İçtimai replaces Milli Seçim Turu with Böyük Sehne

Azeri public broadcaster, İçtimai TV, has revised its strategy for selecting its representative at the Eurovision Song Contest. The last five years’ selection method is being replaced with another long term competition, Böyük Sehne which is  an idol style contest.

The idol contest, Böyük Sehne (Big Stage) is nothing new in Azeri broadcasting history as it has been previously broadcasted by ATV. More than half of the participants of last year’s Milli Seçim Turu also took part in the Böyük Sehne last year where the last Azeri representative in Malmö, Ferid Memmedov shined with the participating song Hold Me. This year İçtimai TV decided to change the method of selection for the Eurovision Song Contest slightly and as a result, the old national selection method will be replaced.

The dates of the competition are yet to be announced but it is expected that the auditions will  start in early January and we will be able to know the Azeri representative in March.

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year’s German representatives, Ferid Memmedov’s performance recorded using
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Source: EuroVisionary, itv.az

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