12xal reports that Murad Arif will once again be the Azerbaijani commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest.
Murad Arif who provided co-commentary for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007 and commentated alone in 2019, is returning to the commentary booth. Murad helped guide Azerbaijani viewers through their first contest in 2007 alongside Leyla Aliyeva who went on to be one of the hosts of the contest at Eurovision 2012.
Murad is best known in Azerbaijan as a singer, composer and producer, as well as a journalist. He has been involved with TV and radio since 2002 and has worked at numerous channels and stations since then.
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.
Last year in 2020 she was due to compete with the song “Cleopatra” which was tipped to do well at the contest last May before it was canceled.
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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.