After winning the contest this year Azerbaijan completed their goal. Azerbaijan’s worst placing in four years was 8th. The big question with Azerbaijan is was it effort or will Azerbaijan continue with the high level of song we have come to expect. However like Russia since their win I don’t think the effort will be there in the next few years to come. Eastern European countries do not try to actively win the contest the year they host it. I think Azerbaijan may put more efforts and money into the event rather than the song itself. Never the less I expect the usual strength. They will be one of the talked about songs but I would be very surprised
Baku 2013? Seems very unlikely. But they are a good top 10 bet.