AZERBAIJAN – At age 13, he moved with his mother and his brother to Baku where he auditioned for the Azerbaijani version of Pop Idol in 2007. Mustafayev won the competition, and soon became a rising star in the Azerbaijani music industry.
In 2013, he represented Azerbaijan internationally in the New Wave competition in Jūrmala, Latvia. He placed 11th overall and sang along with Polina Gagarina.
Three years later, Mustafayev auditioned for the sixth season of The Voice of Ukraine, however he was eliminated in the subsequent Battle Round.
Since then, Chingiz has performed with his group Palmas, which meld traditional Azerbaijani and Turkish folk sounds with flamenco guitar, rock, and pop twists. In early 2019, Chingiz released the single “Tənha gəzən”.
On 8 March 2019, it was confirmed that Chingiz will represent Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “Truth”. He will perform in the second semi-final on 16 May 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel as 18th, closing the semi-final.
BUT THERE IS MORE..
Chingiz is not unknown in the world of Eurovision as he tried in 2010 and 2011 national selections of Azerbaijan.
The 2011 candidates also included previous years’ applicants: Azad Shabanov, Aynishan Quliyeva, teenage quartet Next, Chingiz Mustafayev, Arzum, and Seyran Ismayilkhanov who resides in Germany, as well as Elnur Hüseynov who represented Azerbaijan at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 as part of a duo having been placed eighth.
He won the first heat of the show but eliminated in the semi final of Milli Seçim Turu.