Ictimai, the Azerbaijani national broadcaster, has confirmed to ESCToday that Azerbaijan will participate at the forthcoming 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Israel.
Salam Europe this is Baku calling! Azerbaijan thus joins the list of countries who have so far confirmed their intention to participate at the 2019 Eurovision edition in Israel.
Ictimai is yet to determine the mechanism it will use to select the 2019 Azerbaijani Eurovision act and entry, in recent years the country has opted for an internal selection in order to determine its ESC representative. More details regarding the 2019 Azerbaijani Eurovision plan of action will be released in due course.
Azerbaijan in Eurovision
Azerbaijan aka The Land of Fire joined the Eurovision Song Contest in 2008 and has won the competition once, namely in 2012 with Eldar & Nikki‘s Running scared. The following year the country welcomed the Eurovision bandwagon for the very first time in its majestic capital Baku.
The Caucasian nation has partaken in Europe’s favorite television show 11 times, having competed in the event every year since its debut in 2008.
In 2018 Azerbaijan went internal and selected Aisel to fly the Azerbaijani flag at the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon with her entry X my heart, despite an extraordinary performance she failed to qualify to the Grand Final.