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.)

Azerbaijan has one of the best track records at Eurovision, and he’s not prepared to let that slip. From The Voice of Turkey winner, to Eurovision winner? We’ll soon find out!

Interview: Elnur After His First Rehearsal

First rehearsal review: Azerbaijan

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Felix Prochain
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Felix Prochain

They should learn how to write their own music.

Larissa
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Larissa

Results of rehearsal talking for themselves. We will see this boy on stage in all power and beauty!

jessica
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jessica

I don’t really like ‘sweet’ boys at Eurovision but this guy is so charismatic

Sarah Smith
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Sarah Smith

He is a kind of magnetism. Can’t explain why

Melinda
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Melinda

The final is coming. Elnur will show power of the wolf. 🙂

Maxxx
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Maxxx

This guy is true talent and he has one of the best song which has a clear melody that stands out and Elnur’s voice is amazing. I think Azerbaijan to be the 1-st on ESC 2015.

Abbie
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Abbie

Great performance and strong voice! Good Luck Azerbaijan. See you in the finals. Cheers!

Alex
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Alex

With any version, Azerbaijan has worthy challenger for victory.

Kate
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Kate

Wonderful sketch. One of the best this year. EC2015 will be hot, i’m feeling it. Azerbaijan is pretty good this season!

GoElnur
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GoElnur

No matter on version, it’s great that we can hear this song at contest. We did see how he developed since last time at this contest, amazing work!

Tom89
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Tom89

Any of his song is the best in the world. Elnur – special guy. I think he will win Eurovosion 2015.

Miriam
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Miriam

I’m in love with this boy since his performance at blind audition at Voice. He keeps surprising and bring joy with this voice and appearance on stage

Nikolett
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Nikolett

I do pray for this boy, it’s visible how he sincere in his art and how he wants to bring others joy with what he is doing. My voice for Azerbaijan

Lili
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Lili

Eknur has good voice and charisma. This is all you need for competition and the rest is not important.

Fexroad
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Fexroad

Whatever version Elnur can perfectly perform this song.

Lisa
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Lisa

Thrilled to see more of Elnur’s performances. He’s doing great job and moving forward with great positive mood. He knows about weak points of last rehearsal and willing to do better, means that he really growing as great artist!

Maksim
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Maksim

his modesty is so charming, the way he smiles all the time – I think he will really achieve some great success at this exact contest and in general!

Deniz@TurkNL
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I really like the dancers that come with the song, if there arent any, something will be missing.

Rashad
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Rashad

Well, there is only one original version of the song. What Elnur meant to say is that he won’t improvise the song on the stage as he did in Moscow, Riga and Amsterdam.

Damon
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Damon

Don’t like the song at all
as last year Azerbaijan have not good song

Ebor
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Ebor

The problem is that the song is to weak

This is my opinion (TIMO)
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This is my opinion (TIMO)

What original version? They didn’t even change the song!!! Anyway,they shouldn’t change the song at all the one and only original version as in studio version, must sing that way, good luck Elnur I will send you 12 points because the song is my number one this year

Adams
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Adams

The original version was better.

Luis
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Luis

“You have amazing dancers?” Please…
The dancers are ruining everything. They should keep it simple with just Elnur and maybe a Gospel choir, but no… They decided to put the dancers -.-‘
Honestly I’m really disappointed with Azerbaijan and Albania. Two of my favourites and they ruin for not keeping it simple.
I hope at least on TV you can see something better.

Adams
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Adams

Have they changed the original version?

No…