We continue to assess the Azerbaijani entries from the Eurovision back catalogues, this time looking at their live performances when they took part in the competition. For this we will take into account their ability to sing live, their stage presence, their chemistry with the audience and the staging of the song. Which of the eight acts will receive the highly sought after douze points and who will go home pointless. Read on to find out how each act fared and how this round of points impacts the overall scores. Remember you can vote in our poll to give your favourite act an extra boost.
In Eurovision, in this day and age it isn’t enough just to have a good song. Fans expect so much from their Eurovision entrants and want to be entertained from start to finish. One major development in recent years is that of the accompanying music video and it is this feature that is the second criteria that we will look at in our judgement of the eight Azerbaijani entries.
The first criteria that we will judge our eight Azeri acts on will be where they placed in their year in the competition. The competition is tough given Azerbaijan’s exceptional track record. Coming out on top however was their first, and so far only win, for Ell and Nikki in 2011 for Running Scared.Continue reading
Since they started competing in the Eurovision in 2008, Azerbaijan have had one of the best track records. They have made the final in each of their eight attempts, including a win in 2011, a second place in 2013 and a third place finish in 2009. We have decided to rank the entries based on a number of criteria; finishing position, artistry, song, lyrics, video and performance. We will reveal these results over the next few days, but we want your input too. We want to know which of the eight Azeri entries is your favourite? These will then be tallied and we will reveal the order. To refresh your memory on the entries, check out the videos below.
Conchita Wurst’s ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’ continues to dominate our polls having come out on top in the first of our semi finals. The song has now qualified for our top ten show down starting in two weeks time. The Austrian singer received a staggering 87.37% of the vote.Continue reading
The first rounds of the competition are over and we are one step closer to finding out which Eurovision Song is your favourite ever. We have whittled the field down from 32 to just 16 and now it is time for the first of our semi finals. Below are the songs in contention for advancing to the final. Have a listen below and vote for your favourites in the poll. You can pick up to three songs. The results will be revealed on Sunday 8th March.Continue reading
Lena’s ‘Satellite’ has topped our third heat in our quest to determine the best Eurovision song ever with 52.78% of the vote. Lena will progress to the Semi Finals along with Ell and Niki whose song ‘Running Scared’ came in second place with 22.22% of the vote, Eric Saade’s ‘Popular’ and Dima Bilan’s ‘Believe’ which finished third and fourth respectively with 11.11 and 8.33% of the vote.