Azerbaijan first rehearsal press-release

Andy on Tue, 05/03/2016 - 12:57

Azerbaijani representative Samra takes the Eurovision stage for her first rehearsal on May 3rd at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. The number is being directed by Roine Söderlundh, who worked once before with Azerbaijan in 2009, helping guide Aysel and Arash to a third place in the final. This prior success made the famous director a logical choice for the Delegation, especially since ‘Miracle’ is the first Azerbaijani mid-tempo Eurovision song since the 2009 entry.

According to the director, the Azerbaijani act is based on the story of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ but with a modern and futuristic approach to the novel. Samra will be supported on the stage by two male and two female dancers. “They could be associated with the surreal Wonderland of broken relationships, and at the same time, they help build up the energy of the performance,” Söderlundh explains, “‘Miracle’ is not only about the end of relationship, but also about healing. We aimed to create positive warm feelings around the song and give some hope to the viewers.”

The on-screen video artwork is based on futuristic plexus geometry, both abstract and emotional. The powerful movement of the lighting fixtures, along with solid pyro-effects, further strengthen the number. The scrupulous camera work leaves nothing to distract the viewer from Samra’s stunning performance.

Samra is joined on the stage by Swedish backing vocals/dancers: Dea Norberg, Jessica Marberger, Zain Odelstål, Patrik Riber.

The stage director has also been very impressed by the 21-year-old singer. “Samra has amazing energy,” he remarked, “To me, it’s not only about her beauty, but her unique charisma and her talent.”

On the same date Samra announces the launch of her Miracle Team app for Android and iOS and Miracle TV vlog, which will be broadcast on the App and on YouTube. Samra and the channel's host, Australian comedian Louis Zezeran, will reveal exclusive details of her preparations in Stockholm on a daily basis and even give her fans a chance to win tickets to the Eurovision show and to join her #MiracleTeam in Stockholm.