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17/Jan at 12:52



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Azerbaijan: Aysel Teymourzadeh to Eurovision

It has now been confirmed by iTV that a nineteen year old RnB singer with no previous recording experience has been selected to represent Azerbaijan in their second participation in the Eurovision Song Contest. Aysel Teymourzadeh was internally selected by a seven- member jury of music experts and Azeri government and TV officials.

A seven-member jury comprising ITV Director General Ismayil Omarov, Rector of Baku Music Academy Farhad Badalbeyli, Executive Director of the Friends of Azerbaijani Culture Foundation Ibrahim Guliyev, President of the Azerbaijan National Music Committee of the International Music Council Lala Kazimova, Director of the Muslim Magomayev Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall Murad Adigozalzadeh, Department Chief of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism Manzar Nuraliyeva and official of the Ministry of Youth and Sport Farhad Hajiyev auditioned the fourty candidates back in October. It has now been confirmed that Aysel Teymourzadeh, talent show Yeni Ulduz participant, was the one to succeed Elnur and Samir on the Eurovision stage.

Ayse was born in 1989 in Baku in a family of University professors. She studied music, the piano in particular at the Baku Music School. In 2006, she won the Pohre music contest. Between 2005 and 2006 she lived in Texas, USA, where she won three gold medals in Youth Song Contests which were held in the Southern Arkansas University, Arkansas, USA. Upon her return to Azrbaijan, she took part in the"Yeni Ulduz 4 talent show. Currently she is a student of Azerbaijan University of Languages, department of International Relations

A press conference is expected to take place today in Baku to present Aysel to the Azrbaijani public so stay tuned for more information later in the day.






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Nazlı A [52869]
Sun 18 Jan 2009 17:22:51

Good Luck Azerbaijan ..!!!

Galandar Baghirov [43914]
Sun 18 Jan 2009 14:48:43

Good Luck Azerbaijan!

Volkan ' [52329]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 23:52:46

good luck azerbaijan

Princess Engla [47430]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 18:22:24

I must ask: Is this year selection the same as last year? Because last year National selection was very hyped but I think that a jury choose the singer is boring. I think NF is better when the public vote for the act they want to see in ESC. It's much more exciting.

Ulrik Raben [37553]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 18:05:12

Good luck Azerbaijan!

Kivar . [46584]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 17:40:37

Independently of the song they choose, I know they have the spot in the final assured. They always manage to pass... the more eastern u are, the more chances to pass...

Galandar Baghirov [43914]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 17:31:51

I meant the article: "I WILL WIN EUROVISION"

Galandar Baghirov [43914]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 17:29:56

I have written her interview in russian and azerbaijani. She has raised in the family of professor and doctor (her parents). She has lived in the US for one year. Then she worked over her singing and choreography. She has been the participant at Pop Idol 4 (Yeni Ulduz 4) in Azerbaijan. Since that time she has a project with azerbaijani composer Isa Melikov, but the realisation of the project as well as the album will be presented after Eurovision.
She told that she would like to be 1-st and will does her best for that. She told she is not afraid of the famous stars like Sakis Rouvas, Hadise.. it just stimulates her to do her best to justify the things people wait from her.

P.S. This article is very exagerated! That is for sure!

Galandar Baghirov [43914]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 17:04:17

@ Ozi Turkish Cypriot,

Anlamakta zorluk çekebileceğın tek harf TERS E yani Ə. Onun okunması nerdeyse E benziyor, biraz değişik. Türkçede BEN sözünü kullandığınız zaman hangi ses kullanıyorsuz ayni onun gibi.

Ozi TurkishCypriot [42913]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 16:56:53

yes i was able********** to read the article as well! but there is just some letters which im not familiar with

Ozi TurkishCypriot [42913]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 16:52:35

yes i was appeal to read the article as well! but there is just some letters which im not familiar with :(

Ankara calling [52927]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 16:48:18

she is really pretty but she will shine on the stage if she looses some weight till may btw i could understand the azerbaijani on the article that u posted ole to it lol u all know turkish and can understand us but it is great that i perfectly understood your lang too :D elnur was great on the stage and was very hot hope aysel will be in top 10 even better position :D

Galandar Baghirov [43914]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 16:39:59

Aysel Teymurzadeh pictures here:

She is a very pretty looking girl :)

Galandar Baghirov [43914]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 16:34:02

I look forward to see Aysel in both singing and appearance. I have been told that this girl is really pretty. I'd love her to sing in azerbaijani :) Hope for the better position this year.
Good luck Azerbaijan!!!

Ozi TurkishCypriot [42913]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 16:32:09

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

flowerofthesouth . [43789]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 16:22:49

boring they should have an male singer at esc again :(

drusus 1 [10652]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 16:20:31

@ dirofreak jean philippe - The hyped British candidates have no previous recording experience too, as far as I know.

imno1 2u [48753]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 16:09:19

Im dissapointed. After last years brilliant "Day aftyer Day" with a fantastic performance to boot I was expecting a little more than another generic, samey, teenaged rnb "star".

Oh well, good luck Azerbaijan for this year anyway

Juan Lugoholt [43518]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 16:08:01

Good Luck to Azerbaijan this year! ::wink::

Kanan Abdullayev [52697]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 16:04:27

She is very beatiful!!!!!

Kush Athens [34162]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 15:27:40

BTW I was talking about their entries from last year, as I'm sure you know

Kush Athens [34162]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 15:26:34

I thought that Azerbaijan's and Cyprus's entry were as brilliant as each others!!!
But Azerbaijan just got too many strange votes! ;)
I hope this year it is more of a song- though I did love the performance and the stage!!! just amazing!

elik io [52516]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 15:21:05


You`re absolutely true!

T K [44537]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 15:20:45

i wasnt a fan of day after day but loved the performance! im lookin forward to seein wat this girl can do! she has a hot name!

@keith: bahahahahahahahahhaha was that meant to be a naughty joke :D

shukru dinckaya [45173]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 15:20:38

good luck azerbiajann :D i love u so much :D :D

ChrisP . [42145]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 15:15:04

@ Cyprus Is Gonna Win... here's a "miserable" comment from an Australian... What on Earth are you crapping on about? What has the EU got to do with the price of eggs in China? I assume when you say you speak with irony, that refers to the annual exchange of points between Greece and Cyprus, just like Azerbaijan & Turkey? Besides, Azerbaijan has only been there one year, it's a bit early to talk about their voting history... And...

Back to the real news... well, we can only hope for good things from Azerbaijan. Their debut entry I thought was very good, well performed by professionals. She will have have a big job to do to follow up a fairly successful debut, but I look forward to to the song. And she may be young, but some people are "born performers" who make a transition quite well...I guess we'll see what's she's like soon enough. Good luck to Azerbaijan!

Stockholm calling [44413]
Sat 17 Jan 2009 15:13:55

Good luck to Aysel !

Albanian Kejsi Tola is also 16, and .....Carola was 16 the first time she competed :)

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