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Azerbaijanis in U.S. feel proud to host Eurovision

26 May 2012 [22:52] - TODAY.AZ
Azerbaijanis living in the United States are among those who are impatiently waiting for the final of Eurovision-2012. Today they gathered in Washington, Boston, Houston and other cities as part of “Support Eurovision” campaign to watch the great final live. The events are being organized jointly with the Karabakh Foundation of the US.

Representatives of the Azerbaijani community in New York gathered on May 24 to watch the second semifinal of Eurovision-2012. The participants of the event were holding he flags of the US and Azerbaijan and shared their joy with American, Turkish, Uzbek, Georgian, Peruvian and Columbian youth.

Secretary of Azerbaijan Association of New York Minavvar Vahabova said: “Our hearts beat with Azerbaijan even though we live far away from our homeland. Baku`s hosting Eurovision international song contest, which was first held on May 24, 1956, fills us with pride. Baku Crystal Hall amazed the entire world from the first day of the contest. All the guests visiting Baku are talking about the attention, hospitality and respect towards them. The performances with Azerbaijan`s national musical instruments, particularly tambourine stone (Gaval Dash) made the contest more attractive and impressive. I'm sure that the Azerbaijanis living in the US are happy that Baku is hosting the Eurovision-2012.”


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