Azerbaijan will be represented at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 by the singer Aisel Mammadova. İctimai Television opted for an internal selection once again and Aisel’s song for Lisbon will be reveiled at a later date.
Who is Aisel Mammadova?
Aisel was born into a musical family in Baku, Azerbaijan in 1989. The singer studied at a musical secondary school. And in 2010 she graduated from Azerbaijan’s State Conservatory.
Over the years Aisel has participated in several musical festivals. Including the Caspian Jazz & Blues Festival (2002), the Baku International Jazz festival (2005/2006), the MuzEnergo Festival of Music Improvisation (2007), the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2009 and the Caucasus Jazz Festival in 2012.
Aysel & Arash
Aisel is not to be confused with Aysel, who preceded her as the Azeri representative. Aysel took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 together with Arash. Their song “Always” finished in 3rd place.
Back in 2009, Azerbaijan was still on an amazing streak of always finishing inside the top 10 of the contest. However, after their second place in Eurovision 2013, enthusiasm waivered. In their last four participations, Azerbaijan did not reach the top 10 of the contest.