Azerbaijan has narrowed its shortlist of artists competing to represent them at Eurovision 2024 from fifteen to six following a round of live auditions and jury voting.
The six performers who made the cut are: Emy Lia, Ilkin Dovlatov & Etibar Asadli & Mila Miles, AISEL, Fahree, Qorqud and Sabina Guluzadeh.
A range of household names and up-and-coming artists are all still in the mix. One familiar name who has made the final six is AISEL – she was infamously the first Azeri Eurovision entry not to qualify for the final back in 2018, but 2024 may well be her redemption era.
For the second year running, Azerbaijan is going local and looking to showcase homegrown talent at Eurovision. The years of importing from Sweden are over, and the selection is going strong. This year, 88 out of the total 214 songs received by the broadcaster being written by local songwriters.
But Ictimai still haven’t revealed these six potential Eurovision songs, which won over the juries at the live auditions.
The broadcaster is giving the artists a chance to fully prep and prime before their entries are unleashed onto the Eurovision audience, but they did issue a social media call out for fans to submit questions to the participants.
So we should find out more about them in due course!
For now, let’s take a listen to some of the previous singles and performances of the six artists competing for the ticket to Malmö:
Ilkin Dovlatov & Etibar Asadli & Mila Miles:
Is your favourite still in the running to represent Azerbaijan at Eurovision 2024? Whose song are you most excited to hear? Let us know in the comments!