Samira Efendiyeva was born on the 17th of April 1991 in Baku Azerbaijan. She showed up in talent shows and contests like Böyük Sehne (2014), The Voice of Azerbaijan (2015-2016), and Silky Way Star (2017, she became 3rd).
She was chosen internally by Ictimai TV in 2020 to represent Azerbaijan in Rotterdam in the Eurovision Song Contest with her song Cleopatra. As the contest was cancelled due to pandemic in 2020, she couldn’t sing Cleopatra on stage.
However, for 2021, Ictimai TV chose her again to sing in the Eurovision Song Contest this time with her song Mata Hari. She passed the first semi-final with 138 points. In the grand final, despite a great performance on stage, she collected a mere 65 points and finished 20th. She will be remembered among Eurovision fans for her cute interactions with the Norwegian representative, TIX.