Introducing 2014 – Azerbaijan

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Thirty – seven countries are competing with the aim to lift the trophy in Copenhagen. The next country to be introduced is Azerbaijan. Singing for Azerbaijan this year is Dilara Kazimova.

Artist Information

  •  Artist – Dilara Kazimova
  • Song – Start a fire
  • Composer (s) – Stefan Orn, Johan Kronlund, Alessandra Gunthardt
  • Writer (s) – Stefan Orn, Johan Kronlund, Alessandra Gunthardt
  • Event – Semi final 1
  • Position – 8

Representing Azerbaijan at the Eurovision Song Contest has been a long time coming for 29 year old Dilara Kazimova. Her first attempt to sing for the country was back in 2008 when she entered as part of the band Uniform. The band just missed out on winning the ticket to Belgrade as they finished in 2nd place.

Dilara was raised in a musical background. At an early age, she undertook vocal training whilst listening to different musical genres that were popular in Azerbaijan. From this, she has become capable of singing a variety of different genres such as Jazz and Mowtown. Recently, she graduated from the Baku Conservatory as an opera singer. In her spare time she likes to take up yoga and learn psychology.

Start a fire


Want to sing-a-long? Well you can! Please find below the lyrics to Start a fire

Someone’s selling garden roses down the square
People gathering by to breathe the morning air
But no one sees the bitter cold and shivering empty hands

A school girl running by and trying to beat the bell
People dropping, tossing coins in wishing wells
But no one cares for dreams that don’t fit into our world

Maybe nightfall darkens skies
And maybe teardrops stain our eyes
But may the slightest light start a fire

A soldier in the hands of a forgotten mess
Digging out the burning bullets in his chest
So eager, bold and noble – printing footsteps on this earth

Maybe nightfall darkens skies
Maybe teardrops stain our eyes
But may the slightest light start a fire

Start a fire

But may the slightest light start a fire

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