Country Of The Month: Armenia Part 2

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.

André – Without Your Love

In 2006, Armenia selected André and his song “Without Your Love”. The song is entirely in English.

It was composed by Armen Martirosyan and the lyrics were written by Catherine Bekian. That year Armenia qualified for the final 6th and in the night of the final, it achieved the 8th place with 129. That was the first time the Caucasian country participated.

André was born on 8 July 1979. He showed his interest in music from a young age. Armenia internally selected him, in 2006, to represent it at its first Eurovision participation. Throughout the years, André has released a variety of songs and has won many awards. He has been the judge in several talent shows of his country like The X-Factor and he has also his own reality show. In 2013, André presented the Armenian results at the final of the contest.

I selected this entry for two reasons. First of all, its the first act of the country and secondly André has become one of the most popular singers of his country.

Armenia in the Eurovision 🇦🇲

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.

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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