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Own Eurovision Song Contest 45
Country Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan
National selection
Selection process Internal Selection
Selected entrant Samira
Selected song "Çarəsizəm"
Selected songwriter(s) Nurlan Jafarov
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (8th, 73 points)
Final result 22nd, 72 points
Azerbaijan in Own Eurovision Song Contest

Azerbaijan confirmed their participation for the Own Eurovision Song Contest 45 on the 6th of July 2015, after the appointment of a new Head of Delegation. An internal selection was held to select the Azeri entry. Samira Allahverdi was selected to represent Azerbaijan with her song "Çarəsizəm", which qualified from the first semi final, bringing Azerbaijan into the final for the first time since the 37th edition.


Main Article: Azerbaijan in Own Eurovision Song Contest

Before the Own Eurovision Song Contest[]

On the 7th of July, İTV announced an open call for entries for the Own Eurovision Song Contest. The following requirements were announced on bakuvizyon.az, the official website for the selection:

  • Singers must be citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Composers must be a citizen of Azerbaijan or any other member of the Turkic Council
  • A preference will be given to songs in the Azeri, English, Russian or Turkish languages

The deadline for submissions was the 10th of July 2016, and at that point 146 songs were received by the broadcaster: 100 in Azeri, 36 in English, 8 in Turkish and 2 in Russian. The 146 songs were then narrowed down to 20 songs by a panel of experts, before being bought forward to a panel of İTV producers, who announced that the chosen artist will be announced on the 15th of July, but the chosen song will be announced later. On the 13th of July, it was leaked that the Azerbaijani entry would be sung in the Azeri language, but it was then announced by the Head of Delegation that they had shortlisted two songs, one in Azeri and one in Turkish. On the next day it was announced that Samira would represent Azerbaijan with the song "Çarəsizəm".

At Own Eurovision Song Contest[]

Points awarded to Azerbaijan (Semi-Final 1)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 points
Points awarded to Azerbaijan (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 points

Points awarded by Azerbaijan[]

Semi-final []

12 points Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey
10 points Flag of Georgia.svg Georgia
8 points Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine
7 points Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg
6 points Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium
5 points Flag of Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic
4 points Flag of Latvia.svg Latvia
3 points Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria
2 points Flag of Germany.svg Germany
1 point Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia

Grand Final[]

12 points Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan
10 points Flag of Finland.svg Finland
8 points Flag of Italy.svg Italy
7 points Flag of Georgia.svg Georgia
6 points Flag of Russia.svg Russia
5 points Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia
4 points Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Liechtenstein
3 points Flag of Kosovo.svg Kosovo
2 points Flag of Albania.svg Albania
1 point Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg