William: During his third take today, Azerbaijan’s Elnur Huseynov removed his dress shirt to reveal a t-shirt that said “Conchita U R Unstoppable.” Vocally, the same could be said of him. He seems to have finally found his rhythm and isn’t changing the vocals on every take now. He seems to have settled on a vocal routine. We give his vocal gymnastics a perfect 10. The dancing seemed less frantic today, and the pair (who now have matching blonde hair) have adjusted their routine slightly. At times it’s a bit more aggressive, as when the female dancer uses the male dancers’ foot as a vault (she was giving us some Svetlana Khorkina Russian gymnast realness). The dancing, and indeed the performance, is somewhat divisive. In the press room some people are whispering that it’s brilliant, while others say there’s too much going on. Regardless, it’s doused in mystery.

Azerbaijan: Elnur Hüseynov’s second rehearsal

Elnur Hüseynov: Press Meet & Greet

Elnur Hüseynov interview

Reviews

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Maria
Maria
5 years ago

Azerbaijan this year are the BEST. I vote for Elnur and recommended you vote for him too. Worthy chellenger for victory on ESC 2015.

Lolilly
Lolilly
5 years ago

@This is my opinion (TIMO) It seemsName calling is your only strength, but it’s ok. It’s your opinion. Lol If you get your facts straight and Google Aram MP3 you will see a dozen of the same style jackets of mannnyyyy colors, that he wore before and especially after ESC2014! I honestly don’t care what Elnur wears. It’s just funny how you react to my own opinion. Your hatred and anger make make my computer screen burn. It’s so obvious that you cannot handle any kind of criticism. And if a person cannot handle criticism, it means they’re emotionally weak… Read more »

Faith
Faith
5 years ago

Elnurs voice incredible. Decoration – chic. Azerbaijan this yer are the best.

This is my opinion (TIMO)
This is my opinion (TIMO)
5 years ago

Lolilly

Honey, ur anger mental issue show with ur reaction, ur state of being unreal show too, you said gave his jacket to Elnur, there are more examples but keep pretending to be normal person you are not

Lolilly
Lolilly
5 years ago

@This is my opinion (TIMO)
lol!! Ha hahaha ha! Your name says it all. This is your opinion. That’s all I have to say. But I feel sorry for you because you have anger issues and mental instability.
On the other hand, I love Elnur’s voice and I got nothing racist I me. I live in USA and I’m surrounded with all kinds of people. And there is not even a trace of racism in me. So keep your idiotic comments to yourself!

This is my opinion (TIMO)
This is my opinion (TIMO)
5 years ago

Lolilly

If there is one racist its you. Saying that Elnur is wearing arams jacket its not true, but then again you are unreal so it doesn’t matter what you say you and your wortless comments you spread on here its not even worth commenting on, take your medication before you coma on here BYE BYE,

Maksim
Maksim
5 years ago

People do love Elnur and his song! he showed already his willing to win and his ability to achieve victory!

Andrew
Andrew
5 years ago

Amazing performance, winner!

Roxy
Roxy
5 years ago

Great singer, beautiful song. Elnur worthy to be 1st on ESC 2015.

Alicia
Alicia
5 years ago

I’m so tired of people comparing choreography at Elnur’s performance with Sia…Come on people, this is the only way you found out about contemporary dance? this is real shame that your prejudice doesn’t letting you see what a great composition you watching!
Go Azerbaijan!

Roxy
Roxy
5 years ago

This is my fafourite song of the last 3 years. Azebaidjan is the best!

Patricia
Patricia
5 years ago

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

Lolilly
Lolilly
5 years ago

@ This is my opinion (TIMO) It’s nice to know that only stupid, racist, and worthless people like YOU are chatting out of your own arse. Look at the way your talking to people. Was my comments racist? No! Was I disrespectful? No! It was my opinion only, and of course the reality. Last year you were confident that Azerbaijan was going to place higher than Armenia… Huh? The reality is that Elnur sings great. His voice is awesome, but he is cold on the stage! That’s all. And the dancers are totally unnecessary and way too much. Like it… Read more »

This is my opinion (TIMO)
This is my opinion (TIMO)
5 years ago

The “oooh” at the very beginning sounds really bad and sets him for a bad start. Well the original version of the song I listened to for weeks in the video of elnur didn’t have that ooooh in the beginning now I am hearing it in this video it doesn’t look real to me, its like as if they are not happy with the song they want to add more to which can only spoil it butcher the song, I think they should think carefullt before making decision to add anything else to the song or dancers etc. this is… Read more »

Richard
Richard
5 years ago

Congratulation Azerbaijan, very strong song and singer, and after today I am sure you can be top 3!

Freshne$$
Freshne$$
5 years ago

Really beautiful! Hope to see Azerbaijan in the final!

Mike
Mike
5 years ago

This voice squeezes teers. Elnur – big talent. I hope he will win.

