İTV, the Azerbaijani national broadcaster, has confirmed their participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
İTV confirmed to ESCToday that Azerbaijan will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. The method in which the Azerbaijani entrant for Italy will be selected has not been not been revealed but it is expected to be an internal selection. All Azerbaijani entrants since 2015 have been selected through this method. Before then, Azerbaijani entrants were selected through a national final, with the exception of 2009.
Efendi represented Azerbaijan at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with “Mata Hari”. She finished 20th in the final with 65 points.
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Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest
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.