Country
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
Song
Running Scared
Written by
Stefan Örn (Razor Boy Music Publishing Sweden), Sandra Bjurman
Composed by
Stefan Örn (Razor Boy Music Publishing Sweden), Sandra Bjurman, Iain James Farquharson (Sony / ATV UK)
On the internet
Broadcaster
İctimai

Nigar Jamal was born in Baku on 7th September 1980. Niki, as her family calls her, began to sing at the age of 5 in a children’s group. Then there was the music school, where Nigar studied piano. In 1996, she was recognised in the popular Azerbaijani vocal competition Pöhrə. Despite her relative success, the young artist did not venture to make music her profession. Instead, Nigar began her economics and management studies at the Baku Khazar University. She graduated in 2001.

The dream to represent Azerbaijan in Eurovision has followed Nigar since 2000. That was when the Russian singer Alsou, highly popular in Azerbaijan, finished on the 2nd place in the Contest with her song Solo. Alsu’s success gave Nigar the hope that one day her dream of performing on the Eurovision stage may become reality. However, it was still a long shot – Azerbaijan debuted in Eurovision only 8 years later; in addition, Nigar’s life underwent some radical changes too. She met her sweetheart and future husband Luke who was living in London at that time. Upon serious contemplation, Nigar decided to move to the UK, where in 2005 she married her beloved. And then a true miracle happened in Nigar’s life – she had a daughter Jasmin. One year later, in 2007, she had her second daughter Saida. For a while, Nigar had to put aside her dream of the big stage. Instead she dedicated herself to her family and to raising her daughters.  


Last autumn, Nigar revived her dream of taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest. She decided to change her life and returned to Baku. After a series of pre-selection shows, Nigar ended up in the final of the national selection for the Contest. On 11th February, in the final of the Milli Seçim Turu show, Nigar was announced one of the representatives of Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011.


Eldar Gasimov was born in Baku in 1989. Since he was a kid, Eldar was fond of performing arts and repeatedly took part in national and international vocal competitions. Perhaps his grandparents were a particular influence, his grand-dad a musician, and his granny a people’s artist of Azerbaijan, whose shows Eldar frequented since early age. 


In 2001, Eldar began his studies the piano class at a Baku music school, from which he graduated with distinction. Twice – in 2004 and 2008 – Eldar won a scholarship to study in Germany as an exchange student. While in Germany, besides German and his regular curriculum, Eldar studied vocals and acting. In 2010, Eldar graduated from the Baku Slavic University with a degree in international relations. He currently continues his studies in the master’s program.


Just like Nigar, Eldar has dreamt of performing on the Eurovision stage since 2000. He has passionately followed the Contest, particularly after Azerbaijan’s 2008 debut. Last autumn, Eldar decided to try himself in the national Eurovision selection. He was one of 77 contenders to represent Azerbaijan in Eurovision 2011. After preliminary castings and 7 pre-selection shows, which were broadcast by the ITV channel, Eldar went to the national selection final and became one of the 2 winners.

Lyrics of Running Scared

  • English
  • French
Verse 1 Come to me, come to me tonight Oh god I need you, anyway... baby I just wanna be, be around you all the time Oh god I need you.. oh... Chorus 1 I'm running I'm scared tonight I'm running I'm scared of life I'm running I'm scared of breathing Coz I adore you I'm running I'm scared tonight I'm running I'm scared of breathing Coz I adore you Verse 2 Come to me, come to me a bit more Oh god I need you, there's nothing left for me to say So rest on me darling, stay forever more Oh god I need you, I need you Chorus 2 I'm running I'm scared tonight I'm running I'm scared of life I'm running I'm scared of breathing Coz I adore you I'm running I'm scared tonight I'm running I'm scared of breathing Coz I adore you Break Oh, what I wouldn't give away To be you're shelter and keep you safe… oh… oh.. Chorus 3 I'm running I'm scared tonight I'm running I'm scared of life I'm running I'm scared of breathing Coz I adore you I'm running I'm scared tonight I'm running I'm scared of breathing Coz I adore you
Couplet 1 Viens à moi, viens à moi ce soir Oh mon Dieu, j’ai besoin de toi... bébé Je veux juste être à côté de toi tout le temps, oh, mon dieu, que j’ai besoin de toi...oh Oh, mon Dieu, j’ai besoin de toi Refrain 1 Je cours et j’ai peur cette nuit Je cous et j’ai peur de la vie Je cours et j’ai peur de la respiration Parce que je t’adore Je cours et j’ai peur cette nuit Je cours et j’ai peur de la respiration Parce que je t’adore Couplet 2 Viens contre moi, viens contre moi pour plus de temps Oh, mon Dieu il ne me reste plus rien à dire Donc reste contre moi, mon amour; Reste pour toujours et encore plus, mon amour Oh mon Dieu, j’ai besoin de toi, j’ai besoin de toi REFRAIN 2 Je cours et j’ai peur cette nuit Je cous et j’ai peur de la vie Je cours et j’ai peur de la respiration Parce que je t’adore Je cours et j’ai peur cette nuit Je cours et j’ai peur de la respiration Parce que je t’adore Break Oh, que ne donnerais-je pas pour devenir ton abri et te protéger contre tout danger… oh… oh.. REFRAIN 2 Je cours et j’ai peur cette nuit Je cous et j’ai peur de la vie Je cours et j’ai peur de la respiration Parce que je t’adore Je cours et j’ai peur cette nuit Je cours et j’ai peur de la respiration Parce que je t’adore