Next year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the city of Baku, Azerbaijan, a port city of two million people.
It has won the right after “Running Scared,” performed by Azerbaijani duo Eldar & Nigar (aka Ell & Nikki) won the 2011 contest.
The song’s comporsers Stefan Örn, Sandra Bjurman and Iain Farguhanson are from Sweden. They also wrote “Drip Drop”, which represented Azerbaijan at the Eurovision 2010.
“Everyone who gave a vote, everyone who loved our song, everyone who believed in us, thank you very much”, Nigar told a crowded Press Conference.
“From the first day I believed we would get it, that we would win”, said Eldar.
“We want to bring Europe together with our song”, said Eldar when asked about how the song can maybe contribute to solving many problems in Europe.
Nigar said, “A few months ago I was a housewife but now I am the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest. It is my biggest dream”.
“We never thought about the rankings. We just worked so hard for months and we were so happy with what we were doing”, Eldar explained.
EBU executive supervisor, Jon Ola Sand said, “Hosting the Eurovision Song Contest is a big challenge and I have here an invitation to the team to come to Geneva to start planning for next year’s contest in Azerbaijan. If possible we hope to have an even better contest next year.”
I’d settle for a better winning song…