I Wanna Hold Your Hand: Dima Bilan recruits Miss World 2008 for “Derzhi” music video

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Take the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, put him in contact with a former Miss World and wait for sparks to fly.

So the formula goes for Dima Bilan with his new track “Derzhi” (Hold), which cracked more than one million views within 48 hours of its September 1 release.

The presence of said beauty queen Ksenia Sukhinova helps. But the real attraction here is the contemporary pop song. It’s vibrant, catchy and easy to dance to. But unlike so many other dance efforts from other artists, both the production and the lyrics smack of quality. This is good.

Dima Bilan — “Derzhi”

Dima sends a sweet message to his loved one, letting her know he wants some contact: “Hold! Hold! Hold my hand! Tell me what you want! Get it! Hold it!”

But it’s not about getting sweaty and oozing lust. This is about holding hands — an innocent sign of mutual support and tenderness.

The intimacy here is real and no one else needs to know about it.

“We will turn this world upside down, the two of us together,” he sings. “Tell me — why do we need those people?
We will not tell anybody about this.”

The music video for “Derzhi” was directed by Leonid Kosolovskiy and filmed in Lisbon, Portugal, the host city of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

Dima and Ksenia portray two lovebirds having fun and dropping the beat as they explore the Iberian city. For much of the video Ksenia sits in her car while Dima dances in front, leading the way as they slay Salvador Sobral’s haunts.

You might remember the Russian beauty from the postcards that announced the participants of the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, which was held in Moscow.

Dima, 35, appears to be very satisfied with the music video:

I am looking at all the activities in the video and wanna dance myself. Thank you, Ksenia, for your desire to experiment. And all the crew of Leonid Kolosovskiy for this bright video. Watch and enjoy!

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What do you think of Dima’s new song? Will you hold it…or drop it? Tell us in the comments section below!

Order “Derzhi” on iTunes here

Dima Bilan — “Derzhi”: Lyrics

Original lyrics

Davay s toboy my otdohnyom
S toboy vdvoyom, s toboy vdvoyom
My etot mir perevernyom, s toboy vdvoyom

Skazhi, zacem nuzhny nam eti lyudi
My nikomu ob etom ne rasskazhem
Davay s toboy my otdohneyom
S toboy vdvoyom! Aga!

Derzhi! Derzhi!
Ruku moyu derzhi!
Cto hocesh’, skazhi!
Polucish’! Derzhi! Aga!
Derzhi! Derzhi!
Ruku moyu derzhi!
Cto hocesh’, skazhi!
Polucish’! Derzhi! Aga!

Davay s toboy my ne usnyom
S toboy vdvoyom, s toboy vdvoyom
My etu noc’ perevernem, s toboy vdvoyom!

Skazhi, zacem nuzhny nam eti lyudi
My nikomu ob etom ne rasskazhem
Davay s toboy my otdohneyom
S toboy vdvoyom! Aga!

Derzhi! Derzhi!
Ruku moyu derzhi!
Cto hocesh’, skazhi!
Polucish’! Derzhi! Aga!
Derzhi! Derzhi!
Ruku moyu derzhi!
Cto hocesh’, skazhi!
Polucish’! Derzhi! Aga!

Derzhi! Derzhi!
Ruku moyu derzhi!
Cto hocesh’, skazhi!
Polucish’! Derzhi! Aga!
Derzhi! Derzhi!
Ruku moyu derzhi!
Cto hocesh’, skazhi!
Polucish’! Derzhi! Aga!

English translation

Let’s relax together
The two of us together, the two of us together
We will turn upside down this world, the two of us together

Tell me, why do we need those people?
We will not tell anybody about this
Let’s relax together
The two of us together! Aha!

Hold! Hold!
Hold my hand!
Tell me what you want!
Get it! Hold it! Aha!
Hold! Hold!
Hold my hand!
Tell me what you want!
Get it! Hold it! Aha!

Let’s not fall asleep
The two of us together, the two of us together
We will turn upside down this night, the two of us together

Tell me, why do we need those people?
We will not tell anybody about this
Let’s relax together
The two of us together! Aha!

Hold! Hold!
Hold my hand!
Tell me what you want!
Get it! Hold it! Aha!
Hold! Hold!
Hold my hand!
Tell me what you want!
Get it! Hold it! Aha!

Hold! Hold!
Hold my hand!
Tell me what you want!
Get it! Hold it! Aha!
Hold! Hold!
Hold my hand!
Tell me what you want!
Get it! Hold it! Aha!

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Photo credits: Nikolai Zverkov, Anastasiya Raykova