English translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Katie Anderson.
Came. Performed. Conquered.
The most Belarusian Norwegian, Alexander Rybak, arrived in Minsk again. Yesterday afternoon the winner of “Eurovision- 2009″ found a few hours in his busy schedule to talk with young singers and musicians. The charming artist was met by the auditorium of the university of culture not just with applause, but with a standing ovation. Rybak willingly posed in front of cameras, gave advice and answered the most tricky questions. There was no hint of a star disease – anyone could get an autograph and a picture with the idol.
The last episode of 3rd season of ”Hver gang vi møtes” traditionally was dedicated to duets, when one or several artists featured the other artist during the performance of his/her song. Alexander was involved in 3 duets. So here are the songs and reviews on them made by the largest Norwegian newspapers.
All the reviews translated by Tessa Lande, revised by Anni Jowett.
Simone Eriksrud and Alexander Rybak «All I Wanna Do»
Music/lyrics by Eriksrud/Ofstad/Sjo
Dagbladet Dice 4
Once again we see Rybak in another role, as a duet partner – and now with funky groove and distinctly soul voice. This is quite close to the D’Sound, but with the voice of Rybak as a “bonus”.
Again he sings in a different way than we are used to, perhaps to emphasise that he can so much more than sing simple pop songs with a fiddle. He suits this too.
Translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. Revision by Anni Jowett.
Boris Svetlov and Alexander Rybak
This Autumn Alexander Rybak will hold concerts in the cities of Belarus with the local children’s orchestras. This decision was made by the Ministry of Culture of Belarus after the meeting with the artist, – reports the correspondent of BELTA.
The singer told the Minister of Culture of Belarus, Boris Svetlov, about his experience in organising concerts with children’s orchestras in Scandinavia and America. “I made arrangements for the orchestra in different genres – either it was jazz , rock, classical or popular music , practised with the children’s orchestra, and we made good concerts . I have a dream to organise such a project in my homeland,” – said the artist .