Fidan Huseynova has been selected by the Azerbaijani national broadcaster to represent her nation at Junior Eurovision 2018.
ITV has today revealed that Fidan Huseynova will be representing Azerbaijan at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Minsk, Belarus. The singer was internally selected by the Azerbaijani broadcaster to represent the nation on their return to the competition after five years.
Fidan has had success in Azerbaijan already and won the first place at the 2017 Testene Art Baku festival. In 2016 she was given by the decree of President of Azerbbaijan, the “Red Book” of young talents of Azerbaijan was and the Presidential scholarship was award. Fidan said at the press conference today;
I’m ready for this competition. I want to successfully represent Azerbaijan and win
Leyla Guliyeva at ITV added;
The competition will be held on November 25 in Minsk. The song is not ready yet. Fidan has been approved by ITV for participation in the competition. She is very talented. She is engaged in vocal, choreography, basketball and chess. We believe that the contest will represent us successfully. Such contests help children to become enthusiastic and enter the world arena.
Azerbaijan debuted in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest at the 2012 contest in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The nation had previously attempted to take part in the contest in 2008 but withdrew before the competition took place.
The countries record in the contest was not as strong as in the Eurovision Song Contest. Azerbaijan’s best result came in 2013 on their last appearance in the contest where Rustam Karimov placed 7th with the song “Me and My Guitar”. Azerbaijan withdrew from the contest in 2014 for unspecified reasons.