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5 years ago Alexander Rybak won the golden ticket to paricipate in the ESC

Today it’s been exactly 5 years since our favourite fiddler won Melodi Grand Prix, the Norwegian selection for ESC.

We celebrate the day with a look back on the night it happened.

Tonight our favourite Fiddler celebrates with a spectacular concert that is concluding a seminar in New York together with the children of the Trinity School.

Article about upcoming performance of Alexander Rybak at Vestlandsfestivalen in Bergen

Alexander promotes  his concert with young strings in Bergen

 Translation and subs by Tessa Lande

Article from www.fanaposten.no published on 07.02.2014

Author: Kent Roar Nybø

Translation by Jorunn Ekre. English revision by Anni Jowett

Alexander Rybak is a guest artist at the Vestlandsfestivalen. This weekend he will meet Nesttun Young Strings again who he performed with in October 2012. 

Continue reading Article about upcoming performance of Alexander Rybak at Vestlandsfestivalen in Bergen

We´re in loooove with our Fairytale, Alexander Rybak

Today, 7th February, exactly 5 years ago, the first public performance of Fairytale was shown on Norwegian TV. The occasion was the semi-final of the Norwegian ESC selection, Melodi Grand Prix.

We celebrate the 5 years with 7 different performances of Fairytale from around the world. They are not selected because they are the best, but because they are in different settings.

Since the Olympic Games in Sochi starts today, we wish everybody good luck with the games.

 

February 7th 2009, at the Melodi Grand Prix semifinal in Skien, Norway.

Alexander captured many hearts this night.

Continue reading We´re in loooove with our Fairytale, Alexander Rybak

Article about the Christmas concert in Tønsberg, Norway, 18.12.2013.

Article was published in paper issue of   “Tønsberg Blad” 19.12.2013.

Translation  by Jorunn Ekre. Revision by Anni Jowett

Melodies in the sign of joy

It was the violin  virtuoso Alexander Rybak who got the biggest hold on the audience`s heart during the Christmas concert at Tønsberg cathedral last night.

The applause was never ending after his Norwegian/Belorussian Version of “ Vi Tenner Våre Lykter”. The 27 year old winner of the Eurovision Song Contest will soon top our national hero Arve Tellefsen.

Continue reading Article about the Christmas concert in Tønsberg, Norway, 18.12.2013.

Review of the Christmas concert with Alexander Rybak in Arendal, Norway.

Article published at http://www.agderposten.no on 04.12.13
Author and photo: Liv Ekeberg 
Found by Sara Anja. Translated by Jorunn Ekre. English revising by Anni Jowett.
 The five artists (from left) Alexander Rybak,Tor Endresen, Marian Aas Hansen, Elisabeth Andreassen and Rune Larsen delivered an instant Christmas mood and joined the audience in an emotional rollercoaster ride at the Trinity church. Photo: Liv Ekeberg.

An evening for emotions

Christmas has been called a magnifying glass. The joy gets bigger but so does the sorrow, said Rune Larsen when he created the Christmas mood for a sold out Trinity Church.

The church seats are seldom more packed with the exception of Christmas Eve. This is also true for the Trinity Church in Arendal last night. The audience filled up the gallery too and extra chairs had to be placed in the church. Continue reading Review of the Christmas concert with Alexander Rybak in Arendal, Norway.

Review of the Christmas concert with Alexander Rybak in Herøy church (Fosnavåg, Norway)

Article from the paper issue of Vestlandsnytt.

Published on  03.12.13

Found by Ulli C. Translated by Jorunn E. English revising by Anni J.

Humorous Christmas medley a capella in an intense tempo, solo performances and beautiful singing. And Rudolf`s nose is still red. It`s easy to see that the bunch is having a great time.

Tranquil and beautiful night at Herøy church.

The Christmas concert “Silent Night Holy Night” with the Norwegian top artists Elisabeth Andreassen, Marian Aas Hansen, Tor Endresen, Rune Larsen and recently also improved with Alexander Rybak, also gathered a sold out church in Herøy and created a nice Christmas mood for a stressed out pre-Christmas mind.

Continue reading Review of the Christmas concert with Alexander Rybak in Herøy church (Fosnavåg, Norway)

Article and video: Alexander Rybak performed at the Christmas concert in Molde

Article published in the paper issue of “Romsdals Budstikke” on  29.11.13

Found by Tessa Lande. Translated by Anni Jowett. Revising by Jorunn Ekre.

