Azerbaijan: Eurovision 2019 act and entry to be revealed between March 7 & 10
According to INFE Azerbaijan the national broadcaster, iTV, is planning to reveal the country’s Eurovision 2019 representative and entry between March 7 and 10.
Azerbaijan is expected to present to us its act and song for the upcoming Eurovision song contest in Tel Aviv , the days between 7 and March 10. So far the broadcaster has concluded in 4 candidates for representing the country in Israel. Itv has gone internal this year and through a number of auditions was in search of its next Eurovision act. The shorlisted acts are :
- Samira Efendi
- Chingiz Mustafayev
- Tofig Hajiyev
According to the same source the four acts have already recorded a demo version of potential Eurovision entries. This demos will be presented to iTV’s special jury which will decide which acts will represent the country in the 64th edition of Eurovision. The broadcaster had earlier made an open call for songs in order to find the most appropriate one for its Eurovision acts.
THE STORY SO FAR
Since its debut at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Belgrade Azerbaijan has competed every year, having its biggest success in 2011. Only after 4 years of competing at Eurovision, Azerbaijan managed to win the contest with Eldar and Nikki performing “Running Scared”. As a result, the Eurovision Song Contest was held in Baku for the very first time in 2012.
Last year the broadcaster Ictimai internally selected Aisel as their representative in Lisbon. It marked the very first time Azerbaijan did not participate in a Eurovision final since their debut in 2008, as Aisel’s entry “X my Heart”, composed by Dimitris Kontopoulos and staged by Fokas Evangelinos, finished 11th in the first semi-final with 94 points.