Azerbaijan in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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Member stationİctimai Television (İTV)
National selection events
Participation summary
First appearance2012
Last appearance2018
Best result7th: 2013
Worst result16th: 2018
External links
Azerbaijan's page at
Song contest current event.png For the most recent participation see
Azerbaijan in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Azerbaijan debuted in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2012.[1] In 2008, İTV announced that Azerbaijan would take part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Limassol, but then withdrew before the contest, because there were too few candidates for the national selection and consequently canceled its debut.

After taking part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013, Azerbaijan withdrew from the contest because of unspecified reasons and on 25 July 2018, it was announced that Azerbaijan will return to the contest in 2018. Their worst result till date has been achieved by Fidan Huseynova with her song "I Wanna Be Like You" in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018. İTV announced on 1 July 2019 that they will not take part in the 2019 contest in Gliwice, Poland.[2]


Table key

 1st place   2nd place   3rd place   Last place 

Year Artist Song Language Place Points
2012 Suada Alakbarova & Omar Sultanov "Girls and Boys" (Dünya Sənindir) Azerbaijani, English 11 49
2013 Rustam Karimov "Me and My Guitar" Azerbaijani, English 7 66
Did not participate from 2014 to 2017
2018 Fidan Huseynova "I Wanna Be Like You" Azerbaijani, English 16 47
2019 Did not participate

Photo gallery[edit]

Broadcasts and voting[edit]

Commentators and spokespersons[edit]

The contests are broadcast online worldwide through the official Junior Eurovision Song Contest website and YouTube. In 2015, the online broadcasts featured commentary in English by editor Luke Fisher and 2011 Bulgarian Junior Eurovision Song Contest entrant Ivan Ivanov.[3] The Azerbaijani broadcaster, İTV, send their own commentary team to each contest in order to provide commentary in the Azerbaijani language. Spokespersons were also chosen by the national broadcaster in order to announce the awarding points from Azerbaijan. The table below list the details of each commentator and spokesperson since 2012.

Year(s) Commentator Spokesperson
2007 TBC Did not participate
2010 No broadcast
2012 Konul Arifkizi Leila Hajili
2013 Lyaman Mirzalieva
2014 No broadcast Did not participate
2018 Shafiga Efendiyeva[4] Valeh Huseynbeyli

Voting history[edit]

The tables below shows Azerbaijan's top-five voting history rankings up until their most recent participation in 2018:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Junior 2012: 12 countries to take part". European Broadcasting Union. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Azerbaijan: Withdraws From Junior Eurovision 2019". Eurovoix. 1 July 2019.
  3. ^ Fisher, Luke James (21 November 2015). "Tonight: Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015!". Junior Eurovision Song Contest – Bulgaria 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Azerbaijan: Junior Eurovision 2018 Commentator & Spokesperson Revealed". Eurovoix. Retrieved 24 November 2018.

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