Russia: Sergey Lazarev releases Russian version of his Eurovision 2019 entry “Scream”

Russia: Sergey Lazarev releases Russian version of his Eurovision 2019 entry “Scream”

He had announced it during the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 and he has done it! Sergey Lazarev the Russian representative in Tel Aviv with the song “Scream” has released a Russian version of his eurovision entry. 

During a performance at the Day of Russia concert in Moscow , Sergey released the Russian version of his Eurovision 2019 entry Scream, which you can listen to below:

Sergey represented Russia in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv and achieved a 3rd placing in the Grand Final. Let remember his dynamic performance on Expo Tel Aviv’s stage last May:

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 for 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  “FaithAt 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 Dreamsmeeting 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 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.


Russia in Eurovision 

Russia debuted in Eurovision in 1994 and has gone on to be one of the most successful countries in the contest. Since the mid-00’s 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.

Julia Samoylova represented Russia in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song I won’t break. She was also selected to compete in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest as a representative of Russia with the song A flame is burning, however due to some problems with the Ukrainian authorities, the country decided to withdraw ahead of the competition.

Angelo D.

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