Azerbaijan’s Elnur Huseynov was all smiles as he sat down with wiwiblogger William after his first rehearsal. With the help of his lovely translator, who has the sleekest quiff in Vienna, he explained the figurative struggle his dancers — aka, his wolf pack — have on stage. He also talked about going back to the basics of the song: If you thought his performances in Riga, Moscow and Amsterdam were incredible, you ain’t seen nothing yet!
We discuss his transformation from angel (ESC 2008) to wolf (ESC 2015), and ask what it’s like to be such a big star in his native Azerbaijan. He insists that he isn’t. (But after THAT rehearsal, we have to disagree.)