Azerbaijan: Ictimai TV accepting song submissions until 10 February

She helped Samra prepare for her big moment at Stockholm during rehearsals last year. And back in December, Ictimai TV made the announcement Diana Hajiyeva will represent Azerbaijan in Kyiv. The broadcaster are now calling for song submissions until 10 February. That’s just over a week, so you better be quick!

There is no restriction on nationality and all composers will need to provide audio recording of the songs, lyrics and basic information about themselves to [email protected]. The songs must comply with the rules of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

Azerbaijan’s songs have consistently been composed by Swedish teams for much of the last decade. One notable exception came in 2013, when Azerbaijan turned to Greek composer Dimitris Kontopoulos. He of course is busy this year writing for Greek entrant Demy. Could the Land of Fire tempt him back to help Diana as well?

Another alternative would be to look much closer to home. Her last single release, “Esqini Asagi Sal”, was composed by Azeri rapper Uran. If it works for the band, why not see if it works for Diana by herself!

Diana’s guidance helped Samra finish 17th with 117 points in the grand final of last year’s contest, with her entry “Miracle”.

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