Azerbaijan – Hot on the heels of accusations that Azerbaijan have been rigging votes, their President, Ilham Aliyev, has ordered an investigation into this year’s voting after no points were awarded by Azerbaijan to Russia. The national broadcaster Ictimai, appear to have revealed that viewers’ votes put Russia’s Dina Garipova in second place, and the jury also supported her. (more…)
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Azerbaijan – According to Georgianews.ge, Farid Mammadov visited Georgia yesterday as part of a promo tour. Whilst there he performed alongside Georgian contestants Nodiko Tatishvili and Sopo Gelovani. The 21-year old singer performed Georgian and Azeri songs at the press conference and revealed that his grandmother was Georgian. Check out some video footage here.
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Azerbaijan – The crowd at last night’s annual London Eurovision Party were treated to the very first play of one of Farid Mammadov’s dance remixes of ‘Hold Me‘. The two remixes that have been produced have been made by DJ Sukhoi and DJ Alex Matthew. You can now listen to the remixes here and also download them. Let us know what you think to the dance versions.
Azerbaijan – Today’s featured artist is Azerbaijan’s Farid Mammadov. He will represent his country in the 2nd semi-final in Malmo on 16th May. Fərid Məmmədov was born on 30th August 1991 in Baku, Azerbaijan, and is currently a student of the Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts. He also works for the Baku Jazz Centre. Find out more about him now… (more…)
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Azerbaijan – Tonight’s national final in Baku has chosen Fərid Məmmədov as Azerbaijan’s representative in Malmö in May. It is unknown yet whether he will 100% sing the song he performed tonight. ‘Hold Me‘ in May, although at this stage it is reported it is. Check out the song and also the winner performing last year’s Lithuanian entry in an earlier heat… (more…)
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Azerbaijan – Thursday night sees the climax of a selection process that has taken almost three months, as Azerbaijan holds its national final, Milli Seçim Turu. Ten acts have battled through a lengthy 8 week process and will battle it at the Buta Palace in Baku at 18:00 (CET). You can watch it online here. Check out the ten acts that are looking for the golden ticket to Malmö. (more…)
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Azerbaijan – in this week’s 8th heat, Valeriya Hüseynzadə and Aysel Babayeva have qualified for Azerbaijan’s national final. The final takes place on March 14th. They join Vüqar Muradov, Rəvanə Əliyeva, Fərəh Hadıyeva, Leyla Qafari, Fərid Məmmədov, Nigar Hüseynova, Vlada Axundova and Leyla Əliyeva in that final. Check out the latest qualifiers singing Eurovision hits as part of the qualifying round… (more…)
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Azerbaijan – Azerbaijan is still on its lengthy journey to choose a representative for Malmö 2013. The 7th heat out of the 10 long weeks of Milli Seçim Turu has been completed this week with a bit of a strange twist. Two contestants, Nigar Huseynova and Vlada Akhundova, were selected instead of the usual one due to a tie. Here’s a catch up on who they’ve selected so far! (more…)
Azerbaijan – The fourth finalist has been selected for the Azerbaijan national final. After another week of Milli Secim Turu 2013 programmes, Leyla Aliyeva was chosen to continue to the final. She joins Vüqar Muradov, Rəvanə Əliyeva and Fərəh Hadıyeva in the final. Check her out performing ‘Suus’, last year’s entry from Albania… (more…)
Azerbaijan – The long drawn out national selection process which is taking place over ten weeks has so far come up with three finalists. ‘Milli Seçim Turu‘ sees the acts perform every night for five nights, singing different type of songs each night. The weekly televotes are combined with an online poll and the Jury votes after Friday’s performance. Check out who has qualified so far… (more…)
Azerbaijan – The long journey starts tonight to choose the Azerbaijan entry for Malmö 2013. Their national selection – Milli Secim Turu – has just started with the first 10 participants out of the 80 remaining in the contest so far. The results of each heat will be announced on Fridays, for the next 8 weeks, with the final held in March 2013. Watch it here. (more…)
Azerbaijan – According to APA, entries have been submitted to the Azeri national selection from several countries including the US, Germany, Russia and Kazakhstan. Candidates will attend the national selections on December 17th. 80 candidates have been chosen by jury from 128 original entries, and divided into 8 groups and will compete for 8 weeks. The national selections are expected to be completed in mid-March.
