With preparations for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest underway, Azerbaijan’s national broadcaster İctimai Television has confirmed the country will be participating at Eurovision 2024.
Submissions open until September 30
With the confirmation of their participation, İctimai Television has opened the submissions for entiries, with the broadcaster setting out the following conditions:
- Entries submitted must be in MP3 192 kbps format and arranged
- Submit a short biography of the participant, photo and information about the authors of the song.
- Enties should not exceed three minutes, in line with the rules of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
- Entries should not be placed for commercial purposes in any public resources and mass media (through television, radio or the Internet), as well as on music platforms before September 1, 2023.
Those who are interested in submitting an entry can send in their entries to ‘email@example.com’, with the broadcasters accepting submisisons until September 30.
Azerbaijan’s Eurovision journey
Azerbaijan is a powerhouse in Eurovision, first debuting in 2008 with the song “Day After Day” by Elnur & Samir, finishing 8th. The country has since gone on to achieve five top-5 performances, including one win in 2011. Azerbaijan has a near perfect qualification record, only failing to make the final in 2018 and 2023.
For 2023, Azerbaijan was represented by twins TuralTuranX with their song “Tell Me More”. Perfoming in the first semi-final, the duo failed to qualify for the final for the second time, receiving only 4 points from the televote.
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News Source: İctimai Television
Photo Credit: Corinne Cumming / EBU