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It is time to "Start A Fire" for Dilara Kazimova

16 March 2014 at 18:30 CET

Some months ago the participation in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest felt so unreachable for Dilara Kazimova. Two weeks ago her dreams came true when she won Böyük Səhnə in Azerbaijan. And now, it's time to introduce her song Start A Fire.

About the song

In her ballad Start A Fire, Dilara perfectly shows her unique vocal style. The music and lyrics of her entry have been written by Stefan Örn, Alessandra Günthardt and Johan Kronlund. The song has been chosen internally by the Azerbaijani national jury.

The young, talented Dilara describes her entry song as "a confession of strong yet vulnerable women." "The song is not just about love, but also about kindness, humanity and respect for each other", Dilara said. "It’s also about being absolutely lonely in a world that can be so cruel."

Dilara wanted a very special song for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contets. "Start A Fire is the best choice for me", Dilara says. "The melody is kind of hypnotizing and the story is deep and touching. It’s a bit tragic but with hope. I’m very much into the song and want to make my audiences feel its deep meaning."

About the composers

Stefan Örn is the Swedish music composer, guitarist and sound-producer, the member of the band Apollo Drive. He was one of the composers of the songs which represented Azerbaijan at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2010 and 2011. The song Drip Drop, co-written with Sandra Bjurman and Anders Bagge perfomed by Safura came on fifth place. Running Scared perfomed by Ell/Nikki in Düsseldorf won the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest.

Alessa Noa is the alias of Stockholm-based artist and songwriter Alessandra Günthardt. Born in Zürich and raised in France and Sweden, Alessandra was early on drawn to different cultures and influences. Consequently, her music can be described as being very eclectic, drawing inspiration from a wide array of genres, although icons such as Kate Bush and David Bowie are often cited as her main influences. Apart from making a name for herself as an artist, Alessandra has built up a steady career in songwriting and recently co-wrote the 2013 Swedish Idol song Belong.

Johan Kronlund is a composer/producer and also an engineer. He has worked with such international pop and dance artists and bands as PLAY, Danny Saucedo, Montt mardié, Darin, September, Medina, Lucky Soul etc.

In our previous issues you can recollect the last shows of Böyük Səhnə and Dilara's long way to the victory.

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