Elvira Michieva who is representing Austria on their Turkvision debut, has been revealed as part of the team behind this years Azerbaijani Junior Eurovision entry.
Elvira Michieva has co-written the lyrics for 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest entry from Azerbaijan. The song which is titled “I Wanna Be With You” was revealed today, and is the third song to represent Azerbaijan at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
She is set to represent Austria on their debut appearance at the Turkvision Song Contest. The singer who is of Azerbaijani heritage has previously tried to represent Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest and was a member of the band Bisou between 2007 and 2008.
Isa Melikov who was on the jury for Azerbaijan at the Turkvision Song Contest 2015 also composed the song with singer Fidan Huseynova.
The Turkvision Song Contest was last held in Istanbul, Turkey in 2015. The contest was then cancelled in 2016 due to issues securing a suitable host city for the contest, following security issues in Turkey. In 2017 the contest was due to return to the stage, hosted in Kazakhstan in Astana as part of EXPO 2017. However the contest was later cancelled due to a legal challenge.