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.
Sirusho – Qélé, Qélé
In 2008, Armenia selected Sirusho and her song “Qélé, Qélé”. The song is entirely in English. The song was selected through a national final the song, whilst the artist internally.
It was composed by H.A. Der-Hovagimian and the lyrics were written by Sirusho herself. That year Armenia qualified for the final 2nd and in the night of the final, it achieved the 4th place with 199, making it the best result of the country till today.
Sirusho was born on 7 January 1987, in Yerevan. Her birth name is Siranush Harutyunyan. She is active in more than 20 years. During this period of time, she has released many songs and has won a variety of awards. Her music style combines traditional and modern sounds. She has also accomplished recognition, not only in Armenia but also in many other countries such as Greece and Cyprus. Sirusho married in 2009 and has two children.
I selected this entry for being Armenia’s best result until today.
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.
That is the last part of Armenia being the country of the month! Next week we are going to present to you a different country!
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.