Russia 2016: Kirkorov and Kontopoulos confirmed authors for Lazarev’s entry
MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Last night during the “Russian National Music Awards” it was officially confirmed Sergey Lazarev will be the representative of the county at the Eurovision Song Contest.A few hours later,local media claimed that,the song that the Russian super star will perform in Stockholm is penned by famous Greek composer and producer Dimitris Kontopoulos and the “King of Russian pop” Phillip Kirkorov.
Kirkorov himself confirmed the above with an interview to super.ru. Among others he said that “He and his Greek team where invited by the Russian National Broadcaster,to work on the Eurovision project.They proposed to the broadcaster Lazarev who at the beginning didn’t want to go but all this was till he heard the song”
When Kirkorov is asked why he and his team chose Sergey Lazarev he said that “Lazarev, in my opinion, is today – the only decent artist who can present our country on a high level. My Greek team and RTR believe in this artist. It is not going to be easy and it is a great responsibility since the whole country is going to watch.But he’s strong, he passed through fire and water, he’s a hard worker, and I am sure that he will not let down our country, his fans and the people who believe in him”
Finally regarding the song Kirkorov only revealed that the song will be ready by the end of the year and then they will work on the stage presentation.