Russia is in full steam preparing for the upcoming 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. The 2019 Russian Eurovision hopeful Sergey Lazarev has kicked off rehearsals in Moscow with his entire entourage.
The Eurovision Dream Team and Sergey Lazarev will be back together on the Eurovision stage next May when Eurovision comes to Tel Aviv. Sergey will be representing Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest for the second time with his power ballad ‘Scream‘.
The official music video of Scream has been achieved circa 4 million views on Youtube, whilst the 2019 Russian Eurovision entry has been charting high on Itunes, Spotify both at home in Russia and overseas.
Yesterday Sergey kicked off his first Eurovision 2019 rehearsals with #TeamRussia in Moscow. Four backing vocalists will accompany him on stage in Tel Aviv. Below you can watch Sergey rehearsing his Eurovision entry with his backing vocalists and Alex Panayi.
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Sergey’s Dream Team
- Dimitris Kontopoulos (Composer)
- Fokas Evangelinos (Stage director)
- Ilias Kokotos (Project manager)
- Philip Kirkorov (Composer)
- Alex Panayi (Vocal coach)
- Adam Svensson (Backing vocalist)
- Eric Segerstedt (Backing vocalist)
- Simon Lingmert (Backing vocalist)
- Jennie Jahns (Backing vocalist)
- Sharon Vaughn (Lyricist)
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.
Today Lazarev is amongst the most popular 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.
Sergey Lazarev was born in 1983 and is a celebrated Russian singer, actor and TV presenter. At the age of 17, Sergey formed the group Smash!! along his friend Vlad Topalov. At the end of 2004 Smash!! split up at the peak of their success, hereafter Sergey Lazarev pursued a solo career.
His first solo album Don’t Be Fake became a bestseller. In 2010 Sergey signed a record contract with Sony Music Entertainment. Sergey won the most prestigious music and theater awards in Russia.
In 2015 Sergey Lazarev won all possible Russian music awards, including the First Russian National Music Award as the Best Singer of the Year. The tickets for his 2016 tour The Best in more than 55 cities in Russia were sold out almost immediately after announcement.
Sergey is also the Russian voice of cartoon and movie characters, such as Prince Arthur from Shrek The Third, Humphrey, the wolf from Alpha and Omega, and Troy Bolton (originally Zac Efron) from Disney’s High School Musical.
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 will perform in the second half of the Second Semi-final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest on 16 May in Tel Aviv.