Azerbaijan won the 56th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest at their fourth participation. Eldar and Nigar, also known as Ell & Nikki scored the first ever win of a Caucasian country at Europe's favourite TV show. Next year, the contest will be held most probably in the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku.
Ell & Nikki gave Azerbaijan their first ever victory in the Eurovision Song Contest. The Azeri duo managed to conquer the hearts of the European TV viewers and juries and won the contest with a total number of 221 points receiving three sets of 'douze pointe' from Malta, Russia and Turkey.
Eldar Gasimov and Nigar Jamal are both newcomers to the professional music business. Both are music school graduates. Nigar "Nikki" Jamal has been lving in the United Kingdom for many years and Eldar "Ell" Gasimov is currently studying in Baku.
In 2010, they competed in the heats of the Azerbaijani national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. Both qualified for the final, where it was eventually announced that they would represent the country as a duo. Their song Running scared was later chosen internally.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2012 will take place in Azerbaijan.