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2011 – Azerbaijan

Another controversial win. Fans and punters have suggested there were far superior songs than Ell & Nikki’s Running Scared. Many say it was Azerbaijan’s turn to win, regardless. I believe that Denmark, Italy and Sweden could all have won had it been for later draws in the running order.

You could also suggest that with Turkey eliminated in the semi-finals, much of Turkey’s natural diaspora switched to Azerbaijan. Looking at the post-final success, one could argue Italy’s Raphael Gualazzi has attracted far more publicity and a greater critical reception.

Does that matter? No! Azerbaijan still topped the leader-board, so they are the rightful winners. Whether or not it can be deemed worthy is open to discussion.

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