For the online version of the article click here

 

The artists (from left) Tor Endresen, Alexander Rybak, Marian Aas Hansen, Elisabeth Andreassen and Rune Larsen impressed with artistic professionalism during the Christmas Concert Silent Night – Holy Night

The calm before the storm

A peaceful Christmas concert with great musical range.

Author of the text and photo: Svein Magne Harnes

The frozen wind swept souls that blew into the cathedral on Wednesday night found a quiet moment to laugh at life’s storms.
Molde, Norway: Rune Larsen, Elisabeth Andreassen, Marian Aas Hansen, Tor Endresen and Alexander Rybak performed both together and individually a solid pre-Christmas program, packed with well-known and beloved Christmas carols and spiced up with more unknown material. The approximate 500 attendees in the cathedral on this windswept pre-Christmas night would hardly regret this visit.

Continue reading Article and video: Alexander Rybak performed at the Christmas concert in Molde

Alexander Rybak and other artists in “God Morgen Norge” 21.11.2013.

Alexander Rybak, Elisabeth Andreassen, Rune Larsen and Marian Aas Hansen on the morning show on TV2 promoting the Christmas tour “Stille Natt hellige Natt”

Recordings by Hilde M. and May Elisabeth Nipen. Translation by Hilde M. Revision by Anni Jowett. Subs by Sonya Luzina 

Interview 

Continue reading Alexander Rybak and other artists in “God Morgen Norge” 21.11.2013.

Videos: Alexander Rybak played a concert with marching bands

Alexander had a 3-day seminar with children’s marching bands from Ski, Drøbak/Frogn and Nordby, which finished with a smashing concert on November 3rd in Rådhusteater, Ski (Norway).

Here are videos from this concert, made by the Facebookies for you 🙂 Videos are listed in the performed order:

Europe’s skies

recording by Ellen NL

Funny little world

recording by Ellen NL

Dagdrøm

Alexander Rybak – violin, Stefan Zlatanos – piano

recording by Jorunn E.

Continue reading Videos: Alexander Rybak played a concert with marching bands

Concert with the youth-orchestras in Ski, Norway, 03.11.2013.

The article was published in  paper issue of Østlandets Blad 5.11.13

Author & Photographer: Odd Inge Rand 

Provided by Venche M. Translation by Jorunn Ekre. Revision by Anni Jowett 

 Got to join the band: Alexander Rybak called his performance at Rådhusteatret on Sunday his audition to “join the band”, in other words the marching bands from Nordby, Ski and Drøbak/Frogn. He passed it with flying colours.

Alexander Rybak bestowed glory to the marching band society in Follo.

Well done from Nordby, Ski and Drøbak/Frogn. The celebrity concert has been a tradition for a long time and the 2013 edition will go down in history as one of the very best. The members of the school marching bands from Nordby, Ski and Drøbak/Frogn can pat themselves on the back after a well-executed  event at Rådhusteatret during the weekend. They entertained a sold out venue for two hours with marching band music at the highest level. The celebrity concert 2013 is the result of persistent work by the marching bands.

Continue reading Concert with the youth-orchestras in Ski, Norway, 03.11.2013.

Alexander Rybak in concert with Prima Music School in Ytteren, Norway, 27.10.2013.

A full packed Ytteren Church was served an amazing concert with Alexander Rybak and Prima Music School.

Source: www.ranablad.no , published 28.10.2013.  Author & Photographer: Tom Storvik 
Translated by Tessa Lande. Revised by Anni Jowett

The pictures from  primamusikk.net

Alexander Rybak and Prima Music School gave the audience “value for the money”.

The seminars on Friday and Saturday were all topped off with a concert in a packed Ytteren church Sunday night . It was so fully packed that some had to stand or sit on the floor. The concert was well set up with a mix of solo performances by Rybak, performances by Prima Music School only and performances by the music school and Rybak together.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak in concert with Prima Music School in Ytteren, Norway, 27.10.2013.

MUSIC VIDEO FROM ALEXANDER RYBAK – “5 to 7 YEARS”

Alexander made a gift for  his fans all over the world – a new music video called “5 To 7 Years”!

“This is a Music Video I made for my 600.000 +++ fans on Facebook. So share it with all your friends. I love each and every one of you. Alex”

Produced by Alexander Rybak
Music & Lyrics by Alexander Rybak
Guitar, bass and programming by Knut Bjørnar Asphol
Drums by Martin Hystad
Mixes and Mastered by Knut Bjørnar Asphol
Directed, Shot and Edited by Joakim Kleven

Continue reading MUSIC VIDEO FROM ALEXANDER RYBAK — “5 to 7 YEARS”

Pictures: Alexander Rybak at the “National forest day” in Maridalen. 24.08.2013

Alexander and dance band “Time to show” performed at the open-air festival in Maridalen (Oslo area).

