Two months ago she won Armenia’s Depi Evratesil — Armenia’s biggest national selection for Eurovision ever.
Since then Artsvik and her team have been working hard to find the perfect song for Kyiv — and on Thursday they announced that the search was over.
Following open submissions and shortlists, AMPTV can now reveal that Artsvik will sing “Fly With Me”. We’ll be able to hear it for the first time on March 18 at 18.30 CET!
Whilst AMPTV received over 300 submissions from around the world, they’ve gone with a safe pair of hands in the end. Its composers Lilith and Levon Navasardyan were behind both Aram MP3’s “Not Alone” and Iveta Mukuchyan’s “LoveWave“.
AMPTV say the song will feature “folk and traditional rhythms and elements not only from Armenia, but also from Europe, Africa and even Asia”. The song seems to speak to this year’s slogan of “Celebrate Diversity” — and sounds like it’s going to go a little Genealogy on us too with its strong sense of international flair.
Speaking about “Fly With Me”, Artsvik says:
“My song tells a story of a girl, who is the metaphorical symbol of love. She embodies the colors, the stories and the voices that make us who we are. “Fly with me” encourages everyone to come with me on this girl’s journey of championing the diverse and beautiful human nature. I think nowadays it is especially important to embrace our heritage and our traditions.
We, the people – our colors, our stories and our voices make up this world. We must never forget that this girl’s light and love is one for all of us.”
The song’s lyrics were written by Avet Barseghyan and David Tserunyan.
There’s no further clues as to what the style will be. Artsvik often played to her strengths with big ballads on Depi Evratesil, but the team behind her may update this to fit more traditional, modern sounds. We’re dreaming of Sia meets Whitney Houston!
All eyes will be on the official Eurovision channel for the reveal on March 18. Although this comes after the Head of Delegation Meeting on March 13, this is well within the rules. Armenia simply have to present the song — which is no doubt finished — at this meeting, with no obligation to reveal it publicly before then. They just want to keep us waiting, y’all!
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