Azerbaijan: The four potential Eurovision 2019 acts
According to INFE Azerbaijan latest information, the internal selection of Azerbaijan has reached a list of four potential Eurovision representatives, which will be presented to a Focus Group to select the final one to represent the country in Tel Aviv.
The active fan site of INFE Azerbaijan speaks of four singers , two male and two female acts, that will be presented to the Focus Group in order to choose the one that will represent the Land of fire at the 64th Eurovision Song Contest. The list of the four potential Eurovision 2019 acts includes the following names:
- Samira Efendi
- Chingiz Mustafayev
- Tofig Hajiyev
- Unspecified female singer
Meanwhile the national broadcaster Ictimai, has opened the submission window for songs . The deadline expires on February 7 and the ones interested should send in their music proposals by e mail at email@example.com. Applicants should submit their songs taking in mind the following terms:
- Songs cannot have been released before September 1, 2018
- Lyrics and composition must be original
- Songs must be submitted with information about the songwriters
Azerbaijan in Eurovision
Since its debut at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Belgrade Azerbaijan has competed every year, having its biggest success in 2011. Only after 4 years of competing at Eurovision, Azerbaijan managed to win the contest with Eldar and Nikki performing “Running Scared”. As a result, the Eurovision Song Contest was held in Baku for the very first time in 2012.
Last year the broadcaster Ictimai internally selected Aisel as their representative in Lisbon. It marked the very first time Azerbaijan did not participate in a Eurovision final since their debut in 2008, as Aisel’s entry “X my Heart”, composed by Dimitris Kontopoulos and staged by Fokas Evangelinos, finished 11th in the first semi-final with 94 points.
Source: INFE Azerbaijan