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Ictimai begins Eurovision 2023 selection process, Eldar Gasimov added to delegation

The Azerbaijani broadcaster Ictimai has announced that it will utilize an open submission process to select it’s Eurovision 2023 entry. Interested performers and songwriters can submit entries directly to Ictimai by emailing [email protected] before the deadline on December 31st. Demos are permitted, but the broadcaster expects that the lyrics, performance and duration of the song meet the rules of the …

Azerbaijan: İTV denies rumor of withdrawal from Eurovision 2023

Yesterday a rumor spread across social media like wildfire, claiming that İTV and Azerbaijan would not be returning to Eurovision in 2023. The news originated through an instagram post from Songfestival Azerbaijan, which reported that the broadcaster had released it’s plans for TV and entertainment programs to be broadcasted over the next year, and that the Eurovision Song Contest was …

Azerbaijan’s delegation still “undecided” about Junior Eurovision 2022 participation

Azerbaijan remains the only country who participated last year, but has not announced whether they will compete in Yerevan. Among the 2021 participating countries, only Germany has announced it’s withdrawal from the competition, while Russia has been forced removed completely. The long wait is also not surprising, considering the history between Armenia & Azerbaijan, who just less than two years …

ESC 2022: The EBU has finally released the suspected irregular votes

During the grand final, the EBU released a statement that mentioned that six of the participating countries were found to create an “irregular voting pattern”, this led to the jury votes from the six countries being completely removed and replaced by a “substitute aggregated result”. Now, we finally get to see, what the EBU were so suspicious about. The results …

Broadcasters İTV, TVR, GPB, and RTCG request clarification on Eurovision jury votes being removed for “irregularities”

As we reported earlier today, the EBU made the decision to nulify the votes from the Georgian, Romanian, San Marinese, Montenegrin, Azerbaijani, and Polish Eurovision juries for both the second semi-final and grand final. In their press release, the EBU came to this decision alongside the pan-European voting partner due to irregular voting patterns that happened in the jury votes. …

Semi 2 Qualifiers Draw for Grand Final Slots. When Will Your Favorite Acts Perform?

We now know which half of the Grand Final all of this year’s qualifying acts will perform in! At tonight’s post-show press conference, the 10 entries that made it out of semi-final two drew for their slots. Czech Republic, Finland, and Romania will be performing in the first half of Saturday night’s show, with Belgium, Azerbaijan, Poland, Estonia, Australia, Sweden, …

ESC 2022: The remaining semi-finalists of Day 6 have entered the stage

We’re into Day 6 by now, but only into Day 2 when it comes to rehearsal access for the Press. As a reminder, the first 4 days were used as closed rehearsals for all the semi-finalist performances, meaning that the first visible rehearsals for the press, are the second rehearsals for the artists. Today, the second rehearsals continued for the …

Azerbaijan: Nadir Rustamli Eurovision 2022 song “Fade to Black” has been released!

In mid-February the annoucement was made by ITV that Nadir Rustamli (Rüstəmli in Azerbaijani), the recent winner of the Voice of Azerbaijan or Səs Azərbaycan, would represent them in Turin this upcoming May. At that time, the broadcaster had received over 300 song submissions for Rustamli to perform live on the Eurovision stage, and shortlisted a total of six for …

Azerbaijan: Five Things to Know About Nadir Rüstəmli

Last month, Azeri broadcaster İTV announced that 22-year-old rising star Nadir Rüstəmli would represent The Land of Fire at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. But how did such a seeming newcomer land this important gig? As it turns out, he’s not a newcomer at all. He’s a Lifelong Musician Born on July 8, 1999, in the coastal city of Salyan, …

Recent winner of The Voice of Azerbaijan Nadir Rüstəmli heads to Eurovision 2022 for Azerbaijan

Late last month the new season of the Voice Azerbaijan wrapped up, and Nadir Rüstəmli was selected as the winner, with former Eurovision winner Eldar Gasimov serving as his professional mentor. Little did he know that he was about to be asked to participate in a much larger TV musical competition – the Eurovision Song Contest. Today Azerbaijan and ITV …

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