Tonight will see Europe crown the 60th winner of the Eurovision Song Contest. After two semi finals had eliminated thirteen of the competitors on Tuesday and Thursday, we are down to the top 27 who will all perform from 9pm CET tonight. But who will win? We take a look at the main contenders.
Until last year, Azerbaijan had an almost perfect Eurovision track record. Since their debut in 2008 they had finished in the top 10 every year with a third place in 2009 with Aysel and Arash, a second place in 2013 with Farid Mammadov and of course their big win in 2011 with ‘Running Scared’ from duo Ell and Niki. 2014 saw their worst result to date when they finished in 22nd, and this year they are back, all guns blazing, hoping to return to their former glory. They have even picked a former Eurovision contestant Elnur who returns to the Eurovision stage with ‘Hour of the Wolf’ following a successful eighth place as part of Samir and Elnur who were Azerbaijan’s first ever representative. We take a look at Elnur’s 2-15 entry.
Rumours of who Azerbaijan would pick had been bubbling over for weeks and one of the names that was on many peoples’ tongues was Elnur. Fans weren’t disappointed then when the male singer was chosen on Sunday night to fly the Azerbaijani flag in Austria with his song ‘Hour of the Wolf’. Listen to the song below and let us know what your thoughts are.