From land of fire to land of robots.
At Azerbaijan’s first rehearsal at Eurovision 2019, Chingiz brought staging A-game.
The performance starts with robots projecting a heart onto his chest.
Behind him a giant yellow heart pulses, which then explodes during the chorus.
The staging of “Truth” is heavy on impressive special effects which explains why Azerbaijan is closing the show.
In a press release Chingiz says:
“I love my staging, it’s absolutely cool! Obviously, the inspiration behind it is my entry song, ‘Truth’. The idea is that my heart is broken and I need to replace it with a bionic one.”
Spoiler Alert: At the climax of the song there is a moment where all the light on the stage is drawn to him and he vanishes into the ceiling which prompted spontaneous applause in the press centre.
Bottom line: Azerbaijan has spent shekels on this and it shows. Chingiz sounds fabulous, the song is elevated up by staging, and they are going to the final.
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