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Alexander Rybak in Se & Hør’s anniversary show and after party – 23.9.2018

Alexander Rybak with a brilliant performance at Se&Hør’s 40 years anniversary show in Oslo Spektrum, Norway. 

Alexander performed “Fairytale”. He accompanied on violin when Elisabeth Andreassen sang the beautiful song “Danse mot vår” and he did a brilliant violin performance of the super hits “The Final Count Down” by Europe and AC/DC’s  “You Shook Me All Night Long” together with Elisabeth Andreassen and Atle Pettersen. 

Photo by Tore Skaar


After the show there was a closed party for more than 300 invited guests. Pictures and a short interview with Alexander you’ll find below the videos. Continue reading Alexander Rybak in Se & Hør’s anniversary show and after party — 23.9.2018

EVENT: “40 years on the Red Carpet” – Musical show

Alexander Rybak will be on of the artists when the Norwegian magazin “Se&Hør” celebrate their 40 anniversary the 23th of September.

Ticket sale starts 12. May at 08.00 CET on Ticketmaster.no

Ticket prices in NOK:
Level 1, VIP: 1295,- (+ fee)
Level 2: 795,- (+ fee)
Level 3: 595,- (+ fee)


Welcome to a star-studded party night with folk-loving artists in Oslo Spektrum! Continue reading EVENT: “40 years on the Red Carpet” — Musical show

Dream Christmas with the girlfriend

Alexander Rybak has already got his present

It was a warm meeting between the Grand Prix legends. But greatest of all is love.

In love: When I came to Norway I thought that Santa followed us from Belarus. For us orthodox, Christmas is the 7th of January, so we have presents then too, Rybak laughs. He already has the best present on his lap.

Source: Paper issue of “Se&Hør”, published 22nd of November 2016. Text: Gro Kristine Hære/Andreas Fadum. Photo: Andreas Fadum. Translation: TessaLa, revision Anni Jowett. Continue reading Dream Christmas with the girlfriend

Alexander Rybak – Interview in Se&Hør 10.10.2014

Alexander Rybak is not ready to settle down

“I would not wish for anyone to be my girlfriend”

Source: Se&Hør 10.10.2014. Author: Marius Kromvoll. Photo: Se&Hør, NRK.

Translated by Jorunn Ekre, revision by Bita Janz

Heartbreaker - Alexander Rybak, who is currently focused on "The Hit", thinks that any potential girlfriends will have to endure some negative experiences.
Heartbreaker – Alexander Rybak, who is currently focused on “The Hit”, thinks that any potential girlfriends will have to endure some negative experiences.


The pop star is a bachelor and believes that female fans are partly to blame. 

On new adventures
This week, Alexander Rybak (28) is ready for a duel with Trine Rein (43) in NRK’s new concept “The Hit”. Love, on the contrary, unfortunately has to wait.

– I can’t have a girlfriend. Or rather, I shouldn’t say that for certain. But becoming my girlfriend means getting a lot of harassment from many other girls, and I would not wish that for anyone, Alexander tells Se & Hør. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Interview in Se&Hør 10.10.2014

Alexander Rybak – Celebration of Igor Rybak’s 60th anniversary 15.06.2014


Source: paper issue of “Se&Hør. Author: Asbjørn Vederhus. Photo:Tore Skaae.  Found by TessaLa. Translated by Jorunn Ekre. Revision by Anni Jowett

Alexander Rybak and Igor Rybak
“It’s the best gift I could ever get. I’m so touched said Dad Igor, after the big party concert his son had arranged.” Good tone: Alexander and Igor dad have a close relationship and are both very musical

Continue reading Alexander Rybak — Celebration of Igor Rybak’s 60th anniversary 15.06.2014

Alexander Rybak in Pondus cartoon strip, Seher.no 14.03.2014


Alexander Rybak has a good dose of self-irony.

Source: Seher.no  Translation by TessaLa. Revision by Anni Jowett

Se&Hør visited Alexander in his apartment this week. See the reportage HERE

Alexander Rybak (27) became world-famous when he took part in Eurovision 2009 with the song “Fairytale”. Since then he has played the song at all concerts and events he had.

The song was eventually called a plague. And Rybak has a good dose of self-irony in this. This is well illustrated by the fact he has on his living room wall a cartoon that makes fun of “Fairytale”.

– You must see this one. It’s very funny, says “Hver gang vi møtes “current participant Rybak to Se & Hør.

Mom Natalia and Dad Igor were also visiting. They didn’t hide that they think the comic is funny.
– I laugh at it every time, said Mom Natalia.

Text bubble in the last picture: “How much do I owe you?”

If I die tomorrow – I would die happy – Se&Hør 14.03.14

Always cosy whenever we meet

For the first time Alexander Rybak shows off his apartement at Aker Brygge.

Welcome! Alexander Rybak (27) is of current interest with the TV2 success “Hver Gang Vi Møtes”.

– I got along best with Sigvart Dagsland. He thinks of music at the same level as me. I am already looking forward to the next time I’ll see him, he tells.

The busy guy with the fiddle is traveling most of the time. He is away from home 250 days a year. When he happens to be at his apartment at Aker Brygge in Oslo he enjoys relaxing in front of his new 55 inch 4K-TV.

Article in the paper issue of Se & Hør, published 13.4.2014. Text:
 Per Sigve Kleppe. Photos: Henning Jensen
Found, scanned and translated by Jorunn E. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Alexander opens the doors to his bachelor burrow

Bachelor burrow: The 55 inch TV is the centerpiece of the living room. – I enjoy life when I get to sit on the couch and play video games, said Alexander Rybak.

I have learnt to enjoy life when I`m at home. This is my “safe house”. I play TV-games, watch movies and build LEGO. LEGO is what I busy myself with when I write lyrics, he tells.

Lives here: In 2010 Alexander bought a 90 square metre apartment at the attractive area Aker Brygge in Oslo. He paid a little over five million Norwegian krone for it.

– I remember I got scolded by my Norwegian teacher in primary school. We got a book, and we students were going to read one chapter a week. I read the book in a few hours. The teacher did not believe me and got grumpy, smiles Alexander.

Could have been burnt out 

Playing the violin at Alexander’s level is a demanding exercise. Dad Igor tells they are happy he doesn’t only give violin concerts.

Proud parents: Mom Natalia and Dad Igor think it’s cosy meeting their son when he’s at home in Oslo.

– If that was the case, my son would’ve been burnt out already. It`s difficult to understand how demanding it is to give a violin concert, tells Igor who says his son was already a capable violinist at the age of six.

Many people claim that Alexander has the gene of a genius in his body. Like many other geniuses he has chosen his own path. Sometimes things have become too much for him, like when he hit his hand against the wall in rage. And when he smashed his violin during a rehearsal.

Alexander Natalia Igor Rybak Apartment Aker Brygge

Sushi dinner:  The Rybak family are having a very nice time chatting around the dinner table. Alexander served sushi.

World fame: Here Alexander Rybak is pictured during his performance of Fairytale at the final in Moscow in 2009. This was the moment that changed his life. 

Nice memories: The trophy of all trophies is standing on the mantle: The proof that he won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 with the legendary Fairytale

Sleepless nights

Home studio: Alexander creates much of his music here.Currently he is busy with his own musical “Troll”.

– I can go 12 days in a row with four to five hours of sleep. Then I’m out of balance. If it`s in addition to a big pressure similar things like when I hit my hand against the wall and had to wear a cast occurred. But now I have learnt to live with it. Now I’m able to stay calm in such situations.

The MGP-legend is used to high and low tunes. The music reflects his life.
– Sometimes I don’t feel anything. It’s all empty. During those periods I’m the most susceptible, and often those are the times when I create new music, he tells.

Could`ve been “The Bachelor” 

Music has given Alexander opportunities and great offers. Some things he has accepted, others he regrets turning down.

Builds LEGO: Every time I’m home I start building a new LEGO project. To me this is work, since I write song lyrics while I make myself busy with these constructions.

– I turned down being a guest at the Oprah Winfrey show a few years ago. Also I turned down participating in the Ukrainian celebrity Version of “The Bachelor”. They offered me 8 million Krone, but I had a girlfriend at the time. If I had received the offer today, the answer would’ve surely been different, he says smiling.

At the age of 27, however, he has achieved more than most people. That’s why it’s suitable to finish this article with these words from Alexander:

– This isn’t something a mother or father enjoys hearing, but I can say that if I died today I would’ve died a lucky man.

Alexander Rybak in Norwegian press due to upcoming episode of HGVM. 14.03.2014

Rybak speaks out about ESC-time: – I was stressed and overworked.

Article published on tv2.no Author: Tore WaskaasFound and translated by Tessa Lande. English revision by Katie Anderson.

Alexander Rybak speaks about crushing his violin, and when he broke his hand. Continue reading Alexander Rybak in Norwegian press due to upcoming episode of HGVM. 14.03.2014

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

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

Article about Alexander Rybak and Annsofi in the paper issue of Her&Nå. 5.2.13.

Text: Eirik Leganger Nergård

Photo:  Morten Bendiksen

Found by Tessa Lande. English translation by Tessa Lande & Susanne Berlin. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Text to the pic: At the cinema together!
Study trip: We are at the movie to find out if there is something from “Les Miserables” we can use, Alexander Rybak says, who compares Annsofi’s song with Eponines “On My Own” in the famous musical.

Annsofi hints about MGP partner Rybak.
This is what she really thinks about Alexander.

When Alexander disappeared for 2 minutes, Annsofi Pettersen grabbed the chance: – Now I can tell what I really think about him!
If not sweet music, it’s certainly cheerful tones between Alexander Rybak (26) and Annsofi Pettersen (18) when they meet “Her & Nå “at the restaurant Brasserie 74 in Sarpsborg.

