Azerbaijan to send a duet to Eurovision

Azerbaijan to send a duet to Eurovision
Baku,Azerbaijan -

Azerbaijan announced the launch of their Eurovision Song Contest duet of AySel and the author of her song Always. In the second Semi-Final the young AySel will compete for the victory with the experienced songwriter and artist Arash by her side.

The decision to create the duet of AySel and Arash was taken by the seven-member jury of the Azerbaijani national final. It was heavily influenced by Arash’s own statements, he said he is not only a songwriter and composer, but also a successful singer, and that is why he would like “to be on the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest stage, and not just on its backstage.” This sincere acknowledgment of the author of Always gave the start to the duet from Azerbaijan.

“This idea came to us already at the first audition of Arash’s song,” said Farhad Hajiyev, one of the jury members. “His song is about love, beautiful and pure, and love is always about two people! When in an interview Arash expressed his desire to perform for Azerbaijan, we arrived at a firm decision that our country will be represented by this romantic duet - AySel and Arash. Moreover, Arash has some Azerbaijani roots, as you may know!”

The popular songwriter and singer makes no secret that he has long been interested in the Eurovision Song Contest. In addition, one of the decisive factors for him was the offer to sing in duet with AySel.

“Performing with AySel was important for me, since I wrote Always specifically for her,” said Arash.

Before announcing the duet, the Azerbaijani national jury made a somewhat unusual decision: to record Always, performed by AySel and Arash. It is the song, they believe, that is the most important factor for a good result, especially for the victory, at the contest.

“I was a little nervous,” said AySel after the recording. “Not about meeting Arash, just about the outcome of the recording. My worries proved to be groundless! We spent 48 hours in the studio, almost entirely; we changed and tweaked the song endlessly. The result of all our work you will hear very soon! What concerns Arash, I am impressed by his professionalism as well as his open and friendly personality and charm.”

The work on the song continues. The presentation of Always by the duet of AySel and Arash is scheduled for as early as the end of February. The Azerbaijani representatives are currently negotiating with some of the best European directors. The intention is to create not just a contest act but a true three-minute Eurovision show under the same name – Always.

According to Adil Kerimli, Head of the Azerbaijani Delegation, the work on the show is expected to begin by the end of this month, and its presentation will take place in mid-March in one of the European capitals.


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  • Posted on 20/May 2010 at 17:39
    ARASH IS FROM AZERBAIJAN AND HE LOVES AZERBAIJAN. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28/March 2009 at 09:51
    Turkish people don't vote for armenia.In Turkey,there is a lot of armenian people(unfortunately)and they vote for armenia. we mustn't pay anything to anyone. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26/March 2009 at 18:38
    Azerboys please your agressive temper stay at you , Armenia is the best and we will win , it comes from our power , because our nation always win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You are jealousy report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24/March 2009 at 13:40
    Armenian Boy you are foolish, because you song is so bad,
    You colour has run from the malice
    AZERBAIJAN WILL WIN BUT ARMENIA WILL LOSE
    PLEASE DON'T CRY ARMENIA report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23/March 2009 at 19:03
    AZERBAYCAN SONUNA KADAR ARKANIZDAYIZ,12 POİNT FROM TURKEY,OF COURSE AND 0 POİNT GO ARMENİA...VİDEO KLİBİNİZ DE HARİKA ÇOK BEĞENDİMMMMMMMMMMM.......... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23/March 2009 at 16:55
    Yerajisht jan , mi mtaci meronq hastat ancnelu een , sranq NAXANDZIC en senc xosum , GO ARMENIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23/March 2009 at 14:25
  • Posted on 23/March 2009 at 12:55
    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 23/March 2009 at 06:25
    Arash is Iranain and he is very famous and popular for all Iranians. I had the chance to enjoy his live concert in Dubai 4 or 5 years ago(when you didn't even know Arash).
    I am sure most Iranians living in europe will vote for Arash. This means Aze has a good chance to win the game.
    Meanwhile Arash is not Traitor because anyway he can not represent Iran , since Iran is not Europe.
    I am trying to be logical. If you are good enough, you will win. But it is always better to use the power of your own muscle. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22/March 2009 at 10:30
    As far as I know, Arash is pure Iranian (& Arash is a 100% Iranian name) and he has become the citizen of one scandinavian (or central -european) countries.
    How he is going to appear on the stage on behalf of Azebaijan??? Then you will not be surprised to see an american is singing for Germany and an armenian singing for france!!!!! I think Eurovision administration should have not allowed this kind of issues. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19/March 2009 at 18:31
    Dear Azerboys please your agressive temper stay at you , Armenia is the best and we will win , it comes from our power , because our nation always win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19/March 2009 at 17:06
    how do you think that Armenia will be winner with JAN JAN i think it's the worst song in esc poor armenians!GOOD LUCK AZERBAIJAN! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19/March 2009 at 16:16
    1 voice for you Azerbaijan, wish you luck! Great song!
    Georgia supports you brothers. :))) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18/March 2009 at 18:30
    Your song is the worst , you can't win , because ARMENIA IS THE WINNER , I can't understand howcan Iranian singer introduse Az. to Eurovision?????????????????????????????????????? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 16/March 2009 at 12:34
    wowwwwwwwwwww Türkiyeden 12 puan çok güzel şarkı ve çok güzel düet,çok şekerler söyleyenler ben bayıldım şarkıya 2DEVLET 1 MİLLET,AZERBAYCAN SİZİ SEVİYORUUUUUUUZZZZZZZZZZZZ...BAŞARILARRRRRRRRRR....... report to the moderator