Aisel (singer)

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AISEL
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Background information
Birth nameAysel Mammadova
Born (1989-07-03) 3 July 1989 (age 31)
Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, USSR
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano

Aysel Mammadova (Azerbaijani: Aysel Məmmədova; born 3 July 1989), known professionally as AISEL is an Azerbaijani singer. She represented Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with the song "X My Heart".

Early life[edit]

Mammadova attended the Special Secondary Musical School and the Azerbaijan State Conservatory.[1]

In addition to her native Azerbaijani, she is fluent in English.[1]

Career[edit]

Mammadova participated in the Baku International Jazz Festival in 2005 and 2006, and the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2009.[2] She is a member of the Baku Jazz Center.[3]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Mammadova was announced as the Azerbaijani artist for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 on 8 November 2017.[4] Her entry, "X My Heart", was released on 4 March 2018.[5]

She performed first in the first semi-final on 8 May, placing 11th with 94 points, 14 points behind tenth-place Finland. She received 47 points from both the jury and the televote, receiving 12 points from the Greek jury. As of the 2019 contest, her entry is the only Azerbaijani entry not to qualify for the final.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Adams, William Lee (8 November 2017). "Azerbaijan: AISEL will sing at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Oh Mammadova! Aisel to represent Azerbaijan at Eurovision in 2018". eurovision.tv. EBU. 8 November 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  3. ^ Davies, Megan (8 November 2017). "Azerbaijan: AISEL to Lisbon". Eurovoix. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  4. ^ van Lith, Nick (8 November 2017). "AISEL to represent Azerbaijan at Eurovision 2018!". escxtra.com. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  5. ^ Noutsos, Angelos (3 March 2018). "Azerbaijan: Aisel to sing "X My Heart" at Eurovision". escxtra.com. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Azerbaijan - Eurovision Song Contest". eurovision.tv. EBU. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
Preceded by
Dihaj
with "Skeletons"
Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest
2018
Succeeded by
Chingiz
with "Truth"