Continue reading Article about Alexander Rybak and Annsofi in the paper issue of Her&Nå. 5.2.13.

Article about Alexander Rybak and Annsofi in paper issue of Se og Hør. 25.1.13.

PLAYFUL: Alexander Rybak and Annsofi Pettersen calm down their nerves before the semi-final in MGP on Saturday with play and fun at the home of the star.
Continue reading Article about Alexander Rybak and Annsofi in paper issue of Se og Hør. 25.1.13.

Se&Hør Article, Alexander Rybak: I became infatuated by her – 26.10.2012

Article from paper edition of Se&Hør, 26.10.2012.

Found by Tessa La, English Translation by Mary Ann H.

Beautiful Yana Obodets was among the 400 who wanted the role. The beautiful girl was Alexander’s obvious first choice.
Charmer Alexander is one of Norway’s most coveted bachelors. Ukrainian press speculate about him falling for sweet Yana.

I became infatuated by her

The Grand Prix-winner reveals the truth about his relationship with his beautiful opponent.

Alexander Rybak (26) is having a great success with his newest song “Leave Me Alone”, which is inspired by an Israeli lady, who has been stalking him for several years.

But the story also has its bright side. When Alexander was about to record a music video to the song in Ukraine, he arranged a huge audition for the role as his opponent in the video.

-Even if I don’t imagine the most beautiful picture of the woman who is stalking me, I still wanted to show her in the fairest possible way in the video. Among the 400 models I fell for Yana Obodets (21) from Donetsk, says Alexander.


At the filming location there seemed to have grown hot feelings between them and the Ukrainian press speculates if he and Yana have become a couple.

-I don’t plan to get a girlfriend who lives that far away. Still I was infatuated by her. When the filming got close to be lasting 24 hours in a row, it was the flirting that kept us going!

To Norway

-We are just friends, but I look forward to having her as a guest in Norway, Alexander admits.
The artist has been a single since July, after the break-up with his girlfriend Maria Slyngstad (26).

Alexander Rybak made the celebrities cry!

Photo: Top grade. Alexander Rybak had his Bachelor-exam concert at Barratt Due and got an A, which is the top grade.

Made the celebrities cry!

A classic! Alexander Rybak’s exam concert at Barratt Due was so touching that his artist friend Marian Aas Hansen (37) didn’t manage to hold back the tears. -” I have played violin for 10 years, and can confirm that what Alexander is doing here, is at an extremely high level “,  a touched Marian says to Se&Hør. Alexander got the top grade for his exam concert.

Source: paper issue of  Se&Hør 12.6.2012. Written by : Espen Solli. Photos: Per Sigve Kleppe

Found and translated by Tessa La.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak made the celebrities cry!

Alexander Rybak & Didrik Solli-Tangen at the MGP afterparty in Larvik, 28.01.2012

Article in the  paper issue of newspaper “Østlandsposten”, published on 30.01.2012.

Journalist: Rikke Askersrud. Photo: Mats Grimsæth

Found and translated by  Mari Andersen

Among the nearly three thousand spectators, one could also find some previous Eurovision winners. Didrik Solli-Tangen and Alexander Rybak had made the trip to be a part of the cheering audience. A position they were really satisfied with. “Right now, I could not imagine standing on stage. There is tremendous pressure and a lot of nerves. I’m just fine here as a clapping audience,” Rybak smiles, and get support from Solli-Tangen: “Tonight I’m enjoying the other’s achievements. And by saying that, I have to say that the representatives from Larvik has done an incredibly good job tonight”.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak & Didrik Solli-Tangen at the MGP afterparty in Larvik, 28.01.2012

Interview of Alexander Rybak to “Se & Hør”. 01.07.11

Article found, scanned and translated into English by Veronica Nord.

Journalist: Per Sigve Kleppe

Said no to the king of musical.

Openhearted! AR speak out about drugs, his new album – and the celebrities he has rejected.

– You are out with a new СВ again, can you tell a bit about the album?

– It’s released both in Norway and Sweden and is called “Visa vid Vindens anger”. It’s a collaboration with the Swedish troubadour Matt Paulson (73), who I have known for over two years. He’s a living legend for me, and it has really been therapy to work with him on this album. After two turbulent years, I needed something that was a little down to earth/laidback, says Rybak.

Continue reading Interview of Alexander Rybak to “Se & Hør”. 01.07.11

Article in “Se&Hør” about Alexander Rybak’s vacation in USA

An article from Friday’s issue of “Se&Hør” (08.04.2011) is found and translated by Sara Anja Ruske.

Saved the love with luxury-vacation

Text: Per Sigve Kleppe. Photos: Thomas Engstrøm

The yellow headline:

“Rybak escaped from the country after the shocking pictures”

Headline on the left upper corner:

Alexander Rybak and his doctor girlfriend Maria Strøm Slyngstad enjoy each other’s company. They are madly in love and they are determined they will stay together through thick and thin, says a friend of the couple. Continue reading Article in “Se&Hør” about Alexander Rybak’s vacation in USA