Azeri media report that the song for Azerbaijan at the Eurovision Song Contest will be composed by the ‘dream team’ Philip Kirkorov, who represented Russia in 1995, choreographer and creative director Ilias Kokotos and composer Dimitris Kontopoulos. The team for singer Aisel is the same group of people who were also behind the Russian song in 2016, ‘You Are The Only One’, which gave Segrey Lazarev a third place in Stockholm.
A couple of months ago, there were already speculations on this news. Kirkorov mentioned in an interview that he had been approached by a “friendly” country to act as the producer for their Eurovision entry. And Aisel had also been photographed in Moscow with Philip Kirkorov a few months ago.
According to the Azeri news source Lent, the song will contain lyrics in both English and Azeri. If that is the case, it would be the first entry to contain lyrics in Azeri. Broadcaster Ictimai is yet to confirm the news.