Patrick: Dilara Kazimova – what a woman! I really like the staging – the coziness and the atmosphere. To be honest – the first part of the background doesn’t suit the song – I mean c’mon towers? Maybe there’s a story behind it but I can’t figure out which. The second part of the background is STUNNING – love it. Her voice is totally touching and really good. The background-singers do a good job – they help Dilara to make some parts magnificent! And a special Thank you to the acrobat who does a reckless but beautiful work!
Bogdan: Dilara is beautiful and very elegant, however she needs to polish her performance. Vocally she is not yet there 100%. The background is amazing, with the church-like windows and then the city landscape, which hails back to the video and will look amazing on TV, especially with the trapezist. Speaking of the latter however, a trapeze artist is a bit distracting and too far removed from the meaningful song. It kind of reeks of gimmick. Have the Azeri run out of ideas? And I usually don’t like literal stagings, but I hope there’ll be fire in there somewhere in the actual show!
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