Shortly before through the morning tv news show, the Russian Broadcaster officially announced that Sergey Lazarev will represent the country at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, ending the rumors of all the past few months.
Sergey returns to Eurovision without revenge feelings
The announcement was scheduled to take place tomorrow, Saturday 9/3, but the inadvertently early announcement via the Russian television program which was published on the internet and quoting the name of Sergey urged the official revelation.
Sergey Lazarev becomes the second artist after Dima Bilan joining Eurovision for the second time and of course hopes he will return with the victory in his luggage.
In his short statements, Sergey said:
I was very worried about whether I should go back to the competition because on the one hand it was the best professional experience of my life but on the other I do not like to repeat myself. It is magical, however, that music can give to an artist all the answer to his thoughts, as by listening to the song, in a magical way I was totally questioned.
For all those who say he returns to take revenge, after losing the victory in 2016, Sergey gives his own answer:
There is no question of “revenge” for me, because you get revenge when something bad has happened to you. In 2016 only good things happened: I won the televoting, I made a very big hit, I won many awards and most importantly I have the opportunity to go back to the competition again by interpreting this song.
Dream team in quorum
The song, as already known, is signed by the Greek composer Dimitris Kontopoulos along with Philipp Kirkorov, while the stage appearance will be done by the legendary director, Fokas Evangelinos. Voice tutor for one more year will be the ultra-talented Alex Panayi, while project manager is the integral member of Dream Team, Ilias Kokotos.
Immediately after the announcement Dimitris Kontopoulos posted in his account at Instagram the following photo:
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More information have not been published about the song, nor when this will be released, although Russia is accustomed to revealing its entries in March.
Russia is coming back dynamically this year after its unexpected last year elimination, which has resulted in very low audience numbers.
Let’s remember You Are The Only One, with which Sergey Lazarev took the third place in 2016: