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Iveta Mukuchyan

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameIveta Mukuchyan Born14 October 1986 Nationality🇦🇲 Armenian National SelectionInternal selection 2016 In Eurovision2016 Stockholm SongLoveWave (2016) Biography Iveta Mukuchyan is an Armenian singer. She was born in 1986 in Yerevan, which was then part of the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic. In 1992, she relocated to Hamburg, Germany. They briefly moved back to Armenia in 1995 but soon returned to Germany. Mukuchyan attended school in Hamburg, from 1998 to 2006, while also working as a part-time waitress.  While in Germany, Iveta joined a music club and sang Celine Dion’s hit “My Heart Will Go On” during an event, leading her parents to realize her potential as a singer. Mukuchyan later enrolled at the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory, leaving her design studies in Germany incomplete.  Iveta Mukuchyan began her musical journey in 2009 by participating in the fourth season of Hay Superstar, the Armenian equivalent of Pop Idol, where she claimed the fifth spot. Her performance earned her the Discovery of the Year award at the Armenia Awards in Moscow. She also made a notable appearance on the French track “L’amour n’a pas de loi” from Ararat 93’s debut album, Amalgame, in 2010. In 2011, she participated in Parahandes, an Armenian version of the British show Strictly Come Dancing, but didn’t make it to the semifinals. That same year, she also earned third place in The Voice of Hamburg, a German singing competition. Mukuchyan made several appearances on Armenian talk shows and graced the cover of El Style magazine. In 2012, she stepped into the international arena by participating in the second season of The Voice of Germany. She went on to win in the second stage of the competition. The same year, El Style magazine hailed her as the “Sexiest Armenian” and featured her on their cover in December. In October 2015, Iveta Mukuchyan debuted her single “Simple Like a Flower,” complete with a music video. The same month, Armenian Public Television chose her to represent Armenia at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm. She performed “LoveWave,”, which was selected as Armenia’s entry in February 2016. The song and its music video premiered in March 2016. She promoted “LoveWave” at the Eurovision Pre-Party concert in Moscow in April 2016, but modified some lyrics in light of the ongoing Artsakh conflicts. During the first Eurovision semifinal in May 2016, Mukuchyan stirred controversy by displaying the flag of the disputed Republic of Artsakh, leading to backlash from the Azerbaijani press and a “serious breach” statement from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). This could have potentially led to Armenia’s disqualification from future events. In response, Mukuchyan expressed her allegiance to her homeland and her desire for peace. “LoveWave” finished seventh at Eurovision.  Beyond music, she starred in the 2016 adventure-comedy film Run Away or Get Married and recorded the film’s soundtrack. At the Pan Armenian Entertainment Awards in November 2016, Iveta was appointed Armenia’s entertainment ambassador and performed her Eurovision song “LoveWave” and a new single, “Amena,” which she said speaks to women’s transformations, inner struggles, and values. In December 2016, she launched her first EP, “IvaVerse”.  In early 2017 Iveta collaborated with Aram Mp3 on a single called “Dashterov,” which later won a Song of the Year award. She announced a traditional-music project, again with Aram Mp3, based on their joint single. The project received a Best Collaboration of the Year award and Mukuchyan was recognized as the Diva of Armenian Pop. In January, Iveta announced an upcoming song which was released on February 1st under the title “Siraharvel Em Qez”. She embarked on an ambitious music project in South Africa known as “The Journey of a Woman”. Over the course of the year, she gave solo performances at Moe’s on the 5th restaurant in Dubai on multiple occasions: March 15th, April 19th, and May 5th. She also participated in the 2018 Swallow Music Awards, where she received the prestigious award for Best Female Singer of the Year. On April 1st, Mukuchyan held a concert at the KAMI Music Club with her band, performing songs from her Dashterov project as well as her most recent singles. She co-starred in the 2017 movie The Path of Our Dream. That same month, she released her debut solo album, “Armenian Folk”. In November, she and her sister launched their own brand at the MADE shopping center. During the 2018 protests in Armenia, Iveta Mukuchyan vocally supported the anti-government demonstrators, performing “Hayastan Jan” in Yerevan’s Republic Square on both days of the Prime Ministerial election. Later, on May 31, 2018, she collaborated with SONA and Ara Martirosyan to host a concert at the Aram Khachaturian Grand Concert Hall.  That summer, Mukuchyan collaborated with record producer Narek Mets Hayq on the song “Mets Khagh”, featuring Roland Gasparyan and Hayk Karapetyan. In October 2018, the first and second parts of her South African project were released, titled “Margo” and “Rich Bitch” respectively. Mukuchyan, alongside other Armenian singers, staged a tribute concert titled “For You, Aznavour” in October 2018, to honor the late French-Armenian singer Charles Aznavour. Following the concerts, she released an Armenian version of Aznavour’s song “Quand Tu M’Aimes” (When You Love Me). On November 17, 2018, she debuted a new song, “Hayastani Axjikner” (Armenian Girls), during an episode of the Armenian comedy show Women’s Club.  On International Women’s Day, Iveta Mukuchyan staged her first performance at the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles, California. To generate awareness for this concert, she featured on several Armenian television shows broadcasted in the United States. On April 28, 2019, she unveiled the third and concluding part of her trilogy “The Journey Of A Woman,” titled “United.” Mukuchyan showcased her single “Hayastani Axjikner”  on May 11, 2019. During the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in October 2020, Iveta Mukuchyan curated a virtual music concert named Rock for Artsakh which featured both Armenian and international artists. In November, she was involved in a charity song for Artsakh named “Mez Vochinch Chi Haghti” (Nothing Will Win Us) alongside other renowned

