Azerbaijan have been praying to the Eurovision gods and they have sent them a “Miracle”. Samra Rahlimi will be going to Stockholm to represent her country at Eurovision 2016. The song will be debuted some time over the weekend, though our sources say it’s a slightly more up-tempo number than recent Azerbaijan entries.

About Samra Rahimli

Samra made a name for herself recently competing on the first series of Ses Azerbaycan, the Azeri version of the popular The Voice franchise. Samra made it all the way to the final but ultimately finished as a runner-up. She also participated in the Voice of Turkey in 2015, placing in the quarterfinals. It’s understood that she was already being considered for Azerbaijan’s Eurovision entry before her time on the Voice was over, though, so the result does not seem to have been a factor. Check out some of Samra’s Voice performances below:

Samra will become the second consecutive The Voice representative for Azerbaijan. Last year’s entrant, Elnur Huseynov, was the victor of the Voice of Turkey back at the start of 2015. It’s clearly something that has worked for Azerbaijan before, so why break from the formula?

Are you excited to see Samra representing Azerbaijan based on her Voice performances? Let us know in the comments section below or via our Twitter page!

(Photo: Courtesy Samra Rahimli)

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tuti
tuti
5 years ago

Haven’t heard her song for Eurovision (Miracle), but judging from her performance on The Voice that’s embedded up there, I can safely say that she can’t sing. At all. She’s as bad as Nikki from 2011. I loved Azerbaijan’s entries for 2013, 2014, and 2015 because at least Farid, Dilara, and Elnur can sing okay live (although Elnur failed in the Final with his out of place improvisations, but he was wonderful in the Semifinal). This girl wrecked Wrecking Ball forgodsake. She’s off key constantly throughout the chorus and had to slide off her notes almost every time because she… Read more »

Asi
Asi
5 years ago

@Huh. Plus don’t bark as a dog!Azerbaijan is more democratic than your brainwashed media and “country'” sorry village/ lol

Asi
Asi
5 years ago

Racal and [email protected] Go away with your stupid anti-Azerbaijan propaganda. Respect other countries’ choise. You dont have any right and proof about it. So you look so jealous…
I support Azerbaijan. Please Samra don’t sing boring swedish ballad. Good luck Azerbaijan

Ay
Ay
5 years ago

It is Eurovision. We don’t have to exaggerate this contest.It is a good place to start practising vocalising, performance and so on as a young singer as in the Voice. Good luck to you, Samra, in your future career.

oxyk
oxyk
5 years ago

@Ayah the site commenting system will never post comment into wrong thread, unless you’re a bot with special tool to post spam directly to site. are you a liar or a bot who lies? stop stalking me, Russian citizen. and yeah, #FreeSavchenko

David Who
David Who
5 years ago

Uptempo Azerbaijan entry for the first time since… 2009! (Aysel and Arash)
Finally, something to cheer about this week. 🙂

none
none
5 years ago

bad chosse don’t love her and hers voice just afwull stupid Ictimai tv sahem on

Ayah
Ayah
5 years ago

Oxyk, My comment was in response to your comments about savchenko under the Jamala article, but it somehow got posted here instead.
P.S. Take your russian hating somewhere else, a blog about eurovision is not a place for that.

Brian
Brian
5 years ago

But she can’t sing!!!

oxyk
oxyk
5 years ago

@Ayah, what’s wrong with you? do Azerbaijan will send Nadiya Savchenko to ESC or what? give us a break with you Russian slanders already! you’re pathetic!

Ayah
Ayah
5 years ago

@oxyk, Nadiya Savchenko fought with the Aidar Battalion. A neo-nazi group. Enough said.

Criticca
Criticca
5 years ago

Uptempo song? Ugh finally Azerbaijan! no more ballads please. You haven’t sent anything upbeat since your debut year. That’s why you’re placing so bad for the last two years..

oxyk
oxyk
5 years ago

I’m not sure if I’m excited to see her as Azerbaijani act. she sound out of tune for me. have voice but zero vocal manners. Azeri’s just trashing her carrier. she have to mature and come back in 4-5 years, if she can learn how to sing

mlamla
mlamla
5 years ago

Next woman OMG! It will be the most boring Eurovision ever!

cheesecake
cheesecake
5 years ago

I’ve got real high hopes on Azerbaijan, as I’ve liked every single one of their entries since 2009.

