14, 16 & 18 May 2019

ESC2018

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2008. The country is known as the Land of Fire and is the home of the world's first oil well, dug in the mid-1800s. Azerbaijan since their debut in 2008 has never missed the final and won the competition in 2011 with 'Running Scared' performed by Ell and Nikki.

Azerbaijan is a relative latecomer to the Eurovision family, having made its debut in 2008. with Day After Day performed by Elnur and Samir. The duo finished eighth and sparked a series of successes for the country which culminated in Ell and Nikki's win in 2011 with Running Scared. To commemorate the moment, Azerbaijan issued a special postage stamp dedicated to Ell & Nikki's victory.
The 2012 Eurovision Song Contest was held in Azerbaijan's capital Baku and success in the competition continued when Sabina Babayeva finished fourth on home ground with When The Music Dies. Azerbaijan is one of the few countries that continues to have a 100% qualification record for the Grand Final. Read more about Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Sabina Babayeva represented Azerbaijan on home ground with the song When The Music Dies in 2012. The entry placed fourth in the Grand Final and also won the Marcel Bezençon Press Award. Farid Mammadov flew the Azeri flag in 2013 with the song Hold Me which won the Marcel Bezençon Artistic Award.

Facts

First participation
2008 (Elnur & Samir)

The basics

Full country name
Republic of Azerbaijan
Capital
Baku

Featured participant

Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Belgrade 2008Elnur & SamirDay After Day
First Semi-Final966
Grand Final1328
Moscow 2009AySel & ArashAlways
Second Semi-Final1802
Grand Final2073
Oslo 2010SafuraDrip Drop
Grand Final1455
Second Semi-Final1132
Düsseldorf 2011Ell/NikkiRunning Scared
First Semi-Final1222
Grand Final2211
Baku 2012Sabina BabayevaWhen The Music Dies
Grand Final1504
Malmö 2013Farid MammadovHold Me
Grand Final2342
Second Semi-Final1391
Copenhagen 2014Dilara KazimovaStart A Fire
First Semi-Final579
Grand Final3322
Vienna 2015Elnur HuseynovHour Of The Wolf
Second Semi-Final5310
Grand Final4912
Stockholm 2016SamraMiracle
Grand Final11717
First Semi-Final1856
Kyiv 2017DihajSkeletons
First Semi-Final1508
Grand Final12014
Lisbon 2018AiselX My Heart
First Semi-Final9411

Azerbaijan made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2008. The country is known as the Land of Fire and is the home of the world's first oil well, dug in the mid-1800s. Azerbaijan since their debut in 2008 has never missed the final and won the competition in 2011 with 'Running Scared' performed by Ell and Nikki.

Azerbaijan is a relative latecomer to the Eurovision family, having made its debut in 2008. with Day After Day performed by Elnur and Samir. The duo finished eighth and sparked a series of successes for the country which culminated in Ell and Nikki's win in 2011 with Running Scared. To commemorate the moment, Azerbaijan issued a special postage stamp dedicated to Ell & Nikki's victory.
The 2012 Eurovision Song Contest was held in Azerbaijan's capital Baku and success in the competition continued when Sabina Babayeva finished fourth on home ground with When The Music Dies. Azerbaijan is one of the few countries that continues to have a 100% qualification record for the Grand Final. Read more about Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Sabina Babayeva represented Azerbaijan on home ground with the song When The Music Dies in 2012. The entry placed fourth in the Grand Final and also won the Marcel Bezençon Press Award. Farid Mammadov flew the Azeri flag in 2013 with the song Hold Me which won the Marcel Bezençon Artistic Award.

The basics

Full country name
Republic of Azerbaijan
Capital
Baku

Facts

First participation
2008 (Elnur & Samir)

Featured participant

Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Belgrade 2008Elnur & SamirDay After Day
First Semi-Final966
Grand Final1328
Moscow 2009AySel & ArashAlways
Second Semi-Final1802
Grand Final2073
Oslo 2010SafuraDrip Drop
Grand Final1455
Second Semi-Final1132
Düsseldorf 2011Ell/NikkiRunning Scared
First Semi-Final1222
Grand Final2211
Baku 2012Sabina BabayevaWhen The Music Dies
Grand Final1504
Malmö 2013Farid MammadovHold Me
Grand Final2342
Second Semi-Final1391
Copenhagen 2014Dilara KazimovaStart A Fire
First Semi-Final579
Grand Final3322
Vienna 2015Elnur HuseynovHour Of The Wolf
Second Semi-Final5310
Grand Final4912
Stockholm 2016SamraMiracle
Grand Final11717
First Semi-Final1856
Kyiv 2017DihajSkeletons
First Semi-Final1508
Grand Final12014
Lisbon 2018AiselX My Heart
First Semi-Final9411

The basics

Full country name
Republic of Azerbaijan
Capital
Baku

Facts

First participation
2008 (Elnur & Samir)

Azerbaijan made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2008. The country is known as the Land of Fire and is the home of the world's first oil well, dug in the mid-1800s. Azerbaijan since their debut in 2008 has never missed the final and won the competition in 2011 with 'Running Scared' performed by Ell and Nikki.

Azerbaijan is a relative latecomer to the Eurovision family, having made its debut in 2008. with Day After Day performed by Elnur and Samir. The duo finished eighth and sparked a series of successes for the country which culminated in Ell and Nikki's win in 2011 with Running Scared. To commemorate the moment, Azerbaijan issued a special postage stamp dedicated to Ell & Nikki's victory.
The 2012 Eurovision Song Contest was held in Azerbaijan's capital Baku and success in the competition continued when Sabina Babayeva finished fourth on home ground with When The Music Dies. Azerbaijan is one of the few countries that continues to have a 100% qualification record for the Grand Final. Read more about Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Sabina Babayeva represented Azerbaijan on home ground with the song When The Music Dies in 2012. The entry placed fourth in the Grand Final and also won the Marcel Bezençon Press Award. Farid Mammadov flew the Azeri flag in 2013 with the song Hold Me which won the Marcel Bezençon Artistic Award.

Featured participant

Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Belgrade 2008Elnur & SamirDay After Day
First Semi-Final966
Grand Final1328
Moscow 2009AySel & ArashAlways
Second Semi-Final1802
Grand Final2073
Oslo 2010SafuraDrip Drop
Grand Final1455
Second Semi-Final1132
Düsseldorf 2011Ell/NikkiRunning Scared
First Semi-Final1222
Grand Final2211
Baku 2012Sabina BabayevaWhen The Music Dies
Grand Final1504
Malmö 2013Farid MammadovHold Me
Grand Final2342
Second Semi-Final1391
Copenhagen 2014Dilara KazimovaStart A Fire
First Semi-Final579
Grand Final3322
Vienna 2015Elnur HuseynovHour Of The Wolf
Second Semi-Final5310
Grand Final4912
Stockholm 2016SamraMiracle
Grand Final11717
First Semi-Final1856
Kyiv 2017DihajSkeletons
First Semi-Final1508
Grand Final12014
Lisbon 2018AiselX My Heart
First Semi-Final9411