Three months ago Azerbaijan confirmed participation for Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Now the first news about Azerbaijan’s plans for next year’s Eurovision Song contest, has been announced by INFE Azerbaijan – Azerbaijan goes internal once again.
Casting scheduled to select singer
INFE Azerbaijan has announced that the publich broadcaster from Azerbaijan Ictimai TV has scheduled a casting on November 20th in order to select the singer that will represent Azerbaijan in Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
It is almost the same same selection format that “the land of fire” also used in 2018, namely a singer to be selected through a casting behind closed doors, and once the singer has been chosen, then the song to be also selected internally just like in 2018 when Ictimai TV chose Dimitris Kontopoulos “X My Heart”.
Azerbaijan in Eurovision Song Contest
Azerbaijan first participated in Eurovision 2008, reaching 8th place. It has participated 11 times in the contest, and even won the 2011 contest, with “Running Scared” sung by Ell and Nikki. Its 100% qualification record broke in 2018, when Aisel failed to qualify to the Final. She finished 11th in the first Semi-Final, with 94 points.