It has now been announced that Samira Efendi will represent Azerbaijan at Eurovision this year, with a song yet to be revealed. The public broadcaster Ictimai have confirmed that Samira was selected over four other candidates.
This isn’t Samira’s first attempt at representing Azerbaijan, having previously tried to represent the nation numerous times before. She was internally selected by the broadcaster, beating out Laman Dadasheva, Elvin Novruzov, Jabrail Rasulov and Riad Abdulov. An international panel of music experts assessed the candidates shortlisted to represent Azerbaijan at Eurovision.
The 28-year-old has competed in popular musical programs such as Yeni ulduz, Böyük Səhnə (3rd place) and The Voice of Azerbaijan (3rd place). She has also competed in singing competitions in Kazakhstan.
The song that Samira will sing at Eurovision is yet to be revealed, however we shouldn’t have to wait long. The track will be released in early March.
Stay tuned for the song reveal!