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Dilara: "I'm so grateful to everyone who supports me!"

06 May 2014 at 18:28 CEST
Dilara Kazimova qualified for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 EBU

Dilara's usual routine before her third dress rehearsal included vocal warm-up and make-up, finished by a surprised meet and greet with fans in the hotel lobby. Dilara's fans came to her hotel to wish her good luck just before tonight's Semi-Final. The Azerbaijani singer was also happy to see her sisters in the crowd who arrived today to support her.

"I'm so grateful to everyone who supports me. I really appreciate it and moments like this are so important for me. I'm in a good mood and completely focused on my performance. Looking forward to singing on Eurovision stage tonight", says Dilara.

Animal-loving Dilara

Dilara is animal-loving. She hasn't seen her lovely dachshund Larisa for already a couple of months and missing her badly. Thoughtful fans presented the singer with a toy dog. Dilara decided to bring it to the arena as a talisman straight away.

Dilara Kazimova and András Kállay-Saunders, her fellow contestant from Hungary, did a volunteer shift at animal shelter Dyreværnets in Copenhagen: