian TV. Nov. 9th-12th, 2012

Alexander Rybak tells about his new music video “Dostala” on Russian music channel, broadcast from 12.11.12.

Recording by Sonya Luzina. English translation by Anita Lisak. English revision by Anni Jowett. Subs by Zhanna Sergueeva. Lithuanian translation by Jolanta Esu. Romanian translation by Laura Ser.

Continue reading Videos: Alexander Rybak on Russian TV. Nov. 9th-12th, 2012

Videos: Alexander Rybak on Ukrainian radio and TV. Oct. 30-31, 2012

Alexander Rybak on Gala Radio, broadcast from 30.10.12

Recording and subs by Sonya Luzina. English translation by Valeria Platonova. English revision by Katie Anderson.

Alexander Rybak in the morning show “Pidyom” on Novyi channel. 30.10.12

Recording by Sonya Luzina. Translation by Inna Farington and Julia B. Subs by Julia B. English revision by Annie Jowett & Lilly Llewellyn.

Alexander Rybak in “The Incredible Truth About Stars” on STB TV channel. 31.10.2012

Upload by Venche M. English translation and subs by Julia B.


Article: Alexander Rybak Releases New Single 12.10.2012.

Article published on  www.escflashmalta.com 12.10.2012.

Written by  Marc Calleja Bayliss

Link to the original article here

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: “Alexander Rybak hopes new single will end his fan trouble”

Article published on www.eurovisionary.com 11.10.2012.

Written by Kristján Sveinsson 


SLITER MED INNPÅSLITNE FANS: Fiolinisten Alexander Rybak tar nå et oppgjør med en innpåsliten fan i sin nye låt «Leave Me Alone». Foto: Steinar Buholm / Dagbladet

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!

Alexander Rybak & Paula Seling duet is officially out

Article published on www.oikotimes.com 07.08.2012.

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.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak & Paula Seling duet is officially out

Video: Alexander Rybak in the Romanian program “Focus Monden”

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 at the Romanian TV-show “Sinteza Zilei”. 30.05.2012

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.

Alexander Rybak in duet with Paula Seling

(The picture from official Facebook page of Mihai Gadea)

Original article here

Posted 1 June, 2012 – 19:15 by Virginia López

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.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak in duet with Paula Seling

Alexander Rybak will sing with another Eurovision star!

Link to the source: http://www.esctoday.com/news/read/17828#.TsKD-S1Mk5E.facebook

Found by Ulli Cologne

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.

Another article with the same news: http://www.bestmusic.ro/paula-seling/stiri-paula-seling/paula-seling-duete-razvan-fodor+105943.html

Found and translated by Victoria CAn

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.”

Watch the performance of Alexander at Romanian X-Factor on December 11th, 2011 on Antena 1. More info about this event you can find here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=146349425467304