Azerbaijan: Ictimai reveals more details on their national final

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 149 views

Ictimai, the Azerbaijani broadcaster has informed that a total of 10 acts will compete at the forthcoming 2013 Azerbaijani national final scheduled to be held at the Buta Palace in Baku on Thursday 14 March at 17:50 CET. Ictimai has revelead more details regarding their Eurovision national final.

Esctoday. com in collaboration with Ictmai will have a live webscast of the 2013 Azerbaijani Eurovision national final.

Leyla Aliyeva and Tural Asadov will have the honour of hosting the 2013 Milli Ceçim Turu Final at the Buta Palace.  Azerbaijani singers will grace the occassion and peform during the show:  National Music Group in a remix with Boro-Boro song (Arash‘s song),  Eldar Gasimov (Ell winner of ESC 2011),  Tunzala Agayeva, Chingiz Mustafayev. The show is expected to be 2 hours long.

Who will follow into Sabina Babayeva’s footsteps? Vugar Muradov, Ravana Aliyeva, Farah Hadiyeva, Leyla Aliyeva, Leyla Gafari, Farid Mammadov, Nigar Huseynova, Vlada Akhundova Valeriya Huseynzadeh and Aysel Babayeva will battle for the golden ticket to Malmoe. One of the will become the 6th Azerbaijani Eurovision representative.

Ictimai is currently working round the clock in order to showcase a dazzling and entertaining show. Azerbaijan played host to last year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The country has enjoyed much success in the event, achieving a top 10 placing every year since their debut in 2008.

The 2013 Azerbaijani Eurovision national selection kicked off on 17 December and will be concluding this week.

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 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 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)

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.

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



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