Today, a press conference was held by Azeri broadcaster Ictimai on their participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year, to which they are returning after their last attempt in 2013.
They revealed the singer that will be going to Belarus for them and it turns out to be: Fidan Hüseynova!
Fidan is a 13 year old student, in 6th grade currently, who has won first place at the Testene Art Baku festival.
Moreover she has been awarded the Qırmızı kitabı award of young talents of Azerbaijan and a presidential scholarship, both granted by president Ilham Aliyev.
About the choice falling on Fidan and the future steps, Head of the Department of Music, Art and Special Projects, Leyla Guliyeva says:
The competition will be held on November 25 in Minsk. The song is not ready yet. Fidan has been approved by ITV for participation in the competition. She is very talented. She is engaged in vocal, choreography, basketball and chess. We believe that she will represent us succesfully at the contest.
One can’t say Fidan isn’t ambitious, about the upcoming adventure she says:
”I’m ready for this competition. I want to represent Azerbaijan succesfully and win!”
Here you can hear her in duet with Lara Fabian (Luxembourg 1988) singing ‘Je suis malade’ at Lara’s concert in Baku in 2014:
Fidan’s own song will be revealed on a later date with the contest itself taking place on the 25th of November,