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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