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Elnur Hüseynov

Elnur Hüseynov with a female dancer at Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Belgrade.Elnur Hüseynov (born on March 7, 1987 in Aşgabat, Turkmenistan) is an Azerbaijani pop singer. He has been confirmed as the Azerbaijan's representative to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008.

Hüseynov was born in Aşgabat, Turkmenistan, to ethnic Azeri parents. His father was a military serviceman and his mother specializes in music theory. At age 5, 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 college and graduated with a degree in dentistry. In 2004 he graduated from the Zeynalli College of Music and took up 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 among two other contestants (Aynur Isgandarli and the rock band Unformal) to represent Azerbaijan at the Eurovision marking the country's debut in this song contest.

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