Sona Azizova is recording the song she will perform for Azerbaijan at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in December
The Azerbaijani entry for Junior Eurovision is currently being recorded, with Sona Azizova releasing a video on social media of her in the studio. An open call for songs was held in August and September with the Azerbaijani entry being selected internally by a jury of experts from Azerbaijan and internationally.
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Sona previously expressed her hope that she will perform a “rock style song” in Paris if she was given the choice. If a rock song was not possible then she would like a song that uses traditional instruments, such as tar or saz.
Sona was internally selected by İTV to represent Azerbaijan on the nation’s fourth overall appearance at Junior Eurovision and there first since 2018. Sona participated in the first season of The Voice Kids Azerbaijan earlier this year, where she finished second.
Source: İctimai Television | Source: Sona Azizova
Azerbaijan debuted in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest at the 2012 contest in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The nation had previously attempted to take part in the contest in 2008 but withdrew before the competition took place. The countries record in the contest was not as strong as in the Eurovision Song Contest. Azerbaijan’s best result came in 2013 on their last appearance in the contest where Rustam Karimov placed 7th with the song “Me and My Guitar”. Azerbaijan withdrew from the contest in 2014 for unspecified reasons.