After years of rumours, Sergey Lazarev was, back in December, confirmed as a representative of Russia at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Today he published a picture on the social media, where he’s announcing release date of his Eurovision entry – it’s March 3rd.
After 32-years-old Lazarev was confirmed as 2016 Russian artist at the following Eurovision, which will take place in capital of Sweden, Stockholm, Eurovision fans & followers can already see Sergey Lazarev as a winner of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, later this May, even before the songs itself was released.
Due to his successful musical carreer, Eurovision won’t be Lazarev’s first international stage. After releasing many songs and albums in Russian, meant basically for Russian market, he was already sympathizing with European and overseas markets with releasing English songs, just as “Electric Touch“, “Stumblin‘”, “Take it Off“, “7 Wonders“, “In My Lonely Life” and many others. Before Tolmachevy Sisters were announced as an act for Russia at Eurovision 2014, there were some rumours that Sergey Lazarev will represent his country with a song “Breaking Away” – song is three minutes long & song was produced by Dimitris Kontopoulos, who’s not unknown name among Eurovision fans. Well it didn’t happened in 2014, but it’s happening this year. It’s also known that Lazarev’s song will be composed by Phillip Kirkorov & Dimitris Kontopoulos, who also represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest few times already – in 1995 as a lead singer, with a song Kolibelnaya dlya vulkana, in 2007 as a composer of Belorussian entry Work Your Magic and in 2014 as a composer for Russian entry Shine.
Last but not least, Lazarev already tried to represent Russia in Eurovision 2008, but unfortunately he finished 4th in their national final, while he was beaten by Dima Bilan, who later also won Eurovision Song Contest and brought worldwide biggest non-sportive event in Russia for a very first time, with a song Believe.
So, until we’re waiting Russian entry to be revealed, take a look at the first announcement of Lazarev’s competing in Eurovision 2016, in Russian, below: