Ictimai, the Azerbaijani national broadcaster has informed and confirmed to Esctoday.com that Azerbaijan will be competing at the forthcoming 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden next May. Ictimai successfully hosted the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku last May.
It is most likely that Ictimai will use the same method and mechanism as in the past years to choose their Eurovision representative, a national final. More details and information regarding the 2013 Azerbaijani national final will be revealed in due course.
Azerbaijan debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2008 and won the event on its 4th attempt in 2011 with Ell and Nikki's Running Scared, thus bringing the contest to Baku in 2012.
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