Amid all the controversy that led to Ukraine’s withdrawal, Maruv did her best to avoid interviews concerning Eurovision. As she stated on her official Instagram, the media frequently misinterpreted her words. Now that things have calmed down, we can finally hear the Vidbir’s winner opinion on Eurovision 2019, her favourites and plans for the next year.
On the 19th of March, Maruv visited the Love Radio studio. She was a guest on “The Hotties of Love Radio”. During the broadcast the hosts usually ask intimate questions and play truth or dare, making the interviewees reveal their deepest secrets.
Maruv proved to be the total opposite to her stage image, where she plays a savage, somewhat out-of-control and off-the-rails diva. Maruv — real name Anna — appears to be a modest and totally down-to-earth girl. She came to the broadcast along with her husband Alexander, with whom she has been in a happy marriage for seven years.
“The Love Radio Hotties” turned to the Eurovision topic by putting “Te Deum” on and asking Maruv whether she knew what it was. She answered honestly —no — and the hosts said in jest that she doesn’t need to anymore. “Yeah, I’m not going [to Eurovision] already,” the “Siren Song” star said with a laugh. She didn’t seem to be upset at all, suggesting she’s moved past the bitter situation with the Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC.
The interviewers played the bookmakers’s favourite entry “Arcade”. Anna sang along and added that Duncan Laurence has a good chance to win the contest, as the song is beautiful.
– Your thoughts about "Scream"?
– The song is good. But tbh, Seryozha forgive me I love u so much, but I like Duncan more
– So he'll take a higher position?
– Well, dunno, Seryozha has a unique ability to make great shows and awesome live perfomances. We haven't heard Duncan yet pic.twitter.com/BMfWnYLXab
— MARUVinEnglish (@marina_kunashir) March 21, 2019
But the most anticipated question was: “What do you think of Sergey Lazarev‘s song?”
The two singers know each other very well, as Lazarev was Maruv’s mentor on The Voice of Ukraine 2014. She said he took care of his team members, visiting all of their rehearsals. The songstress also confessed that Sergey was the first person to tell her that she would be a popular artist while others didn’t believe in her. Friendship wins, despite Ukraine’s decision.
“It’s a good song, but to be honest, forgive me Sergey, I love you a lot, but I liked Duncan more.”
She isn’t sure how everything will turn out in the end. But she admitted that Sergey has an incredible ability to make cool shows and, secondly, that he sounds great live. “And how Duncan sings live… we haven’t heard it yet”.
“But they are lucky that I’m not participating after all, otherwise everyone would be BANGed.”
Concerning her plans, Maruv revealed that she doesn’t want to go to Eurovision next year at all, even if countries invite her to represent them. “At most, I can go as an interval act, that I can do.”
Do you agree on Maruv’s opinion on this year’s favourites? Would you like to see her as an interval act next year?