During this weekend’s pre-party in Madrid Tim got to speak to a few Eurovision 2022 artists. Azerbaijan’s Nadir Rustamli stopped for a chat with Tim. He spoke about his anticipation for his song to be released, advice given to him by his coach on The Voice Eldar and how his time in Madrid is going so far. Nadir was revealed as Azerbaijan’s representative earlier this year. Nadir will sing his Eurovision 2022 song “Fade To Black” in the second Eurovision semi-final.
Who is 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.
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Azerbaijan’s Eurovision Journey
Azerbaijan is a powerhouse in Eurovision, first debuting in 2008 with the song “Day After Day” by Elnur & Samir, finishing 8th. The country has since gone on to achieve five top-5 performances, including one win in 2011. Azerbaijan has a near perfect qualification record, only failing to make the final in 2018. Azerbaijan is also famous for its impressive on-stage performances. In 2021, Efendi represented the nation, who received 65 points and finished 20th with her song “Mata Hari.”
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