Azerbaijan: Diana Hajiyeva selected for Kiev

Diana Hajiyeva will represent Azerbaijan at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev. Broadcaster Ictimai has confirmed the news on their website. Last year, Dihaj was a backing vocalist for Samra at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, performing backstage in Stockholm for the song Miracle.

Hajiyeva is known in Azerbaijan, where she usually performs under her stage name DiHaj. It is not known if she will perform with that name in Kiev, or with her full name.

Diana Hajiyeva took part in the Azeri preselection in 2011, but she eventually lost out to Ell and Nikki. As we all know, they went on to win the whole contest in Düsseldorf that year with their song ‘Running Scared’.

Diana Hajiyeva took part in the Azeri preselection in 2011, but she eventually lost out to Ell and Nikki. As we all know, they went on to win the whole contest in Düsseldorf that year with their song ‘Running Scared’.