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The raw ingredients are there to be extracted to see Azerbaijan return to the final and push on for a left-hand-side finish.
Azerbaijan has presented Chingiz for Tel Aviv with the song, Truth.
My initial reaction to Azerbaijan’s song was that it was too edgy to be considered a serious challenger. Nevertheless, Truth is contemporary and could exist in many western music charts if performed by a homegrown singer. It’s catchy as a radio song, but I have my doubts over its ability to exist ahead of one of Switzerland or Cyprus – both nations have far stronger hooks.
They’ve hired the same staging guru responsible for Dihaj’s ‘horse on a step-ladder’ and graffiti blackboard with spelling mistakes (corrected after we spotted them during rehearsals). So it would appear the Azeri delegation is aiming so supplement what is a decent yet unremarkable song with a distinctive, left-field staging concept. This is a good move. The raw ingredients are there to be extracted to see Azerbaijan return to the final and push on for a left-hand-side finish.