Ten artists competing with original songs took to the stage of the Azeri national final at the end of the preselection season back in March with Farid Mammadov and his entry Hold Me composed by Dimitris Kontopoulos to the lyrics of John Ballard and Ralph Charlie ultimately selected to take on the honour of representing the nation.
A promotional tour has somewhat become essential for the country in recent years noting that appearances all over the continent have been very much planned. We are in an exclusive position to reveal that Farid Mammadov will be coming to Malta in a weeks’ time for a recording of the programme Xarabank produced by Where’s Everybody and hosted by Peppi Azzopardi.
Azerbaijan and Malta have a somewhat special connection noting that Kurt Calleja and This Is The Night was very much well appreciated during last years’ edition of the international spectacle. This has always augured well and in return the former country has also received the maximum points for three successive years. Farid Mammadov has already been to countries such as Greece, Italy and Lithuania with Malta being just another stop, albeit an important one.
Television Malta, the main organ of the Public Broadcasting Services will be using the most popular programme to showcase both Farid Mammadov and Gianluca in the days leading up to the their semi-final. The recording will be taking place within the next couple of days but the broadcaster is set for the 10th May 2013. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news about this years’ edition of the Eurovision Song Contest whilst thanking Where’s Everybody for providing us with this news item.