Easily the best male ballad in this year’s contest 'Hour of the Wolf' comes courtesy of one of the best performed nations in recent Eurovision history: Azerbaijan. No stranger to the Eurovision stage, Azerbaijani Elnur has already represented his nation in 2008 when he finished 8th in the Grand Final performing as part of the duo Elnur & Samir. 'Hour of the Wolf' is a soaring hymnal ballad containing a killer key change (finally) that promises to transfix the Viennese audience. As a recent winner of the Turkish version of The Voice, Elnur’s profile coupled with such a powerful song will accumulate plenty of points. One to watch.
Spoiler: Watch Azerbaijan's Grand Final performance below
Watch Azerbaijan's Semi Final 2 performance below
3 Questions with Elnur
What are three interesting aspects about your entry?
'Hour Of The Wolf' is a mystical contemporary ballad. I’m already in love with my song. I will take the Eurovision stage for a second time this year. In 2008, as a part of Elnur & Samir duo with the song 'Day After Day' we reached the eighth place in the Final. We already have many ideas on hypnotising stage presentation, so you should expect something special at in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.
Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?
Well, to be honest I don’t have any. It’s high time I adopt some 'lucky' routine before the contest.
Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?
It’s a great chance to present myself as a solo artist. I believe in my entry song as it has so many powerful messages. It is truly a song with great meaning of which the most important is ‘that every heart deserves a fight’ and we should never give up. We must fight for our happiness.