The gorgeous 2018 Azerbaijani Eurovision hopeful Aisel has released the official videoclip of her Eurovision entry X my heart.
Azerbaijan’s entry for the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest has received a warm welcome across Europe. Just a couple of days after the official audio release, Aisel’s song X my heart (Cross my Heart) tops the Slovenian i-tunes chart while it enters top 100 in the Norwegian and Dutch ones, and leaves a brilliant first impression with more than 3,000 likes on the official lyric video along with enthusiastic comments.
While the Azerbaijani team is constantly working on Aisel’s Eurovision stage performance with the internationally acclaimed Eurovision creative director Fokas Evaggelinos, Aisel has released the official videoclip of her Eurovision entry X My Heart.
Roula Koutroubeli has directed X my heart‘s official videoclip. The dance theater performer has more than 20-year of experience and is very well-known in Greece for the direction of a great number of theater plays in the National Theater of Greece and Epidaurus. Roula Koutroumbelli is also known throughout the world for her work as an assistant choreographer of Dimitris Papaioannou in the Olympic Games of Athens 2004.
Roula Koutroubeli says:
When I first heard the song I felt optimism, happiness, innocence and a tingling feeling of excitement. It was immediately clear to me that I had to use a child in this videoclip. The child symbolizes the inner child of Aisel and helped me depict all the above feelings that I originally had when I heard the song. When in contact with our inner child we feel that everything is possible we can “cross our heart and tear down firewalls”… as the song says. I was really happy to work with the multi-talented musician and singer Aisel and I wish her the best of luck in the Eurovision Song Contest.
The videoclip was filmed at the beginning of February in Athens, Greece during a two day span. X my heart’s official video is set win the hearts that will cross Aisel’s path in the Eurovision with its simplicity, optimism and dynamic simplicity.
About X my heart
The 2018 Azerbaijani Eurovision entry is written by the famous Greek composer/producer Dimitris Kontopoulos and Swedish songwriter Sandra Bjurman.
Both authors have had a victory at the Eurovision Song Contest: Dimitris Kontopoulos won the viewers vote in 2016 with You are the only one and Sandra Bjurman won the Eurovision song contest in 2011 with Running scared. The song has been arranged by Dimitris Kontopoulos and Tim Bran, the man behind the production of City lights, the Belgian entry back in 2017, who has also worked with several well-known artists such as, The Verve, London Grammar, Birdy, Halsey, Bloc Party and others.
X my heart has been recorded in London and the mix of the song belongs to Ash Howes, internationally recognised for his mix work for One Direction, Dido, The Corrs, Ellie Goulding and many others.
Ictimai, the Azerbaijani national broadcaster, selected Aisel via an internal selection in order to fly the Azerbaijani flag at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon.
Born in 1989, the 2018 Azerbaijani Eurovision hopeful began her musical career at a very tender age and over the past few years has performed various musical styles, with jazz being her favorite genre. Last year saw the beautiful Azerbaijani star take the 2018 at Zhara Fest stage, one of the most important music festivals in Azerbaijan, where she got the chance to perform along with former Eurovision acts.
Azerbaijan in Eurovision
The Land of Fire aka Azerbaijan debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2008 and has won the competition in 2011 with Ell and Nikki’s Running scared. The country successfully hosted the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku.
Azerbaijan will compete in the first semi-final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest on 8 May in Lisbon.