Rashad
Rashad
5 years ago

She was not my favorite on the show. She’s very hot and she definitely does have a nice voice, but her voice doesn’t sound mature enough to me. She’s still got time to work on it though. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mkOVpsaQvM
I don’t think it’s going to be a ballad this time. But the songwriters are the same as Drip Drop, Running Scared and When the music dies. So we should expect something very good. Let’s see. Good luck Samra!

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
5 years ago

@MGR – That depends on how bad you believe the Armenian entry to be.
Personally, I feel that Azerbaijan were robbed last year. It was my winner and definitely deserved a better placing. As a result, I hope that they do really well this year!

mad-professor
mad-professor
5 years ago

The question is, can she actually sing in English unlike her predecessors? Unlikely.

Sal
Sal
5 years ago

this girl CAN’T sing for $hit!!!

if ithis were a shouting contest, she might have had a chance.

Héctor
Héctor
5 years ago

I’m not sure what we can expect… I don’t like her voice and judging by the title the song would be the typical diva love ballad send year after year. We have Armenia vs Azerbaijan, diva vs diva, Iveta vs Samra. Who will win? As I said, I suppose it’s going to be the typical ballad, so for now I prefer Iveta who atleast brings something new. Although the song is a mess and her voice doesn’t appeal to me, “LoveWave” is starting to grow on me (12th place in my top).

@EugeneESCUK
5 years ago

You get the feeling it is going to be a good one.

DutchGuy
DutchGuy
5 years ago

Azerbaijan may be better than Georgia, but it’s to soon to say that it’s better than Armenia

oliverisamazing
oliverisamazing
5 years ago

Is this the 10th song in Eurovision called miracle? Jesus. Azerbaijan this year will probably have to buy itself into the contest, as usual. It’s so manufactured. Put a reality show contestant on, don’t have the public add to their representative and get a whole band of songwriters from another country to write the song! Azerbaijan, you once were dope. You had me yelling with Safura, crying with Sabina and now you repeat what you did last year. Not cool.

Huh
Huh
5 years ago

Racal: What can you expect from a country like Cheaterbuyjan? 🙂

MGR
MGR
5 years ago

Azerbaijan will be better for sure than Armenia and Georgia, but every country most probably will be better.

AzerBoy96
AzerBoy96
5 years ago

I like her as a singer, but since it’s ITV sure the song will be again by Swedish team, hopefully not ballad this time at least. Get lost, ITV!

Good luck, Samra.

Nitzan
Nitzan
5 years ago

Her singing is a whole bunch of manners isn’t it?

No Name
No Name
5 years ago

And today in “The voice of Europe”, Azerbaijan joins the competition!

The voice really is a creator of Eurovision’s candidate

Brian
Brian
5 years ago

awful singer! really dislike her tone

Denis
Denis
5 years ago

Probably a dramatic ballad written by Swedes, as usual from this country. Kind of hard to be excited but we have to see.

Lianne
Lianne
5 years ago

Racal is right. Azerbaijan has a “so-called” democracy.

Calvin
Calvin
5 years ago

@Maarten The German singer is 17 years old and a winner of The Voice too

Racal
Racal
5 years ago

Azerbaijan’s Eurovision formula is simple and will work out this year again: Swedish team, vote rigging and jury buying. The Land of Cheaters… Euh, of Fire (sorry) is back!

Fp
Fp
5 years ago
Colin
Colin
5 years ago

I really do hope it’s more up-tempo, cause I know Azerbaijan CAN be diverse if they want to. Good luck.

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
5 years ago

In non-Azerbaijan news: Did ya’ll see this: Arisa (Italy) says she would like to represent San Marino….she was likely BS-ing but w/e.

http://www.smtvsanmarino.sm/cultura/2016/03/04/appello-arisa-san-marino-mi-porti-eurovision

sufle
sufle
5 years ago

Karl William Lund’s Miracle failed. Let’s hope hers doesn’t.

Maarten
Maarten
5 years ago

Beautiful girl, but as a singer I don’t think she is mature and experienced enough to handle the ESC pressure and deliver her vocals on an international level. So Samra, prove that I am wrong!

uk
uk
5 years ago

Im sure Paula Selling had a say on this :))))))))))))))))))))))))))