It has been confirmed that Azerbaijan’s Efendi will be singing Mata Hari in Rotterdam this May. This news was confirmed by INFE Azerbaijan and is set to be released on the 15th March.
The decision of the song being chosen came after the song submissions being narrowed down to 6 songs which included:
- Mata Hari
- When I’m Gone
- Breathing You
- Owe You Pretty
A teaser of the song was released on the Eurovision Youtube channel a few days ago. You can check it out below.
Azerbaijan in Eurovision
In 2008, Azerbaijan debuted in Eurovision with Elnur & Samir and their song Day After Day, reaching the 8th place. In 2011, Ell & Nikki won the contest with their song Running Scared, so the 2012 edition of the contest was hosted in the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku. Other notable entries from Azerbaijan are Farid Mammadov’s Hold Me, which ended 2nd in 2013 and Aisel’s X My Heart, which is the only non-qualifying entry from Azerbaijan ever. Efendi was due to sing Cleopatra at Eurovision 2020 before the contest got cancelled.
PHOTO: FARHAD ALI
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