Earlier today, Azerbaijan revealed its song for Eurovision 2020.
As we have reported before, The singer Samira Efendi submitted several songs for Eurovision 2020. Two of them are: “Cleopatra” and “Scars in Stars”
The singer was chosen internally. Finally, the chosen song was “Cleopatra“.
You can watch the official video clip right here:
The singer will perform under the stage name “Efendi”
Who is Samira Efendi?
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.
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
Azerbaijan will participate in the first semi-final of Eurovision 2020.
The country was allocated to perform in the second half of the show.