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Russia’s Sergey Lazarev passes to Eurovision 2016 final

May 11, 2016, 2:04 UTC+3 STOCKHOLM

Now Lazarev will perform in the final due on May 14

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STOCKHOLM, May 11. /TASS/. Sergey Lazarev, who represents Russia at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden’s capital Stockholm, has passed to the final, making it into the top ten at the semi-final with the song "You Are the Only One."

Now Lazarev will perform in the final due on May 14. The song "You Are the Only One" was composed by an international team of authors including Russian singer Filip Kirkorov and Greek composer Dimitris Kontopoulos.

"I am happy that we got to the Final. The show was amazing. I was nervous, to be honest, but now I am just happy," the 33-year-old Russian singer said at the press conference.

The other countries that have qualified for the places available in the final are Azerbaijan, Austria, Armenia, Hungary, Cyprus, Malta, The Netherlands, Croatia and the Czech Republic.

Russia was drawn to perform in the second half of the final. Lazarev participated in a toss-up during a press conference attended by all the ten winners of the first semi-final. The other 10 lucky winners will be announced after the second semi-final due on May 12.

In the final, the participants will be joined by the representatives of the big European "five" - Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Spain and Italy - as well as Sweden, the host country.

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