In June France’s Amir performed his Eurovision hit “J’ai cherché” at the opening show of UEFA EURO 2016, and in July Russia’s Polina Gagarina and Dima Bilan were among the torchbearers in the Olympic torch relay in Brazil.
And over the weekend Eurovision veterans continued to play a role in international sport, as Russia’s Sergey Lazarev performed at the FIFA World Cup 2018 mascot selection show.
Wearing a slinky red jumpsuit that had shades of Star Trek, Sergey appeared on the talk show “Vecherny Urgant” to help celebrate the winning mascot — a wolf called Zabivaka.
Sergey’s finely tailored outfit, which featured an edgy diagonal zipper, showed off his muscular arms and his trousers hugged him in all the right places.
Well aware that one must coordinate, the red of his jumpsuit matched the red of Zabivka’s own threads, and his dancers stayed on-message with black and red outfits, too.
The singer shared a picture with his newly made friend Zabivaka and the other mascots on his Instagram page, no doubt causing his 1.7 million followers to let out a collective awwwww.
But let’s not forget about the performance of “You are the only one”, which remained as charming, vigorous and exciting as it was in May. But this time Sergey points to the wolf as his only one. Adorbs.