Saturday, May 8, 2010
The Bookie's Favourite
It's been a while since I posted about Eurovision, but the contest is only 3 weeks away, so I'd better get back on track!
I looked at the betting for the contest and it appears Azerbaijan is the hot favourite. The song is "Drip-Drop", performed by the 17 year-old Safura Alizadeh. The Azeri final was different than any I've seen before. Three songs and three acts were chosen, and each artist performed each song. After the 9 performances, Safura and Drip-Drop were named the winner.
This is a classic Eurovision song, for sure, and Azerbaijan will likely benefit from block voting in the Russian republics. The bookies may have something here!
UPDATE! I found a more recent performance, and it's interesting to see how the staging of the song has changed. It does fix a problem with the backing dancers in the original video that a friend spotted today: