Nadir Rustamli

Nadir Rashid oghlu Rustamli (Azerbaijani: Nadir Rəşid oğlu Rüstəmli,[1] pronounced [nɑˈdiɾ ɾæˈʃid oɣˈlu ɾystæmˈli]; born 8 July 1999)[2] is an Azerbaijani singer. Rustamli won the second season of The Voice of Azerbaijan.[3] He represented Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with the song "Fade To Black", finishing 16th in the final.[4][5]

Nadir Rustamli
Nadir Rüstəmli
Rustamli performing at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022
Rustamli performing at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022
Background information
Birth nameNadir Rashid oghlu Rustamli
Born (1999-07-08) 8 July 1999 (age 23)
Salyan, Azerbaijan
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2016–present

Early lifeEdit

Born in Salyan, Rustamli attended secondary school #3 in 2005–2016.[6] In his younger years, he received piano training at the Gulu Asgarov Music School in his hometown. In 2021, Rustamli graduated from the Azerbaijan University of Tourism and Management with a degree in business administration.[7]

CareerEdit

2017–2020Edit

From 2017 onwards, Rustamli has participated in various contests, including the Youthvision 2019 International Song Contest, where he finished second among 21 contestants.[8]

2021: The Voice of AzerbaijanEdit

In 2021, he auditioned for the second season of The Voice of Azerbaijan. In the blind auditions, he earned chair turns from Eldar Gasimov and Murad Arif. He chose to be on Team Eldar. In January 2022, he won the show with a televote percentage of 42.6%.[9][10]

The Voice of Azerbaijan Performances
Song Original Artist(s) Notes
Blind Audition "Writing's on the Wall" Sam Smith Two-chair turn, joins Team Eldar
Battle "Beggin'" The Four Seasons Won against Amir Paşayev
Knockout "We Could Be The Same" maNga
1/8 Final "Xatirədir" Alim Qasimov
Quarterfinal "Arcade" Duncan Laurence
Semifinal "Just the Way You Are" Bruno Mars
Final "Running Scared" Ell & Nikki Duet with Eldar Gasimov
"Bad Liar" Imagine Dragons
"Bu da son" Elnur Hüseynov & Samir Javadzadeh

2022: Eurovision Song Contest 2022Edit

On 16 February 2022, İctimai Television announced that they had internally selected Rustamli to represent Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.[11] He came 10th in the second semi-final with 96 points, qualifying for the final. All of the points came from jury votes, with the public vote not awarding any points. Rustamli performed 15th in the grand final, and came 16th with 106 points; 103 points came from the jury, and 3 from the public.

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ""Səs Azərbaycan" yarışmasının qalibi-Nadir Rəşid oğlu Rüstəmlini TƏBRİK EDİRİK". Anakur.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 5 March 2022.
  2. ^ Ozcan (16 February 2022). "Azerbaycan'ı Nadir Rüstemli temsil edecek". Eurovision Turkey (in Turkish). Retrieved 20 February 2022.
  3. ^ ""Səs Azərbaycan" yarışmasının qalibi məlum olub – VİDEO". Oxu.Az (in Azerbaijani). 28 January 2022. Retrieved 16 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Nadir Rustamli to represent Azerbaijan at Eurovision Song Contest 2022". azertag.az. Baku: Azerbaijan State News Agency. Retrieved 16 February 2022.
  5. ^ "Azerbaijan: Nadir Rustamli will fly to Turin!". ESCToday. Baku. 16 February 2022. Retrieved 16 February 2022.
  6. ^ "Nadir Rüstəmli is the chosen of Ictimai for Eurovision 2022". Oikotimes. 16 February 2022. Retrieved 16 February 2022.
  7. ^ "Səhər Mərkəzi – Cavid Məmmədov, Nadir Rüstəmli, Eldar Qasımov" (in Azerbaijani). Xəzər Media. 4 February 2022.
  8. ^ "Azerbaijan: Nadir Rüstəmli to Eurovision 2022". Eurovision World. Retrieved 16 February 2022.
  9. ^ ""Səs Azərbaycan"ın qalibi bəlli oldu – son xeberler". Sonxeber.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 16 February 2022.
  10. ^ Petersen, Christian (16 February 2022). "Azerbaijan: Nadir Rüstəmli to Eurovision 2022". Eurovisionworld. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  11. ^ "Azerbaijan: The Voice winner Nadir Rüstemli will sing at Eurovision 2022". Wiwibloggs. 16 February 2022. Retrieved 16 February 2022.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Emiliya Yaqubova
The Voice of Azerbaijan winner
2021–22
Succeeded by
TBD
Preceded by Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest
2022
Succeeded by
TBD

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