Sergey Lazarev’s story so far
Sergey Lazarev was born in 1983 and is a celebrated Russian singer, actor and TV presenter. He started getting involved with drama and singing before the age of 10 as a member of a kids’ choir. When he was 14 he receives his first award foe participating in a Musical. Several awards followed music festivals for underaged while in 1996 he wins the first prize in the competition Bravo Bravissimo in Italy.
Later he becomes member of the group “Neposedi” in which the years 1997-1999, Julia Volkova and Lena Katina, aka t.A.T.u (Esc 2003 Russia) were members too before making their own group. At the age of 17, Sergey formed the group Smash!! along his friend Vlad Topalov. The group had won in 2002 the first prize at the New Wave Festival in Jūrmala while in 2003 the released a cover of George Michael’s super hit “Faith. 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. After his first album’s success he released his second album entitled “Tv Show“, which included the hit “Shattered Dreams” meeting great success in the U.K . In 2010 Sergey signed a record contract with Sony Music Entertainment. The same year he releases his 3rd album entitled “Electric Touch” .
In 2013, 2017 and 2018 he went on with new albums that met major success.Regarding his career in Theater , in 1999 he attended a school of drama and as a student he took part in the play “Romeo and Juliet” as the first role . For his debut role as Romeo he won an award in the category “Best Love Scene“. In 2004 he graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre while as a professional actor he came back to the theater scene by taking part in several musicals.
In 2005 he wins 5 theatrical awards by his participating in the known musical “Lend me a tenor“.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 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 in Stockholm with the entry You’re the only one and despite topping the televoting scoreboard he finished in the overall results in third place.
Following his first participation, Sergey got a second chance to perform on the Eurovision stage in Tel Aviv at Eurovision 2019 . His entry ‘Sream’ achieved one more honorable result for the Russian superstar who finished 3rd in the final.