IVAN, Belarus’ entry in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, is planning to perform his song completely nude, with wolves.
The 21-year-old, whose real name is Alexander Ivanov, not only wants to perform his track “Help You Fly” while naked, he also wants to take to the stage accompanied by a pair of live wolves.
While the news initially began as a rumour, footage of the singer rehearsing his song has also been published online.
Ivan’s producer Viktor Drobish told Russia’s LifeNews.ru that the singer would not back down.
“IVAN will be naked on stage and there will be wolves.”
“Every person identifies himself with a certain totemic creature.
“Sometimes we suppress it in ourselves but sometimes we have to face it,” he said.
“We want everybody to feel the thin line between humans and nature.”
One potential hurdle for this plan is that the Eurovision Song Contest rules expressly forbid the use of live animals, meaning that IVAN may have to perform without the wolf duo.
Additionally, it appears Eurovision may take exception to IVAN letting it all hang out by performing in his birthday suit.
Reportedly, the performer and his team continue in negotiations with Eurovision head honchos, the European Broadcasting Union.
However, Drobish said that they “haven’t received any answer from the organisers yet.”
Some fans believe that a nude performance by IVAN, with his wolves, may help his chances of winning.
(We make no judgement on what that means they think of his singing.)
Currently regarded as an ‘outsider’ by most bookmakers, a controversial performance by the Belorussian may help him stand out.
He’ll compete against Australia’s entrant Dami Im in the contest which begins in Stockholm, Sweden on May 10.
QNews understand all the wolves are pure bred and there is no truth to the rumour IVAN will appear with half a mongrel.
See a clothed performance of IVAN’s track “Help You Fly”
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