While the first rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest are going on in Liverpool, we at Eurovision Ireland thought it would be a good time to look back at each of the 37 participating countries highs and lows in their history of competing in the contest .Today we will focus on Azerbaijan.
When did Azerbaijan first take part in Eurovision?
Azerbaijan first entered Eurovision in 2008, the year that the two Semi Final format was introduced. Elnur and Samir with their song “Day after Day” represented the nation in Belgrade, Serbia.They were allocated to Semi Final 1 in 6th place and and qualified for the Grand Final with 96 points and then in the Grand Final, fnished in 8th place with 132 points.
Azerbaijan’s highest Eurovision moment
Azerbaijan’s highest moment at Eurovision came in 2011, when Ell and Nikki won the contest in Dusseldorf, Germany with their song “Running Scared”.
Azerbaijan’s lowest point at Eurovision
Azerbaijan may possibly consider their worst point being the 2018 contest in Lisbon, when Aisel represented them with her song “X my Heart “. For the first time since their debut in 2008, they failed to qualify for the Grand Final, therefore losing their 100 % qualification record, although she came 11th in Semi Final 1, therefore just missing out on those points needed to get her into the top 10 qualification places.
How will Azerbaijan do at Eurovision 2023?
This year, Azerbaijan have gone for an internal selection again, with Tural Turan X representing them in Liverpool , with their song “Tell me more”. Can they emulate last year’s performer Nadir Rustamli and qualify for the Grand Final Final this year ?They have a good draw in the running order in Semi Final 1 , singing 12th .
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Author: Sarah Rudman
Source ; Eurovision.TV, Ictimai
Categories: Eurovision 2023
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