May 16 / Second Rehearsal Azerbaijan: the Azeri howl
Olivier Rocher (France)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA – We usually expect something spectacular from Azerbaijan, and this year is no exception. The staging is as great as the song is: the usual Azeri dancer-acrobats (a couple of wolves this year), a well-designed background, nice light effects… But, in my opinion there is a problem with the performance. Elnur is a bit over-acting to reach the high notes. With such a voice, that is useless. Simple and emotional should be the guideline of the Azeri performance. Since the act is improving from rehearsal to rehearsal, we can trust Azerbaijan for putting on a great show on the big night.