We haven’t heard much from Azerbaijan this season. But the former Eurovision winners have finally given fans a tiny teaser of their entry for Tel Aviv. And this year they seem to be headed in an avant-garde style for Eurovision 2019.
Prior to the release of their act this Friday, March 8, the Azerbaijani federation has dropped this stunning teaser of what’s supposedly their music video.
Lots of water, a very Lisbon 2018 jellyfish, people painted in gold, neon and bright colours, and an electronic-pop base infused of ethnic vibes is what we find in this teaser of just 20 seconds.
The words “She is a killer” are the last ones we see on screen. What does that mean? Is it the name of the song? Is it a description of the artist? Could Aysel be coming back for vengeance?
What we know about Azerbaijan 2019
Sadly, it doesn’t look like the “X My Heart” singer will be trying to come back like Anna Bergendahl in Sweden. Aysel is not among the four shortlisted acts 2019.
As the Azerbaijani Head of Delegation, Husniye Maharramova, confirmed in early February, those four singers are Tofiq Haciyev, Leman Dadasheva, Samira Efendi and fan favourite Chingiz Mustafayev.
Chingiz’s name emerged in a since-deleted Facebook post from INFE Azerbaijan. He’s a singer-songwriter and guitarist.
Chingiz got his start in 2007 at the age of 16 when he won the seventh edition of the popular talent show Yeni Ulduz (New Star). In 2013 he represented Azerbaijan in the prestigious New Wave competition, where he duetted with Russian Eurovision star Polina Gagarina.
So is the teaser setting up a music video starring Chingiz? Does the “she is a killer” line suggest he’ll be singing about a woman?
Or does the line refer to the artist. In that case, it suggests either one of the two female candidates, Leman or Efendi, has been selected. Do either of these ladies have a killer instinct?
Nevertheless, all we can do so far is wishful thinking until the 8th. On Friday, Azerbaijan’s act will drop and we will finally get to experience their their entry for 2019.
Will Azerbaijan be back in the final in 2019? What do you expect from the Azerbaijani entry? Can they be a contender? What do you think of the teaser? Sound off in the comment section below!