Aisel (singer)

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Mammadova in 2018
Mammadova in 2018
Background information
Birth nameAysel Mammadova
Born (1989-07-03) 3 July 1989 (age 33)
Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, USSR
  • Singer
  • 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]


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 2022 contest, her entry is the only Azerbaijani entry not to qualify for the final.[6]

In regards to the song, Aisel stated: "I feel a strong connection with the lyrics of the song, since believing in myself made me overcome several difficulties I had in my life. This is a message I want to send to everyone: believing in yourself can make you stronger than cannonballs."[7] However, two years later, she said that she regretted her performance with "X My Heart", and said that she had never actually connected with the song. [8]


  1. ^ 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". 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!". Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  5. ^ Noutsos, Angelos (3 March 2018). "Azerbaijan: Aisel to sing "X My Heart" at Eurovision". Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Azerbaijan - Eurovision Song Contest". EBU. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  7. ^ Aderemi, Deban (3 March 2018). ""X My Heart" — Aisel reveals Azerbaijan song title ahead of Sunday reveal". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 4 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ Giacometti, Emilia. "Aisel zažalila nastup s "X My Heart"". Archived from the original on 2020-10-30. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
Preceded by Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by