Sergey Lazarev

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2019: RUSSIA – ‘Scream’ by Sergey Lazarev

Eurovision 2019 – Russia

by Christopher Smith

The Russian song is called “Scream and is performed by Sergey Lazarev.


Sergey Lazarev (born Sergey Vyacheslavovich Lazarev in Moscow, Russia) was a member of child group Neposedi (who also counted t.A.T.u. among its ranks), Lazarev joined with friend Vlad Topalov and formed teen pop duo Smash!! in 2000.

Lazarev’s debut “Don’t Be Fake”, was released in late 2005. Full of dramatic pop, Euro-dance bangers, and huge ballads, it was a hit. His sophomore effort, TV Show, was released in 2007, followed by “Electric Touch” in 2010. In an attempt to further break into the English-speaking market, he even had T-Pain guest on his fourth album, 2013’s self-titled “Lazarev”. In the lead-up to a prized position as representative for Russia at 2016’s Eurovision contest in Stockholm.

On February 7th 2019, Lazarev announced that he will represent Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. “Scream” is written by Philip Kirkorov and Dimitris Kontopoulos.




So, Russia produces an dark and moody epic that feels like it comes from a ‘Lord Of The Rings’ film. Sergey certainly has the voice to carry the drama both in quiet at the beginning and as the drama intensifies to its ultimate conclusion.


All things taken into consideration, this should do well and finish in the top ten at the very least.


“No, I can’t stay here longer
You cannot make me cry
So I will leave you to wonder
What will become of our lives

I’ll swallow hard, fall apart
Break and bleed but you won’t see

Tears won’t fall
While pride stands tall
Maybe they can’t be heard or seen
But tears aren’t quiet things

They scream
They scream
They scream

Though my throat is on fire
My eyes will be liars
And they’ll try to stay drier
Until you turn away

I’ll swallow hard, fall apart
Break and bleed but you won’t see

Tears will fall, I hear them all
They scream
(Scream, they scream)
They scream (Oh, oh)

Not so silent and innocent
Acid rain from your fingerprints
Echoes, rivers of loneliness
Hitting the walls of my heart

They scream
Not so silent and innocent
Acid rain from your fingerprints
They scream
Echoes, rivers of loneliness
Hitting the walls of my heart”

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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