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.
Sergey Lazarev interview at Israel Calling 2016
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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