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Marcus Klier


16/Jan at 23:59



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Azerbaijan: Eurovision performer selected

Azeri broadcaster iTV has announced that the country's representative in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest has been selected internally. The name of the performer is yet to be revealed but expected to be made public during a press conference on Saturday. Whether a national final will be held to choose the song has not been decided yet.

About 40 singers responded to the Azerbaijani broadcaster's call  for songs,  among them Nura Suri, Gunesh Abbasova, Aysel Teimurzadeh, Arzum, Azad Shukurov, Vusala Seidova, Emin Hasan, Elnara, Natavan Habibi and Sevda Yahyaeva. Although the decision of ITV was expected some time towards the end of 2008, it is now believed that they have just decided that newcomer RnB singer Aysel Teymurzadeh, who is hardly known in Azerbaijan,  will represent the country in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. Tomorrow (Saturday) a press conference will be held in Baku when the singer will be presented as the country's entrant for Moscow.

Although in November last year, the plan of the Azeri broadcaster was to hold and equally impressive national final this year as the 2008 Land of fires, it still remains to be decided how the song will be selected.  ITV has launched an open call for song and Interested composers are now invited to submit CDs with their entries over the next week. There are no major restrictions regarding the writers but the entries of course have to follow the general Eurovision Song Contest rules.

In 2008, Azerbaijan debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest. Elnur & Samir finished 6th in the first semi final and 8th in the final in Belgrade with their entry Day after day.

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Ozi TurkishCypriot [42913]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 16:30:36

Good luck!!!! im sure i'll be voting for you again this yr! just make sure that the song is aweome lyk last yr! :P

elik io [52516]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 14:49:40

Day after day has similarity between Lacuna coil-Our truth (Underworld 2 soundtrack)

Stockholm calling [44413]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 14:14:01

Alex 31st
Sorry, I can't see the similarity between "Day after day" and "The white one is evil", though the latter was great too :D

Good luck to Azerbaijan !

Jonny K [46850]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 13:18:41

Yeah I think Sirusho's song was more entho-pop, but she has released alot of r'n'b songs like "I still breathe", "Miayn Qez", "All I ever wanted", "Arzhani e" and "Ser e sa" all of which are great :D

Greg G [47539]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 13:02:26

it seems to be a nice surprise from azerbaijan cause nobody knows anything (or knows a little bit) about Aysel Teimurzadeh... :)

ilayda turkey [52959]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 13:02:07

@deni what sirusho sang wasnt r&b

ekstAZ ekstAZ [52972]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 12:58:15

I don't see any similarity between "Day after day" and "The white one is evil"

Jonny K [46850]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 12:54:45

Yeah, I kinda read the article in a bit of a Rush so I read RnB as Rap :S

Kanan Abdullayev [52697]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 12:53:22

Go to this page to know more about Aysel

melis *istanbul* [52926]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 12:52:57

r&b isn't rap, r&b is that kind of sort sirusho sang last year ..

first time i hear that qele qele was r&b, r u serious lol? it was an ethnic pop-folk i think

Deni Stojadinovic [24102]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 12:47:44

@ Johnny K: r&b isn't rap, r&b is that kind of sort sirusho sang last year ...

this could be a great entry :) good luck azerbaijan!

Alex 31st [45784]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 12:36:17

"Day after day" was just a bad copy of "The white one is evil" by the british band "Elliot Minor" .

Watch here :

and compare to this :

ekstAZ ekstAZ [52972]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 12:28:18

Thank you!Good luck for both Turkey and Azerbaijan!I hope we'll take the best positions! :)

melis *istanbul* [52926]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 12:24:37

why there isnt any video about her on youtube?

Murat B. [52804]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 12:08:33

good luck brothers!!!

ekstAZ ekstAZ [52972]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 12:05:41

Aysel is female=))..She is very pretty girl,but unfortunately I haven't heard any of her songs((

Mina Carnation [51405]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 11:57:40

Is Aysel male or female???

Kanan Abdullayev [52697]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 11:50:09

Aysel Teymurzade will present Azerbaijan.

shukru dinckaya [45173]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 11:02:01

(başarılar) good luck azerbijan from turkey :D

Mina Carnation [51405]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 10:48:20

Good luck to Azerbaijan..I'll be prepared for their entry this time..I'll keep ear plugs close to me :D

Michael UK [23926]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 10:44:52

lets hoipe the somg is better than the screaching noise they sent last year. one of the worst esc entries ever . only came so high cos it was a new eastern contestant

Jonny K [46850]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 10:36:54

"it is now believed that they have just decided that newcomer RnB singer Aysel Teymurzadeh":

Well rap has never gone down well at eurovision, thats a fact :S But Azerbaijan did manage to get 8th place with a fusion of pop-opera-rock and traditional Azeri singing, so I can't see why they can't pull rap off :D

I think Azerbaijan has to be the country taking the contest the most seriously at the moment, I mean Land Of Fire was held in an arena big enough for ESC, and it was only their first national final! :D Good luck Azerbaijan ;)

Kanan Abdullayev [52697]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 10:18:32

AZERBAİJAN !!! i hope it will be a good choice.

Jonny K [46850]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 09:29:25

OMG no land of fire? :O Thats a shock, considering how impressive and huge the show was last year, maybe its gonna be land of fire with a different format? :) Fingers crossed :)

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