Russia: Sergey Lazarev

Russia Sergey Lazarev

 

 

Russia are on to something this year, for the first time in many. After three unsuccessful female soloists and the beloved Buranovskiye Babushki who cruised into second place in 2012, Russia has locked down a compelling track from a male singer. The performance will no doubt be dramatic and packed with special effects just in time for the key change. If it doesn’t rise up to at least the final five of this year’s rather pitiful entries, all hope for this contest is lost.

Whether Sergey experiences the same unfortunate fate of growling boos from the Eurovision crowd – edited out from certain international broadcasts in years past, but extremely audible for those present – is yet to be seen.

 

Credit: Sergey Lazarev


 

 

Hello Europe, it’s Camilla calling! Here are the points from the House of Apcar vote.

Russia: 12 points

According to my own personal preference, I have awarded points to all 43 acts entering this year’s contest using the EBU’s scoring system (12, 10 and 8-1 points).