Original article published in “Dagbladet”, Norway, 24.12.09.
Found and translated by Laila Ulvseth.
Refound by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett
Kinder with the ladies
Name of the year-nominee Alexander Rybak has stopped taking revenge on his ex-girlfriends.
2009 has been a fabulous year for Alexander Rybak. Since he won the ESC with “Fairytale” he has been touring in Norway and abroad, released a CD, received nearly 5000 fan letters and met a number of celebrities.
– “It feels as if I have lived half a lifetime in 6 months. I have been worn out and unable to absorb it all. First now I understand what I have experienced. There are lots of good memories”, says Rybak.
Alexander Rybak performing at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in 2009.
Alexander performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2009 in Oslo Spektrum, Norway, in honor of the President of the United States Barack Obama, who got the Nobel Peace Prize 2009. The concert was hosted by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith.
“Fairytale” was rearranged especially for this performance.
Alexander accidentally dropped his violin on the floor, and it got out of tune. This video shows the performance corrected by NRK, by using the sound from the dress rehearsal. This was also used when the show later was broadcast in several countries.