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Diaspora Committee congratulates world Azerbaijanis on victory at Eurovision Song Contest 2011

16 May 2011 [11:37] - TODAY.AZ
The State Diaspora Committee congratulated diaspora organizations functioning abroad on Azerbaijan’s victory at the 56th Eurovision Song Contest 2011 held at the Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf, Germany, the state committee said.

According to the information, the congratulatory letter reads that victory of the Azerbaijani duo Eldar Gasimov and Nigar Jamal representing the country at this authoritative international contest among 25 countries is the success of our people, as well as the world Azerbaijanis.

The letter expresses gratitude to compatriots for their active participation in voting process and initiatives for Azerbaijan’s victory at the contest.

"It is display of a great importance that the Azerbaijani state attaches to culture and art. It also shows our people’s great potential, as well as presence of talented young peoples in the country. This victory is the result of our unity and solidarity," the letter reads.

Azerbaijani duo Eldar Gasimov and Nigar Jamal (Ell / Nikki) with their pop-ballad "Running Scared" won the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, held at the Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf.
As a result of sms-voting and the decision of jury winner is Azerbaijani duet Eldar Gasimov and Nigar Jamal (Ell / Nikki) with the song "Running Scared" take first place (221 points). Italy / Raphael Gualazzi - "Madness Of Love" (189 points) ranked second, while the third was Sweden / Eric Saade - "Popular" (185 points).

Azerbaijan received the highest score - 12 points from Russia, Turkey and Malta. Azerbaijan took 10 points from Ukraine, Greece, Croatia, San Marino, Romania and Moldova. The duo received 8 points from Austria, Cyprus, Iceland, Poland, Georgia, Albania, Portugal, Lithuania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Estonia.


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