Article in english. Published by BNNbreaking 04.03.2024
By BNN Correspondents



Eurovision Stars Alexander Rybak & Sabina Babayeva Dazzle at Baku Concert

Norwegian singer and violinist Alexander Rybak, known for his victory in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, alongside Sabina Babayeva, Azerbaijan’s representative in the 2012 Eurovision, recently left audiences spellbound with their performance at the Heydar Aliyev Palace. This musical event, as reported by Azernews, showcased a fusion of talents, culminating in a night of unforgettable melodies and instrumental prowess in Baku.


During the concert, the collaboration between Rybak and Babayeva was particularly noteworthy, especially their rendition of the song “Düm Tek Tek”, originally performed by Hadise for Turkiye in the 2009 Eurovision Contest. This unique pairing added a dynamic element to the evening, further enhanced by the inclusion of the Venom Cello and Violin Orchestra, creating a rich musical experience for those in attendance.

A Night of Musical Fusion

The concert featured a blend of instrumental and vocal performances, with Sabina Babayeva taking the stage with her instrumental ensemble before joining forces with Alexander Rybak. Their combined performance brought a new level of energy to the audience, showcasing their versatility and musical chemistry. The inclusion of the Venom Cello and Violin Orchestra added depth to the concert, offering a wide range of musical styles and compositions that captivated the audience.

Eurovision Legacy Continues

Alexander Rybak’s victory in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest with his song “Fairytale” remains a significant achievement, marking the highest score under the contest’s voting system at the time. His success continued with his debut album “Fairytales”, which enjoyed widespread popularity across Europe.

Sabina Babayeva, on the other hand, has made a name for herself with her powerful performance in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing in 4th place, and has since performed internationally, further solidifying her musical career.


The Impact of Their Collaboration

The collaboration between Alexander Rybak and Sabina Babayeva not only provided a memorable night for those in attendance but also highlighted the enduring influence of Eurovision artists beyond the contest. Their ability to come together, blending different musical styles and backgrounds, underscores the power of music in uniting people and cultures. This event in Baku serves as a testament to their artistic growth and the global appeal of Eurovision talents.

As the echoes of the concert fade, the performance by Alexander Rybak and Sabina Babayeva remains a vivid reminder of the interconnectedness of the global music scene. Their collaboration bridges cultures and showcases the universal language of music, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of those who witnessed it. This event not only celebrates their individual achievements but also the collective joy and unity that music brings to the world.