Russia creating advanced amphibious ship for ArcticMilitary & Defense June 29, 9:49
Russia may reduce presence on EU energy markets in next 20 yearsBusiness & Economy June 29, 8:48
Top military brass baffled by UK defense chief’s remarks about Russian warshipRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 29, 8:20
FIFA president lauds Confederations Cup semi-final match as incredibleSport June 29, 7:38
Chile edges Portugal with 3-0 penalty shootout win for 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup finalSport June 29, 1:38
Telegram included in register of Internet information distributorsBusiness & Economy June 28, 20:56
Putin points to growing activities of foreign secret services against RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 28, 20:36
FIFA chief Infantino to attend Chile-Portugal 2017 Confederations Cup semis match in KazanSport June 28, 20:27
Lavrov expects US to refrain from creating pretexts for new attacks on SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 28, 20:09
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.