Truth won the national song selection, organized internally by Azerbaijani Broadcaster Ictimai TV, in January, leaving more than 350 other entries behind.
Chingiz has changed up his artistic approach for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Truth is contemporary, radio-friendly and personal. His performance in Tel Aviv will be a major departure from his flamenco-inspired compositions.
Truth is about a dishonest, toxic relationship. The song explores the story of one partner who betrays the other, leaving them with a difficult choice: accept deceit or break free from false illusions.
Bulgarian-Austrian songwriter Borislav Milanov wrote Truth. He says: "Initially, I was a little nervous about how Chingiz would perform the song, since he comes from a different musical background. But meeting him totally changed my mind. He's so passionate about music and his own culture. We even added some unique elements of traditional Azerbaijani music, which worked brilliantly to make the song an authentic fusion of Azerbaijan and the West".
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