Representing Azerbaijan is Farid Mammadov with Hold Me.

21-year-old Farid was discovered in 2012 after participating on the Azeri TV talent show The Big Stage. The show saw top-rated songwriters, producers, choreographers and vocal coaches from Azerbaijan, USA, the UK, Greece, and Sweden work with emerging talents with the aim of finding a Eurovision hopeful.

I'm very pleased with my Eurovision song, I like it alot
Farid Mammadov

Coming from a musical background that saw his father play keyboards in a rock band and mother play piano, Farid has also been trained in Mugam a form of traditional Azerbaijani folk music with complex vocal sounds. Outside of music, Farid enjoys participating in Azerbaijan’s national sport, freestyle wrestling, and the Brazilian martial art, capoeira. Faird’s sporting prowess just might give him the competitive edge he needs for the Eurovision finals in Malmö.