After receiving 214 submissions for the search of its Eurovision 2024 representative, ITV has shortlisted 16 artists, and the broadcaster has held auditions for the successful artists still in the running.
15 acts auditioned to be Azerbaijan’s Eurovision 2024 representative
The competing artists that took part in the auditions are as follows:
- Edgar Ravin
- Emy Lia
- Ilkin Dovlatov, Etibar Asadli, Mila Miles
- Rahib Mirzoev & Tofig Yadigar
- Sabina Beyli
- Sabina Guluzadeh
- Tofig Hajiyev & Jamal Gurbanov
A noticeable name on the audition list is AISEL, who notably represented Azerbaijan in the competition in 2018 with her entry “X My Heart”. 16 Artists were selected. However, only 15 took part in the auditions as one of the selected artists had health issues. ITV even posted a behind-the-scenes clip on its social media accounts showing how the live auditions went.
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: ITV
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