Сергей_ЛазаревEurovision 2016 is almost upon us and as the countries begin to reveal their entries let’s start giving them the once-over. 

As I will be attending the grand final this year it’s even more super exciting for me!

The Russia song is called “You Are The Only One” and is performed by Sergey Lazarev.

ARTIST

Sergey Lazarev, born in 1983, is a famous Russian singer, actor and TV presenter. When Sergey was 17 years old he formed the group Smash!!together with his friend Vlad Topalov. At the end of 2004 Smash!! split up at the peak of their success, and Sergey Lazarev decided to continue with his solo career.

His first solo album Don’t Be Fake became a bestseller. In 2010 Sergey signed a record contract with Sony Music Entertainment. Sergey won the most prestigious music and theater awards in Russia. In 2015 Sergey Lazarev won all possible Russian music awards, including the First Russian National Music Award as the Best Singer of the Year. The tickets for his 2016 tour The Best in more than 55 cities in Russia were sold out almost immediately after announcement.

Sergey is also the voice of cartoon and movie characters, such as Prince Arthur from Shrek The Third, Humphrey, the wolf from Alpha and Omega, and Troy Bolton (originally Zak Efron) from Disney’s High School Musical.

Sergey likes pets. Three years ago he took a dog from a pet shelter and since then he has barely been separated from him. The dog even inspired his small business, The Confectionery for Pets, that he founded last year.

SONG

The music of You Are The Only One, his song for Stockholm, was composed by true Eurovision legends, Dimitris Kontopoulos and Philip Kirkorov.

OFFICIAL VIDEO

OPINION

A pretty boy who likes to take his clothes off but is that enough to win? The song isn’t too bad and I can see it “going down well in the hall” as it’s a very typical Eurovision sound which is always good and comes complete with the obligatory key change!. Of course, although this is a “song contest” I’m sure there will be a lot of controversy surrounding Sergey and Russia.

PREDICTION

This will of course qualify and will be a contender at the top of the leader board.

LYRICS

“We can never let the word be unspoken
We will never let our loving go come undone
Everything we had is staying unbroken, oh
You will always be the only one

You’re the only one

Won’t ever give up ’cause you’re still somewhere out there
Nothing and no one’s gonna keep us apart
Breaking it down but I’m still getting nowhere
Won’t stop, hold on

Thunder and lightning, it’s getting exciting
Lights up the skyline to show where you are
My love is rising, the story’s unwinding
Together we’ll make it and reach for the stars

You’re the only one, you’re my only one
You’re my life, every breath that I take
Unforgettable, so unbelievable
You’re the only one, my only one

I could have told you to slow down and stay down
I could have told you a secret – won’t you keep it now?
Thinking of making a showdown when love is found
Thinking of waiting till you’re around

Won’t ever give up ’cause you’re still somewhere out there
Nothing or no one’s gonna keep us apart
Breaking it down but I’m still getting nowhere
Won’t stop, hold on

Thunder and lightning, it’s getting exciting
Lights up the skyline to show where you are
My love is rising, the story’s unwinding
Together we’ll make it and reach for the stars

You’re the only one, you’re my only one
You’re my life, every breath that I take
Unforgettable, so unbelievable
You’re the only one, my only one
You’re my only one

Thunder and lightning, it’s getting exciting
Lights up the skyline to show where you are

You’re the only one, you’re my only one
You’re my life, every breath that I take
Unforgettable, so unbelievable
You’re the only one, my only one”

Good luck Sergey!

Let me know your thoughts and keep me from going Eurovision mad!

 

 

 

 

 

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Written by Steve

I’m Steve and live in a village called Alford (home of Emeli Sande & birthplace of the Aberdeen Angus cow) in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I currently work in the IT industry (yawn) I just want to share my ideas, findings and general reflections with whoever wants to listen.