A bunch of international fans attended this festival and met Alexander. Here are nice pictures from the venue provided by Camelia Valentina (Romania) and Blanka Michałek  (Poland).

Videos: Alexander Rybak played classical concert at Vigeland’s Museum

Alexander performed at the outdoor concert in the courtyard of the Vigeland Museum in Oslo on August 18th together with pianist Stefan Zlatanos and a young violinist  Inga Våga Gaustad as a guest-artist.

Here is a full playlist of videos, made by the facebookies who attended this concert. Videos are listed in the order the pieces were performed.

 “Liebesleid”  by  Fritz Kreisler

recording by Tessa Lande

“It aint necessarily so” from the opera  “Porgy and Bess “by George Gershwin (arranged for violin by Jascha Heifetz)

recording by Tessa Lande

Continue reading Videos: Alexander Rybak played classical concert at Vigeland’s Museum

Alexander Rybak at the Opening Show of Arctic Race. Bodø, 07.08.13

Alexander played 30 minutes mini-concert at the Opening of Arctic Race in Bodø, accompanied at the stage by the Lithuanian modern ballet “Time to Show”. Playlist consisted of “Europe skies”, “Dovregubbens hall” (“In the Hall of the Mountain King” – piece by Edvard Grieg for tHenrik Ibsen’s play “Peer Gynt”),  “If you were gone”, “Funny little world”, “Leave me alone”, “Roll with the wind” and “Fairytale”.

Recording and subs by Tessa Lande. English revising by Anni Jowett.

 

Photos: Alexander Rybak at Valdres festival 27.06.2013.

Pictures from www.musikkfoto.no. Photographer: Tom Henning Bratlie

Pictures: Summer show with Bettan, Alexander and Didrik in Tønsberg

Thanks to Hilde, Ulli   and Anni  for the pictures! 

Article about Alexander Rybak as instructor at Valdres Festival

The article was published in  paper issue of “Valdres”, 27.06.2013.

Author: Ingri Valen Egeland. 

Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Jorunn Ekre.

English revision by Anni Jowett

In the lead: Instructor Alexander Rybak together with course attendee Ingrid Fuchen Røyne (13) from Fagernes. The young girl from Valdres doesn’t hide the fact that it`s fun having the well-known violinist and artist as an instructor. Rybak himself thinks it`s great being an inspiration to the next generation of strings and lets himself get inspired by their commitment and willingness to learn

 Great study days in Leira

Alexander Rybak is instructor and inspiration to over 40 young strings at Valdres Summer symphony.

Ingrid Fuchen Røyne thinks it`s a fairytale to have Alexander Rybak as an instructor during Valdres Summer symphony.

The 13 year old from Fagernes, who is the only person from Valdres in Rybak`s class isn`t the only one who thinks this. Together with over 40 other young strings, she pays attention and with a firm grip on violin and bow and listens for most of them to the well-known violinist and artist while he is instructing.

Continue reading Article about Alexander Rybak as instructor at Valdres Festival

Alexander Rybak and “Elg” Elgenes in Dagbladet 22.6.2013.

Author : Stian Fyen. Photo: Jacques Hvistendahl

Found and translated by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett

Alexander Rybak elg Elgenes

Meet: The artists Øivind ‘Elg”‘ Elgenes and Alexander Rybak will participate in this autumn’s “Hver gang vi møtes” on TV 2. Both musicians were happy to be asked, and had to clear the calendars before the recording this summer.

We are schizophrenic by choice

Alexander Rybak (27) believes he has become better at dealing with all the attention. While Øivind “Elg” Elgenes deliberately stayed away from parts of the spotlight.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak and “Elg” Elgenes in Dagbladet 22.6.2013.

Alexander Rybak, Bettan and Didrik in the program “God Morgen Norge”, 17.06.2013

Recording by Venche M. English translation and subs by TessaLa, English revising Anni Jowett & Katie Anderson

Article about Alexander Rybak’s performance at Morodalsfestival, 15.06.2013.

The article was published in the newspaper “Glåmdalen”, 16.06.2013.

Author: Sigmund Fossen. Photo: Jens Haugen

The original article here

Found by Ellen NL. Translation by Tessa Lande.

