He is one of Russia’s biggest male pop stars. Through both his songs and music, Sergey Lazarev has melted hundreds of thousands of hearts across the country and beyond.
Outside of his homeland, he is perhaps best known for competing at Eurovision in 2016 and 2019. And now the “You Are The Only One” hitmaker has revealed that he’s up for giving the song contest yet another try.
Russia’s Sergey Lazarev would do Eurovision again
Speaking to Dni.ru at a recent red carpet event, Sergey says:
I can still surprise you, I have something to show. I have many qualities, including musical ones, which I maybe did not demonstrate at competitions in 2016 and 2019.
He has already showcased both his voice and stage talent at the song contest. In 2016, Sergey sang “You Are The Only One” — a pop song that melds schlager and electronic dance. Then in 2019 he surprised with the theatrical “Scream”.
He finished third on both occasions.
If you take a listen to his non-Eurovision back catalogue, you’ll hear that he’s a dab hand at multiple musical genres. He certainly has more to offer the ESC fandom.
Sergey Lazarev will not sing at Eurovision 2020
However, the Russian superstar added, that fresh talent would be better for now. Sergey Lazarev won’t be representing Russia at Eurovision in Rotterdam.
I do not exclude the possibility of going to Eurovision once again, but I declare with all responsibility: this will definitely not happen in 2020. In my opinion, some new names, a new artist should go. I wouldn’t want to single out someone so that they wouldn’t accuse me of partiality later.
Dima Bilan talks a Eurovision comeback
Sergey is not the only Russian legend contemplating a return to the contest.
In October, Eurovision 2008 winner Dima Bilan said that he supports a national final system, whereby the public has a say in choosing the country’s Eurovision act, rather than just handing all the power to the heads of the big television channels.
He said: “If we take the popular vote, then I wonder what the limit is if I go for the third time.”
Would you like to see Sergey Lazarev back at Eurovision? Could he finally win the contest? Let us know in the comments.