Country Of The Month: Armenia Part 1

Introduction

We decided to continue our new series of articles “Country Of The Month” with Armenia. In a period of four weeks, we are going to remind you of the best Armenian entries. Note: we selected the entries not by their place in their final, but by their impact on the fans.

Armenia in the Eurovision šŸ‡¦šŸ‡²

Armenia debuted at the contest in 2006. Since then, it has participated 13 times, missing the final 3 times. Since its first participation, Armenia didn’t participate only once, in 2012. The reason for its absence was political and was connected with the dispute between the country and that year’s host nation Azerbaijan.

The country has finished 7 times in the Top-10. Its best result, the 4th place, was achieved two times. In 2008 with 199 points and more recently in 2014 with 174 points. In 2016, the country received 249 points (under the new voting system), making it the most points Armenian got in any Eurovision Contest she has participated.

Iveta Mukuchyan – Love Wave

In 2016, Armenia selected Iveta Mukuchyan and her song “Love Wave”. The song is entirely in English.

It was composed by Lilith Navasardyan, Levon Navasardyan, Stephanie Crutchfield and Iveta Mukuchyan. That year Armenia qualified for the final 2nd and in the night of the final, it achieved the 7th place with 249. Of course, many fans didn’t like this place and expected more for the Caucasian nation.

Iveta Mukunchyan was born on 14 of October 1986, in Yerevan, Armenia. In 1992, she moved to Germany with her family. In 2009, returned to Armenia and participated to the Armenian version of the Idol, where she finished 5th. In 2012, she participated in the German version of The Voice. This year she released two singles the latest being “Im Anush Hayastan”.

I selected this entry by the fact that it was a fan-favourite.

What do you think about the song? Do you like it? Do you think is it one of the most memorable entries from Armenia? Let us know in the comment box below.

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