If Wiwi had to be reborn as a women, he’d want to be tall and leggy with a dark, smoky voice. He’s want vocals that rival Mariah, and he’d want to have hair that reaches down to his legs so he could throw it out the window for potential suitors to climb. Basically he’d want to be Eva Rivas, one of Eurovision’s most lovable contestants!
But Wiwi wouldn’t want to dance in front of an oversized apricot pit. Now, I realize that “Apricot Stone” has a lot of deep meaning and that the apricot is important to the Armenian people (you can read all about the symbolism by clicking here). But on stage it just looks kind of silly. Especially with a random male dancer turning pirouettes, and a bunch of back-up vocalists who don’t seem to know what to do with themselves. Of course, Eva was having a very informal rehearsal. I bet she’s saving all the big moves and fancy choreography for the semi-final. Smart girl, that one!
On the positive side of things, Eva’s going to appeal to voters of all age ranges. This song manages to sound traditional and modern all at once. Plus everyone over the age of 75 is going to vote for this. That’s because Eva is being joined on stage by Jivan Gasparyan, an 83-year-old musician and the oldest person ever to perform at Eurovision. According to eurovision.tv, “he will be seated on a stone, playing a duduk, a traditional Armenian flute.” This is why Wiwi loves Eurovision!