Azerbaijan: Samira's song for Eurovision 2020 released – Listen to "Cleopatra"

Azerbaijan's song for Eurovision Song Contest 2020 has just been released. The song is called Cleopatra and will be performed by Samira Efendi

Last week, Samira Efendi was revealed as Azerbaijan's artist for Eurovision Song Contest 2020. The Azeri broadcaster, İctimai Television, internally picked Samira to travel to Rotterdam.

Samira's song for Rotterdam 2020 is titled Cleopatra and has just been released today.

Azerbaijan 2020: Samira Efendi – "Cleopatra"

Samira Efendi

Samira Efendiyeva (Samirə Əfəndiyeva), 28, is an Azerbaijani singer from Baku, Azerbaijan. She has tried four times before to represent Azerbaijan at Eurovision Song Contest.

In 2019, she was one of the five singers shortlisted by the Azeri broadcaster to compete in Tel Aviv, but was beaten by Chingiz (Truth). She also represented Azerbaijan at The Voice of Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan.

In 2017, she represented Azerbaijan in the contest Silk Way Star, held in Kazakhstan.

In 2015, Samira competed in the first season of The Voice of Azerbaijan, where she finished second.

Her lates single "Yol Ayrici" was released back in November 2019.

Azerbaijan in Eurovision Song Contest

Azerbaijan 2019: Chingiz - "Truth"

Azerbaijan has participated 12 times in Eurovision Song Contest since its debut in 2008. They have had great succes in Eurovision, with five Top-5 results out of 12! 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 11 out of 12 times.

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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