Sakis Rouvas, or just plain Sakis to all of his numerous fans, spoke to Love Radio about his opinion of this year's winner, about Verka, Cyprus, Sarbel, about his own experience in the contest and whether he would like to give it another shot in the future. Sakis, represented Greece in 2004 with Shake it, hosted the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest in Athens and there are many who wish to see him back on a Eurovision stage some day.
Talking about this year's winner, Marija Serifovic, Sakis said that what he liked about her was that: "She showed she knew exactly who she is and what she wanted." and he continued to say that he felt Molitva was a song that had "power" and a deserved winner. As for Verka, the runner up, the popular Greek singer said that he found the act extraordinary and highly humorous. Sakis continued to comment on Evridiki's placing on the semi final: "I was shocked when Cyprus failed to make it to the final! I never expected this song by Evridiki and Korgialas to stay behind. As my envelope in the semi final, back in 2004, was opened ninth, I kept hoping until the very end that there would be an envelope that said Cyprus!"
Then Sakis was asked his opinion on this year's Greek entry. "Sarbel is really radiant, he seemed to love what he was doing, he did it with joy and power and that came across to people. The result was satisfactory as well" he answered. But when asked if he actually liked Yassou Maria, Sakis became evasive: "I've heard better songs, and worse of course. You can never be 100% sure which song is the ideal one to represent your country."
Sakis was then asked to look back and comment on his experience at the Eurovision Song Contest. "It was one of the most exciting times of my life, I would certainly do it again just because of that." Sakis laughed off the rumours that have already started circulating about him having agreed with ERT to represent Greece next year in Belgrade: "No, I haven't agreed. Currently, I have other priorities but that doesn't mean I wouldn't do it. I also feel that other artists must be given a chance to experience it as well. When my colleagues- even very well known ones- ask me if participating is worth the trouble I tell them "Don't think about it, just go!"
After the release of his film, Alter Ego, Sakis is headed for Los Angeles for a much needed vacation and to continue his training as an actor with the famous Hollywood acting teacher Howard Fine who coached him for his first film. Sakis will be back to do a number of summer concerts in Athens, Thessaloniki and Cyprus.
You can listen to the entire radio interview on Love Radio here. (in Greek)