From the moment Russia announced that Sergey Lazarev would sing at Eurovision, the country has been one of the hot favourites to win the contest. Whilst “You Are The Only One” may be loved by many Eurovision fans (just look at our Semi Final One poll), there were naysayers who said Sergey wouldn’t be able to deliver the song live. Well guess what? Sergey just blew it up at his concert in Kursk the other night, delighting the audience with the first live performance of his Eurovision song.
Watch: Sergey Lazarev performs “You Are The Only One” live
Sergey delivers a perfect vocal performance and adds some spice with well-trained choreography. Y’all, that does not look easy! Sergey also doesn’t seem afraid to improvise vocally, but there’s still plenty of power in his voice. It’s fair to say that it’s a big contrast to Frans, his nearest rival as it stands for the Eurovision title.
The dancers also create an energetic atmosphere around the stage. Of course, this is only one way the song can be staged live. We don’t know yet if this is what the staging will look like in Stockholm (Russia rarely reveal those secrets), or whether the dancers will even accompany Sergey. With the added LED screens that will be used in Sweden — and whatever equipment Russia can pull out — we could see something on a much grander scale. Still, this is at least a good indicator of Sergey’s talents live.
Of course, the audience went crazy as you can hear in the video (so much so that sometimes it’s hard to hear the music). Sergey’s loyal fanbase will help him all the way, but a performance like this could be what seals him the deal
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