He’s the man that never stops.
And earlier this week Sergey Lazarev returned to Russia following a very successful pan-European promo tour, returning to the airwaves of his motherland.
On April 25 the bookies’ favourite appeared on the Russian social network Odnoklassniki for an in-depth interview on Eurovision and his song “You Are The Only One”.
The most important question, of course, was how his staging will come together in Stockholm and exactly what form it will take.
The 33-year-old singer didn’t reveal any secrets, but he did say that there will be some very physical requirements that will stretch him to the limit and require a great deal of endurance.
Then the Russian Lazerboy joked that he will do 48 push ups and 60 squats during his performance and will dedicate “You are the only one” to his barbell while raising it.
Thankfully Sergey is already gym-honed and ready for battle, so we know he can rise to the challenge.
Sergey’s DreamTeam — Filipp Kirkorov and Ilias Kokotos — called him during the live chat from Paris.
Sergey explains to viewers that composer Filipp helped convince him to go to ESC.
“He is one of the authors of the song,” he says. “It was his idea to send me to Eurovision…I thought for about eight years’.
Sergey is humbled to sit atop the betting odds and admits that there is a lot more responsibility on him because of those expectations.
The singer confessed that there might be a Russian version of his competing song and he encouragers viewers to send him translations which he will consider with great pleasure.
Earlier today he gave another interview — this one to Love Radio. You can enjoy a rather comedic translation of his song below.