Azerbaijani singer Emin Agalarov is set to perform during the interval act this years’ Eurovision Song Contest. The singer announced this news on his official website earlier today.
Emin is the son of a Russian-Azeri billionaire and husband to Leyla Aliyeva – daughter to Azerbaijan’s president, Ilham Aliyev. Educated in Moscow, Switzerland and USA, the thirty-two year old first was a businessman after graduating from college. Soon later, he turned to singing and released his debut album “Still” in 2006. The album sold over 100,000 copies over eastern Europe, thus leading onto another three CD’s released over consecutive years. His fifth album, “Wonder” attracted the attention of various radio stations’ in the United Kingdom, who added his songs to their rotation. Emin has also performed on numerous television programs in the country over the last year.
The singer, who will perform during the grand final of the competition on May 26th is also set to release his next album “After The Thunder” at the start of Euroweek. He says; “It is probably the single biggest opportunity to be able to perform as a guest during the Eurovision in the country which is your home country, how often does that happen?”. He continues: “Every time you perform for a big crowd it is very exciting, if you perform in your home country it is twice as exciting and if there are also hundreds of millions of people watching then it is just unbelievable. I think I don’t even understand what it will feel like but I am very excited.”.
News on the other interval acts for the competition has not been announced yet, but is expected to be released in the near future.