In the Azeri selection, named Milli Seçim Turu, another step of the long selection process was taken with the 6th heat this week. Fərid Məmmədov was the strongest of the last three lucky names for the semi-final.
In the latest instalment, the usual number of participants fought the battle to reach the semi-finals including the names, Fərid Həsənov, Aygül Məmmədova, Rüstəm Əlləzov, Nərminə Seyidova, Davud Əsgərli, Çinarə İsmayılova, Fərid Məmmədov, Arzu Səlimova and Mərdan Kazımov. The same method in previous heats of Milli Seçim 2013 was also kept on this week:
• Monday: Eurovision Hits
• Tuesday: Azeri Music
• Wednesday: World Hits
• Thursday: Stage Performance
• Friday: Free Style (Participants may re-perform some of their previous songs in the selection)
The televoting results of each day were added to the poll, which is also combined with the jury results at the end of fifth show like in previous heats. The combined results of heat four is as follows:
2 points: Çinarə İsmayılova
3 points: Rüstəm Əlləzov
4 points: Aygül Məmmədova
5 points: Arzu Səlimova
6 points: Davud Əsgərli
7 points: Fərid Həsənov
8 points: Mərdan Kazımov
So Fərid Məmmədov is the winner of fourth heat by having 12 points on the scoreboard at the end of the last show. With the results of this heat, the Azeri Milli Seçum Turu’s semi-final heat now looks as follows (You may read our previous Milli Seçim Turu articles by clicking on the links below):
From 2nd heat: Rəvanə Əliyeva
From 3rd heat: Fərəh Hadıyeva
From 4th heat: Leyla Əliyeva
From 5th heat: Leyla Qafari
From 6th heat: Fərid Məmmədov
The 7th heat will take place next Monday at the usual time – 18.00 CET – and you will be able to watch it via İçtimai TV, satellite on Turksat & Hotbird and its website, www.itv.az.
Last year’s host country, Azerbaijan, will compete in the first half of second semi-final in Malmö. Though this small country participated in 2008 for the very first time, they have found themselves a spot in the final each year up to now, also finishing at top 10 each year.
Below you can watch Fərid Məmmədov’s performance on Monday, singing Danny Montell’s Love is Blind.
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