We finally came to an end in the long term qualification section with the 8th heat in Milli Seçim Turu 2013. Nine competetors fought for the last ticket to final where we expected only one lucky name, however both Valeriya Hüseynzadə and Aysel Babayeva won the rights to be participating on the 14th of March.
Tension reached fever pitch in the Azeri selections Milli Seçim Turu, with only two remaining places in the semifinal. Eight participants gave their all during the five days, trying their hardest to win that all elusive ticket to the semi. The jury was surprisingly generous this week, deciding to award two semi spaces instead of just the one.
The end of the Hungarian route to Malmö comes one step closer this weekend, with the two semifinal shows in A Dal 2013. Eighteen qualifying acts from the previous three heats will be given another shot at securing a place in the final. With the help of this article, we invite you take a closer look at the participants and their songs.
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.
The Azeri selections, Milli Seçim Turu, continued with its 5th heat on the road to Malmö. In the last three countdowns to the semi-final stage of these selections, Leyla Qafari secured herself a place for the next round.
After a week's break in the selection process, last year's host continued on searching for another nominee for the semifinal. Out of nine, Fərəh Hadıyeva ended up as the lucky name, who qualified to the semifinal round, on this fifth day of heat three.
Last year's host country, Azerbaijan, started its "long term" national final called Milli Seçim Turu on the road to Malmö. As well as in previous years, the participants in the first heat showed their skills in different music styles during the past week on İçtimai TV with Vüqar Muradov winning the first ticket to the semi-final.
BTRC has revealed the deadline for song submissions and announced that their song for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest will be selected on 7th of December. Will they be able to qualify to the finals after two years of failure in a row?
After San Marino had been given a deadline until this Friday to present a change of lyrics or an entirely different song, which is not breaking EBU's rules, the broadcaster has announced that they will have a new song presentation Thursday evening.
Another country, Belgium, who picked its representative name internally, will hold a mini national final on Saturday. The representative, Iris, will be performing two ballads, Would You and Safety Net to decide the participating song at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku.