40 countries will be taking part in the 60th Eurovision Song Contest which will be held in Vienna on 19, 21 and 23 May. The next country to be introduced is Azerbaijan. Singing for Azerbaijan this year is Elnur Hüseynov.
Artist: Elnur Hüseynov
Song: Hour of the wolf
Composers: Nicolas Rebscher, Nicklas Lif, Linas Hansson
Writers: Sandra Bjurman, Nicolas Rebscher, Nicklas Lif, Lina Hansson
Event: Semi-final 2
Elnur Huseynov was born on 3 March 1987 in Turkmenistan where he grew up.
He attended his first music school when he was only five and in 1999 the family moved to Baku, Azerbaijan. Elnur always played the piano as a kid and studied dentistry. He went to a music college after this and worked as an opera singer for a while.
In 2008 he formed a duo with Samir Javadzadeh as Elnur and Samir. They performed the song Day after day as the first representatives of Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest. With their act as angel and devil, they reached the 8th place in the final. After the participation in Eurovision, Elnur moved to Ukraine for a few years to pursue a career as a musical singer.
In 2014, he decided to participate in O ses Türkiye, the Turkish edition of The voice. He impressed al four judges with his rendition of Latch, a song by Disclosure and Sam Smith. He was the favourite for the win throughout the season and was crowned the Voice of Turkey in the end.
In 2015, he announced that he will be representing Azerbaijan again, but this time as a solo artist, with the song Hour of the wolf.