Wiwi: Dilara wants to soar at Eurovision—and so does her trapeze artist. The Azerbaijani singer may have outflanked Estonia’s Tanja and created the most acrobatic (and circus-like) performance of the year. The song opens in darkness before the LED lights reveal a city scape that reminds us of New York. Dilara has skyscrapers behind her, and also beneath her: when the camera pans down we have a view from above the city. It’s kind of spectacular. Throughout the performance the trapeze artist flips and turns and twists. It’s seriously magical. Noticeably absent during today’s performance was any hint of fire. Looks like they aren’t taking the song literally.
Zach: Azerbaijan always brings a “key aspect” to their performances, whether it be Farid’s man in a box, Sabina’s projection dress, or Safura’s staircase and trademark catwalk ability. Dilara has brought in a trapeze dancer, and surprisingly, it really fits in with the song more than you would expect, very elegant and yet not distracting. The LED is very interesting, utilizing the floor monitors creates an “enveloping” effect with Dilara and the many buildings, it’s really sweet. And whoever started this whole ‘Dilara can’t sing at all live!” nonsense, you can take a seat, this girl slayed the vocals! The backing singers could benefit from a few timing fixes, but hey, that’s what rehearsals are for! Definitely one to watch!
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Photo: Andres Putting (EBU)