Azerbaijan Confirms Eurovision 2023 Participation

As the deadline for withdrawing from Eurovision 2023 without a financial penalty came, Azerbaijan confirms officially participation at Eurovision 2023.

Earlier this year, some speculation claimed the country would probably withdraw.
However we are happy to deny the rumors.

The selection process for Eurovision 2023 is still unknown.
However, The Azeri broadcaster Ictimai Television will put “The Voice of Azerbaijan” as one of the main TV shows in the upcoming winter.
By that, we can suggest that it is possible to have the winner of “The Voice of Azerbaijan” as potential Eurovision 2023 representative.

In the recent years, Azerbaijan selected both the artist and the song via an internal selection.
The last time when Azerbaijan used a national selection to choose the song for Eurovision was 2013.

Nadir Rustamli represented Azerbaijan at Eurovision 2022 with the power ballad “Fade to Black”.
He finished in the 16th place in the final.

The full list of confirmed countries for Eurovision 2023 is yet to be revealed.
However, the current list of confirmed countries includes:

  1. Albania – RTSH
  2. Austria – ORF
  3. Azerbaijan– Ictimai Television 
  4. Belgium – VRT
  5. Croatia – HRT
  6. Cyprus – CyBC
  7. Denmark – DR
  8. Estonia – ERR
  9. Finland – YLE
  10. France – France Télévision
  11. Germany – NDR
  12. Georgia – GPB
  13. Greece – ERT
  14. Iceland – RÚV
  15. Ireland – RTÉ
  16. Israel – KAN
  17. Italy – RAI
  18. Latvia – LTV
  19. Lithuania – LRT
  20. Malta – TVM
  21. Netherlands – AVROTROS
  22. Norway – NRK
  23. Poland – TVP
  24. Portugal – RTP
  25. Romania – TVR
  26. San Marino – San Marino RTV
  27. Serbia – RTS
  28. Slovenia – RTVSLO
  29. Spain – RTVE
  30. Sweden – SVT
  31. Switzerland – SRF
  32. Ukraine – UA:PBC
  33. United Kingdom – BBC

Who would like to see representing Azerbaijan at Eurovision 2023?
Would a change in direction is needed for the desires success?

Doron Lahav is 30-year-old, who lives in Israel. Doron has been watching the Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and shows interest in singing and writing.

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