Article published on www.dr.dk 20.6.2012.
Written by Søren Bygbjerg. Photo: © YouTube/VG Nett. Link to original article here
Found by Sonya Luzina. Translation by Marianne Saietz. Revision by Tessa Lande
– “It is disgusting to wear clothes in the shower!. I wanted to make an artistic video”- Alexander Rybak says about his new music video
Was only meant to be watched in Russia: ESC-winner takes off his clothes in video.
It was actually only meant for the russian and eastern-european audience. But the new music video with an undressed Alexander Rybak has – of course – ended up on Youtube and goes around the world now.
– “It is only for the russian market. And I think, there are many who don´t speak russian, who will frown and think
” What is this”? – the norwegian singer and violinist says, who became a world-star, when he won the International Eurovision Final in 2009 to VG Nett.
Manager: We would not have done the same in Norway
Rybak is born in Minsk in Belarus and has a huge audience in Eastern-Europe. His new song in russian is called “Cupids Arrow” and in the music video of it, the 26-year old violin-smurf drops the shirt and appears with angel-wings – and it is clearly seen, how many hours Rybak, who is educated as a personal fitness-trainer, spends on weights lifting.
Rybaks manager can not explain why he is so lightly dressed in the video.
– “I am not sure about it. But it is different cultures and different markets. He wanted very much to work with the ukranian director, who made the music video and it might have been a request from him”, Kathrine Synnes Finnskog explains.
“I don´t know if we would have done the same here in Norway”, she admits to VG.