Some of the biggest acts to represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest in recent years have teamed up to cover ABBA’s 1974 winning hit song ‘Waterloo’.
Over the past week and a half we have been gradually unveiling our top 100 songs from the last ten years of Eurovision (2007-2016). Now that all has been revealed, here is the full countdown from number 100 to number one!
Sergey Lazarev, the Russian Eurovision representative for 2016 has unveiled the video for his song ‘You Are the Only One’. The song was revealed a few hours ahead of schedule, with the expectation of the unveiling being 18:45 CET.
Ever since Sergey Lazarev was announced as the Russian entry for 2016, he has become our early favourite. His devilish good looks, his instantly memorable pop songs, his superb dance moves and videos that have a great sense of humour have given him a permanent space on our Eurovision playlists. Check out his back catalogue of hits below!
It was announced earlier today the Sergey Lazarev will be Russia’s representative for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. The announcement was made during the Russian National Music Awards where Sergey also secured an award for Singer of the Year.
After weeks of voting in our polls, you have crowned Conchita Wurst’s 2014 winning song ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’ as your favourite Eurovision song ever. She proved to be unstoppable as she won by quite a large margin with 82% of the vote (2077 votes) in the final round. In second place was Sweden’s Loreen with ‘Euphoria’ which despite a late surge in votes only managed 10% of the overall total. Alexander Rybak’s ‘Fairytale’ was in third with 7% and Common Linnets’ ‘Calm After the Storm’ and ABBA’s ‘Waterloo’ were fourth and fifth respectively, both with less than 1% of the vote.
The BBC’s 60th Anniversary Concert entitled Eurovision: Greatest Hits was staged on Wednesday 31st march in London’s Eventim Hammersmith Apollo. On the night one performer in particular received an unsavoury welcome. Dima Bilan, the Russian winner from 2008 was booed by the audience when he took to the stage to sing his winning song ‘Believe’ and his second place song from 2006 ‘Never Let You Go’.
Last week we narrowed our search down to just seven acts and this week we will have another double elimination which will decide which of the seven remaining acts will go through to the top 5. Make sure your favourite act doesn’t get eliminated on Friday 3rd April by voting for them in the poll below.