Start a Fire (Dilara Kazimova song)
"Start a Fire" is a song by Azerbaijani singer Dilara Kazimova. It was chosen to represent Azerbaijan at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Denmark. In the national final of Azerbaijan, Dilara Kazimova was chosen to represent Azerbaijan, the song was released two weeks later. The song was written by Stefan Örn, Alessandra Günthardt and Johan Kronlund. Stefan Örn was also a juror in the 2014 national Azerbaijani final. At Eurovision the song placed 22nd which is the first time Azerbaijan hadn't been in the top 10 and the first time the nation hadn't been in the top 5 since their debut in the 2008 contest, until their non-qualification in the 2018 contest.
|"Start a Fire"|
|Single by Dilara Kazimova|
|"Start a Fire"|
|Eurovision Song Contest 2014 entry|
|◄ "Hold Me" (2013)|
|"Hour of the Wolf" (2015) ►|
"Start a Fire" has received average scores in Europe. Daily Mirror entertainment writer Carl Greenwood gave the song 2 star out of 5 and said, "it has the veneer of being a good song, but listen closely and it all falls away." The song received 6.76 out of 10 by the jury of Wiwibloggs.
- Omelyanchuk, Olena (16 March 2014). "Watch tonight: Dilara Kazimova's song presentation". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
- "Azerbaijan: Dilara Kazimova wins Böyük Sehne 2014". wiwibloggs.com. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
- "Watch: Dilara Kazimova will start a fire for Azerbaijan". wiwibloggs.com. 16 March 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
- Dilara Kazimova - Start A Fire (Eurovision 2014 Azerbaijan) Archived 2014-03-17 at the Wayback Machine / Mid.az. 16.03.2014. (in Azerbaijani)
Bu ildə yarışmada həzin musiqi notları ilə ölkəmizi təmsil edəcək Dilarə Kazımovanın mahnısında Milli Musiqi alətimiz olan balabandan istifadə olunur və həmçinin klipdə də balaban göstərilmişdir.
- It is time to "Start A Fire" for Dilara Kazimova
- Feliks Wiszniewiecki. Azeri Version of Start a Fire Presented. 1news.az. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
- "Parçasını Türkçe söyledi!" (in Turkish). Habertürk. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
- "Eurovision 2014 preview: Will Azerbaijan entry Start a Fire see Dilara Kazimova join song contest winners?". 3 April 2014.
- "Azerbaijan: Wiwi Jury reviews Dilara Kazimova with Start a Fire". 13 April 2014.