Eurovision 2020: Azerbaijan Will Be Represented By Samira Efendi

Azerbaijan national broadcaster Ictimai has finally confirmed that the country will be represented by Samira Efendi. The singer was selected internally.

Last year, she was shortlisted with other 4 singers to represented the country in Eurovision 2019 but in the end, Chingiz was selected.

Who is Samira Efendi?

Samira Efendiyeva Azerbaijan 2020

Samira is a 28 yeard old singer. She competed in several music competitions in Azerbaijan and outside the country. She competed in “Yeni ulduz”, (The New Star),  “Böyük Səhnə” (Big Stage), “Silk Way Star” and “The Voice of Azerbaijan”. In the three latter, she finished in 3rd place.
In 2019, she successfully represented Azerbaijan at the Voice of Nur-Sultan, in Kazakhstan.

Samira Efendi Azerbaijan 2020

It was the 5th attempt of Samira to be selected as Azerbaijan representative in Eurovision. However, it’s off course the first time she was selected.
Samira was rumored to submit three different songs this year.

The Selection Process

Like in last years, Azerbaijan selected its artist and song internally.
An international group of music experts, music producers, lyricists, composers, Rv industry representatives, and journalists voted and selected the act for Eurovision 2020.
5 singers were shortlisted for Azerbaijan in Eurovision 2020:
Samira Efendi, Riad Abdulov, Elvin Novruzov, Laman Dadasheva, and Jabrail Rasulo

The broadcaster will release the selected song until the 9th of March 2020.

Meanwhile, you can listen to her latest song :

 

You can see her official statement on Instagram :

 

 

I live in Israel and watch Eurovision since the early 2000s. I work as a mathematician but have a big interest in singing, music, and writing

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