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Quick Facts

Diana Hajiyeva

13 June 1989

🇦🇿 Azerbaijani

National Selection
Milli Seçim Turu 2011
Internal selection 2017

In Eurovision
2017 Kyiv

Skeletons (2017)


Diana Hajiyeva, a.k.a. Dihaj, is an Azerbaijani singer and songwriter. She was born on June 13, 1989 in Mariupol, Ukraine. Diana, who has been involved in music since childhood, took piano lessons and became interested in jazz music. At the same time, he worked in the Bəri bax music collective. In 2006, she graduated from secondary school. After that he entered the Baku Music Academy and acquired the profession of “Choir Conductor”. During these years, she began to deal with jazz professionally. Diana currently works at the Baku Jazz Center.

Diana created a music group called Dihaj, in which her husband Ali Nasirov was also a member. The group mainly played music in the genre of now pop, electronica and experimental. Diana lived for some time in London, the capital of England, where she studied at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performances. Diana also performs as a solo singer under the name Dihaj.

Diana Hajiyeva participated in the national selection to represent Azerbaijan at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. In 2011, Diana Hajiyeva’s debut music video “Find Yourself” was shot.

On December 5, 2016, Public Television announced that Diana Hajiyeva was going represent Azerbaijan at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The song “Skeletons”, which Diana should perform on the Eurovision stage, was presented to listeners in March 2017. Diana, who reached the final of the competition, took 14th place in the show. After the competition, Diana’s debut album “The End of Sunrise” was released in July.

On March 23, 2018, the new song “We shall see them sometimes” was released. In the same year, Diana co-wrote a song she performed with Elnur Huseynov: “Dreamer”.

In 2019, the band performed at the “Into the Wild” festival in Azerbaijan. Dihaj chose the platform Bandcamp to publish a couple of soundtracks in December of that year.

On February 11, 2020, Diana released a new video: “The essence”. In July of the same year, she teamed up with Etibar Asadli for a new video. 

On July 7, Diana Hajiyeva and Jazz Trio performed in the park of the Heydar Aliyev Center as part of a festival.



🇦🇿 Azerbaijan



Sandra Bjurman

İsa Məlikov

Jennie Jahns
Johan D. Seil
Kristian Tåje
Marie Nordmark Sjöström
Vitaliy Zagoruiko

Results Semi

Points: 150
Position: 8
Running order: 8

Results Finals

Points: 120
Position: 14
Running order: 12