Wallberg
Wallberg
5 years ago

I think it least one of you tried to sing to this song. Go, Elnur, victory waiting for you! 🙂

ct
ct
5 years ago

But another thing is, there are a lot of slow songs in this semi and his just doesn’t stand out much.

ct
ct
5 years ago

The “oooh” at the very beginning sounds really bad and sets him for a bad start. At best, the dance “routine” (they’re just going from left to right and back again really) and the red explosion at the second chorus can only act as an annoying distraction from how wooden he looks on stage. I like the background of the enchanted forest at nightime, but of course Switzerland is using sth similar which should hurt both. His singing is not that good at the chorus, hence it is flooded with backing vocals and there’s a lot of his signature “singing… Read more »

This is my opinion (TIMO)
This is my opinion (TIMO)
5 years ago

Oh and elnur jacket is not aram’s jacket childish comment comes from someone, chatting out of their arses stupid worthless people, last year when we said Aram will not win they attacked us, called us racist etc, their ridiculous reaction about Azerbaijan goes to show who the hateful racist are

This is my opinion (TIMO)
This is my opinion (TIMO)
5 years ago

This is song contest, Azerbaijan sending another beautiful song it may be foreign writer it’s amazing when they do all the work with beautiful voice to lift foreign writer work to descent place, ,since foreign writer of the song happy to do business with Azerbaijan it deserves respect oh and this is not world or euro football game so foreign people allowed to sell their song to another nation

Lolilly
Lolilly
5 years ago

Ok, here we go…honest opinion… A little Screechy, but not so bad! However, it looks like Aram MP3 loaned his last year’s jacket/suit to Elnur. And the background was also loaned by the Twilight Saga… Nothing original… Nothing! Same old Russian choriagraphy, same old Swedish style of music. Same same same! Absolutely no warmth from the singer… Just standing in the middle of two cat/wolf-like creatures and singing a song with good vocals but absolutely nooooooo chemistry! HIs lack of chemistry/charisma makes the song duper boring!

Jana
Jana
5 years ago

If to take a look at performance in general, then main accent is made exactly on dancers. They may distract, but they are part of all show and at some point you may say they are distracting from Elnur, but at second part of song how naturally he is coming in front…Love it!

Lisa
Lisa
5 years ago

was waiting for the second rehearsal to see if all that people do say negative won’t confirm. It happened! Elnur showed that with practice his performance with get so much better!

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
5 years ago

I guess the dancers are supposed to be doing something wolfy but it looks like a “Cats” understudy performance. The LED screen is fantastic! Might be the best use of it this year besides Georgia. Elnur is again, flawless. I guess he just has never heard of “less is more”.

Pegasus Head
Pegasus Head
5 years ago

Huh, what was that? I’m telling you man. We are all heading back to Baku for the next year! No surprise he’s won the Voice. This sh*t is amazing

Jullien
Jullien
5 years ago

After watching this first set of rehearsal I have gone running to bet on Azerbaijan! 🙂 🙂 🙂 WOW! great show and song!

ella
ella
5 years ago

this will win

Viking Erik
Viking Erik
5 years ago

contemporary song and his vocals are absolutely flawless. I am now the biggest fan of Elnur and Azerbaijan! 12 points from Sweden!

Janna
Janna
5 years ago

This is by far one of the best songs in the contest. Elnur is doing a great job!

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
5 years ago

I feel like the dancers are more interesting to look at than Elnur is. I spent more time looking at them. He’s just the background music.

Ozzy
Ozzy
5 years ago

Well, the dancing IS ripped from Sia.

Eugene ESC UK
5 years ago

Well the staging was always going to be good and this 3 minutes is one of the best, I really like it. He is still improvising and it sounds horrible and not as good as the studio version, he should stick rigidly to that. Does that moon represent the cloud still hanging over Azerbaijan? Easy qualifier, but then it may not go so well for them.

Rashad
Rashad
5 years ago

He seems to have improved since the first rehearsal. The second rehearsal was almost flawless. I’m not a fan of the backvocalist though.
I really like the choreography which is very contemporary and artistic. Good luck Elnur!

LAWL
LAWL
5 years ago

bluhh i hate the backing vocals
Azerbaijan was my #2 but now it’s my #3

Otna
Otna
5 years ago

Hmm, the vocals seemed shaky at the start in that video. But then it definitely improved.

Fatima
Fatima
5 years ago

More Suzanne Dando than Svetlana Khorkina.

Arianator
Arianator
5 years ago

Amaziiinggggg ?nwAllah!!!

Dar
Dar
5 years ago

what will the rest of conservative azerbaijan say about this t shirt
controversal y’all

Leaf
Leaf
5 years ago

I love the song but I do not like the entire SIA moment on stage with the dancers …. The girl even has a SIA haircut !!!!