For sure, this has been something long-awaited by many fans! Dima Bilan and Sergey Lazarev, two Russian superstars and former Eurovision participants have joined forces and probably created one of the year’s biggest Russian hits.
“Forgive me, do you hear?”
The winner of the 2008 contest Dima Bilan and Sergey Lazarev, who represented Russian in 2016, are pleased to present us the video clip for their duet song Prosti menya (Forgive me), which was released last June. The video was shot in Portugal and was uploaded a bit ago on Sergey’s official YouTube channel and has already had more than 25,000 views. Direction is by Leonid Kolosovskyi.
Initially, the video features the two men seperately, with Sergey walking and singing in a forest and Dima roaming in a deserted seaside area. They finally meet each other, as the video keeps the tension high until the end, when it shows Dima diving in the ocean and Sergey ready to jump into the void.
Here you may watch it:
Shortly after its release, the song had reached No. 1 on the Russian iTunes chart. Furthermore, Dima Bilan sees his name still feature the Russian chart, after his ninth album’s Egoist release a few days ago.
Dima Bilan and Sergey Lazarev at Eurovision
Dima Bilan made his first Eurovision attempt in the 2006 edition, when he represented Russia in Athens with the song Never let you go by Karen Kavaleryan and Irina Antonyan. From the very beginning, he had been one of the highly-tipped for the victory entries. Eventually, he ended up 2nd to Finland’s Lordi and Hard Rock Hallelujah.
However, he tried again for the coveted Eurovision trophy, as two years later, in 2008 we saw him represent once again his country with the song Believe written by Dima himself and Jim Beanz. This time was Russia’s victorious, as they came 1st with 272 points and hosted the following year’s contest in Moscow.
One of the most popular Russian pop singers, Sergey Lazarev was internally selected to fly the Russian flag at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, hosted in Stockholm. With an extraordinary performance of his entry You’re the only one, he tried to defend his country’s successful Eurovision results and bring the trophy back home.
As a hot favourite, Sergey managed to win the televoting in the Grand Final, however he came 5th with the national juries. He finished 3rd with 491 points to Ukraine’s winner Jamala and Australia’s runner-up Dami Im.