Article in the Lithuanian and Russian issues of DELFI, published on March 21, 2012
Written by Gintarė Alasauskytė. English translation by Zhanna Sergueeva
“Alexander Rybak considers Montvydas as one of the favorites and wants to shake his hand”
The winner of “Eurovision” in 2009 Alexander Rybak who will come to perform at the final show of the “Voice of Lithuania” during Easter, said in an exclusive interview to DELFI that he is very interested in the contestants of this year and their songs. He mentioned the representative of Lithuania Donatas Montvydas as one of the favorites.
“I saw the performance of your representative, and as a person he is very similar to the guys from Back Street Boys. But seriously Donatas Montvydas sings very purely in tune, and I’m really looking forward to his performance on the “Eurovision” stage. I also like that he sings alone, without dancers. Watching such a performance you hear the music instead of seeing some men showing off behind the performers. However during my performance there were dancers too, but it was just decided like that, I would be happy to sing without them as well. I hope to meet D. Montvydas on “Eurovision”, but not because he needs my advice, but just to shake the hand of this great guy for everything he does, “- said Alexander Rybak to DELFI .
Watch performance of Lithuania’s representative here:
He told DELFI that as always he has a lot of concerts and admitted he would like to participate in “Eurovision” once again, however not as a singer but as a composer, because after receiving a record number of points he believes that such success won’t be repeated and he makes way for other talents.
“I really fell in love with the artist from Cyprus, her song is very good and I think it will be one of the favorites. The Swedes also have a strong performance . And whoever came up with the idea that six elderly women have to participate in “Eurovision”, he is a genius, because they will perfectly fill the void that is really felt today in “Eurovision”. On the other hand I can rejoice that in recent years the songs of this contest became modern, original and rhythmic. Artists are not afraid to experiment and that is very good, because we still remember that there was a time when Ukraine and Greece won with the same songs, and now there is a variety so the contest has become more interesting, colorful, “- said A.Rybak.
DELFI spoke to this well-known artist not only about the Eurovision Song Contest. A comprehensive and affecting many other topics interview to our portal will be published soon.
Alexander Rybak – Norwegian violinist, singer, composer and actor, who represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 in Moscow and won the competition with the song “Fairytale,” giving the right to host the Eurovision Song Contest in 2010 to Norway.