Azerbaijan: Ictimai begins selection process

Azerbaijani broadcaster ITV has presented the first guidelines for their 2011 Eurovision campaign.

Earlier this week ITV released the first regulations via their official website for the upcoming contest. They outlined that the selection process will be conducted according to the rules and requirements of the Eurovision Song Contest and that the outcome will be decided via the public and a professional jury. The Azerbaijani broadcaster invites singers over the age of 16 with a “beautiful voice, dance ability and stage culture” to enter.

A total of 100 people will advance to the next stage.

Earlier this year, Safura represented Azerbaijan with “Drip Drop” and finished in the final in the fifth position.

Check out more information on ITV’s official website here.