Mehman Tagiyev who represented Azerbaijan at the 2015 Turkvizyon Song Contest has released a duet with Nadir Qafarzade.
The song “Nagil” translates as “Story” in English, the lyrics were written by Bakhtiar Alekperov, while the music was written by Ikin Hasan. Nadir is one of Azerbaijan’s most well-known performers having rose to fame as a solo singer. The duet with Nadir Qafarzade marks the highest profile collaboration the Azeri Turkvizyon participant has done to date.
Mehman Tagiyev represented Azerbaijan at the 2015 Turkvizyon Song Contest in Istanbul after winning Azerbaycanin Sesi 2015. Mehman performed “stanbul” in the final of the contest and finished 7th with 155 points.
Listen to “Nagil” below:
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The Turkvizyon Song Contest was first held in 2013 in the Turkish city of Eskişehir. The contest which is open to Turkic nations and regions such as Turkey, Kazakhstan and Yakutia. The contest follows a similar format to the Eurovision Song Contest, with songs limited to being 4 minutes long. To date Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan have won the contest.