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Azerbaijan to present Eurovision song at weekend

Baku. Javid Zeynalli – APA. Samra Rahimli, the singer to present Azerbaijan in the Eurovision 2016 Song Contest, and the song she is going to sing have been selected on the basis of secret and open polling conducted by the Public Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (ITV) as well as a hundred TV and music experts and the opinions of Eurovision fans from 35 European countries, ITV spokesperson Akif Jabbarli told APA.

According to him, 21-year-old Samra had joined the national selection round of Eurovision 2012 but failed to qualify for being Azerbaijan’s representative despite drawing public attention.

 

“Afterwards Samra joined a number of contests held in various countries and gained in experience. In 2015, Samra advanced to the ¼ finals of the “O ses Türkiye” (The Voice Turkey) project and became a finalist of the first season of “Səs Azərbyacan” (The Voice Azerbaijan) contest in March 2016,” he added. 

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