Eurovision 2012 to make Azerbaijan famous

Holding in Azerbaijan of such historical event as Eurovision is a very encouraging fact, a khananda (mugham singer), Azerbaijani people’s artist Janali Akberov told Trend on Thursday.

He said to a lot of guests from different countries will come to Azerbaijan.

Eurovision 2012 will make Azerbaijan famous around the whole world, Akberov noted

The contest will tell the world about the culture of Azerbaijan, the intelligence of Azerbaijani people and variety of Azerbaijani cuisine, he added.

The 57th Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the Baku Crystal Hall near State Flag Square. The semi-finals will be held in Baku on May 22 and May 24 and the final on May 26. The logo for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest is ‘Fire Flower’, while the motto is Light your fire.

Azerbaijan won the right to host the prestigious European song contest after the victory of Eldar Gasimov and Nigar Jamal (Ell / Nikki) at Eurovision 2011 in Dusseldorf, Germany last May.

Azerbaijan-Baku

17 May 2012

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