Fade to Black (Nadir Rustamli song)

2022 song by Nadir Rustamli

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"Fade to Black"
The official cover for "Fade to Black"
Single by Nadir Rustamli
LanguageEnglish
Released21 March 2022
Length2:57
Songwriter(s)
  • Andreas Stone Johansson
  • Anderz Wrethov
  • Sebastian Schub
  • Thomas Stengaard
Eurovision Song Contest 2022 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
English
Composer(s)
  • Andreas Stone Johansson
  • Anderz Wrethov
  • Sebastian Schub
  • Thomas Stengaard
Lyricist(s)
  • Andreas Stone Johansson
  • Anderz Wrethov
  • Sebastian Schub
  • Thomas Stengaard
Entry chronology
◄ "Mata Hari" (2021)

"Fade to Black" is a 2022 single by Azerbaijani singer Nadir Rustamli. The song is scheduled to represent Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy, after being internally selected by İctimai Television (İTV), Azerbaijan's broadcaster for the Eurovision Song Contest.[1]

Release

The song was released on 21 March 2022, with the official music video being released on the Eurovision Song Contest's YouTube channel.[2][3]

Eurovision Song Contest

Selection

On 30 December 2021, the Azerbaijani broadcaster İctimai Television (İTV) opened a song submission period for interested composers to submit their songs into the Azerbaijani selection until 31 January 2022. All entrants who wished to take part in the Azerbaijani song selection were to provide a brief description of themselves as part of their submission. Six songs were shortlisted from around 300 submissions, which will be offered to the chosen artist for selection.[4][5]

Nadir Rustamli was announced as the selected artist on 16 February 2022, during İTV's breakfast show Sabahın xeyir, Azərbaycan ("Good morning Azerbaijan").[4]

At Eurovision

According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the "Big Five" (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) split up the competing countries into six different pots based on voting patterns from previous contests, with countries with favourable voting histories put into the same pot. On 25 January 2022, an allocation draw was held which placed each country into one of the two semi-finals, as well as which half of the show they would perform in. Azerbaijan has been placed into the second semi-final, to be held on 12 May 2022, and has been scheduled to perform in the first half of the show.[6]

References

  1. ^ "🇦🇿 Azerbaijan: Nadir Rustamli Releases Eurovision Entry "Fade to Black"". Eurovoix. 2022-03-21. Retrieved 2022-03-21.
  2. ^ Granger, Anthony (2022-03-21). "Today: 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan Reveals its Eurovision Entry & 🇺🇸 American Song Contest Commences". Eurovoix. Retrieved 2022-03-21.
  3. ^ van Waarden, Franciska (2022-03-18). "🇦🇿 Azerbaijan: Nadir Rustamli's Eurovision Entry to be Released on March 21". Eurovoix. Retrieved 2022-03-18.
  4. ^ a b Jabbarov, Elvin (2022-02-16). ""Nadi̇r rüstəmli̇ avrovi̇zi̇ya təmsi̇lçİmi̇z oldu!"". 12XAL (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 2022-02-16.
  5. ^ Granger, Anthony (30 December 2021). "Azerbaijan: İTV opens song submissions for Eurovision 2022". Eurovoix. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  6. ^ "Eurovision 2022: Which Semi-Final is your country performing in?". Eurovision.tv. EBU. 2022-01-25. Retrieved 2022-01-25.
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