RUSSIA – Tonight Sergey Lazarev will welcome the delegations and Russian Eurostars who will perform tomorrow at Moscow party, in a private dinner – concert. This morning Russian national broadcaster held a press conference for Eurovision 2019 and here are the highlights.
Sergey Lazarev, songwriter and producer Philipp Kirkorov, deputy general director of the All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company, chief producer of new programs and special projects Gennady Gokhstein, head of the international projects department of the Directorate of International Relations, head of the Russian delegation at Eurovision 2019 Ekaterina Orlova formed the panel.
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Провели большую пресс-конференцию , посвященную участию в Евровидении 2019 !! Спасибо всем журналистам за интерес и за вопросы!! Спасибо огромное моему другу @fkirkorov Филиппу за поддержку , спасибо Геннадию Борисовичу Гохштейну и Екатерине Орловой! Спасибо Миле Ермолаевой за организацию, спасибо РИА Новости! А также @michaild !! #сергейлазарев #sergeylazarev #eurovision #russia
- There wasn’t any stage presentation details given because they want to surprise the audience!
- Kirkorov hopes no unofficial video will leak from the rehearsals
- Fokas Evangelinos is already in Tel Aviv working with the stage props to make thee surprise happen.
- The same stage is also in Moscow for Sergey to keep rehearsing
- Sergey will perform totally solo because they want the vocals to be appreciated this time by the jury! (a bell is ringing here for some) Kirkorov its curious to see how musician juries will vote now that there will be no show but focus on the voice.
- Kirkorov believed in the hook of Scream when he first heard it. Lazarev agreed saying that he wouldn’t do Eurovision if he didn’t believe in the song in an absolute way.
- Kirkorov says that his team knows that this isn’t a typical Eurosong and Lazarev emphasised in the strong message through the lyrics.
- Kirkrov stresses that the choice of the tonne inn which Lazarev will perform is a true torture for him and his voice, risking a lot.
- Lazarev revealed that originally his son, Nikita, was suppose to play in the video clip but he had second thoughts as there was. a need of 20 hours working time.
- HoD, Ekaterina Orlova informed the press that delegation arrives in Tel Aviv on May 4
- Delegation will stay in the same hotel with Madonna
- Sergey will perform in Euroclub
- Sergey said about Madonna that her appearance has nothing to do with earning more money but promote her new album in such a big platform such as Eurovision.