Today the official entry for Azerbaijan for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest 2022 was released. Last week we got a short teaser. Now the last song for Turin is out. “Fade to Black” will be the entry for Azerbaijan. It was previously revealed, that the song is written by Andreas Stone, Anderz Wrethov, Sebastian Schub, and Thomas Stengaard. You can listen to the song below!
Listen to “Fade to Black”
As earlier reported, according to OGAE Azerbaijan, the song is written by Andreas Stone, Anderz Wrethov, Sebastian Schub, and Thomas Stengaard. The song was just recently selected from a shortlist of six songs and around 300 demos were sent for the broadcaster. The teaser suggests the song is called “Stay” and it will be released on March 21st.
The 22-year-old The Voice of Azerbaijan winner Nadir Rustamli was internally selected to represent Azerbaijan in Turin. At The Voice of Azerbaijan, where he was coached by Eurovision 2011 winner Eldar Gasimov. During the show, Nadir covered multiple Eurovision entries, including the Azerbaijani version of their 2008 entry “Day After Day” and their winning entry “Running Scared” together with his coach Eldar.
At the Eurovision Song Contest 20222, Azerbaijan will compete in the second semi-final. Nadir Rüstəmli will perform on the first half of the show on May 12th. Last year the country was represented by Efendi with the song “Mata Hari”. She finished 20th in the grand final of the contest.
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