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The Melodi Grand Prix’ comeback-kids – VG newspaper 19.2.2018

Melodi Grand Prix’ comeback-kids :
Good friends compete for the victory

Three of this year’s contestants in Melodi Grand Prix stand out from the rest : Stella Mwangi (31), Aleksander Walmann (32) and Alexander Rybak (31).

All three of them have previously represented Norway in the international Eurovision finals. But none of them thinks that they can have overly high opinions of themselves just because of that… Continue reading The Melodi Grand Prix’ comeback-kids — VG newspaper 19.2.2018

Rybak made the audience join on “Haba Haba”. Feb.11th 2012.

Source: adressa.no 11.02.2012.  Written by Veronika Søum. Photo: Ernst Vikne/Wikimedia Commons, Translation by Marianne Saietz.

Rybak made the audience join on “Haba Haba”

Rybak included the winner-song of last year in the intermission-act at the MGP-final.

Stella Mwangi chose to be with her family instead of at Oslo Spektrum, during the Melodi Grand Prix-final Saturday evening, after her father died in a car-crash last week.
Instead, it was the Grand Prix- favorite Aleksander Rybak, who stood for the intermission-act at Oslo Spektrum.

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Article from Dagbladet about Alexander Rybak’s performance at the Norwegian MGP- final. 11.02.2012.

Rybak paid tribute to Stella at Grand Prix final

Author: Stian Haraldsen. Photographer:  Håkon Eikesdal

Link to original article:


Translation by Tessa Lande

‎(Dagbladet): Alexander Rybak provided a great break performance before tonight’s Grand Prix show winner was declared.

After the Plumbo, Nora Foss Al-Jabri, Tooji and Petter Øien and Bobby Bare had passed thorugh to the golden final, the stage was set for the Eurovision Medley in Oslo Spektrum.

Rybak sang songs by both the artists, Johnny Logan and Olsen Brothers, before he made the entire audience to stand up.

– This one’s for you, Stella! Rybak said, before he started last year’s winning song “Haba Haba”.

Stella Mwangi was suppose to be on stage tonight, but withdrew after his father, Jeff Mwangi Kwirikia was killed in a car accident on Tuesday last week. He was hit by a motorist who ran away from the place, but a person turned himself in later and are now charged in the case.

Yesterday he was buried in Ullensaker church, and he will later be buried in his native country of Kenya.

– Now I’ve really hit the ground, and I do not know if I manage to get up again. But I hear dad’s voice say “stand up”, “stand up,” Stella said in the church.

Performance at the Norwegian MGP- final 11.02.2012

All rights belong to NRK. Uploaded by Yanis B.  Subtitles by Julia Bezbakh. English translation by Tessa Lande. Russian translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. German translation by Sabine Fundel. Dutch translation by Marijke Arentsen. Croatian translation by Karolina Pavlov.

Link to the same video on Amara (possible to watch from Germany)

Rybak paid tribute to Stella at MGP-Show

The former winner sings Stella Mwangis MGP-hit

Article posted on www.vg.no 11.02.2012.  Author: VG-nett/AP

Link to original article here: http://www.vg.no/musikk/grand-prix/artikkel.php?artid=10043425

Translation by Marianne Saietz. English Revision by Anni Jowett .

Paid tribute to Stella. Alexander Rybak had, of course, the fiddle with him to Oslo Spektrum. He sang and played several MGP-hits, but had a special greeting for last years winner Stella Mwangi. Here from the MGP-final of 2009 and 2011. Foto: Krister Sørbø / Markus Aarstad/VG

(VG Nett) Alexander Rybak (26) paid tribute to Stella Mwangi (25) in Oslo Spektrum playing her Winnersong “Haba Haba”.

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