A new method of choosing the Azeri representative for Eurovision will be used in 2014. For the last years, Ictimai has held an extensive pre-selection format with the contestants covering other artists’ songs. Instead of that, the winner of ‘Big Stage’ will get to represent Azerbaijan in Copenhagen.
Casting for the second season of this talent competition begin in January and will take place around Azerbaijan. The locations and dates can be viewed below. The show will start airing on television later in January. The contestants will be given tips by music industry professionals throughout their journey.
- 9 January – Sumgait, Ganja
- 10 January – Lankaran, Yevlakh
- 11 January – Shirvan, Sheki
- 12 January – Guba
- 13 January – Baku
More information will be given later on.