Azerbaijan has been a remarkable success story in its relatively short history of participating in the Eurovision Song Contest. Out of the 14 times it has taken part, Azerbaijan has made it to the Grand Final for the most part, with seven Top 10 finishes in this short period of time. The country has a 50% chance of achieving a Top 10 place statistically, although this has been a little more challenging since 2014, possibly due to stricter voting controls. Nevertheless, Azerbaijan’s success in reaching the Grand Final stands at an impressive 93%, having done so every year since their debut. Only once did Azerbaijan fail to make it to the final, in 2018 with Aisel Mammadova’s “X My Heart”. In the 2021 contest held in Rotterdam, Efendi‘s outstanding song and performance of “Mata Hari” earned a respectable 20th place in the final. That proofs that songs from Azerbaijan, no matter how good they are, can shape up badly.