This year Azerbaijan is deciding its entrant via another lengthy talent show called Böyük Səhnə. The episodes from auditions were premiered last week and last week we were able to meet with the fourteen finalists.
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.
Ravana Aliyeva was a finalist in the 2013 Azerbaijan national selection, Milli Seçim Turu. In the final she performed the song, Lovely King. Now Ravana is set to release a brand new song to be released very soon. She is in the studio making the final preparation before release.
Tonight we put an end to the selection of last year's host country, Azerbaijan. The final show of Milli Seçim Turu was in the concept of a concert entitled Milli Final 2013 where the participants sang original songs where Fərid Məmmədov got the ticket for Malmö. The winning song will be decided later.
And so the extensive selection process in last year's host country, Azerbaijan comes to a close. Winners from the previous eight heats will race against each other in order to get the ticket to Malmö. Let's take a closer look at the participants who will compete in the final of Milli Seçim Turu 2013.