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Sevak Khanagyan

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameSevak Khanagyan Born28 Juli 1987 Nationality???????? Armenian National SelectionDepi Evratesil 2018 In Eurovision2018 Lisbon SongQami (2018) Biography Sevak Khanagyan is an Armenian singer, born in Metsavan, Armenia but he also lived in Kursk, Russia. By the time he was seven, Sevak was already playing a synthesizer, and was later admitted to a music school where he had been attending accordion classes for a long time. In Kursk, he entered a music college. Sevak studied pop and jazz more in-depth, and in and in 2014 received a diploma from the Faculty of World Music. Sevak began his career singing in corporate evenings, clubs and surroundings. He wrote his own songs, both in Russian and in Armenian. His songs include “Mi’ irrir”, “Milion hambuyr”, “Hayrenik”, as well as “Veradardzir tun”. In early 2015, Sevak took part in his first television project, Glkhavor bemin, a casting show.  Sevak reached the quarter finals. At the end of the year, he participated in another casting show, The Voice of Russia. In 2016 he participated in the 7th season of the X-Factor Ukraine, which he won. After the victory, Sevak had his first solo concert in Armenia on January 13, 2017 at the Havana Restaurant Complex, after which he announced his concert tours both in Armenia and in various cities in Russia.In 2018, Sevak was chosen to represent Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Kami”, the first ever Eurovision song sung in Armenian. Also in 2018 he released a song called “Pustota”, a soundtrack for the movie “Neproshchoniy”. In 2019, Sevak released his debut album “Okean vnutri tebya”. A lot of singles in Russian were released in 2020 and 2021, but sometimes Sevak sings in Armenian. In 2020 he released the single “Siro Hetq” and in 2021 the songs “Artsakh” and “Du Es Im Hogin”. Entries Qami Country???????? Armenia Yearyear LanguageArmenian LyricsAnna DanielyanVictoria Maloyan MusicSevak Khanagyan BackingsArevik GrigoryanJulietta GrigoryanMnats KhanagyanMonica ManucharovaSevak Musakhanyan Results Semi Points: 79Position: 15Running order: 16 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYlWiHjUK0c

