Mads Enggaard has been named the creative director for Azerbaijan’s 2022 Eurovision performance. The announcement was made by Azerbaijan’s 2022 representative Nadir Rustamli on Twitter. Nadir will perform the song “Fade to Black” at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. Azerbaijan will take part in the second semi-final on Thursday, May 12th.
Greetings from Denmark!— NADIR RUSTAMLI (@NadirRustamli) April 20, 2022
Together with this amazing person and very creative staging director we are now completely dedicated to rehearsals.
Just think about it – my 1st Eurovision will be the 18th for #MadsEnggaard! #NADIR #ESC #Eurovision #Eurovision2022 #Turin2022 #teamNADIR pic.twitter.com/tfuo6asGqT
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.
During Pre-PartyES Tim got the chance to speak with Nadir about his Eurovision experience so far, you can check out that interview here
Listen to “Fade To Black” by Nadir Rustamli on streaming services
Listen to all the Eurovision 2022 songs on Spotify
You can listen to all the Eurovision 2022 entries by checking out our playlist here
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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News Source: Nadir Rustamli
Photo Source: Nadir Rustamli/Mads Enggaard