The final version of the Azerbaijani entry at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, Drip drop, to be performed by Safura, has been released. The revamped track, featuring the traditional wind instrument nei, has been recorded between Stockholm and Prague.
Following the Azerbaijani trend in the Eurovision Song Contest, this year's entry will also feature both modern and traditional/folkloristic sounds. The nei, a wind instrument from the region, has been used in the recording of the revamped and final version of Drip drop, the one to be performed by Safura in Oslo.
The song was co-written by famous songwriter and producer Anders Bagge with Stefan Örn, and was recorded in March at Bagge's studio in Stockholm. Drip drop was mixed by Niklas Flyckt, who received a Grammy Award for his work on Britney Spears' Toxic. He also collaborated with other renowned artists such as Madonna, Celine Dion, Janet Jackson, Backstreet Boys and many more.
Regarding the recording of the live strings, it has been made in Prague, using an orchestra of more than 30 violins and cellos.
You can listen and download the song here.
Azerbaijan will compete in the second semifinal of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, performing seventh in the running order.