Sabina Babayeva (2012)
2 December 1979|
Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union
|Genres||Jazz, pop, soul|
|Associated acts||Alim Gasimov|
Sabina Babayeva (Azerbaijani: Səbinə Babayeva, Сәбинә Бабајева, سبینه بابایوا; born 2 December 1979, Baku) is an Azerbaijani singer. She represented Azerbaijan in the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, held in Baku, Azerbaijan on 26 May 2012, with the song "When the Music Dies", as the 13th act, she came fourth overall.
Eurovision Song Contest 2012
A graduate of the Asaf Zeynally Music School in Baku with a degree in vocal arts, she has participated in a number of song competitions both in her country and abroad. She is known in Azerbaijan as the singer of Roya kimi, theme song of the 2003 Azerbaijani television series Bayaz hayat. A veteran contestant in the Azerbaijani national selection, she has applied to represent Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest every year since the country's debut in 2008. In 2011, she came third in her heat.
As part of her promotional tour, Sabina performed in London, Amsterdam and Budapest. At Eurovision, she came in fourth, the highest rank for a host country contestant since the introduction of the semi-finals. She also received the Marcel Bezençon Press Award for her performance of "When the Music Dies".
On 30 July 2012, it was announced that Babayeva had got engaged. Her alleged fiancé Javidan Sharifov, who was said to be six years her junior, is a program director on Ictimai TV and former participant of the reality show Gafas. The couple was reported to have been dating for a year. Sabina Babayeva refuted these claims immediately, adding she was "appaulled" by the unprofessionalism of the media reporters. Despite her reaction, the wedding did in fact take place on 26 September.
Achievements and awards
- A laureate of 1st award in nomination for the best rendering of foreign song in local competition ”Wave” among musical institutions in 1999.
- A laureate of international contest of young vocal performers “Golden Hit’99”
- A Diploma for the participation in Charity Concerts dedicated to the International Day of Innocent Children victims of aggression and UN Program for the International year of Culture of Peace‘2000.
- In 2002 was invited to LAMA (los-angeles music academy) on vocal department
- A laureate of the 1st premium of international festival dedicated to 55th years passed from World War
- A laureate of 1st premium in Republic Contest of young singers"Golden Key 2001”
- Grand-prix of International contest of young performers “Amberstar 2009” in Latvia – Stokholm
- A Grand-prix of International contest of young performers named “Slavic Star’2009”
- A performer of soundtrack “Like a Dream” in a 10 parts “White Life” Movie .
- A soloist in Aypara music vocal instrumental group
- A soloist in Baku jazz club
- A soloist in musicle “Noterdam De Pari“ 2010- 2011
- A representer of Azerbaijan at culture week in Paris ‘2011
- A representer of Azerbaijan at culture week in Washington’2013
- A representer of Azerbaijan at culture week in Cannes ‘2013
- A representer of Azerbaijan at culture week in Vilnus ‘2013
- A representer at Eurovision song contest 2012 (4-d place Azerbaijan) (video)
- Live consert in Moscow “Zaferano” club and Baku “11” club 2012
- A “Voice of year’2012 ” nomination given by the Ministry of Youth and Sport of Azerbaijan Respublic
- A singer of National Anthem at the first European games in Baku 2015
- A special guest at close ceremony of Islamic games 2017
- (in Azerbaijani) Sabina Babayeva - Roya Kimi. Markaz Information Agency. 13 February 2012. Archived 3 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
- (in Azerbaijani) Azerbaijan's Eurovision Representative Known. Lent.az. 13 February 2012.
- Georgia and Latvia Selected Representatives for ESC 2012. APA. 20 February 2012.
- Sabina Babayeva on Preparing for Eurovision. Day.az. 30 March 2012.
- Sabina Babayeva's Unprecedented Result. 1news.az. 31 May 2012.
- Roxburgh, Gordon (27 May 2012). Winners of the Marcel Bezençon Awards 2012. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 15 July 2012
- Sabina Babayeva Became Student. Day.az. 18 August 2012.
- 1 25 May 2012.
- Azerbaijani Participant of Eurovision Got Engaged. Day.az. 30 July 2012.
- Sabina Babayeva Refuted Rumours of Coming Engagement. 1news.az. 30 July 2012.
- Sabina Babayeva Got Married. 1news.az. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2012.
Ell & Nikki
with "Running Scared"
| Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest
with "Hold Me"