INFE Azerbaijan reports that Samira Efendi performed three songs for iTV as part of castings for Eurovision 2020.
Following speculation that Samira Efendi will be representing Azerbaijan in Rotterdam, INFE Azerbaijan has reported new details about the singer. According to INFE Azerbaijan Samira performed three different songs as part of a casting round for the Eurovision Song Contest hosted by iTV.
Samira Efendi was one of the singers shortlisted by the Azerbaijani national broadcaster to represented the nation at the 2019 contest. She has previous experience competing on behalf of her country, having participated in Silk Way Star which was broadcast across Central Asia, Russia, Azerbaijan and Turkey.
iTV has yet to confirm the date of the reveal of the Azerbaijani representative or song for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Source: INFE Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2008, they were represented by Elnur & Samir with the song “Day After Day”, they 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 2018 Azerbaijan failed to qualify for the final for the first time, having previously had a 100% qualification record.