The first criteria that we will judge our eight Azeri acts on will be where they placed in their year in the competition. The competition is tough given Azerbaijan’s exceptional track record. Coming out on top however was their first, and so far only win, for Ell and Nikki in 2011 for Running Scared. In second was the 2013 entry ‘Hold Me’ for Farid Mamadov and in third with a third place finish in 2009 was Aysel and Arash with ‘Always’. We have decided to award points in the traditional Eurovision style of 12 for first, 10 for second, 8 for third, 7 for fourth, 6 for fifth and so on. For a full list of results for this first criteria judging round please see our table below.
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