Azerbaijani broadcaster ictimai TV continues the prepartions for Eurovision 2024.
A total of 214 songs were submitted to the selection process (88 of them were written by Azeris, while 126 are form foreign writers).
As a result, 15 artists have been invited to attend live auditions
Following the auditions, the jury panel shortlisted 6 acts to advance for the 3rd round of selection:
- Aisel (Eurovision 2018)
- Emy Lia (Emiliya Yaqubova) – The winner of “The Voice of Azerbaijan” season 1
- İlkin Dövlətov & Mila Miles & Etibar Əsədli
- Səbinə Quluzadə
This means, the follwoing 9 acts won’t represent Azerbaijan at Eurovision 2024:
- Rilaya with the song “Sympohny of Life“
- Tofiq Hacıyev & Camal Qurbanov
- Sabina Beyli
- Edgar Ravinov
- Əmrah Musayev
- Rahib Mirzəyev & Tofiq Yadigar
The jury panel included several past Eurovision participants: Eldar Gasimov and Nigar Jamal, who won Eurovision 2011, and Aysel Teymurzadə who was one half of the duo who represented Azerbaijan at Eurovision 2009
TurlTuranx represented Azerbaijan at Eurovision 2023 with “Tell Me More“.
They didn’t manage to qualify for the final:
Who would you like to see representing Azerbaijan at Eurovision 2024?
Eurovision 2024 will be held in Malmö, Sweden.
The semi-final will be held on the 7th and 9th of May 2024, and the grand final will be held on the 11h of May 2024
So far, the list of countries that have confirmed participation in Eurovision 2024:
- The Netherlands
- The UK
- San Marino
- North Macedonia – not official