Eurovision:Europe Shine A Light : Ell & Nikki reunite to appear on the show

Eurovision:Europe Shine A Light : Ell & Nikki reunite to appear on the show
Wednesday, 29 April 2020

  • Ell & Nikki , the artisitc duo that brought the Eurovision 2011 trophy  to Azerbaijan are joining forces once again in order to take part in the special show ‘Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light’ that will be replacing this year’s cancelled contest. 

    The fans will have the chance to see on their screens two more ESC winners, the duo from Azerbaijan, Ell & Niki , that won the trophy back in 2011 and now will appear on this year's alternative show 'Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light'

    The official website of the contest revealed that the show will feature several surprises , among which will be  Eldar Gasimov's and Nigar Jamal's appearance, a hint of which was given to us  E. Gasimov's post on Instagram, accompanied by the hashtag #shinealight.


    Ell & Nikki in Eurovision

    Eldar and Nigar competed separately  in the Azerbaijani national selection, Milli Seçim Turu 2011. They qualified from the semi-finals along with three other artists to the final on 11 February 2011, where they earned the right to represent Azerbaijan at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf. Although it was originally planned to send a solo act, when the winner was announced, İTV had decided that both Eldar and Nigar would be going to Germany as a duo.

    In Eurovision 2011 Eldar Gasimov and Nigar Jamal performed together under the name Ell & Nikki. Behind the their entry, titled "Running Scared", was  Stefan Örn and Sandra Bjurman from Sweden and Iain Farquharson from the UK. The performance included four backing vocalists and singers, including Jessica Marberger and Vera Prada (Melodifestivalen participants)

    They won the Eurovision final on 14 May, which meant that Azerbaijan secured the right to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.