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Azerbaijan: 119 hopefuls for national selection

ESC Today

October 26, 2011

The official deadline to apply for the national selection of Azerbaijan for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 ended on October 25th. A total number of 119 applications were received by the Azeri television for the television show that will select their representative for next year's contest. It was revealed that the Azeri delegation has no intention to change the format of the television show through which Eldar and Nigar were elected as Eurovision hopefuls.

Azerbaijan will host the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 after winning this year's competition thanks to Eldar and Nigar's joint effort Running scared. Europe's favourite TV show will now travel to a very exotic destination located in Caucasia. 

The Azeri national television Ictimai have revealed that a total number of 119 applications were received for the TV show that will select their representative for Baku. Te submission period started on October 15th and lasted for ten days. 

The line-up for Milli Seçim Turu 2011 will be decided before mid-November when the show will kick-off. The winner will be selected through a combination of jury and public voting. 

Next year's Eurovision Song Contest will take place on May 22nd, 24th and 26th in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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