Azerbaijan: Ictimai opts for national selection for Eurovision 2015

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Ictimai, the Azerbaijani national broadcaster has confirmed to ESCToday that Azerbaijan will opt for a national selection in order to select its Eurovision act for the forthcoming 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.

The format Ictimai will use to select its 2015 Eurovision act is yet unclear, this year Azerbaijan selected its Eurovision a via the musical talent show Böyük Səhnə. In the past years the Azerbaijani Eurovision representative has been selected via a national selection- Milli Seçim Turu. More details regarding the 2015 Azerbaijani Eurovision national selection and project will be released in due course.

Last month Ictimai confirmed to ESCToday Azerbaijan’s participation at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.

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 in Copenhagen.

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.

 Stay tuned to for the latest news on Azerbaijan and the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.