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Dorians

© Albin Olsson About Quick Facts MembersGor SujyanArman JalalyanArman PahlevanyanEdgar SahakyanGagik Khodavirdi Active2008 – 2013 Nationality🇦🇲 Armenian National SelectionEvrotesil 2013Evrotesil 2009 In Eurovision2013 Malmö SongLonely Planet (2013) Biography Dorians were an Armenian band, built up around singer Gor Sujyan. The band rose to fame when, in  February 2009, they took part in Evrotesil, the national final for the Eurovision Song Contest. Their song, “Fly” reached a 3rd place in the contest. In April 2009, the band Dorians clinched the “Best Newcomer” award at the Tashir Music Awards in Moscow. By June, they commemorated their first anniversary with a major concert in Yerevan. A notable collaboration arose when they teamed up with renowned artists Ian Gillan of Deep Purple and Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath. Together, under the banner of Rock Aid Armenia, they held a charity concert. The proceeds were directed towards the renovation of a music school in Gyumri, Armenia. 2010 saw the Dorians headlining four concerts in Moscow. They also bagged the title of “Best Rock Band of the Year” at the National Music Awards of Armenia. Their achievements didn’t halt in 2011, securing accolades for “Best Rock Band of the Year”, “Best Video of the Year”, and “Best Vocal of the Year” at the same awards. Their debut album, recorded in April 2011, was mixed at ICP Studios in Brussels, Belgium, and mastered at the Translab studio in Paris, France. Later in August, they were the opening act for Serj Tankian’s concert in Yerevan. December 2011 was another significant month for the band. They not only won the “Rock Number One” and “Man Number One” accolades at the VAN Music Awards but also released their debut album, “Fly”. The subsequent year, in September, they performed concerts at the Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex and in Nagorno-Karabakh. These concerts featured keyboardist Derek Sherinian and guest artist Glenn Hughes. In 2013, they represented Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest. Armenian television had invited Gor Sujyan to represent the country. However, when the song “Lonely Planet” was chosen, Gor decided he didn’t want to do it solo. He was joined by the Dorians instead. They progressed to the Grand Final and ranked 18th out of 26. After the Eurovision Song Contest, they gave a consert in the Cascade Complex in Yerevan. They did an open air concert on international childrens day. In October 2013 the band performed at the Belomor-Buggie rockfest in Arkhangelsk, Russia. In November 2013 the band performed in the Mezzo Classic House Club in Yerevan.  After this, Gor Sujyan had solo projects. From 2017, Gor Sujyan began to collaborate in the project founded by Levon Arevshatyan called Project LA. Here, Gor Sujyan presents the works of famous Armenian and foreign writers in the form of songs. Entries Lonely Planet Country🇦🇲 Armenia Year2013 LanguageEnglish LyricsVardan Zadoyan MusicTony Iommi Backings– Results Semi Points: 69Position: 7Running order: 11 Results Finals Points: 41Position: 18Running order: 12 https://youtu.be/UGOSZ7Uufno

