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OLIVIER: WHO’s THE REAL DIVA NOW?
The Azeri act is the one to follow each year, and 2014 is no exception. It may not be as spectacular as some of former Azerbaijan entries, but talent is there (unlike previous years). Dilara has a great voice and a nice song that smartly includes folklore elements (I just love the balaban!). That’s classy, powerful and very nice, just like an improved version of Sanna, or a more genuine version of the Russian twins. I just hope this ballad won’t get lost amongst all the slow entries we have this year, because it does deserve a top 10 rankingh. The trapeze just does the job and the effect is just superb and so is the screen.
FOTIS: THEY DID IT AGAIN
Every year Azerbaijan, somehow, manage to bring us a great quality songs with great voices and impressive stage presentations. 2014 is no exception. Although Swedish made song, Dilara makes it Azeri especially with the ethnic sound, for which the Armenians shout out. I can easily see this entry not only to the final but also close to the top 5! I stick to this statement especially after listening to all positive comments at the press area.