Plenty of fans forgot about Belarus and its representative IVAN after he won the National Selection with “Help You Fly” back in December. But if he has his way that won’t happen in Stockholm. The singer wants to shock Europe with extraordinary staging that includes naked men and wolves. Yes, we just said that.
Here is what IVAN’s producer Viktor Drobysh has to say about it, as reported by LifeNews.ru:
Swedes are at a loss. Yes, Sasha (*Alexander) will be naked on stage, and, yes, there will be wolves. Actually, every person identifies himself as some totemic animal. Sometimes we suppress it, but not everyone can meet it face to face. We want everybody to feel this thin edge between human and nature.
We’ve already seen some nudity at Eurovision, like Slovakia’s Max Jason Mai in 2012 and Moldova’s Eduard Romanyuta in 2015, but none of them showed us anything below the waist. Also, they all failed to advanced to the final, so that is definitely not a good sign for IVAN. You can’t rely solely on your body, y’all! Not to mention that it may be off-putting to some broadcasters and, moreover, put an “18+” sign on the show.
However, IVAN doesn’t want to rely only on his body. He also wants to bring something that Eurovision hasn’t seen before — wolves. Yes, live wild animals. But wait, animals are forbidden at Eurovision, which is why we’re confused about his producer sounding so confident about it. Have they found a loophole in the rules? I guess we will have to wait and see. Also we should cross our fingers that IVAN’s wolves don’t get hungry and bite off his exposed member…Never forget that you are playing with predators!
And what do you think of that idea? Are you excited or terrified? Let us know in the comments below!
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