Azerbaijan – Can an event like the Eurovision Song Contest change an authoritarian country like Azerbaijan? Apparently it can’t. During the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, many human rights activists voiced their concern that once the international media attention would fade, the Azeri government would take revenge on human rights activists and opposition members for blemishing the perfect façade the government tried to uphold for the event. (more…)
Eurovision 2012 – In the last couple of days three ladies have released new versions of their 2012 Eurovision entries. Sabina Babayeva from Azerbaijan recorded a jazz version of “When the Music Dies”. After a version in Azerbaijani and an ethnic version, this is the third new arrangement for the song. The Bulgarian representative Sofi Marinova has recorded a Latin (more…)
Azerbaijan – Just so you don’t get the wrong idea: I have no interest in targeting Azerbaijan or any other countries, but the news come as they come. This Saturday, Cyprus gave its 8 points to Azerbaijan. The Cypriot jury got suspicious and complained to CyBC as they had not awarded a single point to the Azeri song. That suggest that Azerbaijan must’ve probably won the Cypriot televote. Now information surfaces that Azerbaijan got 3500 SMS in Cyprus but not a single phone call. Some people suggest that Azerbaijan may have hired PR companies in smaller (more…)
Norway – No, it wasn’t premonition of their last place this year.The Norwegian national broadcaster NRK was apparently seriously considering to pull out of the Eurovision Song Contest Final on Saturday after a team of their journalists was harassed by Azeri authorities at the airport, when they were about to leave the country. (more…)
United Kingdom – The BBC today hosted a press event which saw Englebert Humperdinck get together with Azerbaijan’s Sabina, and then Ireland’s Jedward. ‘The Hump’ chatted to the Irish twins about their trademark hair and wore a jedhead. Eurovision Times was there to capture the moment ‘Jenglebert’ was born. Watch the video now.
Azerbaijan – This year’s Eurovision is more political than any edition before it. Apart from human rights problems in Azerbaijan and the conflict with Armenia, the list of political issues surrounding the competition another conflict has just been added to the list. Azerbaijan’s neighbour Iran has criticized the Caucasus nation for its hosting of the Eurovision Song Contest this year and has withdrawn its ambassador from Baku (more…)
Euroclub – Several sources report, that the DJ at the Euroclub was advised not to play Armenian Eurovision entries anymore. After he played Armenia’s 2010 entry “Apricot Stone” by Eva Rivas, the authorities apparently intervened and prohibited any Armenian music. Azerbaijan and Armenia are in a quasi state of war, which is also why Armenia withdrew from this year’s (more…)
Azerbaijan -A dance remix of Sabina Babayeva‘s entry for 2012 ‘When the music dies (Babaeff Dark remix)‘ has been released via YouTube. The club remix has been produced for the Azerbaijan entry by Babaeff Dark. Babaeff Dark & DJ China feat. Leyla Kafari have also been responsible in recent weeks for several official Eurovision 2012 remixes such as this song. Also watch Sabina Babayeva‘s remix here (more…)
Azerbaijan – The song that will Sabina Babayeva will sing for the host country in Baku has been announced, and is called ‘When The Music Dies‘. It is composed by the Swedes Anders Bagge, Sandra Bjurman, Stefan Örn and Johan Kronlunddur. It is a slow ballad, sung in English. The video will be released on Monday. (more…)
Azerbaijan – The entry to be performed by Sabina Babayeva for this year’s host country in Baku is called “Our love song“. It may be called its Azerbaijani title: “Sevgi Nəğməmiz” and will probably be sung in Azerbaijani. Part of the song has been revealed online and you can hear it here. It’s full release date is expected to be 17th March.
Azerbaijan – Tonight’s lengthy final in the Heydar Aliyev Palace saw Sabina Babayeva (or Səbinə Babayeva) chosen as the host city’s representative for Eurovision 2012. The three hour programme saw Sabina win out over Elton İbrahimov, Arzu İsmayilova, Fəqan Səfərov and Orxan Kərimli. The song that she will song in Baku in May has yet to be chosen at a later date. (more…)
Azerbaijan -The host country will tonight pick its representative for Baku in its Mili Seçim Turu show. 5 acts are competing for the honour: Elton İbrahimov, Arzu İsmayilova, Fəqan Səfərov, Orxan Kərimli and Səbinə Babayeva. The show will start at 21.00 local time and can be seen online at eurovision.az. The Turkish representative Can Bonomo, and Maltese representative Kurt Calleja will also perform on the show.
Armenia/Azerbaijan – Today the EBU published the official participants list for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. Among the 43 participating countries is Armenia. Even though the Armenian Head of delegation has put the participation in question again today, a participation of the Caucasian country is most likely. First of all we have to say that we are happy Armenia will probably be in Baku as Eurovision should be a festival that brings people (more…)
Azerbaijan – Today, the seventh round of the Azerbaijani national selection for Eurovision 2012 took place. Sabina Babayeva was the winner of this week’s heat. Only one more heat remains to take place. The results of the heat were determined by 50% jury and 50% SMS-voting. Sabina will join Orhan Kerimli, Maryam Karimova, Hayyam Mustafazadeh, Faqan Safarov, Elton Ibrahimov and Adil Bakhshili in the national final to represent Azerbaijan in the Contest this year. (more…)
Eurovision Song Contest – January 8th 2011, the list of participants has been published, the host city is known to be Düsseldorf, the venue to be the Esprit Arena and the last ticket for the final had been sold nearly a month ago. Now, one year later, the crown of the Eurovision winner and thus host has been passed from Germany to Azerbaijan. After Ell&Nikki’s win in May last year many people were worried whether Azerbaijan could stem such a demanding event but (more…)