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
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tuti

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

Asi
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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
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Ay

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
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oxyk

@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
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David Who

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

none
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none

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

Ayah
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Ayah

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
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Brian

But she can’t sing!!!

oxyk
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oxyk

@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
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Ayah

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

Criticca
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Criticca

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
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oxyk

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
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mlamla

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

cheesecake
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cheesecake

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

Rashad
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Rashad

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
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Briekimchi

@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
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mad-professor

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

Sal
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Sal

this girl CAN’T sing for $hit!!!

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

Héctor
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Héctor

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

DutchGuy
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DutchGuy

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

oliverisamazing
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oliverisamazing

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
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Huh

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

MGR
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MGR

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

AzerBoy96
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AzerBoy96

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
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Nitzan

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

No Name
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No Name

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

The voice really is a creator of Eurovision’s candidate

Brian
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Brian

awful singer! really dislike her tone

Denis
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Denis

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

Lianne
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Lianne

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

Calvin
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Calvin

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

Racal
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Racal

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
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Fp
Colin
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Colin

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

YoungsterJoey
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YoungsterJoey

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
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sufle

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

Maarten
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Maarten

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
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uk

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