Elnur Huseynov, the bearded singer who will represent Azerbaijan at Eurovision, has hit the road for his Eurovision 2015 promotional tour. The “Hour of the Wolf” star is out and about, and his fans couldn’t be happier. This is one wolf we want on the loose.

The first stop was the Eurovision Pre-Party Riga 2015, where the Azerbaijani singer wowed audiences with his live vocals. He shared the stage with Eurovision legends like Alexander Rybak (the winner from 2009), Eldar Gasimov (half of the winning duo from 2011) and Marie N (the winner from 2002). He also squeezed in an inteview with wiwibloggs, saying, “I want to reach your heart with my song.” Awww.

Day in Riga #eurovision #esc2015 #azerbaijan ????

A photo posted by Elnur Huseynov (@elnur.huseynovofficial) on

 

From Riga to Budapest

Elnur then headed to the Hungarian capital where, on April 13 (that’s tonight, y’all), he will promote his song. We expect him to meet Boggie, his Hungarian rival. Her song is about peace and it would be totally non-peace-orientated to ignore the Azerbaijani Eurovision star!

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Elnur in Hungary

He got the chance to sing his song at the  Hungarian national  TV:

https://youtu.be/wjdp_Rla480

Azeri-Hungarian friendship?

We get the sense there is some sort of Baku-Budapest love-in going on. Last year, András Kállay-Saunders and Dilara Kazimova built a strong friendship. The Azeri singer went to Hungary, spent a day with András, and appeared on a TV show where the Hungarian artist sang the Azeri song “Start a Fire”. They spent even more time together in Denmark, playing with puppies in an animal shelter.

And now Elnur can build a lovely friendship with Boggie too. Of course, friendship is a two-way street. Sadly last year’s voting was decidedly one-sided.

We took a look at the points that they gave each other last year and Hungary didn’t show Azerbaijan the love. In 2014 the countries were in the same semi final: Hungary only gave only one point to Dilara, but Azerbaijan gave eight points to András. In the grand final, Hungary gave the Land of Fire exactly ZERO points. However, András Kállay-Saunders received eight points from Azerbaijan.

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Dilara and András together in Denmark

In 2013 they also shared the same semi final stage, but the situation was reversed. Hungary gave 12 points to Farid, but Azerbaijan gave ByeAlex nothing. In the big final, Hungary still loved Hold Me, but Azerbaijan had no warm feelings for Kedvesem. Sad face.

Three years ago, when Azerbaijan was the host country, Sabina Babayeva visited Compact Disco in Budapest. Neither country awarded the other anything at Eurovision.

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 Sabina and the Compact Disco

It looks like this story begun in 2012 and these two still want to hold the other’s hands. Maybe a few years later they will be like Greece and Cyprus? Who knows? But never forget: More friends you have, more chance to win the Eurovision.

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Atilla
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Atilla

Those “so called” Hungarians who write stuff in favor of armenia are of armenian origins. They are armenian, not Hungarian ! So, dont take them seriously.

TaTaPu
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TaTaPu
Adams
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Adams

I like Elnur’s voice and song. It’s in my top 10.

Ryanireland
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Ryanireland

Two dictators really ruling both countries. Azeri money is trying to buy votes again. Let’s hope it doesn’t work like last year. Oil buys unfortunately

ESCaddict
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ESCaddict

@Will
You notice the overuse of “y’all” too. William, who runs Wiwibloggs, is American & uses “y’all” a lot but I think he can get away with it. But why would Hungarian, Irish, Finnish & British bloggers use the term over and over and over. Is it sucking up to the boss? Maybe they think it is cool.

bakuboy
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bakuboy

Adam hey friend this is an Azerbaijan page, why you write about armenia and why you compare Azerbaijan with armenia, do you want propoganda, and may be for you armenian song better but not for all people and i’m know elnur’s song and voice great and there are many people loves Elnur’s voice and his song
please calm down don’t make fight like this cheap propogana

Davon
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Davon

Elnur Huseynov charmy but his song is weak I’m sorry to say

Adam
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Adam

I think the governments of Hungary and Azerbaijan are really close and maybe they ask their singers to get to know each other to increase relations. But Aron F is right, they lost Armenia for it, I think Armenia went as far as to actually cut ties with Hungary too (probably because of that whole military murder incident)

bakuboy
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bakuboy

Huh in your dream Elnur will be winner Inshallah with him great voice we love him

Huh
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Huh

Elnur will huff, and puff, and blow Vienna’s stage down.

