"Eurovision Song Contest"- that sounds so cool and when its going to be held in your Motherland it's even close to a fairy tale. Azerbaijan has been waiting for this for the whole year. When it was announced that we would hold this song contest here and represent and promote our country as well, everybody were celebrating so joyfully. It was late night here and people gathered in the very centre, driving cars with our flag, and shouting. Everybody was extremely happy. It's an amazing feeling when music can unite people from different countries and can make them be a big Eurovision family as well.
The greatest feeling when you are waiting for this incredible event for a year and this year runs so fast and here we are waiting for the final show. All The Eurovision fans from Europe finally in my country. The first thought which came to my mind when I met my team and stepped to Crystal Hall was an overwhelming inspiration that I’m a part of this awesome show and I'm not a stranger to the Eurovision team but a very close friend already. It's not just words when we come here, we write an article, we support our participants, we enjoy the company of being with each other and we are really happy about watching and predicting which of the participants is the best and who might win this year. We can talk about this day by day not getting bored because Eurovision is fresh air for us and music is our life.
That’s an interesting combination when you have Eurovision in your home country and you don't need to travel. But the main spicy feature about it that when you are around such different people from various countries who are here with you to share the same feeling is like being always in love with music. You just really enjoy their company and try to describe our customs, you compare your mentality and life style with other people. It's such a great experience. You might go to Europe as a tourist , but you would just go sightseeing and buy some souvenirs for your family, but working in one place with various kinds of people from different countries, watch them doing their best in press conference, helping each other its quite a big comparison with just travelling.
I have been working for the second week and all schedules are so interesting that hours run like minutes. Finally, we are so close to the final mesmerising show. For all journalists it’s like taking care of a baby who is going to make its first step for its future. It's you who is responsible for bringing objective information while always being creative and logical about your articles and reviews, and always to surprise participants with your extraordinary questions during the interviews.
I'm so excited about meeting famous people, participants who are very friendly with you and treat you as you are a good friend of them. They say that noble people are very simple and never arrogant with ordinary people, so that's very true.
You might say that this sounds like paradise, well you have to work hard to make your work to be not hard but instead be great fun for you. Bill Gates once said you have to find work that will never be work for you, but an enormous pleasure to come here, to return back many times and gather all nations making them inspired by the Eurovision Song Contest year by year.