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Superbarna nominated for Spellemann Award with “Hipp Hurra”, and Alexander plays on the album

Superbarna is nominated for Spellemann Award (Norwegian Grammy) 2016, and Alexander Rybak plays on the album 🙂

Superbarna’s album “Hipp Hurra” is nominated for Spellemann Award 2016 in the category “Childrens music”. The show is broadcast on Norwegian TV NRK Saturday 28.1.2017, starting at kl 20.55 CET.
Kan also be watched online on nrk.no, but probably not from abroad. 

The album “Hipp Hurra” contains 11 great songs, and Alexander Rybak plays on two of them; “Banana” and “Ha det gøy”.  You can listen to the song here:  Continue reading Superbarna nominated for Spellemann Award with “Hipp Hurra”, and Alexander plays on the album

Article: Fedje celebrated with Elisabeth and Alexander. March 24th 2009

Fedje celebrated with Elisabeth and Alexander.

Source: strilen.no   published : 24.3.2009.
Text and photos by Hans Egil Storheim.

Found by Tessa Lande. Translation by Laila Solum Hansen
English revision by Anni Jowett

“Everything was cool!” decided Elise Blomvågnes (7) after the Grand Prix-concert at Fedje.
The answer from the seven-year old came after Elise and 400 others gave a standing ovation for Elisabeth ‘Bettan’ Andreassen and Alexander Rybak’s concert.

Together with their skilled musicians, the artists went around in the packed multi-use hall. And from the stage Elisabeth had given a clear attestation to the people of Fedje, who filled up most of the seats: – “Oh my…how you have struggled to raise the wreck of the submarine!”

Continue reading Article: Fedje celebrated with Elisabeth and Alexander. March 24th 2009

Alexander Rybak’s new love. Article in KP.BY, Jan 12, 2012

Young people know each other since their student’s days.
Photo: from the archives

Link to the original: http://kp.by/daily/25816.3/2794483/. Author: Sergei Andrianov

Article published by Belorussian division of “Komsomolskaya pravda” (popular Russian issue) on Jan.12.2012.

Found by Sonya Luzina. English translation by Zhanna Sergueeva . English revision by Anni Jowett.

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Sasha Rybak chose a violinist again for a girlfriend.

The singer has dedicated two songs to his new chosen one, a 25 year-old Norwegian with the Russian name Maria. For some years the heart of the victor of “Eurovision 2009” was free. We remind you as he says today that the last time he fell in love as an adult was when he fell in love with a violinist girl back in his youth. By the way, just after separation from this girl, the singer wrote his legendary “fairy tale”,with that he won the ESC.

During his Christmas visit to Minsk Sasha confessed to “Komsomolskaya Pravda” that love again lives in his heart.

– I celebrated the New Year in Egypt with my beloved girl, – the singer told us. (More about it read here)

But Rybak did not want to acquaint us with his new love. He even did not mention her name.

– Well, you don’t need to know everything in detail.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak’s new love. Article in KP.BY, Jan 12, 2012

Elisabeth Andreassen about Alexander Rybak. April 4th ,2011

He fills the void Jan Werner left behind

See who Bettan can not do without.

Article published on TV2-webpage “God Kveld Norge” 14.04.2011.

Written by Ine Therese Back Iversen. Translated by Marianne Saietz.
Revised by Bita Janz

Source: TV2.no

Elisabeth “Bettan” Andreassen is experienced in the music industry. Over the years, she has worked with many artists both in Norway and in Sweden. This time, it’s the golden boy Alexander Rybak who has become her new partner. Something Elisabeth is very happy about.  Continue reading Elisabeth Andreassen about Alexander Rybak. April 4th ,2011

Alexander Rybak and Elisabeth Andreassen -Summer Show and Meet and Greet in Tønsberg July 2010

Videos from Alexander Rybak and Elisabeth Andreassen’s summer show Spellemenn at Hotel Klubben in Tønsberg Norway in July 2010.

 From the concert:

 
“Klinga mina klockor” ( by Laila S)

Introduction+ “Det er vi ändå” ( by Kjersti )

 
 

Alexander Rybak perform the cover of the song “Skin”

Alexander Rybak’s version of the song “Skin”(Sarabeth), a song written by Doug Johnson and Joe Henry and originally performed by American country music group Rascal Flatts.

Alexander performed “Skin” in the summer show “Spellemenn” (Fiddlers) in Tønsberg 2010.  Enjoy this very touching performance, recorded by Julia Bezbakh in July 2010. Lyrics you’ll find below the video.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak perform the cover of the song “Skin”

The Spellemann award – Alexander Rybak nominated in 3 categories March 2010

 

Alexander Rybak said no to Oprah

Source: Dagbladet.no, published 6. march 2010. Text: Gjermund Jappee. Translation: TessaLa

Text to picture: Fiddler: Alexander Rybak is nominated in 3 Spellemann’s awards this Saturday. Photo: Håkon Eikesdal/Dagbladet

“NO ONE THINKS THAT I MAY FEEL LONLEY “-
Alexander Rybak

After a hard time Alexander Rybak (23) now feels much better. The reason is the three Spellemann awards he can walk away with tonight.

Tonight’s Grammy ceremony can give Alexander Rybak the award for “Hit of the year” for “Fairytale”. As a confirmation of how great he was in the Music Norway last year, and how quickly he got there, he may well also win both the “Newcomer of the Year” an “The male artist of the year”.

