Azerbaijan’s entry for the upcoming Junior Eurovision next month in Minsk, Belarus was released today. The country’s representative Fidan Huseynova  will sing  I Wanna Be Like You

 

Fidan Huseynova was born in 2005. She had taken part in the international art festival “Testene Art Baku” in 2017 and won first place in vocal performances among children aged 9-12. She also won the third place at the San Remo Junior Festival. In 2016, by the decree of President Ilham Aliyev, Fidan Huseynova’s name was put into the “Red Book” of Azerbaijan’s young talents and was awarded the Presidential scholarship.

Azerbaijan in Junior Eurovision

Azerbaijan debuted in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2012.  Back in 2008, İTV announced that Azerbaijan would take part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Limassol, but then withdrew before the contest, because there were too few candidates for the national selection and consequently canceled its debut.

After taking part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013, Azerbaijan withdrew from the contest because of unspecified reasons and on 25 July 2018, it was announced that Azerbaijan will return to the contest this year. Its best result was in 2013 Rustam Karimov and his song Me and my Guitar which finished in the 7th place.