Sergey Lazarev, who was announced as Russia‘s act for Eurovision 2016 back in December, has finally unveiled his song for Eurovision. He’ll sing “You Are The Only One” — a contemporary number that melds schlager and electronic dance.
It’s a banger with major attitude. The build-up is sexy and inviting, leading to a memorable chorus that showcases Sergey’s energy and vocals. Moving away from Russia’s recent track record of peace song after peace song, he tackles the topic of love and his obsession for one lucky lady. Thunder and lighting, it’s getting exciting!
The song was produced by Eurovision veteran Philipp Kirkorov who assembled a dream team of music professionals to work on Sergey’s entry, including songwriter Dimitris Kontopoulos and choreographer Fokas Evangelinos. The music video features Sergey and Miss Russia 2015 Vladislava Evtushenko. A lot of money has been put into that, y’all! It’s ready-made for the Eurovision stage, taking Måns projection mapping and BLOWING IT UP. Sergey jumps on pillars, sings beneath water and stands before fire. He’s bringing the heat and this will no doubt look amazing in Stockholm!
Sergey Lazarev – “You Are The Only One”
Since Sergey Lazarev was announced as Russia’s act for 2016, Mother Russia has become a fast favourite with bookies, with stiff competition from Poland and Sweden, both of whom are yet to choose their songs for Stockholm. Will “You Are The Only One” put Russia back on top?
Sergey Lazarev – Our first reaction
Who is Sergey Lazarev
Sergey is one of the biggest male pop stars in Russia. Having released songs in both Russian and English, he has warmed the hearts of millions of fans across Russia (and also made them sweat with his sizzling photo shoots).
Originally a member of the pop duo Smash!!, Sergey pursued a solo career after the group broke up in 2006. Sergey competed in Russia’s national final back in 2008 with the song “Flyer“, managing fourth place. He is also a dancer, placing second in Russia’s version of Dancing on Ice in 2006.
What do you think about the song? Can Sergey score Russia its second Eurovision victory? Let us know in the comments below!