Straight or gay or in between, last year the “Cleopatra” singer proved she’s a queen. And now, Azeri pop superstar Efendi has teased her new song for Eurovision 2021.
The singer released the teaser through the official Eurovision social media accounts, teasing that the full song is coming soon.
Efendi teases Eurovision 2021 song
Azerbaijan have remained somewhat tight-lipped about their plans for Eurovision 2021. But finally, we’ve got a teaser.
The video shows little more than Efendi’s silhouette, statuesque in golden light. She’s wearing her hair in a snatched-back ponytail. Also, we see a brief flash of a frame from the “Cleopatra” music video. Could this be the iconic sequel we’ve been waiting for?
The end of the video then reveals the song will be coming soon. It also flashes the lyrics “Game of Desire”, which may likely feature in the song.
Edit 17:25 GMT: While a previous version of this article stated that the song would also be called “Game of Desire”, this has not been officially confirmed. In 2019, Chingiz’s Eurovision entry was called “Truth”, despite the teaser using the words “She Is A Killer”.
Back in February, Efendi revealed the titles of six songs that had made it onto Azerbaijan’s Eurovision 2021 shortlist. The songs in contention for the Rotterdam ticket were:
- “Breathing You”
- “Mata Hari”
- “Owe You Pretty”
- “When I Am Gone”
Efendi at Eurovision 2021
In January 2021, Ictimai TV opened submissions to find Efendi’s song for Rotterdam. The broadcaster received more than 150 songs. From those, a handful of tracks were placed on a shortlist and critiqued by an expert panel.
Ictimai TV originally selected Efendi to represent Azerbaijan at Eurovision 2020. Her song “Cleopatra”, a tribute to the Ancient Egyptian ruler of the same name, made waves with fans. Shortly after the cancellation of the 2020 contest, the Azeri broadcaster confirmed Efendi would return in 2021.
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