As we predicted a few days ago, Elnur Huseynov is indeed Azerbaijan’s “unexpected comeback” for Eurovision 2015 and will be performing the song “Hour of the Wolf” in Vienna.
The song is described as a “contemporary ballad” and certainly shows off Elnur’s impressive vocal range with some full on choir backing vocals to boot! Once again, Azerbaijan have brought in some international writers to polish off their entry: Nicolas Rebscher, Nicklas Lif, Lina Hansson composed the music and lyrics, with Sandra Bjurman also contributing to the lyrics.
Overall, “Hour of the Wolf” certainly feels much more tuned to a Western audience than Dilara Kazimova’s effort last year, featuring very few traditional Azeri elements.
Elnur is an obvious choice to represent the country once again, as he is coming off the back of huge personal success since winning the fourth season of the Voice of Turkey. There’s also an obvious show of personal growth in the entry and it’s on a completely different scale altogether from Elnur’s previous entry, “Day After Day”.
What do you think about “Hour of the Wolf”? Do you think that this is the right song for Elnur to return to the contest with – and will Azerbaijan be able to recover from the disappointment they suffered with Dilara’s finish last year? Let us know in the comments or on our Twitter!
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