Azerbaijan: Nigar Hüseynova and Vlada Axundova win the 7th heat

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 407 views

Nigar Huseynova and Vlada Axundova have won the 7th 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, Leyla  Aliyeva and Leyla Gafari, Farid Mammadov in the semifinal.

A total of 9 acts battled for a ticket to the semifinal during the  7th  heat of Milli Secim Turu. The 8thAzerbaijani Eurovision2013 heat kicks  off today next week. Exceptionally for the very first time 2 acts have qualified for the 2013 Azerbaijani Eurovision semifinal.

Vlada Axundova- Shady lady

Nigar Huseynova- When the music dies

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.

The Azerbaijani jury has shorlisted 80 candidates from the 128 applicants who  applied to compete  in  Azerbaijani 2013Eurovision national selection.  Among the candidates there are many Azerbaijanis who  reside overseas, in GermanyDenmark, 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 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)

Azerbaijan debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2008 and won the event on its 4th attempt in 2011 with Ell and Nikki’sRunning  scared, thus bringing the contest to Baku in 2012.

Stay tuned to for the latest news on Azerbaijan and its 2013 Eurovision Song Contest participation.

Cover Photograph: Ictimai