Leyla Gafari won the 5th Azerbaijani heat of Milli Secim Turu 2013, the 2013 Azerbaijani Eurovision national selection which kicked off on 17 December. She will be joining Vugar Muradov and Ravana Aliyeva, Farah Hajiyeva,and Leyla Aliyeva in the semifinal.
A total of 9 acts battled for a ticket to the semifinal during the 5th heat of Milli Secim Turu. The 6th Azerbaijani Eurovision2013 heat kicked off on Monday 4 February and is currently in full swing.
A total of 8 groups will compete in the Azerbaijani 2013 national selection this year, hence a total of 8 artists will qualify directly to the semi-final. The heats run each week from Monday- Friday. The results are announced on Friday. Throughout the week the competing artists have a chance to showcase their talent and vocal skills.
Monday – Eurovision hits
Tuesday – Azerbaijani music
Wednesday – World hits
Thursday – Stage performance
Friday – Candidates are free to perform song of their own choice – During the Friday show the artists will be able to repeat one of the 4 songs they have performed during the week.
The procedure is the same way as every year. The candidates will showcase their talent and skills throughout the week. On Fridays, the weekly winner will be selected and announced. The winners from the weekly shows will hence qualify to compete in the 2013 Azerbaijani national final. The representative will be determined by both audience voting and jury.
The shows are aired on Ictimai , the national selection is expeted to end by mid March with the grand finale of Milim Secim Turu 2013. Leila Guliyeva and Konul Arifkizi are the hosts of the 2013 Milli Seçim Turu selection (Azerbaijani 2013 Eurovision national selection)
Cover Photograph: Ictimai