Eurovision Song Contest 2016: Azerbaijan – “Miracle” By Samra

samra-rahimliEurovision 2016 is almost upon us and as the countries begin to reveal their entries let’s start giving them the once-over. 

As I will be attending the grand final this year it’s even more super exciting for me!

The Azerbaijan song is called “Miracle” and is performed by Samra.

ARTIST

Samra Rahimli is an up-and-coming Azerbaijani singer. Her foray into the music industry began at 16 when she took part in the national selection for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. After impressing audiences as the youngest contestant, Samra enrolled at Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts.

Samra returned to the spotlight in 2015, when she reached the quarter finals in The Voice of Turkey. When The Voice came to Azerbaijan in 2015, her performance of Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball during a blind audition amazed the audience and she reached the competition’s final.

Samra’s singing influences include Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross and Beyoncé. She dreams to land a lead role in her favourite musicalDreamgirls.

Now Samra is concentrating all her efforts on the Eurovision Song Contest. Her entry is called Miracle and despite the fairytale-like title is a dramatic break-up story. “I’ve been through the similar experience once,” explains Samra, “It’s never easy to let someone go but you have to stay strong and keep moving.”

SONG

Written by Amir Aly, Jakob “Jakke” Erixson and Henrik Wikström and according to Samra is a dramatic break-up story and it’s not a ballad, it is the song of a strong girl with a powerful groove and catchy chorus and she hopes you’ll sing it along with her.

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OPINION

Despite what she says, it is a ballad and is an inferior version of a song with a similar title from a few years ago. Dislike!

PREDICTION

This will probably qualify because I think Azerbaijan bribe the jury and possibly the public but I don’t think it will make a dent in the left hand side of the leader board.

LYRICS

“You got in my head, boy, like a song
That I kept on singing, all along
But the radio stopped to play us long ago, long ago

Guess I’ve had enough, boy, guess I’m done
Like a burning fire, now it’s gone
Thought I saw myself in you
I made a mistake,
there’s nothing to say
I’m walking away

Gonna take a miracle, oh oh
Gonna take a miracle to heal this love
Baby I won’t stay another night
This time I say good bye, I’m letting you go

Gonna take a miracle, oh oh

It was a one way road for you and I
Yeah, we built this castle based on lies
And now we have hit the point of no return
We crash and we burn, you live and you learn

Gonna take a miracle, oh oh
Gonna take a miracle to heal this love
Baby I won’t stay another night
This time I say good bye, I’m letting you go

Gonna take a miracle, oh oh
Gonna take a miracle to save us now
And I won’t pretend to be alright
my heart is on the line, our end is my start

Gonna take a miracle, oh oh
Gonna take a miracle to save us now

Gonna take a miracle, oh oh
Gonna take a miracle to save us now”

Good luck Samra!

Let me know your thoughts and keep me from going Eurovision mad!

 

 

 

 

 

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