Sakis Rouvas has said:
- I have worked in a car repair shop,barman in Corfu,in construction … All of our experiences are means for us to evolve. Whether you are a Hollywood star,or a singer or a waiter everything is a road trip where you have to learn yourself. I learned that there is always something new to learn.
- When I was a kid, I loved Elvis. The way he was singing, the way he was dancing, the way he was expressing what he was feeling and the way his audience felt when they were watching him. No, I wasn’t practicing his moves in front of a mirror. We didn’t have a mirror in our house.
- Until I was eighteen I was an athlete. My idol was Sergei Boumka I imagine he was an idol for all athletes. What I have kept from that time? I think discipline and a sense of purpose. I think it’s a mistake to say what I have kept. I think that my whole life has been an athletic competition. Even my way of thinking. Sports ended for me when I had to make a career choice. That time an athlete couldn’t support himself if he didn’t work on the side. It’s allright. Everything in life happens for a reason. I didn’t quit sports. I just replaced them with something that won me over.
- Untill I was eighteen I was an athlete. My idol was Sergei Boumka I imagine he was an idol for all athletes. What I have kept from that time? I think discipline and a sense of purpose. I think it’s a mistake to say what I have kept. I think that my whole life has been an athletic competition. Even my way of thinking. Sports ended for me when I had to make a career choice. That time an athlete couldn’t support himself if he didn’t work on the side. It’s allright. Everything in life happens for a reason. I didn’t quit sports. I just replaced them with something that won me over.
- It’s not just one thing that can make a woman lovable. There are many. Her aura, her energy, her chemistry with me, things missing from inside of me which I can find in her.
- I don’t think that sex is a simple matter. It’s not an insignificant thing to join with another person You learn from that person, you give him your energy and you take his or hers. Isn’t that important? Of course it could be just a physical thing. In that case you could have a very pleasant experience. But when there are feelings involved you also get pleasure in a mental sense as well.
- Love for me means life, inspiration, passion, magic, creation, beautiful emotions in the good times and the bad. Love is always sweet even when it hurts…
- I love children! Having them is one of my life’s major goals though not immediate ones. I would like to have a large, warm family with many noisy, happy children!
- I had wonderful times with money, and I had wonderful moments when I was broke. That’s not the point All right I no longer visit the super market and I don’t have to wait to get a taxi. But I have lived as an anonymous person and someone who had to work hard to earn his keep. I know what it’s like.
- I don’t think that fans are fainting because of me They faint because of the intensity of the moment that has been created when I’m on stage. I mean that fans participate in what is happening. Even what they think they can take from me is not really mine. It’s something we create together. Besides what I’m giving them, if I’m giving them something, I get it back. And for that I am truly grateful.
- I have seen all of women’s sides, all of their reactions, but no, none has made a fool of herself in front of me I wouldn’t allow it. I think I have found a way to stop their “humiliating” reactions before they happen. I just walk away.
- There is a way to stay young forever: to be young in your soul The physical and biological aging are a natural. They will happen. What you must do to stay young is the moment you feel your body weakening you strengthen your soul. That’s how you have balance. And it doesn’t have to do with beauty. It might seems like a cliché but I truly believe that there is no objectivity when it comes to beauty. A work of Bacon is beautiful. A work of Michael Angelo is beautiful. But they are different works of art and I can easily enjoy both of them.
- What does it mean “The things a man must do before he gets 30” or “Before he gets 40”? Why must a man do something? Why must he become something? I don’t believe that in this life we must become something. We have come to this world to evelve ourselves. If there are two things that a man must learn are to be fair with others and true to himself.
- What does international career mean to you? Do you fell that you reached your target in Greece?
The goal is not to cover one place say Greece, and then move on to Italy and then somewhere else. Things sort of happen. You can’t say right from the start you are going international. My record will be released in France. It’s not a record I have made in Greece for Greece. I recorded it with Universal France for France and for the rest of the world. Of course, it will be released in Greece as well.