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Genealogy

© Ailura, Wikimedia Commons About Quick Facts MembersEssaï AltounianTamar KaprelianVahe TilbianStephanie TopalianMary-Jean O’Doherty BasmadijanInga Arshakyan Active2015 Nationality🇫🇷 French (Essaï)🇺🇸 American (Tamar)🇪🇹 Ethiopian (Vahe)🇯🇵 Japanese (Stephanie)🇦🇺 Australian (Mary-Jean)🇦🇲 Armenian (all members) National SelectionInternal selection 2015 In Eurovision2015 Vienna SongFace The Shadow (2015) Biography Genealogy, an Armenian supergroup, was formed with the purpose of representing Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. The group consisted of six members, five of whom hailed from different continents as part of the Armenian diaspora. The dispersion of their families around the world was a result of the Armenian genocide in 1915. The five artists from the diaspora symbolized the five petals of the forget-me-not flower, which served as the official logo for the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, commemorated in April 2015. The sixth member, based in Armenia, represented the center of the flower. Their entry for the contest was the song “Face the Shadow,” initially titled “Don’t Deny.” However, the organizers decided to change the title due to its political nature, as it alluded to the denial of the Armenian genocide. Genealogy represented Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 final, held on May 23, 2015, and secured the 16th position overall with a total of 34 points from eight countries, receiving the maximum 12 points from Georgia. The group comprised individuals from diverse backgrounds. The first member announced was Essaï Altounian, a French Armenian, on February 16, 2015. Tamar Kaprelian, an American-Armenian singer, was revealed as the second member on February 20, 2015. Vahe Tilbian, an Armenian-Ethiopian singer, became the third member, announced on February 23, 2015. Stephanie Topalian, a singer of Armenian-American-Japanese heritage residing in Japan, was introduced as the fourth member on February 27, 2015. Mary-Jean O’Doherty Basmadjian, an Australian opera singer of Armenian descent, joined as the fifth member, announced on March 3, 2015. Inga Arshakyan, who had previously represented Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 alongside her sister, Anush, completed the group as the sixth member. On April 28, 2015, during an audience with President Serzh Sargsyan, the five members from the Armenian diaspora (Kaprelian, O’Doherty Basmadjian, Tilbian, Altounian, and Topalian) were granted Armenian citizenship and received their Armenian passports. Inga Arshakyan already held Armenian citizenship at the time. Entries Face The Shadow Country🇦🇲 Armenia Year2015 LanguageEnglish LyricsInna Mkrtchyan MusicArmen Martirosyan Backings– Results Semi Points: 77Position: 7Running order: 2 Results Finals Points: 34Position: 16Running order: 6 https://youtu.be/Z6O8pr7HH94

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Hovig

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameHovig Demirjian Born03 January 1989 Nationality🇨🇾 Cypriot National SelectionInternal selection 2017Eurovision Song Project 2015Eurovision 2010: Epilogi tis kypriakis symmetochis In Eurovision2017 Kyiv SongGravity (2017) Biography Hovig Demirjian, better known as Hovig, is a Cypriot singer of Armenian descent. He was born on January 3, 1989 in Nicosia, Cyprus. He studied marketing and worked in business but quickly gave it up to become a singer. He learned to play guitar and piano and studied jazz and voice. His first major achievement was second place in a music competition in Larnaca. He became more widely known in Cyprus under the nickname “The Messenger of Music”. On June 1, 2009 he released his first record “Den mou milás alithiná – i istoría échei teleiósei” under the name Hovig. In 2009, Demirjian participated in the Greek version The X Factor. He placed seventh. After The X Factor he returned to Cyprus where he developed a solo music career. He released several singles including the songs “Xaná” in 2010, “Mystiká” in 2012 and “Egó gia ména” in 2013. He also toured internationally singing in various concerts in Greece, the Middle East and Russia. After The X Factor, Demirjian competed to represent Cyprus in the European Eurovision Song Contest twice, in 2010 and 2015. In 2010 he came third with the song “Goodbye” and in 2015 he came fourth with the song “Stone in a River”. On 21 October 2016, Hovig was announced as the Cypriot entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The song was called “Gravity” and was released on March 1, 2017. He took part in the first semi-final of the competition where he was ranked 5th and went on to the final, where he got the 21st place. After the contest, Hovig was able to perform in Saint Petersburg, Russia, twice that year. In January, 2018, Hovig released a new single: “Words are never easy”. A year later, he was able to perform in Los Angeles. On 12 October, 2020, a song in Greek was released; self composed with lyrics of George and Grigoris Vaxavanelis. The song was called “O iroas sou”. On March 7, 2021, it was followed by the song “”Lusabats | Gnórimi Skiá”, a duet with Arpi. The song was in two languages: Greek and Armenian. In July of the same year, it was followed by the song “An diliazo mi thimwneis”. In December of the same year, Hovig wrote a song for McDonalds. All proceeds from sales were going to the first Ronald McDonald House in Cyprus. Entries Gravity Country🇨🇾 Cyprus Year2017 LanguageEnglish LyricsThomas G:son MusicThomas G:son BackingsLars SäfsundPavlos LazarouMarios Charalambous Results Semi Points: 164Position: 5Running order: 15 Results Finals Points: 68Position: 21Running order: 19 https://youtu.be/ZDe9FCLgE04

