Azerbaijan has opened a call for songs to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy.
İTV has today opened its submissions window for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. Those who wish to participate in the selection can send their songs to email@example.com until January 31.
Songs must comply with the rules of the Eurovision Song Contest. Everyone who wishes to take part in the Azerbaijani song selection must provide a brief description of themselves as part of their submission.
It is expected that İTV will once again internally select both their singer and song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. 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.
Image Source: EBU / Thomas Hanses | Source: İTV
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.