Sergey Lazarev has been chosen by broadcaster RTR to represent Russia at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel. Russia's hopeful returns three years after his third place in 2016 with 'You Are The Only One'.
Sergey was interviewed by Russia 1 about his upcoming participation. He told the interviewer that he is really honoured to represent Russia for a second time, that he is thankful for the trust broadcaster RTR puts into him and he promises to represent Russia in the best possible way.
Sergey at Eurovision 2016
Sergey received 491 points for his song You Are The Only One in the Grand Final of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, which got him a third place. You Are The Only One was composed by true Eurovision legends Dimitris Kontopoulos and Philip Kirkorov.
Sergey Lazarev, born in 1983, is a famous Russian singer, actor and TV presenter. When Sergey was 17 years old he formed the group Smash!! together with his friend Vlad Topalov. At the end of 2004 Smash!! split up at the peak of their success, and Sergey Lazarev decided to continue with his 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.