Ictimai, the Azerbaijani public broadcaster has confirmed to ESCToday.com that Azerbaijan that will select its Eurovision entry and representative via its traditional national selection- Milli Seçim Turu 2015.
The Azerbaijani broadacaster has also confirmed to ESCToday that it is currently working on the format and castings for the 2015 Azerbaijani Eurovision national selection Milli Seçim Turu will kick off in the coming days, followed by the recording of the shows. The 2015 Azerbaijani entry and representative will be determined by March. The 2015 Azerbaijani national final is scheduled to be held in Baku next month. More details and information on the 2015 Azerbaijani Eurovision project will be released in due course.
In 2014 Azerbaijan selected its Eurovision hopeful and entry via Böyük Sehne, a televised national selection. Dilara Kasimova won the golden ticket to Copenhagen with her entry Start the fire, achieving a 22nd place in the grand finale.
Azerbaijan has enjoyed massive success in the contest since their debut in 2008, achieving a total of 5 TOP 5 placings out of their 7 participations, including a victory in 2011 ( 3rd in 2009, 5th in 2010, 1st in 2011, 4th in 2012, 2nd in 2013).
Azerbaijan debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2008 and won the event on its 4th attempt in 2011 with Ell and Nikki’s Running Scared, thus bringing the contest to Baku in 2012.
The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 19, 21, 23 May at the Wiener Stadthalle, in Vienna.