Azerbaijan will present their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 on Monday the 14th of March, the date of the Head of Delegation meeting in Stockholm, when all entries need to be handed over to the EBU. As was often the case in recent years, broadcaster Ictimai has opted for an internal selection.
Artists and/or composers can contact the broadcaster until the 10th of February, to apply for representing Azerbaijan. There are some special terms and conditions however. The artist needs to be a resident of Azerbaijan or has a native background with that nation. For composers there is no limit of nationality.
Azerbaijan will take part in the first semi final on May 10th, and is one the few (6) countries that has always managed to qualify for the Grand Final.