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Thunder and lightning it’s getting exciting — there’s never a dull moment with Russia’s Sergey Lazarev. The pop prince brought the heat to Eurovision 2016, and things are hotting up once more as the Russian media is awash with rumours of a potential Eurovision comeback for the “You Are The Only One” singer.

So is it true? Yes and no. The speculation began following an interview with Life.ru, in which the star was asked about his thoughts on a return to the contest. Sergey was initially quick to distance himself from the idea:

I do not think about that now. The contest ended just two months ago, and I’m really happy that my life was such a great experience. When I went to the competition, I immediately said what is important is not the place for me, which I take, but it is important to adequately represent Russia. I think we did the maximum, I am satisfied with my performance. The TV audience, the audience gave us the first place, and it is — a great success. So now I do not think about returning to the Eurovision.

He enjoyed the experience. He’s proud of his achivement. He’s not coming back. Cue heartbreak all across Europe. However, there is a but.

Fans from other countries are asking me to come back and take revenge. I can say that if everything goes well, and if a team will be found, and most importantly – a decent song, then why not? We’ll see.

So in summary, Sergey Lazarev has no immediate plans to return to Eurovision, but the right team and song could change his mind. Hope remains, wipe away the tears.

In the meantime, Sergey is keeping himself very busy. He’s still touring — we caught up with him on his Kaliningrad date — and in June he travelled to Greece for a special performance of “You Are The Only One” with Eurovision 2005 winner Helena Paparizou.

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It might only be July, but the Eurovision 2017 rumour mill is in overdrive. Spain’s Ruth Lorenzo and Mirela, Greece’s Demy, Montenegro’s Milena Vucic, Poland’s Margaret, Romania’s Alexandra Stan, Ireland’s Nathan Carter, Portugal’s Carlos Costa and Belarus’ Alyona Lanskaya have all been linked to next year’s contest.

Who do you want to see at Eurovision 2017? Should Sergey Lazarev have another go? Let us know in the comments below.

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@Maru fr
Why not? He is not fat and all the rest is some plastidal surgery. You didn’t think that it was possible to have this type of face from birth, did you?=))
And his dancing and live singing… I think Lazarev is just “nervno kurit v koridore”!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UTKhfqB_Us
I really think that he is the only Russian candidat!

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Sergey Zverev is 53 years old ?!? I am shocked!!! 😀

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@Maru fr
No doubt, of course he will! Everybody will!=))

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@Plum
LOL He can just take a walk on stage and he will win! )) (because of his “unearthly beauty”!) 😀 What do you think, would William fall in love with him?? 😀

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@Maru fr
Exactly! The Winner! He will be a great success, it’s not even obligatory for him to sing. =))

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@Plum
OMG!!! Let he will go! Lol He`s even more “beautiful” than Lazarev!)) 😀

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LOL! Sergey Zverev has expressed his intention to present Russia in 2017
Good idea!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydD3flmQUsk
We’ve sent our best singer there this year, why shouldn’t we send our best barber?=)))

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So sexy! This time not Zhorik-style!)) Lol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bU8dwinJOc

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@Plum / “ella”

Nice fake account 😉

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@ella
Lazarev – Superman!!! 😀

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@Plum
Maybe some real circus?=))
Some of it is here but it was soooo long ago=))

No circus anymore! We want him alive and healthy :))

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@Maru fr
Sergey’s “You are the only one” in fact followed this one and made the final pf the event=)

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Sergey`s performance(not “You are the only one”) at ZharaFest in Baku (with Emin and Grigory Leps)!!! 😀
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrthv5icb4Y

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Btw… What is going on in wiwibloggs Instagram? 😀

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Exactly.

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@Plum

Whatever…

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(J)ESC Fanatic
I do not want to say to you more than I have already said. Probably this time you were too quick to react to that I replied to @karminowe.usta???

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@Plum

Can’t you just say what you want to say CLEARLY???

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I am not trying to say anything besides that I’ve said today or for many days before today.

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@Plum

What? I don’t understand what you are trying to say.

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@(J)ESC Fanatic
I got your having no arguments=))

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@Plum

It’s clear: ESC is NOT a circus, so stop calling it like that.

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No it wasn’t. So explain pls=)

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@Plum

It’s so obvious…

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? What did you mean to say?

