Article was published on VG on 20.05.2014.
Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Tessa Lande. Revision by Anni Jowett.
Make success: Alexander Rybak
Rybak with new overseas success
Alexander Rybak (28) is once again a voice actor in the second film about the Viking boy “Hiccup” in “How To Train Your Dragon 2”. This time, Rybak also has a song in the movie.
While the credits of “How to Train Your Dragon 2” run, you will in Scandinavia, Russia and several other European countries hear Rybak’s latest single “Into a Fantasy”. Continue reading Alexander Rybak gives voice to the Norwegian version of “How To Train Your Dragon 2” and contributes with a song. Watch the trailers.
Article in Tønsbergs Blad. Published on Feb. 23, 2013
Author of text: Kristin Svensen
Link to the source
COMING BACK: Elisabeth Andreassen, Didrik Solli-Tangen and Alexander Rybak are coming back to Klubben this year. This is from the show last year.
Found by Ulli C. Translation (of the part concerning Alexander) by Tessa Lande.
Sandefjord has no chance
Christne Koth takes care of the humour, while Rybak, Bettan and Didrik take care of the rest. Oseberg promises the best summer show ever, and the Lattergal is hiding in the wings.
– Hotel Klubben already has the summer show menu prepared. We welcome back the BAD gang, meaning Bettan (Elisabeth Andreassen), Alexander Rybak and Didrik Solli-Tangen. And last but not least, we present a newly written musical performance for children. Alexander Rybak is the main character on the stage, and he is also involved in writing the screenplay and music. We are really looking forward to this. The kids love Alexander, and we think it is important to offer quality also in a children’s show,- the hotel manager says.
Annsofi performed at the Norwegian selection for Eurovision 2013, 2nd semi-final with the song composed by Alexander Rybak “I’m With You” (he wrote both music and lyrics). She did great and made it to the final! Congratulations! Here you can watch how it was:)
Presentation of the artist and the first performance
Recording by Venche M. English translation by Laila S.H. Revision by Anni Jowett. Subs by Julia B. Russian translation by Zhanna Sergueeva.
Continue reading Annsofi’s performances on MGP-2013 semifinal in Florø on 26.01.2013
Published on www.vmdaily.ru – the web-site of Moscow daily evening newspaper “Вечерняя Москва” (“Evening’s Moscow”), 18.12. 2012.
Link to the original article here. Written by Ilija Marshak.
Found and translated by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn.
The Norwegian singer Alexander Rybak became known after performing at the Eurovision Song Contest-2009 with the song “Fairytale”. Photo by Michael Sadchikov-junior.
“New Year’s Tales” of Alexander Rybak.
After having performed with the unforgettable song “Fairytale” at “Eurovision-2009”, Alexander Rybak has won not only the competition but also the winning ticket to his bright creative future.
Since then the creativity of this guy – no matter what he did – resonates with the audience.
That happened also with the last album of the 26 year-singer, which consists entirely of traditional Christmas and New Year’s songs. The hits of Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, “Let it Snow” and “Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer” – all this acquires the new tone thanks to the fine taste of Rybak who once again put emphasis on violin and keyboards. Regarding sound, the album is maximally close to the music of the Christmas Masterpieces of Disney’s studios and the main highlight is the violin of course, because of that Rybak became famous in 2009. Since then the artist has recorded several songs in Russian, two albums in English and the one in Norwegian (*actually in Swedish – comment of facebookies.org).
After having realized the demand in the western market, the musician decided to return to the English language in which all 12 tracks are performed. Listening to him you are realizing that the singer obviously prefers to go down the “for a long time, already beaten path”, however he only benefits from this – the new album of Rybak is nice to listen to from the beginning to the end. Unfortunately there will be no concerts in Moscow as a part of the tour to support the album – the musician decided not to go beyond several halls in his native Norway.
Alexander gave very long and interesting interview to the Russian publishing house “Komsomolskaya Pravda” during his visit to Moscow, Russia 6-9 November 2012, that was published on 13.11.2012. In this interview he told about many subjects: his new video and stalker girl, his attitude to Russia, his audience, his ex-girlfriend, his dreams, his musical idols, his traditions, his favorite sports and many others. He also played a lot of music live.
Rocording by Sonya Luzina. English translation and subs by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn.
From paper issue of VG from 25.11.12. Internet version here.
Written by Stein Østbø.
Found by Venche Mellemstrand. Translated to English by Tessa La. English revision by Katie Anderson.
The Christmas Album: jazz
Sober, but somewhat predictable choice.
“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire” is Alexander Rybak’s sonorous start on this CD, and the warm atmosphere of Mel Torn’s “The Christmas Song” runs through Rybak’s Christmas album with a heartwarming theme, where his two own new Christmas songs fit in with the rest.
Beyond this, the repertoire is really quite predictable and interpreted to death, but with Rybak and partners tapping into what might have been just another Christmas album with all the old American hits, through fine and soft string arrangements. Rybak himself has the same correct hesitation in his voice, making “Christmas Tales” into a Christmas album that will be a nice complement to the increasingly large family of Christmas albums.
Best song: “The Christmas Song”.
Article published on http://teleblondinka.com/ 3.10.2012
Link to original article here
Found by Sonya Luzina. Translated by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn.
The winner of “Eurovision” went to a mental hospital
The fact that the stars are besieged by fans is well-known. Sometimes fans’ love can be so obsessive that artists have to change their phone numbers, addresses, and even call the police. And fans love brought the popular singer, winner of “Eurovision 2009” Alexander Rybak to the mental hospital.
Fortunately, just for fun. Sasha just decided to explain to girls with a song and music video that shows fanaticism is not always good. A few days ago in Kiev the shooting of the video for the new Rybak’s single “Leave me Alone” («Ты достала меня”) took place. They shot at once two versions of the video – English and Russian ones. The fan-girl of the artist, who tries too zealously to prove her love to him, prompted him with an idea of the new video and the song. Continue reading 2 articles and photos about the new video-clip of Alexander Rybak “Leave Me Alone”