BAKU, AZERBAIJAN – This week the final of The Voice of Turkey took place in Istanbul and 2008 Azeri representative Elnur Huseyonov won! Immediately the local press speculated that he will represent Azerbaijan in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.
Azeri national broadcaster, Ictimai, issued a statement which didn’t exactly clarified things, especially since we knew there will be a national final either on 8th of 15th of March. The statement says:
“ITV is denying rumours that Elnur Huseyonov, winner of The Voice Turkey has decided to represent the country in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest as the broadcaster made no decision yet. The representative for Vienna will be a well known artist, the decision for which will be officially announced by Ictimai”.
what do you think? would you like to see Elnur back in Eurovision?
INFORMATION ABOUT ELNUR
Elnur Hüseynov (born on March 3, 1987 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan) is an Azerbaijani pop singer. He was selected as Azerbaijan’s representative to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008. Hüseynov was born in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, to ethnic Azeri parents. His father was a military serviceman and his mother specializes in music theory. At age five, Elnur was admitted to a music school for gifted children where he was trained as a piano player. In 1999, the family moved to Baku, Azerbaijan, where Elnur studied at a medical school and graduated with a degree in dentistry. In 2004 he graduated from the Asaf Zeynally College of Music and took up some hairstylist courses. He worked shortly at the Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre and with the choir group of the Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Society, in addition to singing in a church choir. In 2003, he received first prize in the musical competition Sing Your Song aired on Azerbaijan’s Lider TV. In 2008, he and Samir Javadzadeh were selected to represent Azerbaijan at the Eurovision marking the country’s debut in this song contest. They were placed eighth in the finals. Following the contest, the duo split. In December 2009, Elnur Hüseynov announced his intention to move permanently to Ukraine to further pursue his musical career. In June 2010, Elnur Hüseynov performed the part of Phoebus in the musical Notre-Dame de Paris, which was staged in Heydar Aliyev Palace. In October 2010, he submitted an application to represent Azerbaijan at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 but did not compete in the semifinals, with the exception of making a cameo appearance in one of the performances of the semifinalist Diana Hajiyeva. Elnur Hüseynov currently performs in the Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall. On 18 February 2015, Elnur Huseynov, participating as part of Ebru Gündeş’s team, became the winner of the fourth season of The Voice Turkey. (source: wikipedia.org)