Azeri broadcaster iTV chose Chingiz through an internal selection process, which the network hopes will take the country back to the final after its first ever non-qualification in Lisbon. Chingez was born in Moscow on 11 March However, he moved to Azerbaijan at six-years-old, settling in Qazax. The relatively small city — its population is approximately 20, people — is located in the north west of the country. He got his first big break on a TV talent show. Other Eurovision stars to come through the format include Aysel and Safura In the early years of its participation, Azerbaijan regularly held multi-week TV searches for its Eurovision acts. Chingiz entered the process.
We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Azerbaijan will compete tonight and Chingiz will represent the country with his song Truth. The year-old singer is originally from Moscow, Russia but moved to Qazax, Azerbaijan when he was six. Unfortunately, on Thursday, Chingiz will not be performing underwater like in the music video but instead will be using two robotic arms and a triangle.
Who is Chingiz?
He finished 5th in the hard Semi-final 2, and 8th in the Grand Final. He was one of the headliners at this year's Eurovision Live Concert in Portugal two days ago, where we met with him for an interview. I was a bit tired because we had concerts last week and earlier this week, Chingiz says. He looks indeed fresh as always. Chingiz' Eurovision song Truth got Azerbaijan back to the Eurovision final — something that didn't happen last year in Lisbon — and even more He finished in the competition's Top A lot of singers change after the contest. And that is true. It was reported that, after this year's Eurovision in Tel Aviv, Chingiz wasn't happy about his score. The singer went on to make a joke about the polemic error in the results that he now says "it doesn't matter" and other reports claimed that the singer didn't see Duncan's Arcade as a winning performance.
The song was chosen to represent Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest , after Chingiz was internally selected by the Azerbaijani broadcaster. On 28 January , a special allocation draw was held which placed each country into one of the two semi-finals, as well as which half of the show they would perform in. Azerbaijan was placed into the second semi-final, to be held on 16 May , and was scheduled to perform in the second half of the show. Once all the competing songs for the contest had been released, the running order for the semi-finals was decided by the show's producers rather than through another draw, so that similar songs were not placed next to each other. Azerbaijan performed in position 18, and qualified for the final.