BAKU, AZERBAIJAN – Today Azerbaijani National Broadcaster ITV has announced that Samra Rahimli will represent the country at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. 21-year-old singer will perform the song “Miracle” on Eurovision stage in the First Semi-Final on May 10th, 2016.
Samra previously participated in the national selection to Eurovision in 2012. Even though she couldn’t win the lucky ticket back then, 16-year-old Samra became one of the public’s favorite as the youngest contestant. Since then she gain some stage experience in different versions of the “The Voice”. In 2015 Samra participated in “The Voice of Turkey” where she made it to the quarterfinals and in March 2016 she became the first season’s finalist of “The Voice of Azerbaijan”.
The artist and the song were selected internally based on closed ballot decision by ITV and the opinion survey of more than 100 music and television industry experts and some Eurovision fans from over 35 European countries.