Esctoday.com in collaboration with Ictmai, the public Azerbaijani national broadcaster will have a live webstream of the 2013 Azerbaijani national final, Milli Seçim Turu on Thursday 14 March at 17.50 CET.
The 2013 Azerbaijani Eurovision national selection kicked off on 17 December and will be concluding this week. The 2013 Azerbaijani final will be held at the Buta Palace in Baku. A total of 10 finalists will be competing for the golden ticket to Malmo: Vugar Muradov, Ravana Aliyeva, Farah Hadiyeva, Leyla Aliyeva, Leyla Gafari, Farid Mammadov, Nigar Huseynova, Vlada Akhundova Valeriya Huseynzadeh and Aysel Babayeva.
A total of 8 groups have been competing in the Azerbaijani 2013 national selection this year, hence a total of 10 acts have qualified directly to the semi-final. The heats concluded last week when the 8th heat finished,they have been running every week from Monday- Friday since 17 December. The results have been announced on Fridays. Throughout the week the competing artists have been having the chance to showcase their talent and vocal skills.
The Azerbaijani jury shorlisted 80 candidates from the 128 applicants who applied to compete in Azerbaijani 2013Eurovision national selection. Among the candidates there were many Azerbaijanis who reside overseas, in Germany, Denmark, Canada and Russia. A total of 80 artists will compete in the live shows, they have been divided in several groups.
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 have showcased their talent and skills throughout the week. On Fridays, the weekly winner has been 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 have been aired on Ictimai , the national selection is expeted to end on March 14 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)