The Head of Delegation for Azerbaijan Isa Malikov has revealed details on the song selection for Efendi for 2021. In an interview with 12XAL, he stated there was a diverse set of songs in contention and they did not intentionally choose a song that was similar to Efendi’s 2020 entry Cleopatra. He made the following comments:
“During the song selection, 6 songs were selected for Efendi and presented to Focus Group. Songs were sent in different styles, sad, rhythmic pop, and even Latin, and I believed that another song would be chosen in a more ballad style than Mata Hari. However, Mata Hari was elected by a large majority”
Isa Malikov gave his opinions on what to expect in Rotterdam for the performers and delegations. He made the following comments:
“This year there will be reductions not only in the audience, but also in the staff of the country’s missions, and will undergo special medical examinations. Even the delegation will not be able to leave the hotel unless absolutely necessary, and will only be able to leave the hotel and go to the arena”
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