May 14 / First Rehearsal Azerbaijan: is it Baku’s hour though?
Elnur performs while a couple of dancers are using the Capoeira dance technics with a stunning make up artwork on them to spread the message of the song. The graphics in the LEDs I am not sure they fit for the song as they present a dead nature landscape with the moon turning from blue to red. Weird! Three backing vocalists stay behind the scenes, one of them is Nicklas Lif: not just a voice, actually one of the composers of the entry song ‘Hour the Wolf’.
“I got older. In Belgrade I was 20 – 21 years old”. Elnur became more experienced and convinced on stage. “But the main difference from the participation in Belgrade is that this year I am a solo singer” (source: eurovision.tv)
Elnur Huseynov is an Azerbaijani singer, born in 1987. At the age of five, Elnur had his first experience with music, when he started attending piano and vocal classes. Later on, Elnur began to experiment with different music styles such as classic, jazz and pop. He worked at the Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre and at the State Philharmonic Hall. Elnur continued improving his vocal technique under the guidance of renowned vocal coaches.
The Azerbaijani artist will take the Eurovision stage for a second time. In 2008 as a part of Elnur & Samir duo with the song Day After Day, he reached the eighth place in the Grand Final. After the Eurovision Song Contest, Elnur’s musical career had an unexpected turn. He played a part of Phoebus in Azerbaijan’s version Notre-Dame De Paris. In February this year, Elnur won the fourth season of Turkish version of the The Voice. In the final battle he set up a record in the televoting history of the show by collecting over a million votes. (source: eurovision.tv)