For months Sergey Lazarev was looking for his only one among the millions of fans around the globe who loved his explosive track “You Are the Only One”. It placed first place in the Eurovision 2016 televote. Now, just hours before his performance at Stockholm Pride, he has gone back to his roots and dropped a Russian version of his entry. Sergey works in every tongue.

YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE SONG HERE

The new title of the song is “Let the Whole World Wait”. We had a listen and the lyrics tell the following story. Sergey needs his one and only and without this love his heart will stop. He’s been searching for it for so long and now that he has it, he wants the whole world to wait while he lives this magical moment to the fullest.

You may ask “What happened to the infamous thunder and lightening?” — well… It’s not THAT exciting, but it still has that superhero vibe. In the Russian version Sergey emphasizes that no matter what disaster happens — if all the volcanos erupt or the entire earth is flooded with rain — he will still hold the hand of his love.

What do you think of the Russian version of the song? Would it have made the same impact at Eurovision? Let us know in the comments below!

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sonic0201
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sonic0201

Although I have absolutely no idea what he’s singing, I feel more passion behind this compared to the orginal song. They could have sent this to Stockholm, I don’t think they would have placed worse than the english version. It would probably have required a different staging, but staging is never a problem for Russia.

(J)ESC Fanatic
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@Plum

“The sky falls down”

When I read that I instantly remembered the lyrics of “Falling Stars”!

“The sky is tumbling, it’s coming down, coming down”

I love this song so much, I hum it all day! In Serhat’s words, “I have to say I’m addicted” (or shall I say “I have to say I’m a di*k-tit”, LOL 😛 )

Maru fr
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Maru fr

@Plum
Agree! Than more I listen to the Russian version, the more I like it! 🙂

“Thunder and lightning… and I without umbrella..”!)) 😀

Plum
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Plum

@Maru fr
It’s really hard to express in English the Russian lyrics since it is in Russian and it is pretty complicated though it is romantic=)
The song starts with something like this:
It happens to anyone someday
A few seconds cause a storm in the heart
The sky falls down and the cities come to ruins
Names escape the memory…
You are the only one…

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(J)ESC Fanatic

On the one hand, I prefer this version because I can’t understand the cheesy lyrics but on the other hand, I prefer the English version because Russian sounds really harsh… but overall, I think I like the English version more.

Anyway, the song sounds great in either language 🙂

Adam
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Adam

is there a way to watch this for americans? =(

cherry 3.14
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cherry 3.14

The Russian version is epic.

Maru fr
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Maru fr

I am not sure it`s a correct “translation”… but… 😀
Instead of “Thunder and Lightning”!

“If at once all volcanoes will wake up…
If all earth will be flooded with a rain…
I will always hold your hand… (?)
I will be near you, all nights and days…”

“Only you.. You are the only one who I need… (?)
My heart will stop without you…
I`ve been looking for you so long… and I found you…
And Now let the Whole World wait..!”

The “translation” is not literal (It`s unreal for me!) Lol
In Russian it sounds MUCH better!!! 🙂

MarioMario
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I hate when people diss the role of lyricists by saying: lyrics don’t matter. I mean, come on…

Alex
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Alex

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Plum
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Plum

I’ve cought myself on listening to it for several times in a raw…
Strange as it might seem since the original is usualy better than all further versions but in this case the Russian version is going to prevail for me.
It really sounds out of the ordinary in Russian and for me it sounds very good!

ella
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ella

@Maru fr
“WHAT??”
I probably should’ve chosen another word. Not sure if I can explain it in english. Let’s skip it :))
I too like the lyrics.

Steven Keenan
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Steven Keenan

The English version seems more powerful, but this is nice!

Esc Karaoke Fan
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Esc Karaoke Fan

Can someone put lyrics? I don’t speak russian XD

Maru fr
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Maru fr

@ella “The lyrics are so innocent”
WHAT?? I like lyrics in Russian version! I have a silly smile after listening..)) Lol
I`ve imagined he sings for me)) 🙂

ella
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ella

Though usually I prefer English versions of his songs, this one is pretty good. His voice is awesome as always. I agree with Plum, it must have been difficult to sing it in Russian as it was designed for English and he had to keep the original intonation and the rhythm in the song, which are different in Russian language. I’d say this version sounds more romantic than the English one. The lyrics are so innocent 🙂

ella
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ella

You can download this song on iTunes and Google Play.

FOUND IT!!!
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FOUND IT!!!

FOUND THE LINK FOR YOU WHO HAVENT HEARD THE SONG YET!!!: http://primemusic.cc/Media-page-78215.html

Mia
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Mia

It is said, that the song was removed because of the copyright. I guess we have to way for the official release then 😉

Darren
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Darren

I like Sergey, he’s a nice guy. But I’m still unsure about this song, it’s better in Russian though, so that’s a start. But he has better songs in the past.

ESC84
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ESC84

This is more powerful than the English version!

Plum
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Plum

@ella
probably you are right=(
I have my son’s VK account on my computer so I am able to listen to it.

Plum
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Plum

Good idea and it definitely was done because it had been needed.
It is unusual after so many months in English but still…Russian sounds beautiful for many not Russian speaking people all over the world=))
The Russian lyrics differs greatly from than in English but it is still about love and – add to this – in a more positive way=)
The rhythm of the song is not very suitable for Russian language and I really adore the way the stressed syllables were treat. And Sergey’s voice is the same, of course it is the main thing!=))

ella
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ella

The link doesn’t work for me. I guess you have to have an account in vk to listen to it.

Jylia
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Jylia

Sure it would have! Honestly lyrics in this song doesn’t matter. This song is all about music and Sergey’s voice. He could sing yellow pages and it would have made the same effect) Very very powerful melody! But I like russian version :3

Jocelyn
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It doesn’t load 🙁

Mimimi
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Mimimi

I like it. ^^