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Azerbaijan: Third Time’s the Charm for Dilara Kazimova

dilara Much like Lithuania, Azerbaijan’s National Selection process, Böyük Səhnə, went for the long haul.  Ten weeks of casting shows and heats led to a three-person final, and even after a winner was declared, we still wait in a holding pattern for a song.  But the process was most definitely entertaining, with well-thought-out stagings and generally strong performances by the final three contenders: Khana Hasanova, Erkin Osmanli, and Dilara Kazimova.

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