ENTMM 2013: Azerbaijan’s Farid Mammadov

Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model 2013 and Eurovision 2013 runner-up Farid Mammadov is keeping his hand in the world of Eurovision. More specifically, he’s holding an iPhone, reading the lyrics to “Rise Like a Phoenix” and channeling Conchita Wurst. We appreciate the effort—and Farid’s committment to ESC! What do you think of his cover? Does “Rise Like a Phoenix” sounds better with a male vocalist?

Here’s Farid’s cover:

And here’s Conchita’s first rehearsal:

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Juliet96
Juliet96
6 years ago

Ok, I have to say that I love Conchita’s version and will always love it, but this doesn’t sound bad. Farid’s English isn’t the top, but his voice fits the song pretty good.

Ani
Ani
6 years ago

Only because farid covered conchita’s song, doesn’t mean he’ s for the gays or gay by himself. Maybe he likes only the song
http://novosti.az/culture/20140623/300559739.html
Yesterday it was revealed that he is kind of sad about that “rise like a phoenix” was sung by someone like conchita. The article is written in russian. I’m not sure if the article is really true, but if it is, i’m actually very sad about it…

carl of U.S.A
carl of U.S.A
6 years ago

@Wergie,you really love Azeris because you know everything about them…tha’s why don’t bark here…..Azerbaijan is the best and tha’s why you know everything about Azerbaijan…Azerbaijan is your Ideal…

Wergie
Wergie
6 years ago

carl of MASHTAGI …
Well, nothing more to add 😉

carl of U.S.A
carl of U.S.A
6 years ago

@Wergie,you still here?if you don’t like Azerbaijan and its entries,Fuc* Out Here.And Nobody listen to your lies About Mashtagi,Baku.Go and Learn about ancient Azeri Land Irevan(yerevan).You ate Dilara’s ass in another article now you eat Farid’s dick

Huh
Huh
6 years ago

High voice! Outstanding.

Wergie
Wergie
6 years ago

@Melissa Kutcher ‘Farid did a great job with it! He did NOT sound like an attention whore!’ Don’t be naive darling. The fact that he chose song of most scandalous and controversial person says it all. And, pleaseee, i know what i’m talking about.. Their mentality like an open book for me. @Darren ‘…in fairness, he is cute, I think he’s got the gay gene as well’ Yes, he probably has it, i even think he comes from a place near to Baku called Mashtagi, inhabitants of which (more than of other places 😉 are widely known as anal se*… Read more »

fikri
fikri
6 years ago

whoops, i mean… azerbaijan>armenia when it comes to LGBT acceptance. 😛

Melissa Kutcher
Melissa Kutcher
6 years ago

Farid did a great job with it! He did NOT sound like an attention whore!

Darren
Darren
6 years ago

This is just publicity for this years Azeri entry, because of all the trouble Azerbaijan have been accused of, regarding voting and human rights…Farid is basically just saying “Yeah, human rights are abused here, but we support gays” …in fairness, he is cute, I think he’s got the gay gene as well

Monica M
Monica M
6 years ago

There’s one whore in the world and it’s Kim Kardaschian 🙂

kaden
kaden
6 years ago

i like farid, but conchita’s version is way better

Wergie
Wergie
6 years ago

Another attention whore))

Marcelo N
6 years ago

Well done! Music always comes first!!

Rich
6 years ago

“Does “Rise Like a Phoenix” sounds better with a male vocalist?”

Erm…”Conchita” is a man…

Thiefo
Thiefo
6 years ago

The way he says “wengeance” is so cute 😛

Rashad
Rashad
6 years ago

I’ve seen it on his Instagram. His English is a little poor, but his voice sounds amazing. I don’t want to compare it to Conchita’s version, but he’s pretty good.
Thanks to Farid for such a friendly cover, and proving that he holds a real Eurovision spirit.

Leo
Leo
6 years ago

Chapeau !
Well done FARID !
You show us all your class and courage. Exactly, that is the way to send positve signs and signals for us in Europe.

R
R
6 years ago

Man, that guy is beautiful. Azerbaijan should def send him again.

OneEurovision
6 years ago

Wow! He’s really brave to do that because of the criticism which that song has received. Kudos to Farid!

Lizzet
Lizzet
6 years ago

Farid has a beautiful voice, I like it!!! His english is nog so good, but his voice makes everything okay.