You can take the girl out of Eurovision, but you can’t take Eurovision out of the girl. Three months after finishing fifth at ESC 2010, Azerbaijan’s Safura continues to pout and pander to the camera as if all of Europe is watching.
On March 29, wiwibloggs began our annual search for Eurovision’s Next Top Model with 26 beautiful contestants from across Europe. Slovakia’s Kristina Pelakova brought youth and vitality. Moldova’s Olia Tira brought an edgy look and Lady Gaga-like costumes. And Armenia’s Eva Rivas brought long legs and an uncanny resemblance to actress Angelina Jolie. But in the […]
Following the second semi-final, Safura Alizade’s mother spoke exclusively to Baku-based Eurovision Talents. In this brief interview, she describes how her own tears went drip drop, drip drop during her daughter’s semi-final performance, and admitted that Safura would need to crank up the vocals and the theatrics to have a chance at winning. It’s all terribly […]
Safura is Azerbaijan’s strongest-ever Eurovision entry, a fixture on Eurovision blogs and news sites and the bookies’ favorite. Even so, British songwriter Peter Waterman says he can’t understand what all the fuss is about. Speaking on BBC radio’s Ken Bruce show this morning, Waterman dismissed the Azeri entry. I heard the favourite that everyone’s talking […]
For months, bookies and fans alike have described Eurovision as a battle between two teen queens: Germany’s 18-year old Lena-Meyer Landrut, and Azerbaijan’s 17-year old Safura Alizade. And while Safura appears to have won over most of the London-based betting agencies, she’s keenly aware that Lena remains a threat. After all, Lena is currently the […]
When 17-year old Safura Alizade won last year’s edition of Azerbaijani Idol, she became one of Baku’s most recognized faces. Now, as the Azeri representative to Eurovision, she’s poised to become a national hero. Bookies have billed her as the favorite for months — and the charts back that up. In April, Safura’s Eurovision entry […]
It’s nice that Safura hired Beyoncé’s choreographer and that she released a preview of her official preview video. But now all that publicity seems to be biting her in the behind. After the extended build up, her first rehearsal was disappointing to say the least. I don’t want to blame her—she’s only a teenager, after […]
Elena Gheorghe, Eurovision’s Next Top Model 2009 As of May 17 at midnight, Wiwi’s readers had cast 1,720 votes to determine who should win Eurovision’s Next Top Model. Eurovision front-runner and teen singing sensation Safura has jumped into a commanding lead with 39% of all votes. Last week she was in fifth position with only […]