Sergey Lazarev has been a busy man in recent months, with touring, theatre and his Eurovision work. But he’s finally had a chance to take a working holiday in Tel Aviv as part of the Israel Calling event.
Wiwibloggs caught up with Sergey and got the lowdown on his hectic workload, being an ambassador for Russia and the state of his biceps.
Sergey talked about his recent fainting spell at a concert in St Petersburg. “It’s embarrassing,” he joked, before going on to explain that he’d been stressed from a hectic tour schedule.
He was also a bit upset that he hadn’t been able to hit the gym as much as he usually does, and had started to lose his muscle mass. He vowed to get back in shape for Stockholm, but as William discovered, even in his current state, Sergey is feeling toned and rock hard.
Sergey also talked about the wing tattoos he has on his biceps, a motif he also uses on his microphone stand. Sergey wouldn’t explain the exact meaning of the tattoo, but said, “I’m a flyer. It’s my soul.”
And did Sergey see himself as an ambassador for Russia? He said he hoped so in a positive way, playfully describing himself as “handsome, smart, funny, intelligent.” And modest!
Sergey is friends with former Eurovision stars, such as Ani Lorak and Philipp Kirkorov. He said they often check in with him and see how he’s progressing. He gave a shout out to his Russian Eurovision posse, saying “Guys, I love you, thank you.” And it looks like he’ll be spreading the love in Stockholm.
Sergey later had a chance to get down in the dirt. As part of the Israel Calling event, the Eurovision stars travelled to a forest 30 minutes outside of Tel Aviv. There the stars each planted a tree to make up the Eurovision Forest. The idea is that the stars will one day return to see their saplings grown into big trees. Awww…
It was a wet and muddy day, but Sergey went all in, showing that he’s not at all afraid to get his hands dirty.
Watch: Sergey Lazarev performs “You Are the Only One” at Israel Calling