AZERBAIJAN – The 27-year-old singer-songwriter will take the Eurovision stage in Tel Aviv with the song ‘Truth’. Chingiz is changing up his artistic approach for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. ‘Truth’ is contemporary, radio-friendly and personal. His performance in Tel Aviv will be a major departure from his flamenco-inspired compositions and beloved guitar.
“Initially, I was a little nervous about how Chingiz would perform the song, since he comes from a different musical background. But meeting him totally changed my mind. He’s so passionate about music and his own culture. We even added some unique elements of traditional Azerbaijani music, which worked brilliantly to make the song an authentic fusion of Azerbaijan and the West,” says Bulgarian-Austrian songwriter Borislav Milanov.
His song won the national song selection organized by Azerbaijani Broadcaster Ictimai TV in January. The contest received more than 350 entries.
‘Truth’ is about a dishonest, toxic relationship. The song explores the story of one partner who betrays the other, leaving them with a difficult choice: accept deceit or break free from false illusions.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE ARTIST
Chingiz was born in Moscow and moved to Qazax, Azerbaijan a city of just twenty thousand people, when he was six years old. He learned to play guitar and started composing his own songs while still a young boy.
At age 13, he moved with his mom and his brother to Baku, where eventually he was invited to audition for the Azerbaijani version of “Pop Idol.” Chingiz won the competition thanks to tremendous support from the jury and viewers of the show.
He soon became a rising star in the Azerbaijani music industry and, by 2013, he was already representing Azerbaijan internationally at “New Wave” in Jūrmala, Latvia. Three years later, he took part in “The Voice Ukraine.”
Chingiz loves the company of his dog, kung fu and yoga. He always enjoys getting a breathe of fresh air while backpacking or doing outdoor meditation.