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Azerbaijan: Chingiz Mustafayev to Eurovision 2019 with "Truth"

Chingiz Mustafayev will represent Azerbaijan at Eurovision Song Contest 2019. His song is called "Truth" and has just been released

Azerbaijan has picked their 12th Eurovision artist. The Azeri broadcaster, İctimai Television, has internally picked Chingiz Mustafayev to represent the land of fire, Azerbaijan, at Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv.

Chingiz Mustafayev's song for Tel Aviv 2019 is titled "Truth" and has just been released today:

Azerbaijan 2019: Chingiz Mustafayev – "Truth"

Truth has been selected among 350 entries submitted to the broadcaster. The song is written by Bulgarian-Austrian songwriter Borislav Milanov.

Borislav Milanov says about Truth:

– 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.

Chingiz Mustafayev

Chingiz Mustafayev, 27, won Yeni Ulduz back in 2007 – one of Azerbaijan's most popular shows – when he was 16 years old.

Chingiz is now an established artist in Azerbaijan.

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Azerbaijan 2011: Ell/Nikki - "Running Scared"

Azerbaijan has participated 11 times in Eurovision Song Contest since it's debut in 2008. They have had great succes in Eurovision, with five Top-5 results out of 11! They won the competition in 2011 (Ell/Nikki - "Running Scared").

Worst result was in 2018, where Azerbaijan didn't manage to qualify for the Grand Final for the first time. They qualified for the Grand Final 10 out of 11 times.

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