The beautiful Samra from Azerbaijan has just completed her second rehearsal of her song “Miracle” at Eurovision 2016 to a mixed reception. It’s clear that the delegation from Azerbaijan are trying every little thing to make this performance a success – complete with trying multiple costumes on stage.
The positive lies within the staging and styling. The LED screens and back wall are lit up with golden geometric shapes and Samra and her dancers are styled in metallic gold costuming. It’s expensive, it’s fierce, it’s typically Azerbaijani and it works. Samra herself had one costume change – owning a white lace bodysuit in the first run-through and a golden jumpsuit with a gaping hole for her chesticles in the second and third run-throughs.
However we heard during the first rehearsal that Samra was feeling ill, therefore her voice was not up to par. We do hope that Samra’s health improves in time, because her voice still isn’t where it needs to be to even qualify for the final.
Azerbaijan: Second rehearsal at Eurovision 2016
Azerbaijan: Samra interview after second rehearsal
Samra’s press conference after first rehearsal
Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)