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Eurovision 2023: Azerbaijan’s Second Rehearsal!

Next act to get on the stage in M&S Arena are TuralTuranX, representing Azerbaijan, with their song “Tell Me More”.

Who are TuralTuranX?

TuralTuranX are a sibling male duo named Tural and Turan. The two brothers are 22 years old and they are descibed as street musicians from Zaqatala. When they saw for their first time a piano in school, they were so bascinated by it that they secretly wrote songs on it. Then their father bought them a used sunthesizer. They also learned how to play the guitar. TuralTuranX first appeared in schools and some events, however, after the death of their father, they temporarily stopped music.

The choice of participation was made from the National Broadcaster among five artists who competed with songs created by composers orifonating only from Azerbaijan.

The Rehearsal

Unfortunately this year, accredited journalists don’t get the chance to watch the first and second rehearsals, so we only get the information and content that the organizers officially release to the public.

As we know, Tural and Turan are standing on a heart-shaped podium centre stage. The duet wears matching green and purple suits. This combination sets a perfect harmony for this staging. There’s also a colour fade from black and white to colour, it’s a really nice effect at the beginning of the song. During the song, the duet shares the screen with the split screen effect.

Azerbaijan Second Rehearsal

Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

Below you can watch a small clip from the Azerbaijani second rehearsal, once it’s published on YouTube:

The Dress Rehearsal for Azerbaijan and the rest of Semi Final 1 will be held on the 8th of May.

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Azerbaijan: Mads Enggaard confirmed as Eurovision 2023 stage director for TuralTuranX

According to INFE Azerbaijan,Danish producer Mads Enggaard has been chosen to be the stage director of Azerbaijan’s entry “Tell me more” sung by TuralTuranX.This is his fourth consecutive year working with the Azerbaijani delegation as the country’s Eurovision stage director.

Engaard has a great track record with the contest for the past 18 years.Apart from Azerbaijan’s entries,he has also staged an array of his country’s Eurovision performances including the Danish entries of 2004,2010,2018 and 2019.

TuralTuranX are scheduled to perform 12th in the first semi-final taking place on 9th May.

You can listen to their song here:

 

source:infeazerbaijan

 

Azerbaijan: Listen to “Tell Me More“ from TuralTuranX for Eurovision 2023!

A few days ago, it was announced that the entry that will represent Azerbaijan this year at Eurovision are twin brothers, Turan & Tural Bağmanovlar, with the stage name TuralTuranX.

Tural and Turan, both 22, will sing their self-penned song “Tell Me More in Liverpool. The brothers are street performers from Zaqatala – a picturesque mountainous town in the very north-west of the country.

They became one of the five short-listed candidates and since the day their candidate postcard was shared in social media and on Youtube, their popularity skyrocketed.

A while ago, through the official Eurovision account, this year’s participation of the country for Liverpool was officially published!

Listen to “Tell Me More” below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dvsr-L3HgY

 

The Azerbaijani broadcaster, Ictimai, had announced that there are 5 acts still in the running to be chosen internally to represent this country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

The 5 acts have all recorded the same songs in the same studio, and eventually had to perform the songs live. Below you can find the 5 acts that were in the running to represent Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan has been allocated in the second half of the First Semi-Final which is going to take place on Tuesday 9th of May.

Stay tuned on Eurovision fun for all the updates around the Azeri entry in the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest!

Azerbaijan: TuralTuranX will represent the country in Eurovision 2023!

Ictimai, the Azerbaijani national broadcaster, has announced that twins Turan & Tural Bağmanovlar (TuralTuranX) will be the next representative of the country for this year edition of Eurovision in Liverpool.

Tural and Turan, both 22, will sing their self-penned song “Tell Me More in Liverpool. The brothers are street performers from Zaqatala – a picturesque mountainous town in the very north-west of the country.

They became one of the five short-listed candidates and since the day their candidate postcard was shared in social media and on Youtube, their popularity skyrocketed.

The Azerbaijani broadcaster, Ictimai, had announced that there are 5 acts still in the running to be chosen internally to represent this country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

The 5 acts have all recorded the same songs in the same studio, and eventually had to perform the songs live. Below you can find the 5 acts that were in the running to represent Azerbaijan.

The 5 acts were:

  • Azer Nasibov
  • Humay Aslanova & Amrah Musayev
  • Leyla Izzatova
  • Mamagama
  • Turan & Tural Bağmanovlar

Still no official announcement has been made for the date of the release of the Azerbaijani entry for Eurovision 2023!

We want to remind you that Azerbaijan will perform at the second half of the first semi final, at 9th of May 2023.

Stay tuned on EurovisionFun for all the news regarding Azerbaijan’s participation in Eurovison 2023!

 

Azerbaijan: Until 8th of March, the announcement of the participation!

In a interview with the Azerbaijani Public Broadcaster Ictimai TV, Azerbaijan’s Eurovision 2011 representative Eldar Qasımov, revealed that the country’s entry for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool will be announced by the 8th of March.

We remind you that the internally selection was among five artists who competed with song created by composers originated from Azerbaijan.