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@Plum

“Circus”????!!!! Did I read correctly????!!! Please, stop talking bs. Gosh, some people…

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@karminowe.usta
Only not with ballad… 😀 I want more rhythmical song!
But I not against duo with Ani (or Polina) – In this case I “allow” them to sing even the ballad! 😀

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@karminowe.usta
Is there anything else besides of a deep emotional ballad Sergey sd do to come again?
Maybe some real circus?=))
Some of it is here but it was soooo long ago=))
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_QeWnRR94c
Hope he will never participate in any circus like ESC again=)

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Sergey should come back with deep ballad. He can show emotions very well. His voice is amazing and spectacular. “Belle” from musical “Notre Dame Paris” is amazing in Sergey and Vlad`s version.

@Maclaren
Performance of Sergey and Yulia Savicheva – “Moves like Jagger” also is very well. 🙂 I love “I don`t surrender” – duet Sergey and Ani Lorak is wonderful. Maybe he should come back in duet. Sergey and Polina in Kiyv – it`s my the biggest dream:)

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OK. Being honest, I guessed it.
Maybe I was too quick to comment your question since it was not me who was asked…
I liked the song though this one was far not the best Sergey had ever sang in his life. I absolutely disliked the staging…
And my only message in this thread was that he shouldn’t ever return to ESC since there is just no need for him to do it=))

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@Plum

I’m saying that because @Maru fr posted the following comment:

“we needs something new! I like “You are the only one”,
but I want up-tempo song for him next time! (if he will come back)”

That’s not true, “You Are The Only One” IS an up-tempo song.

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@(J)ESC Fanatic

*what

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@(J)ESC Fanatic
So what if that was up-tempo or not? I just explained to you that the Greeks had to do with the Russian entry.

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@#Justice4Margaret
It`s so funny! You criticize his vocal, at the same time being Margaret`s fan! 😀

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@Plum

OK… but it’s still an up-tempo song.

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And this was the day before yesterday in Vitebsk at Slavyansky Bazar opening ceremony.
Much better with his dancers and without that bulky cpnstruction.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vzw5RmpV1ls

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“But I still don’t understand what Greeks have to do with that.”

The authors of both the song and staging are Greeks if something.

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@Maru fr

“You Are The Only One” is an up-tempo song. But I still don’t understand what Greeks have to do with that.

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No thanks, he’s had his chance. Russia can do better than nasal vocals and dated songs.

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@(J)ESC Fanatic “Why without Greeks?”
Because we needs something new! I like “You are the only one”,
but I want up-tempo song for him next time! (if he will come back)

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@Maru fr
“Viyuga” (Blizzard) is my favorite. His voice is so amazing live! I really really love this song.

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Sorry.. 🙁 Smash!! – “Freeway” 😀
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjVlSXS9sc4

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@Maclaren
I love Ani Lorak too! Sergey, Ani and Polina – three my favourites!

He could come to ESC in 2003! What if he would perform with this song in 2003? (as a part of duo) 😀
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArEbAHJiZzl

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@Plum, Maru fr and Usta! Ladies thanks for sharing your favourites. I lo-o-oved his duet with Ani Lorak and was naively hoping the two could sing in Eurovision together one day. But then I read some forums and am clearer on the political situation around it now, so alas. I have previously posted the link to this wonderful duet on Wiwi before but could not resist it again. I do not understand lyrics but their body language is so delicious… Nom, nom, nom… https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kOo39BiOne8

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He has no reason to ever return. This year he had the whole package: a hit song, an amazing stage presentation and great voice and for political and only reasons he didn’t win.
He took 8 , 10 and 12 points at the televoting of 29 countries (!!!) , he got more points than Euphoria did, he charted all over Europe and the 21 juries (because he represented Russia) gave him zero points.
Juries will continue voting politically so he has no reason to come back.

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@Maru fr
No, I really don’t want him to make this step back. Hope he won’t=))

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@Plum
Maybe you are right… But Lazarev is such unpredictable! Lol
He can surprise us! 😀 We will see… 🙂

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Whatever…
I don’t think Sergey will ever come back to ESC. It had taken Russia 8+years to persuade him to do this and finally he did it.
He had been a very popular artist before that and after that he became even much more popular, partly due to his dramatic “loss”, no matter how strange it could seem=))
He is not the artist to come and just participate. Another silly “loss” could be too silly.

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@Plum
I agree with you! But this song belongs to Grigory…
I think Sergey sang it only in this show. 🙁

“Soft-boiled egg”!!! 😀
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLtPIKTZLmg

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what’s next? Sestry Tolmachevy competing in UMK.