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.
Eva Rivas – Apricot Stone
In 2010, Armenia selected Eva Rivas and her song “Apricot Stone”. The song is entirely in English. The song was selected through a national final, with a 50-50 decision between Jury and Televoting.
It was composed by Armen Martirosyan and the lyrics were written by Karen Kavaleryan. That year Armenia qualified for the final 6th and in the night of the final, it achieved the 7th place with 141.
Eva Rivas was born on 13 July 1987, in Russia. Her mother is of an Armenian Descent and her father of Russian and Greek. Her full name is Valeria Alexandrovna Reshetnikova-Tsatouryan. Her stage name is actually her great-grandmother’s. In 2014, she became a judge at the Armenian edition of The Voice. She has also expressed her interest in representing Armenia again at the contest.
I selected this entry for its memorable staging at the contest.
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.