About Elnur & Samir
Elnur Huseynov & Samir Javadzade won Land Of Fire 2008 and will thus be the first ever Azerbaijani Eurovision Song Contest entrants. A spectacular live show, broadcast in several countries and worldwide over the internet through Eurovision.tv's esctv, marked the kick-off of Azerbaijan's new challenge; to conquer Europe's hearts through the Eurovision Song Contest!
Elnur Huseynov was born on the 3rd of March, 1987 in Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan, into a family of career serviceman. His mother is a musician theorist. In 1992 he entered a conservatory and got piano lessons. In 1999 his family moved to Baku, Azerbaijan, and in 2000, Elnur started an education in a medical college. In 2001, he entered the Music School named after Asaf Zeynali, while at the same time taking lessons from his teachers Sevda Mamedova and Fidan Kasimova. Nowadays, his teacher is Rashad Gashimov. He also worked in the State Opera and Ballet Theatre of Azerbaijan and in the Azerbaijan State Philharmonic. In 2003 he was awarded the grand prize in the TV project Sing Your Song. After leaving the music school in 2004 he began an education for stylist and hairdresser. His dream is to create a mini zoo at home, because he likes animals very much. At the moment, he has a white rat, a python and he is planning to get a cat.
Samir Javadzade was born on 16th of April in 1980 in Baku. He finished school #233 in the Kradakh district. In 1997, he entered the University of Business, department of International Economic Releations. In 1998 he started studying at the music school #9 named after Jabbar Ghar-Yagdyoglu. During those three years he was a front man of Sharon, a popular band, and proceeded with a solo career afterwards. As a real Azerbaijani, he likes national cuisine. He likes to experiment with his clothes and his favorite performers are Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson.