Azeri horse head in all its live glory, you say?


First up, here’s some video live from the hall through the magic of Facebook.

She’s still shouting at me on screen and that’s a problem and the f*cking horse has no reason to be there other than a connection to the Mafiosi in Baku! I appreciate that the staging is supposed to be “art”, but it’s a song contest for pities sake not the Turner Prize.

If this were my delegation, I would have fired the artistic director a long time ago and gone for something simple.

It looks completely out of place; overblown and overthought if I’m honest. Dihaj has a really good voice and the song itself lends to a powerful performance, just not with Dobbin on a stepladder! This should qualify because it’s Azeri and barking but sometimes, less is definitely more.

Video courtesy of esckaz:

And here’s the ‘official’ feed – it’s terribly exclusive, you know …