Sergey Lazarev and his mentor Philip immediately after the final shared with reporters their feelings and thoughts about the outcome of the contest.
The vote on “Eurovision 2016” was very intense. Bookmakers, music critics and the world’s media predicted Sergey Lazarev first place, but he finished third. The first was Ukraine, the second is Australia. And it’s only after the audience vote! The professional jury has put our country on the fifth place ranking after Malta, France, Ukraine and Australia.
Viewers of “Eurovision”, of course, such result did not expect. But Sergey Lazarev after the finale was quite calm.
“Friends, we did everything we could – with a smile he told reporters. And then he added: – Thank you for your support. Third place is very good. I am very happy and felt everyone who was worried and cheered for me. I have no words, because it was very nervous. But I am very grateful to you.”
He also congratulated Ukrainian singer Gamallo with the victory: “Congratulations to Ukraine! They are great”.
And at the end of his speech recalled that on the eve of the finals, he received an award from the press for the best performance at Eurovision.
“I’m leaving with a victory. For the first time in the history of the competition, our country received the prize from the press. It’s very nice,” – said Lazarev.
Philip, the instructor of Sergey Lazarev, I am sure that the voting results for our country was very good.
“All of Europe voted for us! said the king of pop. — If the rules of the contest, like last year, there would be the votes of the professional jury, we would become the first”.