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5 to 7 Favourite TV-performances by our favourite fiddler, Alexander Rybak

So over the weekend we asked the fans “Do you have any favourite TV-performances from our Fiddler?” And we got many replies, 25 different performances of other songs than Fairytale were suggested. We present a little selection here and will come back with another posting with the performances of Fairytale.

Here are the videos in chronological order with info about each occasion and comments from the fans:

May 23rd, 2009 – appearance at the show of Paul de Leeuw “Mooi! Weer De Leeuw” (Great! De Leeuw again), Almere (Netherlands)


Anna, Poland.  If I had to choose my favourite I think it would be the improvisation with Paul de Leeuw: I was sooooo impressed when I saw it for the first time long time ago and I still am 

Ellen, The Netherlands. His improvisation is so impressive, amazing. Every time again I get goose bumps watching and hearing it and I’m proud they performed it in my country

Laila, Norway. This is a true gem.

Marijke, The Netherlands. My favourite is ‘ ‘t is of De Wereld Vergaat’. The improvisation with Paul de Leeuw. It was one week after ESC that Alexander was in the Netherlands. He did not know the song but he just improvised in such a beautiful way. It was amazing!

Marit, Norway. My reason for this is that I was so impressed. I am not so convinced today that he had not heard the song before, but the performance is beautiful anyway. His innocence is still there.


September 11th, 2009 – appearance as guest at TV-show “Go’kväll” (Good evening), Umeå (Sweden)


Ebba, Sweden. LOVE this one!!!

Mary-Ann, Sweden. His best performance ever of my favourite song Funny Little World in Swedish show Gokväll (2009). Actually it was this special moment that made me run to buy his CD… and the rest is history.

Sara Anja, Norway. The best version ever of FLW.


October 23rd, 2009 – appearance at the anniversary concert of Alexandra Pakhmutova and the first performance of song “Stariy Klion”, Moscow (Russia).


Jorunn, Norway.  His performance of Stariy Klion is also wonderful.

Kirsten Marie, Norway. The most charming performance.

Marit, Norway. My first thought went to Stariy Klion . He performs in Russia at a songwriter’s birthday. She sits by the piano and he is not dressed at all for the occasion. Do you know what I mean? I think he sings beautiful and fills the stage. And looks handsome.

May Elisabeth, Norway. It’s one of my favourites, too.


December 9th, 2010 – Guest performance at the anniversary-concert of  the composer Michael Tariverdiev, Grand Kremlin Palace, Moscow (Russia).

Erica, Lithuania. One of my favourites is Ya sprosil u yasenya, because it’s a very emotional performance.

Hilde, Norway. One of my favourites is this one.  I loved this song on the concert videos coming to YouTube from the first concerts in Ukraine, and so did the wife of the composer of the song. So he was invited to do this on the memorial show for the great Russian composer Michael Tariverdiev. Lovely and emotional performance of Alexander.

Susanne, Germany. Alexander’s wonderful and emotional performance made me love this song so much that I started to learn Russian.


January 15th, 2011 – Guest appearance at Norwegian MGP semi-final together with “Keep of Kalessin”, Ørland (Norway).


Sara Anja, Norway. This blew me away.

 Anni, England. Alexander Rybak proves once again there are no boundaries when it comes to handling any genre. He totally rocked that stage.


January 21st, 2012 – TV-appearance in the final of the Danish MGP as guest-performer and chairman of the Norwegian jury. Gigantium, Aalborg (Denmark).


Aneta , Poland. I like this one because of the melody of “Satellite”.

Marianne, Denmark.  It’s in my country and it was a great surprise to hear this first version of his medley.


April 5th, 2012 – Musical performance in the TV-show “Påskekveld”, live-broadcasted on NRK1 from Geilo ( Norway).

Jorunn, Norway.  His performance of Dagdrøm from Påskekveld on NRK1. I have always loved this song, and I always enjoy hearing it live, too.

Larissa, Germany. I love this performance of Alexander on TV, because it took place when I had my 16th birthday and this song touched my soul very much.  It’s a wonderful piece of music which enchants me again and again every time I listen to it.

May Elisabeth, Norway. The very first public performance of this beautiful piece, and I was watching it live on NRK. He was playing outdoors in freezing temperatures. I have loved that piece from this moment.

Venche, Norway. Without doubt.

Alexander Rybak with Paul de Leeuw in the TV-show “Manneke Paul”. Belgium. Nov. 5th 2012

Alexander Rybak was a guest in Paul de Leeuw’s  TV-show “Manneke Paul” in Belgium.

This was the third time Alexander was a guest in Paul de Leeuw’s TV-show on Dutch TV. The first time was in May 2009 right after Alexanders victory in ESC. Back then  Alexander did an improvisation of the song “Losing my mind” with Paul de Leeuw. In 2012,  3,5 years later, they performed the same song together 🙂

The TV-show was recorded 4.11.2012. Broadcast on VTM 5.11.2012. All rights belong to VTM

Performance of “Leave Me Alone”


Continue reading Alexander Rybak with Paul de Leeuw in the TV-show “Manneke Paul”. Belgium. Nov. 5th 2012

Article: Alexander Rybak is coming back to Flanders!

Article published on www.eurosong.be , 10.10.2012

Link to the original: http://www.eurosong.be/46784/alexander-rybak-komt-terug-naar-vlaanderen

Found by Sonya Luzina. Translated by Marijke Arentsen. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Alexander Rybak ( ESF) has completed a new single. The Norwegian winner of Eurovision will come to Flanders from Saturday 3rd to Monday 5th November to promote “Leave me alone”.
He will also be guest in “Manneke ( little man) Paul” on vtm. The recordings for the program will take place on Sunday 4th. November.

It is not the first time that Alexander will be a guest on Paul de Leeuw. After his Eurovision victory he was a guest of the host in the Netherlands.”. Rybak has good memories of his performance back then and he was immediately willing for an appointment on “Manneke Paul” at vtm.

Rybak will be in Flanders for three days. In the meanwhile he knows our region, because last summer he was guest here, together with Paula Seling ( ESF 09) to promote their duet. Now it’s all about Alexander’s new single “Leave me alone”, which will be released internationally on 12th October. He will introduce his new single on Paul de Leeuw and indeed on various written and digital media as well.

Alexander and the fiddlerettes in Dutch TV-show “X – Paul de Leeuw”, May 23th, 2010

Alexander Rybak guest at Paul de Leeuw show

Alexander performed his new song “Europe Skies” together with the violinists Maria, Kathrine and Oah. 

The popular Dutch TV-show  “X – Paul de Leeuw” was recorded on May 22nd and aired on Sunday 23rd of May at VARA TV-channel.

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