We have got the 40th song for the 65th Eurovision Song Contest from Azerbaijan! Samira Efendi will sing "Cleopatra" that has been composed and written by Luuk van Beers, Alan Roy Scott and Sarah Lake. The music video was filmed in Azerbaijan at the Gobustan National Park. The song features some heavy traditional elements in its instrumentation. Three Azerbaijani instruments are used: an Oud that is an traditional guitar-like string instrument, an Aalaban and the last that is
Azerbaijani broadcaster Ictimai have announced today that Samira Efendi will fly the flag for Azerbaijan at Eurovision 2020. For the fourth year running, the Azeri broadcaster opted for an internal selection. Samira beat off four other acts to win the chance to represent her country in Rotterdam. Elvin Novruzov, Jabrail Rasulov, Laman Dadasheva and Riad Abdulov were unfortunatley eliminated in the race to Rotterdam as Samira came out on top. This year marks Samira's fifth att
The truth has been revealed! The 27 year old Chingiz Mustafayev will be representing Azerbaijan in Tel Aviv this May with the song 'Truth'. He was chosen after being one of the four artists shortlisted for representing the Caucasus nation. Mustafayev is quite familiar with the competition scene, as he won the Azerbaijani show Yeni Ulduz in 2007 as well as taking part in The Voice of Ukraine and New Wave. There are some familiar faces behind the making of the song. Trey Campbe
According to the website INFE Azerbaijan, the national broadcaster of the Land Of Fire, iTV will reveal it's chosen artist and song sometime between March 7th and 10th. The website also states that the broadcaster is still working on making the right choice for the upcoming Eurovision in Tel Aviv. This may be a surprise to some readers, as Azerbaijan is usually rather early in selecting their participant ( Aisel was selected on November 8, 2017 for example). However, in view
The Azerbaijani broadcaster have today released Fidan Hüseynova's song and official music video for Junior Eurovision 2018, titled "I Wanna Be Like You". Fidan will be the third singer to sing for Azerbaijan in Junior Eurovision, after Omar and Suada in 2012 and Rustam in 2013. The song is sung primarily in the Azerbaijani language, with a burst of English in the chorus. The song has been composed by Ayten Ismikhanova and Elvira Michieva, an Azerbaijani singer whilst Fidan he
The Azerbaijani Broadcaster, ITV, have today announced that Fidan Huseynova will sing for Azerbaijan at the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Belarus. Fidan, who was internally chosen by the Azeri broadcaster, is expected to reveal her Junior Eurovision song in the coming weeks. Fidan is no stranger to competition, having taken part in many competitions in Azerbaijan and abroad, including the 2017 Testene Art Baku festival, which she won, and San Remo Junior in 2018.
Earlier this year Aisel represented Azerbaijan in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with her pop track 'X My Heart' and now she is back with her new release titled 'More Emotion'. Straying from her recent pop performance, her new single incorporates her sultry jazz and soul roots, overlaying this with a melodic house music beat. The song, which oozes class, was both composed and written by Aisel herself before being produced by Azerbaijani producer STKHA with the music video,
It's been almost two months since Portugal was crowned the winner of the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine and many Euro-Fans are still craving for more Eurovision. To quell our need for more Eurovision, we set out to find singers from all over Europe and Australia and compiled them into a wish-list for the Eurovision Song Contest. Over this six part series we will travel from Norway to Australia, from Iceland to Portugal and from Finland to Italy in search of o
She may not have produced a Miracle in Stockholm last year, but Samra is back again to show us what she is made of with her new single ''Badminton'' With music and lyrics written by Ukrainian composer Bogdan, and a video directed by Farhad Ali, she has definitely returned with a bang. However don't expect this to be just another Miracle... This time Samra is serving up a modern, edgy slice of r'n'b-pop, she showcases a new direction and sound - and you know what...we love it!
The countries have rehearsed and the date of the first semi final is nearing ever closer. 18 countries will do battle on the 9th of May over who will ultimately advance to the final on Saturday. Unfortunately, only ten of these countries can proceed to the final and deciding who those lucky ten will be is enough to do one's head in. However, let's explore the predictions from the bookies, the press poll as well as our own opinion as to who should qualify from the first semi