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Five things about Samra

Posted by eurovision on top on May 1, 2016 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Samra is the performer of Azerbaijan in Eurovision, a country that is looking for the 2nd victory.


1. In 2015, she competed in O Ses Türkiye (The Voice of Turkey) where she made it to the quarter finals and in March 2016, she became a finalist on the first season of The Voice of Azerbaijan.

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2. His first single is O sevir.

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3. Miracle was written by the swedish team Amir Aly and Henrik Wikström and Jakob "Jakke" Erixson.


4. The decision of Miracle and Samra was based on the decision of the Azerbaijani public broadcaster İctimai Television (İTV) and participants of an opinion survey that featured music and television industry experts and Eurovision fans from over 35 European countries.


5. Rumours said that Miracle was submitted in the past to the Swedish Melodifestivalen.

 

Farid Mammadov & Sabina Babayeva at the European Games

Posted by eurovision on top on July 18, 2015 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The closing ceremony of Baku 2015 European Games begins with a bang. The first ever performance of a new symphonic arrangement of the national anthem, sung by Farid Mammadov & Sabina Babayeva.

 

The 2015 European Games (commonly known as Baku 2015 or Baku 2015 European Games) were the inaugural edition of the European games. It took place in Baku, Azerbaijan, from 12 to 28 June 2015, embracing 6 000 athletes from 50 countries, being Russia the big winner with a total of 154 medals.


Just like Eurovision 2012, the 2015 European Games were an impressive event organized by the Land of Fire and if for Eurovision the Baku Crystal Hall was built, this time they built the Baku National Stadium.

 

And it was the brand new Baku National Stadium that hold the closing ceremony starting with a new version of the National Anthem performed for the very first time, sung by Azeris representatives at the ESC 2012 and 2013: Sabina Babayeva and Farid Mammadov.


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Elnur Huseynov, the "Voice of Turkey"

Posted by eurovision on top on February 26, 2015 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Elnur Hüseynov was born in Turkmenistan, represented Azerbeijan in the ESC 2008 and won "The Voice of Turkey" in 2015.

 

Elnur Hüseynov, the first Azeri representative in the ESC, entered the 4th season of "O Ses Türkiye" (Turkish version of "The Voice") winning the whole competition on February 18th, 2015.

No one can say that his victory was a shock since all his performances along the weeks were highly praised both by the juries and the audience.

 

Another curiosity is related to the coaches since 3 out of 4 were former Turkish representatives: Mazhar Alanson &Özkan Uğur (part of MFO, Turkey 1985 & 1988), Gökhan Özoğuz (vocalist of Athena, Turkey 2004) and Hadise (Turkey 2009).

However Elnur's coach was the only one with no Eurovision bond, Ebru Gündeş.

 

We recall you that in space of 7 months Elnur is the second Eurovision Artist that manages to win "The Voice", in July 2014 Rui Drumond (Portugal, 2005) won the Portuguese version of the same show.

 

Below you can watch of one the Elnur Hüseynov's performances at " O Ses Türkiye".

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First semifinal - part 3

Posted by eurovision on top on May 2, 2014 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Russia:

What a strange performance! Two twins connected by their hair and a sun rising by the hand of a portuguese man! Well, at least the singers that won Eurojunior are doing a great vocal job! Russia will only do it because it's Russia! There are better performances in this semifinal!

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Azerbaijan:

The land of fire starting a fire with some acrobatics to give more movement to this ballad. If you remember Maya Sar from Bosnia, you will understand that this song has nothing new! Th eperformance is good!

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Ukraine:

One of the best performances of this semifinal coming from an average song. This is Eurovision - the capacity of transforming a very regular into somethins spectacular for the viewers. Is it already in the final! Probably fighting for a Top 5!

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Azerbaijan decided!

Posted by eurovision on top on March 16, 2014 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The modern cinderella of eurovision Azerbaijan announced today the song, which will represent the Eurovision host of 2012 in Copenhagen. The land of fire, which lighted the fire as host, will try again to start a fire in 2014. Dilara Kazimova was selected in a kind of eurovision casting show and won some weeks ago this show and the song was released today. The most eastern country of eurovision just started in 2008 in Serbia taking part and made as new cover a 8th place, until today the worst ranking on the scoreboard, since 2009 the land of fire only had top 5 rankings. Azerbaijan will sing in the first semi final his very nice ballad and will be one of two ballads in this semi final and fight once again for a ticket to the final, where the country until today never missed.

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