|Date(s)||10–14 January 2011|
|Venue||Ictimai TV Studios, Baku|
|Voting Method||50% Jury
The semi-final took place over 5 days, from Monday to Friday. Each act performed a world hit on Monday, an Azerbaijani hit song on Tuesday, a Eurovision song on Wednesday, and a song of the singer’s own choice on Thursday, with televoting finishing on Friday. The top 5 artists, announced on 17 January, qualified for the final.
Nikola Barkley withdrew prior to the semi-final.