For a country that only recently entered the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time, Azerbaijan has a very impressive track record and indeed won the contest in 2011 when Ell/Nikki stormed to victory in Düsseldorf with the song, Running Scared.
Now Azerbaijan is ready to make its selection for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest being held in Malmö, Sweden in a just two months time. Tonight at 18:00 and broadcast LIVE right here on Eurovision.tv, you can watch Milli Seçim Turu 2013 where the ten talented acts will compete together for the ultimate honour; to represent Azerbaijan at Europe's favourite TV show.
Below is a list of the participants taking part in tonight's show:
- Artist: Leyla Kafari. Title: Pride
- Artist: Vugar Muradov. Title: Baby baby
- Artist: Valeriya Huseynzadeh. Title: If this is love
- Artist: Leyla Aliyeva. Title: Welcome to the sun
- Artist: Farah Hadiyeva. Title: We are one
- Artist: Nigar Huseynova. Title: I still believe
- Artist: Vlada Ahundova. Title: Big Time
- Artist: Ravana Aliyeva. Title: Lovely King
- Artist: Farid Mamedov. Title: Hold Me
- Artist: Aysel Babayeva. Title: Sleazy Mo
Tonight's final will be awash with special guests including 2011 winner Eldar Qasimov, last year's participant, Sabina Babayeva and famous Azerbaijani artist Tynzalia Agaeva.
After directly qualifying for the final last year in Baku as the host nation, this year Azerbaijan will perform in the second Semi-Final to be held at the Malmö Arena in Sweden on the 16th of May.