Pre-Contest Vote 2015: Azerbaijan

So guys, welcome to this new Contest that we’re rolling out – the ESC Views’ Pre-Contest Vote 2015! If you haven’t heard about it and how this entire system will work, feel free to click this fabulous link to take you to the ‘Launch Page’ of the competition. As we manage to compile more and more of these articles, they will be added to the Launch Page, so you can freely hop between all competing 40 entries! Right, shall we get started?

So this is how we’re going to run this series of articles in which we’re going to cover all 40 entries for this year:

  • We’re going to take on these articles in the running order for 2015 (Moldova is first, Armenia is second etc). We’ll do one article a day.
  • We’ll refer back to the Song Presentation or NF Review of the song.
  • We’ll provide you with the video so you can have a listen (if you haven’t managed to listen to it yet…which is highly unlikely!)
  • We’ll also give you a few words from the three of us while giving the song a score out of 12.
  • Finally, there’ll be a poll below for you guys to vote and give us your points on the song!

Got it? 🙂

Keeping on with the second semi-final and we come to one of the more considered favourites of the competition – Azerbijanjan! …..Ajerzi….Baku-land! They will be represented by Elnur Hüseynov who will be singing the song “Hour of the Wolf”. Elnur had previously represented Azerbaijan in Eurovision before, along with fellow Azerbiajni Samir on their debut attempt in the Contest in Belgrade seven years ago, scoring an impressive 8th place..Could Elnur replicate those results in Vienna, or could he go all the way and win it? That’s up to you to decide! If you haven’t heard ‘Hour of the Wolf’ yet, have a listen below!

Our opinions:

Rory – Azerbaijan is pretty much one of two songs this year that I really just can’t like. It seems as if year after year, Azerbaijan continues to disappoint me in this Contest. Like, I’d love to support Azerbaijan again, but goddammit you need to send a good song! Score: 4 points out of 12.

Lewis – It’s an absolutely brilliant song from Azerbaijan this year, and it’s one of the few I keep listening to. It will definitely do really well!  Score: 10 points out of 12.

Reece – A strong return to form, although the ballad could get lost in the mix. Certainly a finalist, likely top-ten, a good singer… but not good enough to win. Score: 8 points out of 12.

Lauren – If truth must be told, I’m getting a little sick of all these ballads. Still, this one’s pretty good, I guess, and although it has an awesome-sounding chorus and title (Hour of the Wolf! House Stark, anyone?), I don’t think it’s winning material. Score: 6 points out of 12.

So now that you know what we think of the Azerbaijani song (after collecting 28 points of 48 from us), what do you think of it? Tell us by voting in the poll!

Did you vote? Well by the end of this series, we’ll know how many of you fans love/like/hate the Azerbaijani song! In the meantime, though, stay tuned to ESC Views, when Lewis will be taking on Iceland! So what do you think of Azerbaijan’s song? Tell us by commenting below or voting in the poll!

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