Wednesday, September 10, 2008
"Azerbaijan couple Eldar Dzhafarov and Anna Sazhina performed the most original dance enterpritation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical The Phantom f the Opera" - 7days.belta.by
"It is a great result for us. We are back to Azerbaijan totally impressed and happy with it. We are grateful to Eldar and Anna for such representation of Azerbaijan and its dancing culture (traditions) in Europe!", - said after contest the head of Azerbaijan deligation Adil Keremli." - http://esckaz.com/edc/2008/
"Highlights of the evening from the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (I once saw Blur there. And Bjorn Again) included the Azeri gentleman doing everything Baku's way by proposing to his partner during the post-dance chat with hostess Claudia Winkleman." - http://boombangablog.merseyblogs.co.uk
"Azerbaijan couple was great - nice, beautiful lines, full romance and great style." - www.nme.com
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Azerbaijan couple took the 5th place at the first Eurovision Dance Contest for their country. A few days before during the press-conference Eldar said that he proposed to Anna but she answered that she will marry him in case of their victory at Eurovision Dance Contest. After official results of the contest Anna apologized to Eldar for testing the straight of his feelings to her. She put her ring on and said that she will marry her dance partner. “Before I was thinking about the contest only as well as Eldar. When everything was finished and we knew results I’ve understood that it is not so important whether we win or not. Our love stronger that any results and contests! That’s why I’ve apologized to Eldar and said that I want to marry him”, – said Anna Sazhina after show. Anna and Eldar haven’t thought about when and where their wedding will take place but it’s seems to be that the most important day of their life will be in Baku.
Let us remind that it was the first Eurovision Dance Contest for Azerbaijan. The couple that represented country Anna Sazhina and Eldat Dhafarov took honorable 5th place. “It is a great result for us! We are back to Azerbaijan totally impressed and happy with it. We are grateful to Eldar and Anna for such representation of Azerbaijan and our dancing culture in Europe!”, - said after contest the Head of Azerbaijan delegation Adil Kerimli.
Do you remember everything we've gone through? Who could've knew that they will get so far when Anna first met Eldar in Baku or when she herd late at night a beautiful piece from Andrew Lloyd-Webber's musical The Phantom of the Opera?
They're true journey to Glasgow began in USA and Italy. In the 30th of August they officially said good-bye to everybody in Baku on the press-conference. Every day in Glasgow was a new beginning and new journey for Eldar and Anna – rehearsals, meeting with other couples and press, walking in the rain on the Glasgow's streets in kilts, wearing their own costumes, final trainings, a lot of joy, laugh, friendship and love. Their life changing decision was made in Glasgow when Eldar proposed to Anna just a couple days before the contest! They will marry if they win – it's Anna's only condition. And we must do our best to make them happy. They totally deserve it. Let's help Eldar and Anna, let's watch their passionate and the most romantic dance on the Eurovision Dance Contest Phantom of the Opera show. Your every vote is vote for young LOVE and beautiful story. Your every vote is one step on the way to endless happiness. Vote for 04 Azerbaijan! Vote for Eldar & Anna! Vote for Love!
Vote for Azerbaijan - our number on EDC 2008 this evening is 04!!
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Eldar and Anna answered all the questions and even said where their marriage party will take place. It's gonna be later in Baku. By the way both Eldar and Anna were wearing kilts to the press-conference.
They met a couple from Ireland on the way out of the press-hall and had a little chat with them. Both couples were very glad to see each other. Eldar and Anna said that they have always wanted to understand how to dance The Hornpipe - one of the national Irish dances. So Ireland couple teaches them a few steps! In same queue Eldar teach Irish guys how to dance Azerbaijan national dance Land of Fires.
It weren't a secret for press that Eldar and Anna's destiny is really depending on Eurovision Dance Contest results. This is our choice to make - whether we want them to be happy or not. Anna and Eldar needs all our support right now - their future in our hands. How can we help? Watch live broadcasting of Eurovision Dance Contest on the 6th of September and vote for Azerbaijan. Their number is 04!!!
Breaking news from Eurovision Dance Contest in Glasgow! An unexpected statement was made on the second day of Eurovision week by Eldar Dzhafarov. “I proposed to Anna few days ago after we finished all our preparation to the contest! She accepted my proposal but only on one condition - she will marry me if we win Eurovision Dance Contest on the 6th of September” – said Eldar Dzhafarov.
Eldar and Anna have been together for 4 years already. They started dating after they met for the first time in January 2005 in Baku. Anna always says that she never doubted her love to Eldar and always wanted to become his wife. So why did she put this condition on??? “Because it’s very important for me and for Eldar! We really want our couple be the first on this contest. Before we did promise to dedicate our possible victory to each other but suddenly Eldar proposed me and I put this condition on. So let’s see how strong our love is! Now both of us want to show our best on the dance floor to prove our love win this contest and finally get married”.
Azerbaijan couple started their official daily training on the main dance floor in the SECC. Also Eldar & Anna decided to practice additionally on the stage of the Glasgow Theatre School. In spite of the fact that their performance is absolutely ready Anna worried a little bit about final results of the contests because their future depends on the contest. Meanwhile her partner Eldar more optimistic and don’t isn’t nervous about the contest. In coming days he wants to visit one of the jewellery shops in Glasgow to choose a wedding ring for his love. In addition Eldar wants to organize an unofficial stag party in one of the local pubs.
Photo by Sergey Illin
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
But Eldar left on himself some spectacular parts of training clothes with his country's name on it - AZERBAIJAN. By the way Anna also has got such costume. This cool training clothes for the couple were maid in Baku for Eurovision Dance Contest only.
Eldar and Anna are so interesting and cheerful couple that people on the streets couldn't resist to ask for pictures with them!
They've tried to calm down just a little but you know them - it was for a couple minutes at most!
So nobody was surprised when everything finished with dance. Eldar and Anna tried to teach a couple of moves to everybody who wants in rain! It was so new and unexpected for Glasgow citizens!
When somebody asked where are they from Eldar and Anna said they're Azerbaijan couple for Eurovision Dance Contest. After that audience of the street show just asked wich numder should they vote on the 6th of September? Answer is easy - 04 Azebaijan!
Monday, September 1, 2008
Press-conference devoted to the departure of our beautiful couple Eldar and Anna to Glasgow to Eurovision Dance Contest has been held on the 30th of August. Representatives of leading broadcasters, radiostations, printed and internet mass-media have gathered in conference hall of Ictimai TV. Eldar and Anna were very exited about contest, friendly answered all questions and even danced a part from their performance for journalists.
A lot of questions about The Phantom of the Opera music decision, dance itself and relationships between Eldar and Anna were asked. A couple said that national flavor in the performance will be saved by the arrangement of music "Phantom of the Opera" including national music instrument "tar", elements of "Land of Fires" traditional dance included in the dance routine and usage of national decoration element "but" on Eldar's tailcoat and Anna's dress.
Anna and Eldar themselves said they aimed to hit one of the three top places. As their main rivals they consider couples from Ukraine, Russia and Denmark.