In the Azeri selection named Milli Seçim Turu another step of the long selection process was taken with the 4th heat this week. An usual number of participants fought the battle to reach the semi-finals with Leyla Əliyeva proven to be the strongest.
Denmark in semi-final one, Norway in semi-final two. That we already knew, but what about the remaining countries? Today the so-called allocation draw, which decides in which semi-final the various participating countries will perform, was held today.
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.
Tonight, the last show in second round of Azerbaijan's long term national selection, Milli Seçim Turu, was held via its official broadcaster İçtimai TV. A group of nine participants tried to get the semifinal ticket, which ended up being won by Rəvanə Əliyeva.
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.
Ukraine have tonight won the 2012 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Anastasiya Petryk gave a memorable performance of the song, Nebo. In Amsterdam. She won over the voters with strong vocals and strong stage presence.
Omar Sultanov & Suada Alekborova will head for Amsterdam and represent Azerbaijan at the 2012 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with the song, Girls and Boys. The song is written and composed by Jessica Appla, Simon Ellis and Zahra Badalbeyli.
The winner of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest (with Nigar Jamal) and one of the hosts for the 2012 Eurovision in Baku, Eldar Gasimov has released his first solo single called I Am Free. He has also released a promotional video to accompany the song.