Monday, 13 February 2012
Azerbaijan 2012 - Sabina Babayeva - The Greatest Love Of All
Azerbaijan have chosen their singer, in a four hour final at the end of a process that seemed to have been going on since 1863. But they could have done away with all that expense because it seemed from the very get go that it was set up for Sabina to win - or was it a coincidence that she shared a name with the main sponsor, with posters bearing her name scattered in practically every camera shot.
There was also a little matter of the songs. Each had to sing three - one of which was by the singer's hero... which in this case just happened to be a not-yet-cold Whitney Houston.
Cynical cash in? Possibly. But even if it was, that doesn't detract from the pure unintentional laugh riot that was her pitchy, overblown and badly pronounced version of the song. Hopefully they'll be doing a lot of work with this lass before May, because on this showing she needs all the help she can get!
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