Azerbaijan: Eurovision entry released

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The Azerbaijani entry for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest has just been released by Warner Music and is available to listen to online. Always was composed by Arash and will be performed by the composer and newcomer AySel in the xx semi final on the 14th May.

Always, according to its creators, is a romantic anthem, a mix of "the best European musical drifts and traditional Azeri musical culture". In the introduction of Always, the local stringed istrument "tar" was used and it became the lead instrument during the creation of the song. «I believe in our song", says Arash. "This is absolutely European format but at the same time there are many unique elements of Azeri music and culture. Our song is incredibly romantic. I am sure that everyone will find their own love story in it. It is not important whether you have such a story or it is just ahead. If you believe in it, it will happen".

Young AySel stated: "I'm 19 and I can tell you that I have been in love. But now I'm waiting for such a strong and engrossing feeling in my life, like that one we are singing about with Arash in our song. I can't wait to find that special someone that only one whom will spell my name and all the mountains are high!"

The duo is currently working on the stage presentation of the song which will be presented in its finalised version at the customary Heads of Delegation meeting on 16th March in Moscow.

AySel and Arash- Always

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Stella Floras

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