- Yes, but the lyrics in most of the songs are Greek. Why?
Because I am Greek. And it’s good to be Greek. Not just for you but for everybody. When foreigners hear the word “Greece” they have good images in their minds. I was impressed by the French persistence when it came to Greece, I realized there is deep admiration.
- Wouldn’t you be more secure in an international audience with English or French lyrics?
I don’t feel that there is risk involved by addressing the audience in Greek. Nevertheless I am taking lessons in Spanish and French, not because I need to sing in these languages but because I need to communicate with the people.
They have saild about Sakis Rouvas
- Sakis Rouvas is everything I thought he would be. The “lover” on stage, the eternal teenager that attracts attention, the dazzling product of showbiz that is looking for kings of entertainment, the creation of his fans that find a subject for their fantasies, the perfect body and roman nose and the glance innocent enough to seduce. But he is not just that. He is also a very demanding professional with high targets, supports what he does with a vengeance and lives for the feed back of his fans. He is also an extremely gentle person with “taste” and vision, simple pure and hard working. His enigmatic armor is forged by the chronic exposure to the media and the insatiable for “bread and entertainment” arena of the showbiz who wish to see him follow his destiny as a star and self destruct. He prefers to communicate through what he creates, keeping for himself his inner thoughts and turmoil.
- Natalia Germanou, Greek songwriter / lyricist has said about Sakis Rouvas:
“I remember a very shy and gentle boy who despite all these was shining. But, although most people hadn’t taken Sakis seriously, he was very serious about his job, right from the start. Despite his gift he works endlessly, he is always having vocal lessons; he plays the piano, reads a lot and has iron discipline. He is not involved with schemes etc and he is different from everybody in showbiz like a fly in a bowl of milk. In Greece he is one of the kind but abroad he will encounter fierce competition from boy bands and solo artists. I give him a lot of chances to succeed though. He is a star and stars don’t know any borders”.
- Lakis Lazopoulos has said about Sakis Rouvas:
“He has the talent to make something of himself abroad. That is something that is evident right from the start. He carries some weight, he has aura and can dazzle people but he has something else: His attitude says I’m not here to cause problems I just want to leave my mark, create beautiful music and entertain you. He works endlessly and he is a professional. I don’t like his songs but when I watched him on stage I appreciated him as an artist. I believe that he can and will do better. He has a weak point when it comes to choosing lyrics and lyricists but he is working on it and is becoming better. Sakis is not a “phenomenon”. These things don’t last very long and Sakis is here to stay. Sakis has a face that could cause Joconda’s smile.”
- About Sakis Rouvas from the “Madame Figaro” Greek magazine:
This boy (man, child, call him what you like) is unique. Because he is entirely real. He is himself. He doesn’t pretend to be anything. And he is everything. Gorgeous (but not a narcissus), friendly, tender, generous, plain, approachable. He stands well on his feet (but he’s also half a metre above the earth), he doesn’t set limits for himself (but he also believes in the value of discipline), he’s not afraid to expose himself (but he knows how to protect his own moments).
Where do you come from? I asked him (seriously) when he entered the studio. “From Corfu”, he replied with a huge smile. And from this very first moment (incredible) I felt like he was a friend of mine, one of my kind, someone from next door. So, this is Sakis Rouvas. The one who makes a whole Greece delirious in (just) hearing “Shake it”, who is able to monopolize the TV news for days, who achieves the highest TV rates ever, and manages to gain the (undisputed) admiration of all Greeks. From the Mayor of Athens to little Tasos Tsiartas.
Sakis comes (indeed) from Corfu. He was born there, raised there, all (beloved) he remembers is there. “The beaches where I used to speed with my bicycle, the olive trees, the pines, the red houses, the philharmonic groups, my friends, my parents, my brothers”. Four boys in the family. The big brother, Sakis.
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