Ictimai, the Azerbaijani national broadcaster, has confirmed to ESCToday that Azerbaijan will be competing at the forthcoming 2023 Eurovision Song Contest in the UK.
Thus Azerbaijan joins the list of countries who have so far confirmed their participation at the forthcoming 2023 Eurovision Song Contest.
Ictimai will more than likely opt for an internal selection for Eurovision 2023 as has been the case in recent years. The Azerbaijani broadcaster will unveil further details on its Eurovision 2023 plan of action in due course.
Azerbaijan in Eurovision
Azerbaijan debuted at 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 14 times, having competed in the event every year since its debut in 2008.
In 2022 Nadir Rustamli represented the Land of Fire at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin with his entry ‘Fade to Black’.
Photo credit: Corinne Cummings/ EBU