In Eurovision, in this day and age it isn’t enough just to have a good song. Fans expect so much from their Eurovision entrants and want to be entertained from start to finish. One major development in recent years is that of the accompanying music video and it is this feature that is the second criteria that we will look at in our judgement of the eight Azerbaijani entries.
The first criteria that we will judge our eight Azeri acts on will be where they placed in their year in the competition. The competition is tough given Azerbaijan’s exceptional track record. Coming out on top however was their first, and so far only win, for Ell and Nikki in 2011 for Running Scared.
Since they started competing in the Eurovision in 2008, Azerbaijan have had one of the best track records. They have made the final in each of their eight attempts, including a win in 2011, a second place in 2013 and a third place finish in 2009. We have decided to rank the entries based on a number of criteria; finishing position, artistry, song, lyrics, video and performance. We will reveal these results over the next few days, but we want your input too. We want to know which of the eight Azeri entries is your favourite? These will then be tallied and we will reveal the order. To refresh your memory on the entries, check out the videos below.