Eurovision Song Contest 2017: Azerbaijan – “Skeletons” By Dihaj

Eurovision Song Contest 2017: Azerbaijan - "Skeletons" By Dihaj

Eurovision 2017 – Azerbaijan

The Azerbaijan song is called “Skeletons” and performed by Dihaj.

ARTIST

Dihaj is the stage name of Azerbaijani singer and musician Diana Hajiyeva. It’s taken from the first letters of her name and surname. After graduating from Baku Music Academy in 2010 she moved on to the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London. While in the UK, Diana got involved with the local underground music scene by singing in a progressive trance trio called Looper & Mancus. Around that time, she decided to launch her own band.

In 2014, she created Dihaj, an electronic music collective from Baku. The band’s breakthrough single was I Break Again. Diana co-wrote it with Azerbaijani jazz pianist Isfar Sarabsky. Music critics have called the band “experimental doom pop,” praising its post-rock guitar riffs, semi-acoustic drum set, and atmospheric vocals.

As the lead singer of Dihaj, Diana has performed at numerous music festivals including Women in Paradise in Amsterdam, the Tbilisi Open Air and AlterVision concerts in Georgia and Kulturos Naktis in Lithuania.

SONG

The song was written by famous Azerbaijani composer/producer Isa Melikov and Sandra Bjurman. They both previously worked with Eldar Gasimov and Nikki Jamal on their winning entry for Azerbaijan in 2011. Isa’s creative vision brought to life songs for Dima Bilan and Aysel. Sandra also helped to write Elnur’s Hour of the Wolf (2015), Safura’s Drip Drop (2010) and Maria Yaremchuk’s Ukrainian entry song Tick-Tock in 2014.

LIVE PERFORMANCE

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VIDEO

OPINION

I was expecting a bit more from this after reading the background of Dihaj. I don’t dislike it but I really want to see it live as I’m sure with a great stage performance and stunning vocal this could be a belter!

PREDICTION

I can see this qualifying but not really upsetting the left side of the leader board in the final.

LYRICS

‘Standing in a mirror lane wondering what to do
Another day and gravity’s got, gotten a hold of me
I never dreamed that this could be happening, not to me
But there he came falling down
Falling so hard I started believing

Now I’m into daydreams
Amazed by thorn jeans
Deep into high extremes

When I’m with him it’s fantasy
We’re just like alchemy
Oh, I feel ready

Have my skeletons
(I can only trick you once, bad boy)
Have my lungs, my millions
(Talk is cheap, don’t speak in tongues, bad boy)

Drum drum drum, bringing down the guns
(Drum drum drum, bringing down the guns, bad boy)
I’m so, so cursed, bad boy
(Fuss and fight won’t get you tons)

The world is spinning faster by the minute
And I’m longing to be saved
This bitter sweet sensation got a
Got another hold of me

Now I’m stuck in daydreams
Surrounded by thorn jeans
Deep into high extremes

When we hook up it’s fantasy
We’re just like alchemy
I’ve never been so ready

Have my skeletons
(I can only trick you once, bad boy)
Have my lungs, my millions
(Talk is cheap, don’t speak in tongues, bad boy)

Drum drum drum, bringing down the guns
(Drum drum drum, bringing down the guns, bad boy)
I’m so, so cursed, bad boy
(Fuss and fight won’t get you tons)

(I can only trick you once, bad boy)
I can only trick you once
(Talk is cheap, don’t speak in tongues, bad boy)
(Talk is cheap, don’t speak in tongues, bad boy)
Talk is cheap, don’t speak in tongues

Drum drum drum, bringing down the guns
(Drum drum drum, bringing down the guns, bad boy)
Bad boy, fuss and fight won’t get you tons, bad boy
(Fuss and fight won’t get you tons)

Have my skeletons
(I can only trick you once, bad boy)
Have my lungs, my millions
(Talk is cheap, don’t speak in tongues, bad boy)

Have my skeletons
(Drum drum drum, bringing down the guns, bad boy)
I’m so so cursed
(Fuss and fight won’t get you tons)

Have my skeletons’

 

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Eurovision Song Contest 2017: Azerbaijan - "Skeletons" By Dihaj

 

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