Ballads and uptempo songs are in the running for Efendi to perform at Eurovision 2021 according to INFE Azerbaijan.
INFE Azerbaijan reports that two ballads and four uptempo songs are in the running to represent the nation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in the Netherlands.
The six songs were chosen from 229 songs that were submitted into the Azerbaijani selection process. The entry that will represent Azerbaijan in May will be chosen internally by the broadcaster.
Azerbaijan will reveal their competing song in the second week of March, according to the vocal teacher who is currently working with Efendi on her potential entries.
Who is Efendi?
She has previous experience competing on behalf of Azerbaijan, having participated in Silk Way Star which was broadcast across Central Asia, Russia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey. Efendi also placed 3rd in The Voice of Azerbaijan and most recently represented her country at the Voice of Nur-Sultan International Festival in Kazakhstan.
She was due to compete with the song “Cleopatra” which was tipped to do well at the contest last May before it was cancelled.
Image source: Ictimai | 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.