Azerbaijani entry written by Arash

Azerbaijani entry written by Arash
Arash
Baku, Azerbaijan -

Having selected the young singer AySel to represent Azerbaijan in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in January, the national broadcaster Ictimai TV launched an open call for songs suited to their representative shortly afterwards. Today, it was announced that AySel will sing Always in Moscow, a song written by the famous Iran-born artist Arash.

In the middle of January, an expert jury had decided that 19-year old AySel should represent Azerbaijan in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. In order to find the right song for her, an open call was directed to both national and foreign songwriters to send in their proposals. After the deadline, the national broadcaster Ictimai TV had received a total of 30 songs, which a seven-member expert jury had to evaluate. In the end, they unanimously voted in favour of Always, a song written by Arash.

Arash is an Iran-born singer and songwriter living in Sweden nowadays. He released his first album in 2005, which went gold in several European countries. In a recent interview, Arash confessed that he was a fan of the Eurovision Song Contest and he would have loved to perform on stage himself, too. His song Always was described by one of the jury members as romantic and perfectly suited both to the Eurovision Song Contest and AySel's personal style. So far, the song itself has not been presented to the public, as it yet needs to be recorded and arranged.

Azerbaijan will take part in the Second Semi-Final of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, to take place on May 14th in Moscow. Stay with us for more information on the official presentation of the Azerbaijani entry!


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  • Posted on 27/April 2009 at 05:20
    1.Turkey or Azerbaijan

    1. Bunlar olsun da gerisi umrumda bıle deıl

    Azerbaijan sana aşığım :))

    Good Luck From Turkey Aysel & Arash :))
    Love you allllll :)) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25/April 2009 at 13:30
    why do you people make it such a big deal? even if Arash is iranian and not azer, it doesnt really matter!!!! WHAT MATTERS IS ARASH AND AYSEL TO WIN :)))


    calm down people!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17/April 2009 at 19:55
    Men Senden Asla Vazgecebilmem..Azerbeycaniiim..... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28/March 2009 at 20:59
    I will vote for Azerbaijan........I love the song Always;) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23/March 2009 at 12:11
    Arash is Azerbaijani Turk from South Azerbaijan. His roots go to Ardebil, famous Azerbaijani City, where anouther outstanding Azerbaijanian Turk - Shah Ismayil Khatai - the estblisher of Azerbaijani Turkish dinasty of Sefevids, originates. So, the song of Arash and Aysel will be the nex in turn expression of union of divided Azerbaijan. This is the song fo coming future, where there will be united, strong and gigantic Azerbaijan. Persians and all the rest nations on our way, we respect you, but no one can stop us! We are the past and the future, you are just temporary history - cookies, to be delited soon.. ) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14/March 2009 at 12:57
    Aysel is very beautiful and talented girl.We belive her. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13/March 2009 at 19:57
    First of all Atilla as u said in page 2 , teymoorzadeh , javadzadeh and etc are all IRANIAN names , and ur country sometime was a small part of the GREAT IRAN , because of that most of ur cultures and names are similar to ours , IRANIANS , or PERSIANS (both are the same )
    we are iranians , Iranians Turk , and because of our language we do not Belong AZERBAIJAN , u were belonged to IRAN once upon a time.
    and YES arash IS IRANIAN , first iranian to appear in EUROVISION , so GOOD LUCK ARASH report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12/March 2009 at 07:00
    azerboys dayi1990 qovublar ? cox tesuflendim.
    birde sizde shizofreniya xesteliyi olmalidi ozunuzu mutleq yoxlatdirmalisiniz cunki neinki ingilis dilinde hetda azerbaycan dilinizde cox zeifdi.en sadesi menim yazdiqim postdan yene bashqa mena cixardiniz.

    ugurlar... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10/March 2009 at 09:04
    Dayi1990 bratok sen eger ingilis dilini bir az oyrensen menim ne demek istedediyimi basha dushersen men orda"tarixde 3 azeri olub ki men heqiqetende onlarin shexsiyetiyle fexr edirem yazmisham.ashaqida sadaladiqim shexsler , o biri lerin shexsiyetlerine shuphen yoxdur.arashi sa azeri saymiram (en azindan o ozunu azerbaycanli saymir.wikidepiyaya diqket etsen ,o arashin biografiyasindan goturulub orda arashin efganistanda anadan olduqunu sonra tehrana kocmesini sonra isvece kocmesi aydin yazilib orda azerbaycanli adi bir defede olsun cekilmir)

    Cavid Hasanov qaqash sen meni ermeni adlandirdin yeqin sen 17 18 yashli ushaqsan en azindan meni bele fikirleshmeye vadar etdin.sen ozun birlikden danishirsan ancaq sen bir soz deyim men senin kimi ermeniyle neye gore birleshmeliyem?eger milliyetime shuphen varsa sene sadalayim 1987 ci ilde rusiyanin torjok kendinde anadan olmusham sonradan bezi arzu olunmaz sebeblerden merdekan qesebesine kocmushem ata teref dagli ana teref nardaranli temiz bakili ailesinde anadan olmusham.hal-hazirda Nariman-Narimanov da yashayiram.Iyulda esgerliye gedirem azerbaycani qorumqa,forumda etdiyim kimi!
    diqqet etsen bu forumlarda azerbaycani menden ve atilladan bashqa cox mudafie eden yoxdur
    birde uzr istemek medeniyyeti kiciklik deyil boyuklukdu meni ermeni adlandirdiqina gore uzr istesende saol itemesende report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9/March 2009 at 12:32
    sah ismayilin , bura ne dexli var?????? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8/March 2009 at 13:52
    men fikirleshirem ki, Narutothebiatch ermenidi...... heqiqeten ola biler...... o ermenidi..........eger azeri turkusense gel hech olmasa burda birleshek.......... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7/March 2009 at 14:54
    Narutothebiatch QARDASH SENIN SAYDIGIN DAHILERI HER BIR AZERI YAXSI TANIYIR ONLAR BIZIM DAHILERIMIZDIR VE BURDA SADECE ESC DEN DANISILIR ONLARIN ADINI BURDA SADALAMAQ NEYE YARAR
    QALDI ARASH ESLEN C.AZERBAYCANDANDIR VE ONUN ULU BABASI ESLEN ORDUBATDANDIR
    YENI BIZI TEMSIL EDE BILER MEN BUNA PIS BAXMIRAM
    UGUR DILESEK YAXSI OLAR
    MENEVI DESTEK HER SEYDEN ONCE GELIR report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7/March 2009 at 07:01
    2 olympic_22
    there 3 azeris that I can realy proud with them.Shas Ismail Xatai(the Great one ),Resulzade(for creating Azerbaijan),Uzeir Hacibeyov(First professional music in East)

    I don't care,I would never count Arash as Azery. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 6/March 2009 at 19:32
    TOP 5 2009 ESC
    1. TURKEY - HADISE
    2.AZERBAIJAN
    3. FRANCE
    4. GREECE
    5. MALTA report to the moderator
  • Posted on 6/March 2009 at 13:54
    1.AZERBAIJAN.
    2.TURKEY
    3.SPAIN
    4. GREEK report to the moderator