Rashad
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Rashad

Hungary was one of the two countries that gave Azerbaijan 12 points in our debut year (when Elnur was one of the representatives). And it was very unexpected, I think even the prime minister (or president, I’m not sure) of Hungary mentioned it in the speech in Baku. So Azerbaijan has got good memories with Hungary, cause it was the first year and it was a very nice move coming from Hungary. Btw, Kedvesem is one of my favorite Eurovision songs. I still have it on my iPod. One more thing, the Hungarian language sounds incredibly like Azeri. I don’t… Read more »

Darren
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Darren

Okay, Ill admit it,I have fallen in love with Elnur, it was completely unplanned! haha but, heres one for your article about Hungarian-Azeri relations…last year, I had a crush on Andras, now this year, I have a crush on Elnur 🙂
Anyway, apart from that..I wish Azerbaijan the best this year, its not often I like their songs (2009, 2012 were their only previous attempts that I enjoyed) but this year is a good year for them.

Will
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Will

Nice article, but do you have to keep using the word “y’all” so often? Very irritating

Just Mario xoxo ~ My Vision of Gay Love ~ It Is 12 Points To My ''Enemy'' 's Song In Vision 4 Me..
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Just Mario xoxo ~ My Vision of Gay Love ~ It Is 12 Points To My ''Enemy'' 's Song In Vision 4 Me..

Personally i try to be as much non biased/prejudized i truly can when judging any country’s entry.. If a beloved/sympathetic country of mine or even my own blood nation sends a crappy or not good enough song to Vision this will not make me to like the song & i will just state my totally honest & raw opinion about it.. Azerbaijan is always sending worthy/fantastic songs in our Vision that most of the times tend to be better than Armenia’s or Cyprus or even my own country Greece’ entries 4 the record.. If the songs from Azerbaijan/Turkey/FYR/Albania might be… Read more »

Arianator
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Arianator

Süpeeer!! ELNUR seni cox sevirem)) Azerbaycan sizinledir

Just Mario xoxo ~ My Vision of Gay Love..
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Just Mario xoxo ~ My Vision of Gay Love..

Well that is not that true…
Azerbaijan does get along just ok with my country Greece..
Farid’s entry in Malmo’s Vision was made by Greek composer and we Greeks gave our precious 12 points to Azerbaijan that year..{Poor Emmelie got only 7 points by us…What a shame..}
Ok we might are close to our Armenians brothers & our bond with Armenia is very strong but that doesn’t mean that we Greeks can not have friendly enough relationship with the Azerbaijanis or Turks..
I do not have anything personal against Azerbaijan…I even have good fb friends on facebook that are azerbaijanis..

Just Mario xoxo ~ My Vision of Gay Love..
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Just Mario xoxo ~ My Vision of Gay Love..

The entry of Azerbaijan this year is not bad at all.. Currently its my 11th most liked entry out of the 17 from the 2nd semifinal & in my top30…It can grow on me more possibly as the days pass by till the Vision’s live shows of May kick off.. Really unfortunate that Elnur is not sympathetic figure for me…I find him kinda pretentious & wannabe.. Really pity because its not my real intention to dislike anyone & i really want to like everyone.. Ok he is very handsome {i gave him my vote so that he will qualify to… Read more »

Aron F.
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Aron F.

Sad thing we lost Armenia for it though.

danielvarga
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danielvarga

There’s a political friendship between our and the Azerbaijani government. We will never be in a good friendship with any country like Greece & Cyprus.