To me, these nominations is the first compliment I have for my music since I won the ESC last year, Rybak told Dagbladet. Especially in recent weeks having the chance to win the three categories meant a lot to him.

The nominations have helped me through a very difficult time. Recently wrote the 23-year-old a dramatic post on his Facebook page, where he said that he had a nervous breakdown, and turned the hands into blood hitting the wall. Rybak don’t want to explain to Dagbladet what the difficulties was about.

There is no one who believes that I can feel lonely. That I, who experience so much excitements around the world, also can have it difficult. But I am much better now. And I am very happy to have family and good friends around me.

Dropped Oprah

While Rybak describes this feeling of loneliness as the biggest downturn since the MGP victory last year, the upturn is undoubtedly the feeling of having pleased many. Those who send me letters or come up to me with a drawing, may not think that it matters to me, but it is actually what matters the most.

In addition, he is left with a number of good memories from a year of hectic tours. In Finland they were completely crazy for him, he says. In Azerbaijan, they were even crazier.

The wish to please the fans have done that has clung to agreements, even if more exciting offers would come up. Something Rybak experienced last May. Oprah wanted me to her show , but it crashed with another job, so I declined. In retrospect, it turned out that it was the right choice. I would certainly only be in half a minute and say hello.

Believe in DonkeyBoy.

Although he appreciates the three nominations, Rybak do not see it as a failure if he does not win a Spellemann award tonight. He keeps DonkeyBoy as a favorite to win “Hit of the Year”. “Ambition” came from nowhere and has risen and risen in popularity. “Fairytale” started on top and has sunk and sunk, “he laughs.

Still he is not tired of the MGP-hit, which he thinks he has performed 800 times. 

– But I am tired of that everyone else say they are tired of it. But just wait. In some years the dust will be brushed off. This is a song that people will remember. 

 

Rybak: Donkeyboy wins

Interview in paper issue of VG March 5th 2010
translated by Laila U.

– I am looking forwards to play along with the other artists, says Rybak who is nominated to three Grammy-awards.

The Rookie of the year-class at tomorrows Grammy award ceremony is historically strong. Alexander Rybak believes Donkeyboy wins, but that Vilde Frang deserves it.

About his own chances a modest Rybak says that others will be more happy than he to become Rookie of the year in this strong team.

– For me personally it won’t change anything if I get the award. Those who think I’m a huge flirt, will still think so even afterwards if I was to win. And I have experienced enough this last year – to me it is just another fantastic bonus being nominated to a Grammy award, says Alexander Rybak while looking at VG’s pictures of the other nominees in the Rookie-class.

– I believe Donkeyboy wins. Who is going to win depends on what the jury emphasizes. In a jury of critics , anyone can win. If it is about actuality, Donkeyboy should win, but if it is a music competition Vilde deserves to win. She is the only real musician of us all there, says Rybak who knows Vilde Frang well from Barratt Due.

– I am a huge fan of Vilde, she has been working very hard for a long time. To me she achieved star status 7 years ago.
Kråkesølv and John Olav Nilsen, must Rybak admit that he don’t know very much about, but acknowledges that it is good that they sing in Norwegian.
– I was travelling insanely much last year and didn’t have time to go to concerts or listen to new music, but I have heard that in a newspaper John Olav Nilsen called me “a figure”. That is my only impression, he says.

Of his three nominations, Rybak himself thinks he has the best chance to win the award as “best male artist”, but says he got his confirmation on how good he is when he won ESC last year.

– I am lucky enough not to depend on having an award. All the other confirmations I have got since last May is more important – like the number of violin students at the music schools is doubled, that everybody wants to dance like Frikar and that I can be an example of a crossover-artist for those who come behind me,  that people don’t lock me in one boring musical box, he says.


Short  article: Everybody supports one another

This years nominees in the Rookie of the year.award all support eachother, despite the fact that they are not only fighting for the bronze harp, but for a scholarship from GRAMO on 200.000NOK.
When Kråkesølv released “Trådnøsting” last November, John Olav Nilsen quickly put out following message on Kråkesølv’s MySpace-site: “Oi boys, congratulations with a great album, love it.”
The guys from Bodø returned the greeting the next day: “Thank you! That’s good, then we agree!”
Alexander Rybak doesn’t hide his affection for Donkeyboy. – I can hear that it comes from the heart. And “Ambitions” have a very catchy chorus, says Rybak, and gets an answer from Donkeyboys Peter Michelsen: – Nice to hear. I think I speak for all the band when I say that TRybak is a favourite, at the same time as John Olav Nilsen is excting and has strong lyrics, says Michelsen.

 

Alexander Rybak received “SPELLEMANNPRISEN 2009” (Artist Of The Year) 06.03.2010

ALEXANDER RYBAK “ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2009”

Alexander Rybak Spellemann 2009 6

We are bursting with pride for our fiddler and congratulate him from the bottom of our hearts for receiving the most prestigious award in the Norwegian music business! And we are happy that some of his facebookies could be there this day and report directly from Oslo and witness this FANTASTIC moment!

!!CONGRATS ALEXANDER!!

 

Alexander Rybak Spellemann 2009 4

Alexander took part in the impressive opening performance with among others the grand old man in Norwegian folk music Knut Buen. Watch this great performance in the video below.

Opening performance

Video by Venche M.

Winner’s speech

Video by Petronella AR