Azerbaijan: Ictimai confirms participation in Eurovision 2020

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 1,712 views

Ictimai, the Azerbaiajani national broadcaster, has confirmed to ESCToday that Azerbaijan will compete at the forthcoming 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands next year.

Thus Azerbaijan joins the list of countries who have confirmed their participation at the 2020 Eurovision edition.

Ictimai is yet to determine the mechanism it will use to select the 2020 Eurovision entry and act. More details on the 2020 Azerbaijani Eurovision project will be released in due course.

Azerbaijan in Eurovision

Azerbaijan debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2008 and has won the competition once, namely in 2012 with Eldar & Nikki‘s Running scared. The following year the country welcomed the Eurovision bandwagon for the very first time in its majestic capital Baku.

The Caucasian nation has partaken in Europe’s favorite television show 12 times, having competed in the event every year since its debut in 2008.

In 2019 Azerbaijan opted for an internal selection and selected Chingiz to fly the Azerbaijani flag at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv with his entry Truth, achieving a 8th place in the Grand Final.