Sergey Lazarev will represent Russia at the forthcoming 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm next May.
Sergey Lazarev has been selected via an internal selection by Russian broadcaster RTR to fly the Russian flag at the upcoming Eurovision edition in Sweden.The Russian superstar confirmed his participation today via his official Instagram account.
Earlier today Sergey was awarded the Singer of the Year Award at the Russian National Music Awards, where it was also announced that he would represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest next year.
Sergey Lazarev tried to participate at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest when he competed in the Russian national final with his entry Flyer, but lost out to Dima Bilan who went on to represent Russia in Belgrade and gave Russia its 1st Eurovision victory.
Sergey is among the most sought after Russian artists in his homeland. He has released many albums and has a great repertoire and career behind him.
In 2015 Russia went internal and selected Polina Gagarina to fly the Russian flag in Vienna. She made her country when she came 2nd in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Austria with her entry A million voices.
Russia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 and has won the event once in 2008 with Dima Bilan’s Believe.
The 2016 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 10, 12 and 14 May at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.