It has been revealed this morning that this year's Russian entrant Sergey Lazarev will have his song premiered this Saturday, March 9th at 16:00 CET. The announcement was made through his official Instagram, where he has thanked numerous people for the creation of the song.
This year will have seen the artist working alongside the dream team. It was confirmed earlier in the year that those that have worked on the entry are Dimitris Kontopoulos, Philip Kirkov with the lyrics written by Sharon Vaughn. The team have also worked alongside the Moscow Symphony, and seem almost determined to make this song the winning entry. In his Instagram post he thanks them all, along with others who have helped. Check out his post below:
Russia stand a good chance this year, as Sergey's popularity has risen a lot internationally since his first Eurovision participation back in 2016. Although, being the fan favourite he won the public vote, but just missed out on winning due to the jury vote. This year, the talented artist has gone all out in trying to make the perfect Eurovision song. In recent year's the popularity of the contest has declined in Russia, and it has been hoped that Sergey's participation will reinvigorate the public's love for the contest.
This year Russia will compete in the second semi final, with Sergey performing in the second half of the contest. Last year, Russia failed to qualify for the final for the first time, and it is hoped that this year they will not only qualify with ease, but win the contest all together. Russia seem to want this bad.
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