Russia – After years of rumours, Russia has finally chosen Sergey Lazarev to represent it at Eurovision. The announcement was made this evening on the Russian National Music Awards where he won the best singer category.
Lazarev said on his Instagram account:
“Dear friends! I am really happy and honored to represent my country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016! I am looking forward to this exciting experience and I hope you will all love my song as much as I do. Wish me luck! Thank you.”
Sergey Vyacheslavovich Lazarev (Серге́й Вячеславович Лазарев) is a singer, dancer and actor born in Moscow. He is most famous for his singing career, when he rose to fame as the dark-haired member of the group Smash!! Signed by Universal Music, they became the biggest Russian pop group in 2002–2003. The duo had five #1 hits, numerous awards and sold millions of records in Russia, CIS and East Asia (including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand). The group broke up in 2006.
Since then Lazarev has pursued a solo career. In 2006 Sergey took part in Russia’s “Dancing on Ice”, coming in 2nd. In 2008 he appeared in the reality “Circus of the Stars” winning the first place for his performance.
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