Leyla Aliyeva (presenter)
Leyla Aliyeva (2012)
1986 (age 30–31)
Leyla Aliyeva (Azerbaijani: Leyla Əliyeva, born 1986, Baku) is an Azerbaijani television-presenter. On 22, 24 and 26 May 2012 she hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan together with Eldar Gasimov and Nargiz Birk-Petersen.
Leyla Aliyeva graduated from the Baku Academy of Music with a degree in choral directing and has a master's degree in music. In 2004, while in her first year of undergraduate studies, she was hired by İTV to work for the channel's Department of Music, Arts and Entertainment. In 2007, she began covering Eurovision news and soon rose to becoming a member of İTV's Eurovision organising committee. Aliyeva also served as the spokesperson of Azerbaijan announcing the country's first voting results in the country's debut at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Belgrade, Serbia. She hosted the Azerbaijani national Eurovision selection tours alongside Husniyya Maharramova in 2011 and 2012.
She is married to a fellow İTV employee who works there as a director and has a daughter.
- Siim, Jarmo. "Eldar, Nargiz, Leyla to host Eurovision 2012". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
- Floras, Stella (7 May 2008). "Azerbaijan: Azerbaijan: Elnur, Samir & Ruslana in Istanbul". ”ESCToday.com. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
- Aytan Aliyeva. Leyla Aliyeva: 'My husband and I met at Ictimai'. Modern.az. 20 May 2011.
|Awards and achievements|
Anke Engelke, Judith Rakers and Stefan Raab
|Eurovision Song Contest presenter
(with Nargiz Birk-Petersen and Eldar Gasimov)