It has been announced that AySel, who was chosen to represent Azerbaijan in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, will perform her song Always as a duet with songwriter Arash. The decision was made by the seven-member jury that chose the entry.
Arash said about the decision: “Performing with AySel was important for me, since I wrote Always specifically for her,” said Arash. “It is my sincere desire now to make our duet into something special for Eurovision 2009.” While the work on the song continues, it is expected that the song will be presented at the end of February.
Azerbaijan took part in the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time last year and Elnur & Samir managed to finish eighth in the final with their song Day after day. In 2009, the country will take part in the second semi final on 14th May.