Sabina Babayeva finally achieves her Eurovision dream

Sabina Babayeva finally achieves her Eurovision dream
Sabina Babayeva on stage at the Baku Jazz Club.Photo.Andres Putting (EBU)
Baku, Azerbaijan -

Ever since 2008, which was the first time Azerbaijan took part in the Eurovision Song Contest, Sabina Babayeva has been trying to win the ticket to represent her country in Europe's Favourite TV Show. This year, she achieved her dream and talked to Eurovision.tv after a concert at the Baku Jazz lub.

A concert with old friends

Sabina was hostess and the main act at the concert, although she invited other guests who also performed. They were Anri Jokhadze of Georgia, Kurt Calleja of Malta and Željko Joksimović of Serbia. Sabina, Anri and Željko have actually known each other for over 10 years, having first met at a festival in which they all participated.

Sabina impressed the crowd with her immaculate vocal range and performed a number of songs. After the concert ended, she spoke with Eurovision.tv and told us amongst other things, what she recalls when Azerbaijan won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011.

Interview AZERBAIJAN

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Meeting a new friend

As well as the reunion with Anri from Georgia and Željko from Serbia, Sabina has found time to make new friends, and had a special meeting arranged with the international legend representing the United Kingdom, Engelbert Humperdinck. You can see some images of Sabina together with Engelbert in the gallery below.

Sabina is very patriotic and is genuinely delighted to be the one to carry her nations hopes on home soil this evening.


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  • Posted on 26/May 2012 at 19:02
  • Posted on 26/May 2012 at 19:02
  • Posted on 26/May 2012 at 17:43
    I'm waiting anxiously to watch the effects on that dress on Sabina. I guess it's going to be unforgettable. One of the big points of the night, you'll see.
    I'll love every sec-cónd of it. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/May 2012 at 17:33
    VOTE N 10 NINA ZILLI report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/May 2012 at 17:29
    good luck Sabina. wish you all the best. if you love your job your will win. I trust in you report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/May 2012 at 15:48
    VOTE TO PASTORA SOLER (SPAIN) - QUEDATE CONMIGO (STAY WITH ME). Great song & voice :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/May 2012 at 15:34
    i hope we Maltese will give Azerbaijan 12 POINTS for a third consecutive year!!
    I'm voting for them! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/May 2012 at 14:43
    CYPRUS AND GREECEE!! <3 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/May 2012 at 14:29
    Sabina is a great performer, and she will do Azerbaijan very proud. A great show from a wonderful host. Well done Azerbaijan, really great show and I am sure a great show is expected for the final, may the best song win :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/May 2012 at 14:12
    There are 7 countries which may end up winning
    in no order:

    Sweden
    Russia
    Cyprus
    Italy
    Serbia
    Spain
    Turkey

    For me its Cyprus, Italy or Sweden

    Just one piece of advise to the producers of the show, tell the people at the front row to not lift their flags too high, of course enjoy themselves, celebrate the songs, enjoy the songs, go wild with the songs....however it obstructs the viewers at home, and I question a person with a Russian flag who consistently obstructed several countries performances except his own countries performance, on the big screen its annoying, EBU please tell people not to lift the flags too high, in the arena before the show you said nothing.
    May the best song win tonight....enjoy the show...welcome Europe :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/May 2012 at 13:24
    guys voit and greece report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/May 2012 at 13:10
    maybe and turkey report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/May 2012 at 13:10
    i will voit azerbaijan and greece !!! you ?? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/May 2012 at 13:05
    Good luck Sabina♥ ! You and Can are the best ♥

    Turkey & Azerbaijan ♥ report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/May 2012 at 09:35
    Nice ballad!I believe it will be in top10!
    Good luck host country and vote for Greece! ;) report to the moderator