After being revealed as the Azeri representative for the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, Nadir Rustamli has revealed his entry “Fade To Black”. Azerbaijan will participate in the first half of the second semi-final on May 12.
About ‘Nadir Rustamli’
Nadir Rustamli is a popular artist in Azerbaijan, after winning the most recent series of O Ses Azerbaycan. In addition to winning, his coach was Eldar Gasimov – one-half of Ell and Nikki, who won Eurovision in 2011. Aged just 22, Rustamli is also a skilled competitive singer, representing Azerbaijan at the Youthvision International Song Contest. At the Contest, Rustamli finished in a respectable second place.
Azerbaijan’s Eurovision Journey
In 2008, Azerbaijan made its debut in the competition with Elnur & Samir and the song “Day After Day”, which managed to place 8th. Since then, they have participated 13 times (12 of which were in the Grand Final), and have won the competition once in 2011.
Their recent participation in the competition saw them being represented by Efendi, who competed with the song “Mata Hari”, which qualified for the Grand Final. Overall, Azerbaijan managed to finish 20th in the competition, after receiving 65 points from the Jury and Televoters.
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