Azerbaijan Wins Eurovision
After an exciting voting in front of tens of thousands of people in a fully packed Düsseldorf Arena and millions of TV viewers all over Europe, it was finally Ell/Nikki from Azerbaijan who received the highest number of points from televoters and juries from the 43 countries participating in this year’s edition of Europe’s favourite TV-show! Ell/Nikki managed to gather 221 points altogether – followed by Raphael Gualazzi from Italy with 189 points and Sweden’s Eric Saade who collected 185 points.
After the superstar combo of Aysel and Arash in 2009, and the Drip Drop beauty, Safura, in 2010, I thought a first place finish for Azerbaijan this year was unlikely. That’s what I get for being a doubter, I suppose.
Enjoy the wispy, white garments and flowing serenade:
Today, at our conversation club, everyone was very proud of Azerbaijan having won the contest. They were a little bit surprised and a whole lot happy.
Not to rain on the parade, but there are some who are understandably not so jazzed at Azerbaijan’s win.