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Azerbaijan: Eurovision Debut Reaction

In Mutatione Fortitud, the blog of a political scientist from Azerbaijan, comments on his country's first ever debut in this year's Eurovision Song Contest and says that it appears as if the song, Day After Day, was “pretty successful.” The Revolving Madventist Church of the Golden Worm of Mu agrees and says the entry entered into the true spirit of the international song contest with such a “blatant disregard of propriety” which “brings the whole act safely from ridiculousness into the hyperdimensional realm of pure awesomeness, Epic Win, and spiral power. And it sounds kinda nifty, too.”

9 comments

  • Caspian

    Have you read this:

    http://www.azg.am/EN/2008052305

    Isn’t this stupid? What do you think?

  • Elle

    I just don’t understand why the whole of Armenia lost their sleep since Azerbaijan joined the Eurovision contest?! look like hopelessly bored to me.

  • I also think that it is stupid. How can Satan represent Christians if he sings national Mugham?

  • I think it’s unfortunate and yes, stupid. However, I suppose it is to be expected — nationalists (and probably in both countries) objecting to the “other side.” Regardless, I think it’s ridiculous that Azg gave exposure to this seemingly small protest, but I suppose that’s their right.

    Unfortunately, I suspect that voting by both Armenia and Azerbaijan will be political in the final although I suppose every country does that, but anyway. Still, I can but hope things will be different but I doubt it. Ironically, Turkey gave full marks to Armenia last year but I’m wondering if both Armenia and Azerbaijan will score each other low in this year’s final.

    If so, it won’t be the music that plays the determining factor.

  • Caspian

    Yes, I do not expect these 2 countries score each other high. It is the sad reality of our recent history, and unfortunately politics play an important role in voting. However, this AZG “news” is by far the most ridiculous comment I heard from any nationalist on either side.

  • Well, I suppose it could be argued that “Christian Satan” sings Mugham as he transforms into a “Moslem Angel.” However, I’m not even going to bother to look into any symbolism to be honest because a) if it’s there it’s subjective and debatable and b) it’s Eurovision so if it is or if it isn’t, nobody watching the show other than the Shushi charity will even care or actually think so deeply anyway.

    For me it’s just a great show of theatrics and I’m not even going to get bothered if people start questioning who the Georgian entry is directed against. ;-)

    It’s Eurovision! It can only be taken less than seriously although I personally think the Azeri act is cool if totally over-the-top. As some are now saying, that’s what Eurovision should be all about.

  • BB

    why is everyone commenting so harshly?? its just a show.. and to add to that i think they did an amazing job! talented and entertaining!!

  • Ibrahim

    I liked Azrbaijan. It was great. Viva Azerbaijan!

  • Sirusho

    Performance of the Azerbaijanis was very beautiful.
    it charmed me.I love Elnur ve Samiry much.

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