Biography of Nadir Rustamli

Nadir Rustamli has been chosen to represent Azerbaijan in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy. He has been directly chosen by the Azeri broadcaster iTV, without a national final. Instead Nadir was able to take part and win “The Voice Azerbaijan”. With 42% of the votes he was the declared winner. During the show he has also performed several Eurovision songs:

Nadir Rashid oghlu Rustamli was born in Salyan (Southern Azerbaijan) in 1999. When he was a child he received a piano training at the Gulu Asgarov Music School in his hometown. Later he studied Tourism and Management at the Azerbaijan University and got a degree in business administration.

The Song

  • Song: Fade To Black
  • Writer(s): Anderz Wrethov, Andreas Stone, Sebastian Schub, Thomas Stengaard
  • Composer(s): Anderz Wrethov, Andreas Stone, Sebastian Schub, Thomas Stengaard
  • Broadcaster: Ictimai TV

“Fade To Black” is a quiet and subtle song about the difficulties in a relationship, when everything fades to black:

You back off slowly through the door
You always go and blame the weather
The weather
It hurts so fast
When love goes bad
Until at last
We fade to black

The stroke of luck for entries seems to decrease lately. It cannot be taken for granted that songs from Azerbaijan always shape up well, like in the first years.

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