Emmy has undergone a huge transformation since her participation in Eurovision 2011. She came to Düsseldorf with a cheap, boppy 80s tune, but has since widened her expertise to ballads. With “Sari Aghjik” she once again widens her oeuvre, this time by dipping her toe into slow tribal music.

The title, which means “Mountain Girl” translated into English, has a really calming sound that mixes folk and Enya. It’s the kind of song I would listen to when looking out on serene environments such as the Australian Outback or the Swiss Alps from my luxury hotel or chalet. (Hey, we can all dream, right?)

Emmy’s vocals aren’t nearly as powerful and moving as the vocals she brought to the table on her last song, “Sirelov heranum em”, but she has achieved the placid, atmospheric vibe she obviously sought with this track. Her vocal performance is comparable to pop superstar Britney Spears. Can’t you hear the same vocal fragility as on “Everytime”?

Not to mention, she has undergone a makeover. I mean, WOW! Look at her hair! Seems like she’s going a bit Emmelie de Forest. Perhaps she will change her name too, Emmy de Forest?

emmy-emmelie

This may not have the thematic strength of “Sirelov heranum em”, which tackled domestic violence, but it isn’t a let down in our eyes.

Rating: 3.5/5

Photo Source: Emmy

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Felix Prochain
Felix Prochain
6 years ago

@Carl of Usa Mugham is not even Azeri thing. Eve though I find it horrible.. It has its roots in Iran, just like many things you think are yours. Lol, how can you claim that song on this basis? Anyways.., is there anything at all that belongs to you in this world? Clowns.

Carl of Usa
Carl of Usa
7 years ago

@Leon,armenian lackey if someone loves Azerbaijan it doesn’t mean he/she is azerbaijani.I am mountain Jew and my parents lived in Azerbaijan and now we live in America.The song was created in Shuur Mugham roots of course you don’t know it.What other evidences do you want?but I know that some people believes the song belongs to armenia and it comes from their little brain..I think you don’t want to accept real evidences..Really

Leon
Leon
7 years ago

@Carl – You know I don’t have the time to sit here and rip your argument, if there is one of course…what the hell..here it is. 1. You are azeri- There is a strong correlation between you praising Azerbaijani contestants on this site (I’ve looked it) and bashing anything that is even remotely connected to Armenia. 2. For a non-Azerbaijani you seem to know awful a lot about their culture. Well, not so well, because this song does not have mugham elements whatsoever, maybe the Azerbaijani version does, but this one doesn’t. And I know what mugham is so nice… Read more »

Carl of Usa
Carl of Usa
7 years ago

@Leon,firstly I am not azeri,I am Jew and I live in the USA.and it has a lot of evidence that the song belongs to Azerbaijan.first of all the song has mugham roots secondly the song has meaning-Bride in Yellow I don’t think in armenian the song has meaningfull lyrics because I translated.you know this?that’s why please don’t speak about this

Leon
Leon
7 years ago

@Carl – Oh really, like you lived at that time and you knew exactly how it was created. Isn’t it possible that some Azeris and some Armenians were talking with each other and they just created the story, or even better, the story is true and people in different parts started talking and it became an oral story, then a song? Here’s your problem Carl – because you’re Azeri, you tend to see everything that is related to Armenians as a glass that’s half empty. I don’t think your arguments can be given much weight.

Carl of Usa
Carl of Usa
7 years ago

@Leon,you are right music has no border but the song was created among Azeri people and most of Armenians wants to own this song like old armenian song but I am really sure that Sari Gelin is azeri folk song which means Bride in Yellow

Leon
Leon
7 years ago

According to wikipedia (which is a far more reliable source than youtube) the origin of the song is disputed. But can we all just leave all these stupid arguments behind – what’s important is that it’s a beautiful song and Armenians and Azeris should use these kinds of mutually shared cultural things to bond again and not accuse each other of plagiarism.

Carl of Usa
Carl of Usa
7 years ago

@Leon,SARI GELIN is older than Sayat Nova and I am sure that it is Azeri folk song.it is not written by anybody.It is folk song.Song really consists mugham roots and there is also dance named Sari Gelin in Azeri Dance Culture.you can watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoMG6b11GrY

Leon
Leon
7 years ago

Without a fail….Here we go again. Azeris complaining that this is an Azeri song. From what I looked up this song was written by Sayat Nova who by nationality was an Armenian living in Georgia? Seriously people get a life.

Rashad
Rashad
7 years ago

This is actually a very controversial song. It’s also believed to have controversial stories. It’s said the song symbolizes a sad love story between an Azeri guy and an Armenian girl. The girl is the daughter of an Armenian priest, and her father doesn’t give his permission for this relationship. However considering that Sari may mean blonde in Azeri, and Armenians are not blonde, the girl might also be Russian. Sari gelin could also be translated as “bride in yellow”. There is another theory that the girl was just a Christian Azeri, and the guy was a Muslim Azeri. So… Read more »

Carl of Usa
Carl of Usa
7 years ago

@Patrick,yeah it is used in Most of Eastern countries but it’s origin and roots come from “mugham” and there is also a dance named “SARI GELIN” in Azerbaijan and you can watch links that I sent

Patrick
Patrick
7 years ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sari_Gelin this song is used in Armenia , Azerbaijan and other countries , btw this is a great version of the song

Carl of Usa
Carl of Usa
7 years ago

It is a real Azerbaijani song because it has ecen dance named Sari Gelin(Bride in Yellow)..Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoMG6b11GrY

Carl of Usa
Carl of Usa
7 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QZ2IWlB9NQ real version of song(Azerbaijani)

Carl of Usa
Carl of Usa
7 years ago

I am sure that it is an Azerbaijani Folk Song-Sar? Gelin which means “Bride in Yellow” and it has own history.

Yudhistira Mahasena
7 years ago

Is this a folk song? If yes, I recall Compass Band (Armenian representative at JESC 2012) also sang this song.