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Eurovision 2014 starts in Denmark

05 May 2014 [15:50] - TODAY.AZ
By AzerNews

Eurovision Song Contest 2014 kicked off in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The opening ceremony of the Eurovision was held in the Copenhagen City Hall on May 4 attended by different artists and delegations.

Azerbaijan's representative in the competition, Dilara Kazimova said, "My song is not a love song only, it has a deeper meaning. It's about the love for a whole humanity."

Dilara, who will present the country at the first semi-final on May 6, was very busy in the last couple of days, participating in different events in Copenhagen right after her promo tour. She gave a press conference, met with her fans, and had two rehearsals.

At her second dress rehearsal, Dilara had a brilliant performance. She was accompanied by a talented trapeze dancer. The singer and the dancer both were dressed in dark red, which gives the impression that Dilara's musical performance is being mirrored in an acrobatic way.

Dilara's performance is directed by Swedish director and dancer Asa Engman in cooperation with Polish-Japanese choreographer Piotr Torazawa Giro.

During the whole performance, the light on the stage flames up and finally burning towards the end of the song, changing the stage into a dark red with ice crystals reflected into the background.

Acrobatics aerial will not be repeated so every performance will look special and unique.

Speaking at the press conference, the singer said, "The words of the song "Start a Fire" resemble a poem or even a prayer. The song is very special and we wanted to create the same unusual performance."

Dilara has also presented to journalists a unique souvenir - her full copy created with a 3D printer in color. Such an exclusive gift was given to Dilara by technology-friendly fans from 3D Hubs Copenhagen.

Dilara enjoys a chance to combine her two passions in life music and love for animals, and plans to sell her 3D copy on eBay and collected funds will be sent to a Danish animal shelter Dyreværnets.

The singer is an activist for animal protection in Baku. Dilara, who has beautiful dog and cat back in Baku, does not wear fur and takes part in charity events aimed to raise awareness on animal rights in society.

Dilara will perform her strong and touching ballad the eight at the day. The singer's operatic training gives her impressive vocal diversity and permits a repertoire that ranges from soul to opera, jazz, and pop.

The singer has already participated twice in the national selection of Eurovision, reaching the final stage in 2008 and 2010. She is also the prizewinner of the "New Wave 2010" contest in Yurmala, Latvia.

Azerbaijan will participate in the ESC for the seventh time this year. The country debuted at the ESC in 2008 and has always presented a remarkable show.

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