Will Sergey Lazarev sing “Scream” in Tel Aviv?
Sergey Lazarev will return to the Eurovision Song Contest this year, after previously representing Russia at the 2016 contest. It has recently been rumoured that his song for the 2019 contest will be titled “Scream”, and Sergey has revealed on his Instagram that it will be released tomorrow at 16:00 CET.
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Eng/Rus ‼️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 ❤️
It has previously been revealed that he will sing a song composed by Philip Kirkorov, as well as Dimitris Kontopoulus and produced by Ilias Kokotos. Fokas Evangelinos is also returning as the staging director for the contest. The song that Sergey is reported to be performing on stage in Tel Aviv that will be a “power-ballad, something grand and epic”, that has been recorded with a full symphony orchestra.
Philip Kirkorov had stated that his team spent three months working on the Russian entry.
Who is Sergey Lazarev?
Russian singer Sergey Lazarev has been singing and acting since he was ten years old, and had received his first award in music by fourteen. He represented Russia at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden, with his song “You Are The Only One”. He placed third in the grand final, and will return to the contest this year in Tel Aviv.
Russia debuted in Eurovision in 1994 and has gone on to be one of the most successful countries in the contest. Since the mid-00s Russia has had a string of strong results including their first and only victory in 2008. Dima Bilan won the contest in Belgrade, Serbia with the song “Believe” taking the contest to Moscow in the following year. In 2015 and 2016, Russia finished in 2nd and 3rd place respectively in the final.