For the 2020 Eurovision Azerbaijan went internal once again. This time it was decided to let Samira Efendi fly the flag to Rotterdam. The song she is going to be singing in Eurovision 2020 is titled “Cleopatra”.
The Azeri Eurovision entry was just released on Eurovision’s official Youtube channel. Give it a listen right here:
Azerbaijan is among the most successful countries in the contest. Its debut dates back to 2008 where it got placed 8th in the final. Since then it holds an impressive record of 7 top 10 rankings out of which 5 are top 5 rankings. The country won the contest in 2011 with “Running scared”. Yet, the Azeri fairy tale isn’t that magical as the country experienced their first (and only to date) failure to qualify to the final in 2018 with Aisel and her song “X my heart”.
Will Efendi take her country back to its golden era or will it join Aisel? Only time (and juries and televoting) will tell. Until then tell us what you think in the comments below!