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Farid Mammadov

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Origin  Azerbaijan
Instruments  vocals
Name  Farid Mammadov
Occupation(s)  singer
Years active  2012–present
Role  Singer

Born  August 30, 1991 (age 24) Baku, Azerbaijan (1991-08-30)
Similar People  Sabina Babayeva, Emmelie de Forest, Margaret Berger, Dilara Kazimova, Zlata Ognevich

Farid Mammadov - Hold Me (Azerbaijan) - LIVE - 2013 Grand Final

Farid Mammadov (Azerbaijani: Fərid Məmmədov) (born 30 August 1991 in Baku) is an Azerbaijani singer. He represented Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmo with the song "Hold Me" and came second after Denmark.


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Early life and career

Mammadov was born in Baku, to Asif Mammadov, a professional judoka and amateur rock musician, and Maya Mammadova, a silver-winning Soviet gymnast. Farid Mammadov is currently a student of the Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts. He works for the Baku Jazz Centre.

Since childhood, Mammadov sang in the Bulbul ensemble managed by Aybaniz Hashimova. For a long time he was a soloist of this ensemble. He has been interested in soul and jazz since age 8 and cites Stevie Wonder as a major influence.

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Mammadov is the author of Gal yanima (Come to Me), one of the songs which he performed during the Azerbaijani Eurovision selection tour.

Besides music, he also practices Greco-Roman wrestling and capoeira.


In March 2013 Farid won the Azerbaijani national final for the 58th annual Eurovision Song Contest 2013 which was held in Malmo, Sweden in May 2013. Mammadov was the first male solo singer to represent Azerbaijan in the contest. His performance was staged by Fokas Evangelinos, a Greek choreographer who directed the Eurovision performances of Sakis Rouvas and Ani Lorak. Azerbaijan placed 2nd in the 2013 competition, receiving ten 12-point scores and 234 points.

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  • - Azerbaijan: Farid Mammadov will fly the Azerbaijani flag in Malmo
  • - Official website of Eurovision - "It's Farid Mammadov for Azerbaijan"
  • - Farid Mammadov will sing their song in the 58th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo (Sweden), speaking for his country Azerbaijan
  • References

    Farid Mammadov Wikipedia