BAKU, AZERBAIJAN – Dame Zaha Hadid, the world-renowned architect, whose designs include the London Olympic aquatic centre, has died aged 65. The British designer, who was born in Iraq, had a heart attack on Thursday while in hospital in Miami, where she was being treated for bronchitis. Hadid’s buildings have been commissioned around the world and she was the first woman to receive the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) gold medal.
On April 9th and 10th, Samra and SVT crew will film the Azeri postcard in Baku. Both sides agreed that Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre, a building commissioned by Azeri government to Zaha Hadid is the proper setting for the filming.
“I learned about Zaha’s death this morning. It’s very sad. She was the most powerful and inspirational female architect in the world. I loved her. I absolutely adore the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center in my native Baku. I used to go there during sunsets when I could. I’m proud that we can honour her legacy in our Eurovision postcard.”
In the meantime: Samra is asking fans to make a “Miracle” with her by helping create a lyric video for her entry song. Though song is about a dramatic breakup, the lyric video promises to be uplifting and true to its title. Samra has called on her fans and fans of Eurovision to send postcards with their favourite lines from Miracle. Her favourite postcards will feature in the video. The fans whose postcards are chosen will receive a CD signed by the 21-year-old singer.
“I am excited to have my fans help with the lyric video. They give me strength, and I am so happy to include them in the Eurovision process. Let’s make a “Miracle” together,” says Samra.
Any fans wishing to take part in the lyric video are asked to write their favourite lyric from Miracle on a postcard and send it to Samra by April 10th
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