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Alexander Rybak on his new job as a reporter

14 May 2011 at 16:52 CEST

Alexander Rybak has had a busy week in Düsseldorf, learning a new profession.

"I begun on Sunday, and started with the Norwegian singer Stella. She's very easy to interview," Rybak says to


Working every day

He is on location as a special reporter for the Norwegian broadcaster NRK.

"I'm doing interviews every day. First and foremost, I tried to help the Norwegian artist by taking her to the spotlight. Since I did an interview with her, she had great attention in Russia, for example."

His efforts didn't do the trick, however, since Norway's Stella Mwangi didn't qualify to the Grand Final.


A difficult profession

Alexander Rybak has learned that the reporter profession can be a challenging one.

"It's quite hard to run back and forth. But at the same time, I don't have any pressure on me here. I've only said that I'm going to do as much as I can manage," he says.

And he already has a philosophy for how to perform the best job possible.

"I always try to use the energy I can see. If people are calm, I'm doing a calm interview, and so on," he says.