Azerbaijan
Countries

Azerbaijan

Participations
12
First participation
2008 (Elnur & Samir)
Victories
2011 (Ell/Nikki)
Hosts
Baku 2012
Broadcasters
İctimai
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.

Participation history

Elnur & Samir
Day After Day
qualifier
First Semi-Final
96 points 6th
Grand Final
132 points 8th
AySel & Arash
Always
qualifier
Second Semi-Final
180 points 2nd
Grand Final
207 points 3rd
Safura
Drip Drop
qualifier
Second Semi-Final
113 points 2nd
Grand Final
145 points 5th
Ell/Nikki
Running Scared
qualifier
First Semi-Final
122 points 2nd
winner
Grand Final
221 points 1st
Sabina Babayeva
When The Music Dies
Grand Final
150 points 4th
Farid Mammadov
Hold Me
qualifier
Second Semi-Final
139 points 1st
Grand Final
234 points 2nd
Dilara Kazimova
Start A Fire
qualifier
First Semi-Final
57 points 9th
Grand Final
33 points 22nd
Elnur Huseynov
Hour Of The Wolf
qualifier
Second Semi-Final
53 points 10th
Grand Final
49 points 12th
Samra
Miracle
qualifier
First Semi-Final
185 points 6th
Grand Final
117 points 17th
Dihaj
Skeletons
qualifier
First Semi-Final
150 points 8th
Grand Final
120 points 14th
Aisel
X My Heart
First Semi-Final
94 points 11th
Chingiz
Truth
qualifier
Second Semi-Final
224 points 5th
Grand Final
302 points 8th

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