The five nominated artists are:

  • Azer Nasibov
  • Humay Aslanova & Amrah Musayev
  • Leyla Izzatova
  • Mamagama
  • Turan & Tural Bağmanovlar

All of them performed their participation live in a studio and these performances were videotaped. A focus group will evaluate the five performances and they will decide the artist and the song with which Azerbaijan will be represented at Eurovision 2023. In fact, only one candidate has a foreign co-writer among the songwriters.

They only year that Azerbaijan appeared once with a locally produced song was in 2008, which was Azerbaijan’s first year competing in Eurovision Song Contest. This year the country will compete for the second time with a song exclusively from an Azeri team.

Last year’s representative was Nadir Rustamli with the song “Fade to Black” and he finished at 16th place in the Grand Final with 106 points. However, it is the first entry ever to qualify for the Final with zero points from the public vote in the semi-final.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tegPzHEL4ms

We want to remind you that Azerbaijan will perform at the second half of the first semi final, at 9th of May 2023.

Stay tuned on EurovisionFun for all the news regarding Azerbaijan’s participation in Eurovison 2023!

Azerbaijan: Five Singers in the Final Stages for Eurovision 2023!

Azerbaijan’s public broadcaster Ictimai has announced that 5 acts are on the final stage for the selection of Azerbaijan in Eurovision 2023.

In a statement responding to allegations that the Azerbaijani entrant for Eurovision 2023 had already been chosen, the broadcaster has revealed new details of its selection for Liverpool. The singer Rauf Kingsley had accused the broadcaster of selecting Mamagama group due to them relationship with the manager of Eldar Gasimov, who is working with the Azeri delegation.

Ictimai has denied the allegations releasing a statement explaining that there are five acts that have made it through to the final stage of the nation’s selection. All five of the acts have recorded the songs that are in contention to represent Azerbaijan in Liverpool. The statement adds:

“In the near future, we will share all the information that will not negatively affect the selection process, and we will announce the names of the finalists. I ask you to be a little patient.”

Songs submitted to represent Azerbaijan must be fully prepared and comply with the rules of the contest published by the EBU. This wil also be the first time in years, that Azerbaijan allows artists to directly submit their proposals, instead of just searching for a song as they usually do.

Nadir Rustamli represented Azerbaijan in Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin with the song “Fade to Black” and ended up in 16th place in the Grand Final with a total of 106 points. On the same time he is the first artist to qualify for the Grand Final while getting zero points from televote in the semi-final.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tegPzHEL4ms&embeds_euri=https%3A%2F%2Feurovisionfun.com%2F&source_ve_path=MjM4NTE&feature=emb_title

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Azerbaijani participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, in Liverpool!

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Azerbaijan: Song Submission for Eurovision 2023 until January 15!

Azerbaijan’s public broadcaster Ictimai has extended the application period for the selection of singers and songs to represent the country at the Eurovision 2023 contest in Liverpool. The open call is for all interested artists and composers who wish to represent Azerbaijan at the 67th Eurovision Song Contest. Singers and composers can send their performances, demos or new songs exclusively for Eurovision, as well as a short CV, to song@eurovizion.az until January 15 at 22:00.

 

Songs submitted to represent Azerbaijan must be fully prepared and comply with the rules of the contest published by the EBU. This wil also be the first time in years, that Azerbaijan allows artists to directly submit their proposals, instead of just searching for a song as they usually do.

Nadir Rustamli represented Azerbaijan in Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin with the song “Fade to Black” and ended up in 16th place in the Grand Final with a total of 106 points. On the same time he is the first artist to qualify for the Grand Final while getting zero points from televote in the semi-final.

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Azerbaijani participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, in Liverpool!

Source: songfestival.azerbaijan

 

Azerbaijan: Denies withdrawal rumors | Will take part in Eurovision 2023 as usual!

The public television of Azerbaijan denied the rumors that got spread out during the last hours regarding the withdrawal from the competition. A representative of the channel explained that everything is fine with the issue of Azerbaijan’s participation in Eurovision 2023, which there are no updates about at the moment.

The reason for the rumor of withdrawal was the publication of the programs that will be broadcast by the country’s public television, in which the 67th Eurovision Song Contest was absent, although there were other important events such as the World Cup.

Local media contacted public television, whose representative said the following:

In the published information about the new TV season we did not give information about all the programs and projects included in our programming. This information mainly talks about new projects, serials, movies that will be shown for the first time. The press release also stated that all other shows, projects and programs that are highly rated and loved by the audience will continue to air. Eurovision is traditionally an international song contest broadcast by Public Television every year. Public television has broadcast this competition every year since 2007, when it became a member of the European Broadcasting Union. In other words, there is no update regarding this topic. Therefore, the allegations regarding the refusal to broadcast Eurovision are unfounded.

We had reported that Azerbaijan will normally participate in Eurovision 2023, as was confirmed a little earlier, through our Live Stream on Youtube yesterday.

The Caucasian country was represented in this year’s competition by Nadir Rustamli with the song Fade To Black, getting 16th place in the final with 106 points.

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Source: Olay