The Sasha son interview

by Stella Floras 67 views

A few days before the national final which will take place on 2 February, Sasha Son speaks to Arvydas Makselis of about his thoughts regarding Eurovision, about his final performance and more.

What kind of a song should it be to get your vote in the Eurovision Song Contest?

The general performance is very important when you're giving your vote to some song. I wouldn't say that the show is the most important thing in this contest, especially when last year a lyrical song won. That means that the vocals are still very important in Eurovision, so I would say that the vocals are in the first place for me. Talking about music style – it doesn't matter for me. I love rock, pop, R&B songs but if the song is performed with bad vocals I would never vote for it.

Are you with those who say that the show is the most important thing in the contest?

Surely no. It is important but not the most important factor. I don't deny there should be some show elements, anyway, it’s a television contest. But personally for me the vocals are very important.

How long did it take for you to create the performance we have seen in the semi final?

Miss Kiss was written about a year ago. Before the semi final I rehearsed a lot. But I never told that the performance must look very strictly, we can always improve and change it. Probably you remember when the judges said, in the semi final, that the worst thing in the performance is that the dancers and me looking like two different acts. We are trying to solve this problem and I will be involved in the dance routine as well.

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.