The singer admitted that he was hurt to observe the European refereeing.
Last weekend the whole country breathlessly watched the “Eurovision”. Interest in the song contest this year, fueled as ever. Not only that, during the preparation there were several major scandals, to recall the exception of Anastasia Stotskaya of the jury, and the bookies as one predicted a Lazarus victory.
In the end, Russia has taken only the third place. All the previous days Sergey Lazarev tried not to speak to reporters on unpleasant subject, but during the last interview did not survive.
“For us it was a big surprise, and a revelation, and surprised that the jury members from 21 countries gave us zero points, – commented Sergei, in the program “live”. — Despite the fact that the viewers of these same countries gave us the highest score. Turned out completely opposite opinions. And, most interestingly, in the first semifinal of the same members of the jury gave me the points. Now all this information is open, it is possible to look. In the first semi-final we scored the maximum points, in my opinion, 341 score. In the second semifinal Australia scored less points than we do. That is, if together to take both semi-finals, from the very beginning the leadership was in Russia. And you know, I didn’t want politics to interfere, as I talked about it a lot there, at “Eurovision”. I had a huge number of interviews, and I always talked about the fact that after all this is a music contest”.
The actor also revealed that he had a bad feeling before the finale. Unfortunately, it came true.
“And, of course, the feeling that this boycott, which we decided in the end to declare that it is present. I’m not going to blame anyone, but the facts speak for themselves. It’s these zeros from countries – 21 countries gave us zero points – it seems like we generally do on stage did not…” – disappointedly said Lazarev.
In the meantime…
The confusion occurred in Kiev during the first press conference by Jamala at home as the winner of “Eurovision”. Whether by mistake, whether out of stupidity, the sound engineer decided to fill the silence song Sergey Lazarev “You Are the Only One”.
In the hall immediately whispered, but Jamal came out of the embarrassment with dignity and showed that the incident hurt her feelings.