The title of Efendi’s upcoming entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest has been revealed to be “Mata Hari”, with a release date set for March 15th.
INFE Azerbaijan has confirmed the title of the Azerbaijani entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. This year iTV made an open call to submit songs for Efendi who was reselected to represent Azerbaijan in Rotterdam for the second year running. The search for the song was completed after one song was chosen upon receiving about 229 song submissions, only six of those songs were sent to the professional Focus Group, where one lucky song was chosen as Azerbaijan’s entry.
The titles of the other five known songs that were revealed by INFE Azerbaijan as being in the running for Eurovision 2021 were:
- When I’m gone
- Breathing You
- Owe You Pretty
The “Mata Hari” will be released on March 15th along with the music video.
Efendi was set to represent Azerbaijan last May in Rotterdam, with “Cleopatra” but was unable to due to the cancellation of the contest because of Coronavirus Pandemic.
Image source: Ictimai | Source: INFEAzerbaijan
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.