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Russia: Sergey Lazarev to release his Eurovision entry on 9 March

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 1,192 views

The 2019 Russian Eurovision representative, Sergey Lazarev,  has unveiled that he will release his Eurovision entry for Tel Aviv tomorrow, Saturday 9 March!

Hold your horses Europe, as Russia is back with a bang! Sergey Lazarev will be returning to Eurovision for the second time and is all set to premiere his Eurovision entry on Saturday 9 March at 16.00 CET.

Tears are quiet things…..

Sergey’s song has been composed and produced by the Dream Team- Dimitris Kontopoulos and Filip Kirkorov. Whilst Andrew Weed has been the sound engineer behind the entry and Sharon Vaughn is the lyricist. Last and not least Alex Panayi (Cyprus 1995, 2000) is Sergey’s vocal coach.

The 2019 Russian Eurovision entry has been recorded in Moscow and the Moscow Philarmonic Orchestra has played a key role in the production of the song.

This time Sergey is back on the Eurovision stage with a totally different genre and music style. Sergey’s Eurovision staging will be directed by none other than Fokas Evagelinos, the Greek staging Midas!

Sergey posted a special message today thanking his team and announcing the date his Eurovision entry’s premiere:

 

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Eng‼️The time has come: Saturday 9 March at 16.00 CET we will release the Eurovision entry for Russia. I really hope you will all LOVE the song as much as I did from the first time I listened to it. This is a new journey for me and I am so excited for it. Thank you @fkirkorov not only for your contribution to the song, but most of all for being always there for me like a brother. True friendship exists in show business and you are the best example of this. Thank you @dimitriskontopoulos for this powerful melody, the great production and all of the hours of work you have spent for this song. @Sharon_Vaughn your words gave meaning to the melody. It’s an honor working with you and singing your lyrics. @moscow_symphony_orchestra your contribution gave a different meaning to the song. I am so glad that we managed to bring live orchestra back to eurovision, even in this way. @the_andrew_weed you are the best sound engineer I have ever worked with. @alexpanayi thank you for your patience, you are a true professional. Finally the biggest thanks goes to everyone in channel “Russia” for trusting me, for the second time, to represent our country. I promise you all to do my best in order to honor your decision. “Tears aren’t quiet things …” #sergeylazarev #сергейлазарев #eurovision2019 #Russia photo by @dvelichko ❤️🇷🇺

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In his post Sergey says:

The time has come: Saturday 9 March at 16.00 CET we will release the Eurovision entry for Russia.

I really hope you will all LOVE the song as much as I did from the first time I listened to it.  This is a new journey for me and I am so excited for it.  Thank you Filip Kirkorov not only for your contribution to the song, but most of all for being always there for me like a brother. True friendship exists in show business and you are the best example of this.

Thank you Dimitris Kontopoulos for this powerful melody, the great production and all of the hours of work you have spent for this song. Sharon Vaughn your words gave meaning to the melody. It’s an honor working with you and singing your lyrics.

Moscow Symphonic Orchestra your contribution gave a different meaning to the song. I am so glad that we managed to bring live orchestra back to eurovision, even in this way.

Andrew Weed you are the best sound engineer I have ever worked with.

Alex Panayi thank you for your patience, you are a true professional.

Finally the biggest thanks goes to everyone in channel “Russia” for trusting me, for the second time, to represent our country. I promise you all to do my best in order to honor your decision.

“Tears aren’t quiet things …”

Sergey in Eurovision

Sergey Lazarev tried to participate at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest when he competed in the Russian national final with his entry Flyer, but lost out to Dima Bilan who went on to represent Russia in Belgrade and gave Russia its 1st Eurovision victory.

In 2016 he was selected via an internal selection in order to fly the Russian flag at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. He won the public televoting and placed 3rd after the combined jury/televoting deliberation.

About Sergey

Today Lazarev is amongst the most sought after and established Russian artists in his homeland. He has released many albums and has a great repertoire and career behind him. Sergey has gained much name, fame and recognition both in Russia and its neighbouring countries thanks to his epic concert and songs.

Russia in Eurovision

Russia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 with Youdiph and has won the event once in 2008 when Dima Bilan walked away with the coveted Eurovision trophy.

The country successfully hosted the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow. Russia has sent some of its most acclaimed and celebrated artists to the competition: Dima Bilan, Sergey Lazerev, t.A.T.u, Alsou, Polina Gagarina, Alla Pugacheva, Philip Kirkorov, Serebro etc.

Russia has competed 21 times in the contest and has enjoyed great success in the musical festival with 9 top 10 placings including a victory in 2008.

Russia is set to perform in the second half of the Second Semi-final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv on 16 May.

The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 14, 16 and 18 May at the Expo Tel Aviv Convention Centre in Tel Aviv, Israel.

 

 

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