English revision by Katie Anderson

Autograph: Martin Johansen got Alexander Rybak’s autograph on his body and will probably not wash that for a while

Happiness is an autograph on the belly

NORD ODAL: Martin Johansen will not wash his belly for a long time. Because his new hero has written his autograph there.

– It was very nice to talk to Alexander Rybak , but I don’t remember what he said, the guy from Sarpsborg says, who was one of nearly 100 mentally challenged  who flocked to the fiddle playing artist after the concert at Sand in Nord-Odal Saturday afternoon. Alexander Rybak took his time with autographs, and he was one of the main reasons for the high show factor of the 5th Morodalsfestivalen.

– For four years we have tried to get Alexander Rybak here, and for four years it has rained during our festival. Now Rybak came, and the sun came with him, a satisfied Olav Hagen said, who guided a crowd of more than 1,000 people through the weekend’s festival below Milepelen Inn.

Continue reading Article about Alexander Rybak’s performance at Morodalsfestival, 15.06.2013.

Alexander Rybak is shortlisted for the Social Star Award!

Link to the source.  Found by Ulli C.

Overview prepared by Hilde M.

 

Alexander is Norway’s hottest star on social media

Today he was shortlisted for Norway  Social Star Awards by Starcount.

https://twitter.com/starcount/status/336700452190167040

Starcount is a company that count and chart the performances of public profiles on social networks.

The Social Star Awards will be held online on Youtube 23 May, 2013.

http://www.youtube.com/user/starcount/channel

Alexander is Nr. 4 on the today’s Chart for Norway, just pushed down one place by A-ha due to their short revival at the Bilboard show.

He is Nr. 17 on the All-time Folk Chart, worldwide.

On the total Global Chart, he has increased his ranking from about Nr. 11 000 in December 2012 up to Nr. 5789 today.

With a total of 59,537 Twitter followers, 577,899 Facebook fans and 37,957,370 YouTube views.

Today Alexander Rybak gained 222 Twitter followers, gained 434 Facebook fans and gained 59,723 YouTube views.

Happy 27th Birthday, Alexander Rybak! :)

One more year has passed and we have followed Alexander’s path in his career during this time. Now it’s time to remember what all Alexander has accomplished. It’s impressive how much this guy is able to do in just 365 days:)

Here is a video containing all the memorable moments of Alexander’s 26th year of life! Many creative people participated in the creation of this video, all of the names are listed at the end of the movie;)

Enjoy watching it!

Article about the summer shows of Alexander Rybak, Bettan and Didrik Solli-Tangen

You’ll have to wait with girlfriends

 

Bettan keeps the artist buddies in line.
Fruit plate: Alexander serves Bettan and Didrik a healthy breakfast at Hotel Klubben in Tønsberg
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Jokes about single life: Elisabeth Andreassen demands that Alexander Rybak (left) and Didrik Solli-Tangen stay single until after the trio`s summer shows are over.

Source:  paper issue of Se&Hør, published on 16.4.2013 Text: Per Sigve Klepper. Photo: Morten Eik

Found by Tessa Lande. Translated by Jorunn Ekre. English revision by Anni Jowett & Katie Anderson.

Attract women.

The handsome guys Alexander and Didrik are both bachelors. Elisabeth Andreassen thinks this is good for their summer shows.
Continue reading Article about the summer shows of Alexander Rybak, Bettan and Didrik Solli-Tangen

Video: Alexander, Didrik and Bettan talk about their summer show in Tønsberg 08.04.2013.

Interview made by Vestfold TV

Recording by Ulli Cologne. English translation by Tessa Lande.

English revision by Anni Jowett. Subs by Sonya Luzina

 Short video from the photoshoot

Recording by Tessa Lande

Annsofi in the final of Melodi Grand Prix 2013

First performance with introduction

Recording by Sveta Plyasun. English transaltion and subs by Tessa Lande

The Gold Final + voting

Recording/editing by Sveta & Sonya. English translation by Laila Solum Hansen. Subs by Sonya Luzina

Interview with Alexander Rybak & Annsofi 09.02.2013.

Written by Alec Parkin

Source: escxtra.com

Tonight Norway will pick who their entrant will be for Eurovision 2013. One of their hopefuls is Annsofi, who will perform a song written by none other than Alexander Rybak. escXtra.com was lucky enough to catch up with both of them.

Continue reading Interview with Alexander Rybak & Annsofi 09.02.2013.

Interview: Annsofi & Alexander Rybak speak to esctoday.com 08.02.2013.

Written by: Edward Montebello

Source: esctoday.com

Interview: Annsofi & Alexander Rybak speak to esctoday.com

Tomorrow Annsofi will participate in the Melodi Grand Prix final (Norwegian final). The song I’m with you is penned by 2009 Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak. This marks the return of Alexander Rybak in the contest. Twenty-four hours before Annsofi goes on stage esctoday.com caught up with Annsofi and Alexander.

Continue reading Interview: Annsofi & Alexander Rybak speak to esctoday.com 08.02.2013.

Videos: Annsofi’s interviews after MGP semifinal in Florø. 26.1.13

Interview to “Se & Hør”

Recorded by May Elisabeth. English translation by Laila S.H. English revision by Lillian Llewelyn. Subs by Zhanna Sergueeva.

Interview to “Dagbladet”

Recorded by May Elisabeth. English translation by Laila S.H. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn.  Subs by Sonya Luzina

Article about Annsofi’s performance at the Semifinal of MGP. F-b.no. 26.01.13

Article by: Ole Johansen and NTB

Link ti the source

Found by Tessa Lande. English translation by Hilde M. Revision by Lillian Llewellyn.


Annsofi: Annsofi participated with “I’m with you” at the MGP semifinal in Floro Saturday. Photo from rehearsal before sending.

Photo: Alf Vidar Snæland / NTB Scanpix

Totally insane!

– Thank you all who have voted. My dream is to go all the way to Malmø, says the girl from Sarpsborg (18) who was the first to be ready for the final in Floro Saturday night.

Her role models are Tina Turner and Janis Joplin. She has heavy backing from Fredrikstad people: Kenneth Gutterup, JP Paulsen and Einar Kristiansen is her local producer team. Manager Dag B. Solheim needs no further presentation in fb.no.
Continue reading Article about Annsofi’s performance at the Semifinal of MGP. F-b.no. 26.01.13

I’m with you – performed by Annsofi – lyrics and video – Alexander Rybak

Alexander Rybak’s song “I’m With You” in the Norwegian Eurovision selection 2013.

Music & lyrics by Alexander Rybak

Performed by Annsofi Pettersen

Watch the live performance with subtitles in many languages:

Contents – lyric translations

1. English original text  2.  Romanian   3. German  4. Vietnamese 5. French  6. Polish 7. Dutch 8. Croatian 

Continue reading I’m with you — performed by Annsofi — lyrics and video — Alexander Rybak

Video: Interview on Radio P4. 04.12.12

English translation and recording by Tessa La, revision and subs made by Katie Anderson. Russian translation by Sonya Luzina

 

Thank you “Stille Natt, Hellige Natt”

We have made this video as a thank you to the whole bunch of “Stille Natt, Hellige Natt” and especially to Taran. With this video we’d like to show our gratitude for a briliant Christmas concert and and nice welcome at the concerts we took part in. Best wishes for the New Year from Rybak’s Facebookies.

Thanks a lot for the video editing to Venche M.

The rolling text is made of people’s comments which have been written on the Internet about these concerts.

Review of Christmas concert with Alexander Rybak in Fredrikstad 09.12.2012.

Very good pop

Text to picture: Colors: The Artists used various colors in the lightning to make some effect.

Article published in the paper-issue of  Fredrikstad Blad 10.12.2012. Author: Guttorm O. Ihlebæk. Photo: Kent Inge OlsenEnglish translation by Laila S. English revision by Katie Anderson

Concert – dice 5

Seen from a more classical point of view, there are some conditions of  the ‘Stille Natt, Hellig Natt’ Christmas concert’s concept that seem problematic. It is firstly about the authenticity of the concept.
The artists slip in covered by an acoustic backdrop made in an artificial way, while the altar area of the Cathedral is artificially colored with blue light, and later with several other quite flashy colors.
A superb sound system is backing up the singers and the instrumentalists, and they wants us to believe ‘This is how they sing and play’. But this can only be judged without help from the sound system. As a whole, the concept could be seen as smooth, un-authentic and calculated.

Continue reading Review of Christmas concert with Alexander Rybak in Fredrikstad 09.12.2012.

Performance of Alexander Rybak & Didrik Solli-Tangen in a duet at Chat Noir 100-years anniversary

 

 

On October 29th Chat Noir in Oslo celebrated its 100-year anniversary with a concert, where Alexander and many other artists participated. The concert was recorded by the national TV-channel NRK and was aired on November 17th. Alexander made a duet performance along with Didrik Solli-Tangen.

Recording by Tessa Lande