Participant(s): Eva Rivas Song: Apricot stone Writer(s): Karen Kavaleryan Composer(s): Armen Martirosyan
It’s already the 5th participation for Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest. It has been the first Caucasian country in the ESC in 2006, one year later Georgia and another year later Azerbaijan have been following. This is indeed a great enrichment for the Eurovision, as there is so much creativity and new music styles, rhythms and melodies. Remember last year’s entry “Jan Jan” by Inga & Anush (10th) with the spectacular stage performance, or “Qele Qele” by Sorusho in 2008 (4th). Just imagine that Armenia has always been qualified for the final, and the lowest rank was the 10th! This is an unbelievable success. That might also be due to the Diaspora voting, lots of Armenians are spread out over Europe and support Armenia.
So this year we can expect something new and exciting from Armenia as well. “Apricot Stone” is the title which is a lovely, peaceful song performed by Eva Rivas. This song does not sound that folkloristic as previous Armenian songs, but has a drum-pipe interlude; it’s more a modern ballad with international approach. Good choice!