Entrant: Sabina Babayeva
Sabina was born on December 2nd, 1979 in Baku. It was her mother – a professional pianist – who introduced her little girl to the world of music. Sabina took singing far beyond a simple hobby, and it has become her world and soul. There are no weightless songs as each tells the stories and emotions from Sabina’s life not by hearsay because music has been in her life forever.
She graduated from the Asaf Zeynally College of Music with a degree in vocal arts, and since then has participated in many song competitions both in her country and abroad. In addition to all her musical talents, Sabina also holds a university degree in law.
Her first big victories happened in 2009 when she won the grand-prix at the young performers contest Amberstar in Latvia, as well as the grand-prix of the Slavic Star Contest in Russia. Earlier Sabina found success in many other festivals, for instance, in 1999 at the Baku city song contest “The Wave”, as the best performer of a foreign song. Sabina is a powerful singer with huge experience in jazz, soul, and pop music. She performs in theatre and she has played Fler de Lis in the Azerbaijani version of the world famous musical “Notre Dame De Paris“.
Entry: When the Music Dies
When the Music Dies was internally selected by Ictimai TV. The song is composed and penned by Anders Bagge, Johan Kronlund, Sandra Bjurman, Stefan Örn. Sandra Bjurman and Stefan Örn have taken part in the contest 2 times before as producers, they were behind Drip Drop, and Running Scared, the winning entry of last year’s contest.
This will be the first time that Azerbaijan skips the semifinals as a Host country.
The song is entirely sung in English, nevertheless Sabina has released an Azerbaijani version.
Tomorrow we will introduce the Spanish entry, note that the entries will be introduced according to the running order!