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Artsvik

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameArtsvik Harutyunyan Born21 October 1984 Nationality???????? Armenian National SelectionDepi Evratesil 2017 In Eurovision2017 Kyiv SongFly with me (2017) Biography Artsvik Harutyunyan was born in Armenia. When she was 5 years old, Artsvik’s family moves to Moscow. Artsvik studied at the Moscow State Pedagogical University, as she wanted to be a psychologist-speech therapist.  In 2012, Artsvik became a member of the  band Jazz Parking. In the same year, she successfully participated in the Russian version of the international The Voice. In a short period of time, Artsvik managed to gain recognition and love not only in Russia, but also in Armenia. She came up with new songs and performances, among which there are a number of folk and Gusan songs (“Du im musan yes”, “T’amam ashkharh”, “Ari, ari”), as well as pop songs (“Why “, “No fear”, “I Say Yes”, “Sestry po duhu”) and others. Artsvik participated in concerts and music festivals throughout Russia and Armenia. In 2016 she decided to return to Armenia and participate in  “Depi Evratesil”, the Armenian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest. Receiving the highest points from the jury and viewers, Artsvik gets the opportunity to represent Armenia at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. During the entire project, Artsvik was supported by team leader, former member of Genealogy, Yesai Altunyan. Artsvik reached the 18th place in the Grand Final. The follow up song after Eurovision was the song “Mna du”, released in December 2017. Her debut album, “It’s time”, was released in July, 2018. In Russia, she won a departmental award for the contribution and strengthening of friendship between people. In January 2019, she released a new song in Armenian, “Urish molorakic”. In November 2019, she teamed up with Ragda Khanieva for the song “Stay”, followed by “Bang Bang”. In 2021, Artsvik released “Serdtsem k nebasam”, a song that is an ode to her father. In November of the same year, the song was followed by “Snova vo sne”. Entries Fly With Me Country???????? Armenia Year2017 LanguageEnglish LyricsAvet BarseghyanDavid Tserunyan MusicLilith NavasardyanLevon Navasardyan BackingsAnushik Ter-GhukasyanAmaliya MargaryanViktoria PogosyanMarlene LindahlFanny Svensson Results Semi Points: 152Position: 7Running order: 16 Results Finals Points: 79Position: 18Running order: 5 https://youtu.be/g373Libigw8

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Srbuk

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameSrbuhi Sargsyan Born03 April 1994 Nationality???????? Armenian National SelectionInternal selection 2019 In Eurovision2019 Tel Aviv SongWalking out (2019) Biography Srbuhi Sargsyan (April 3, 199, Yerevan, Armenia) is better known as Srbuk, an Armenian pop singer-songwriter. She received her musical education at the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory. Srbuhi Sargsyan appeared in the music industry after participating in the first season of the Armenian X Factor, where she took the second place. In 2012, Srbuk formed her own band called Allusion. In 2014, she and Garik Papoyan performed the song “Boat”, which is one of the soundtracks of the Russian film Ljogok na mogine. In 2016, Srbuk released his debut single “Yet’e karogh yes”. In 2018, she participated in the eighth season of the TV show Voice of Ukraine, getting the fourth place. On November 30, 2018, it was announced that he would represent Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. She represented Armenia with the song “Walking out”, a song that unfortunately did not reach the final in the Eurovision Song Contest. In the same year, Srbuk released a single called “Na na na”. Two singles were released in 2020, both collaborations with other artists: “Hagtelu enq” with Gor Sujyan, Mavr Mkrtchyan and Gevorg Hakobyan, “Mez vochinch chi haghti” with Iveta Mukuchyan, Gor Sujyan, Sevak Amroyan, Sevak Khanagyan and Sona Rubenyan. Entries Walking Out Country???????? Armenia Year2019 LanguageEnglish LyricsGarik Papoyan MusicLost Capital(Hovhannes Hovhannisyan& Ashot Petrosyan)tokionine BackingsJujo GrigoryanArevo GrigoryanSaro GevorgyanDavid Badalyan (tokionine) Results Semi Points: 49Position: 16Running order: 1 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/avBwSUYlTtI

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