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?
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.
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