Safura Alizadeh (Azerbaijani: Səfurə Əlizadə; born on September 20, 1992 in Baku) is an Azerbaijani singer and saxophonist. Alizadeh took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, where she brought Azerbaijan on 5th place, with song "Drip Drop". She later released her debut album It's My War, which made its way into several European countries. Her second debut single "March On" was released in September.
Safura Alizadeh's father is a professional painter and her mother is a pianist and a fashion designer. Alizadeh began singing when she was very young and made her first stage appearance at age 6. In the course of her career, she sang in children's bands Sharg Ulduzlari and Bulbullar. Alizadeh took up violin lessons at the Baku Musical School No 2 but later also learned to play the piano and the saxophone. She became the winner of the national contest Yeni Ulduz (Season 8). Since the eighth grade Safura has been studying at the school no. 23 in Baku.
Safura's saxophone playing was praised by composer Farhad Badalbeyli, who described it as brilliant.
Safura started to sing at the age of three. At six she had her first stage performance. And ever since then she always is trying out in different competitions. She is a winner of Azerbaijan’s talent show “Yene Ulduz” which is analog of worldly famous Pop Idol show. Safura is a young sex symbol of Azerbaijan. This red-blooded young woman has a perfect combination to represent Azerbaijan - the Land of Fire. She is self-confident, stylish and talented person.
On March 2nd, 2010, Safura won the Azerbaijan national Eurovision selection in Baku. One week later, she visited Stockholm, Sweden to spending time in the studio and learning her new song “Drip Drop” for Eurovision Song Contest 2010.
“Drip Drop” is written by Swedish composers Anders Bagge (hit-maker, and most known as jury member for Swedish Idol) and Stefan Örn, with lyrics by Sandra Bjurman. The song is mixed by Grammy winning producer Niklas Flyckt.
Safura released her Debut Album "It's My War" on June 23rd, 2010.