Eldar Gasimov, aka Ell, was one half of the Azeri winning duo in 2011 with Nikki Jamal. However, since then, the two have seldom collaborated, and Eldar has been working on his solo career and has maintained a close relationship with the Eurovision community. Just last night he appeared at the Eurovision PreParty Riga 2015 to perform some of his songs, including his duet with 2013’s Zlata Ognevich, “Fire and Ice“.

wiwibloggs caught up with Eldar ahead of the concert and spoke about his career and his thoughts on this year’s Azeri act Elnur Hüseynov.

Interview: Eldar Gasimov (Azerbaijan 2011)

Eurovision PreParty Riga 2015 Performances: Eldar Gasimov

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Just Mario xoxo....
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Just Mario xoxo....

By the way…To write this… Kinda sorry if my comments are mostly too long…I always want to write much stuff… In certain articles like this one i tend to post more than one comment or multiple ones… I try to not post too many comments in each topic though…I had not posted many other comments that i wanted to for this reason.. I have used too many emoticons faces and it looks too much i guess…I try to not overdo it from now on.. And about my nicknames that are too long…It is just only that i want to use… Read more »

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*Running Scared* is my no1 most favorite azerbaijani entry from Azerbaijan 4 the rec<3 Here is my full ranking 4 all entries of Azerbaijan.. 1) *Running Scared* ~ 2011 2) *Drip Drop* ~ 2010 3) *When The Music Dies* ~ 2012 4) *Start A Fire* ~ 2014 5) *Always On My Mind* ~ 2009 6) *Hold Me* ~ 2013 7) *Hour Of The Wolf* ~ 2015 8) *Day After Day* ~ 2008 ———————————————————————– It was really unfortunate to witness Farid getting cocky in Malmo that he even had the nerve to compalin about his 2nd place! He gathered even more… Read more »

Just Mario ~ My Vision of Gay Love~ Only Homophobia Can Destroy Our EuroVision..!
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Just Mario ~ My Vision of Gay Love~ Only Homophobia Can Destroy Our EuroVision..!

@ Ok just chill out….Our Vision is just fine and gay & fabulous as it always was! <3 😉
No one destroyed our beloved Contest…Especially Eldar with his partner Niki/Nigar..

At least someone could had claimed this much more 4 really unfortunate victories like Finland in 2006/Russia in 2008/Germany in 2010…

Just Mario ~ My Vision of Gay Love~ We Still Be Awaiting 4 The First Openly Gay Winner In EuroVision..
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Just Mario ~ My Vision of Gay Love~ We Still Be Awaiting 4 The First Openly Gay Winner In EuroVision..

@ DAR.. Nope not yet but i guess that it won’t take ages now 4 Eldar to finally come out of the closet and tell us his big ”secret” .. 😉 <3 He must had already boyfriend(s) in his gay life.. He just only is low profile about his personal gay life.. No one wil be surprised really about Eldar's homosexuality…It is very obvious to our eyes… 🙂 By the way we still had never had before in our Vision a gay guy winner that was openly homosexual at the time of his victory….Marija of Serbia that won in 2007… Read more »

Dar
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Dar

one half of the worst eurovision winners EVER !! awful .. still cant believe that azerbaijan won in 2011 shocking !! nearly destroyed eurovision

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Just Mario ~ My Vision of Gay Love ~ **Running Scared** Away From Homophobes!

*Running Scared* deserved to win in the Vision of Dusseldorf.. <3 So beautiful song…! <3 Eldar with Nigar delivered a great fine performance and they had the whole package to take the victory that night.. 🙂 Passed midnight of the night when the voting procedure began & eventually he declared as the big winner of EuroVision i had my 25th birthday! <3 I was really glad 4 him…I still remember how happy he was when he was leaving the green room to get on the stage..! 🙂 Nigar was rushing with being too excited and Eldar stayed behind and she… Read more »

Dar
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Dar

has he revealed he is gay yet !!

Huh
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Huh

@Rashad: Except for Loreen and Alexander Rybak.

I think Eldar is still having the time of his life after winning in 2011. Something tells me that he should excel more in his music career other than in Eurovision. Though I can’t blame him for being a honest Eurovision fan.

Rashad
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Rashad

He’s a great performer and he also seems like a nice person. Too bad he won Eurovision. Eurovision stars usually don’t succeed much in their future careers.