At Eurovision 2016 he survived thunder and lighting as he climbed a digital projection screen to reach his beloved.
And this holiday season the magic continues for Russia’s Sergey Lazarev as he stars in a televised adaptation of Cinderella.
On Tuesday the “Take It Off” hitmaker shared a teaser of the end-of-year musical, which airs on New Year’s Eve.
Playing the prince, we see him staring into the distance as he searches for his queen: “Oh, it’s her! I think I’m sleeping.”
Dressed in all white, with knee-high boots and silver spangle epaulettes, the trailer ends with Sergey on one knee and kissing the hand of his lady. We know all of you are now drawing a link to his Eurovision 2016 song — his love is definitely rising and the story is still unwinding!
Sergey for Eurovision 2019?
The television advert comes as speculation heats up over Sergey’s potential return to the Eurovision Song Contest. Not a day goes by that we don’t read a tweet or see a comment in a Facebook group with fans showing their thirst for the “You Are The Only One” star.
And Sergey added more fuel to the fire with this teaser, which sees him reprising the song in the musical! The song, which discusses his quest for the one, fits well with the plot of Cinderella.
After Cinderella flees from a magical ball to get home before midnight, she leaves her slipper on the palace grounds. With only a shoe to find the woman he fell in love with during the evening, the prince travels throughout the land trying to find the woman who can slip into the heel.
The trailer dramatises his search with the song, which won the televote in Stockholm. It’s kitsch, hilarious and a perfect fit.
Adding to the Eurovision speculation, the musical also stars Russia’s Eurovision maestro Philipp Kirkorov, who holds great sway over who and what Russia sends to ESC.
The New Year is a time of new beginnings. Could it be that Sergey will announce his run for Eurovision 2019 timed with the musical extravaganza? It would be a fairytale ending for Eurovision fans watching the show.