Diana Hajiyeva who will be representing Azerbaijan at the Eurovision Song Contest is nominated for four Caucasian Music Awards.
Diana Hajiyeva who is part of the group Dihaj has been nominated for a total of four awards at the fourth Caucasian Music Awards in Tbilisi, Georgia. The awards celebrate the best of alternative and rock music within the countries of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. The winners of the awards will be announced in early March. Dihaj is in the running for the following awards:
- Song of the Year
- Video of the Year
- Band/Artist of the Year
- Heroes of Phoenix
In December, Diana Hajiyeva gave her first thoughts on participating in this years Eurovision Song Contest. She claimed that she considers Eurovision as a “great experience”, also acknowledging that her music and performance style is different to those typically seen at Eurovision. However, Diana stressed that she is “open to new experiments”, and that she and the Azeri broadcaster will work together to find a compromised song, style and stage show. When asked if she would sacrifice her style for the contest, Diana replied that she “believe(s) that this will not happen”.
The submissions window for songs for Diana to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest closed yesterday. Interested songwriter had eleven days to submit their song to the Azerbaijani delegation who will now select the singers song for Kyiv.
You can vote for Dihaj here.
Source: Caucasian Music Awards
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Azerbaijan debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2008, when they were represented by Elnur & Samir with the song “Day After Day” and finished 8th in the final. In 2011 Azerbaijan won the Eurovision Song Contest represented by Ell & Nikki and their song “Running Scared”. The song scored a total of 221 points, receiving only three sets of 12 points from Malta, Russia and Turkey. In the past three years Azerbaijan has failed to reach the top.10 in the final a position that Azerbaijan never placed lower than between 2008 and 2013.