The Azerbaijan Press Agency has reported official dissatisfaction with the Azeri result in Copenhagen. Narmina Mammadova, PR Manager for Azerbaijan’s National Selection Show Böyük Sehne, has publicly questioned Dilara Kazimova’s 22nd-place result: “Dilara’s song ‘Start A Fire’ was welcomed by journalists…then an unexpected thing happened, Dilara Kazimova ranked in 22nd place.”
Mammadova also drew attention to the controversial split results in the UK. As you’ll remember, the British jury ranked Poland’s entry ‘My Slowanie – We Are Slavic’ dead last, robbing them of the 12 points they were awarded by televoters. That meant they received no points at all from London. “It means that the audience’s decision was neglected.”
The Wiwi Jury loved Dilara’s song. But do you think that it translated well to the stage? Were you upset with the Azerbaijani placing? And what do you think of Mammadova’s reaction?
Angus Quinn contributed this report from the UK and is a Deputy Editor. You can follow him on Twitter @Angus_Quinn17 and then like our page on Facebook to keep up to date with all the Eurovision news through the off-season.
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