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The Road to Eurovision 2022: Nadir Rustamli (Azerbaijan)

It’s April and we have less than 60 days till the annual Eurovision contest that will happen next month. Get excited! If you don’t know what Eurovision is, I wrote a detailed post about the contest a couple of years ago. I am back with my series “Road to Eurovision”, predicting who will win this year’s contest. Each day, I will feature a song from one of the countries. Then, I will make my own predictions of who will make it to the finals and win the competition. Good luck to those who are competing!

You can check out my commentaries on past years:

2021 | 2019 | 2016

Let’s get started!

Nadir Rustamli’s “Fade to Black”

Nadir Rustamli’s “Fade to Black” is representing Azerbaijan in this year’s Eurovision. Nadir has dreamed of being at Eurovision and representing his country ever since he won The Voice of Azerbaijan. “Fade to Black” is his entry, a powerful mid-ballad that displays Nadir’s vocal chops as well as the emotive instrumental that swells with deep sentiments. Although it takes time for Nadir to show his vocal abilities, he does it flawlessly during the chorus as he shows off how powerful he can be yet so quiet at points like the ending.

I think this song has the potential to be a show stopper during the Eurovision if Nadir presents it in an emotional and powerful way, which I believe he can do. I really believe that this song will go to the finals as it has the potential to be a powerful track!

My Eurovision 2021 Predictions

Here are my predictions for this year’s contest. These are my own opinions and I am not getting paid or endorsed for them.

First Round

(Note: I changed my prediction for Intelligent Music Project after a week of thinking about the song. I think they will be going to the finals as the song grew on me.)

CountryMy Prediction
Ronela Hajati (Albania)Finals!
Citi Zēni (Latvia)Finals!
Monika Liu (Lithuania)Will Not Go Through
Marius Bear (Switzerland)Will Not Go Through
Last Pizza Slice (Slovenia)Will Not Go Through
Kalush Orchestra (Ukraine)Finals!
Intelligent Music Project (Bulgaria)Finals!
S10 (the Netherlands)Finals!
Zdob și Zdub and Frații Advahov (Moldova)Will Not Go Through
Maro (Portugal)Finals!
Mia Dimšić (Croatia)Will Not Go Through
Reddi (Denmark)Finals!
Lumix featuring Pia Maria (Austria)Will Not Go Through
Systur (Iceland)Finals!
Amanda Tenfjord (Greece)Finals!
Subwoolfer (Norway)Finals!
Rosa Linn (Armenia)Will Not Go Through

Second Round

CountryMy Prediction
the Rasmus (Finland)Will Not Go Through
Michael Ben David (Israel)Finals!
Konstrakta (Serbia)Finals!
Nadir Rustamli (Azerbaijan)Finals!

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