Last night Armenia’s Betty finished in third place at Junior Eurovision — her country’s best performance since 2012. For her number “People of the Sun”, she brought some major flair — and acrobats and dancers wearing space outfits. It really sizzled! Wiwiblogger Deban caught up with Betty’s backing dancers at the winner’s press conference. Do you recognize the translator? That’s Armenia’s 2013 contestant Monica Avanesyan!

Armenia at Junior Eurovision 2014

#armenia’s @bettyeurovision’s amazing dancers #JESC2014 #jesc

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MORE JUNIOR EUROVISION 2014 COVERAGE

  • Watch all of our rehearsal videos here.
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Lolilly
Lolilly
7 years ago

@Erin So you think Armenia’s song was average and Italy’s song was perfect? I hated Italy’s song choice. Just hated! However, his stage presence, covered all of his vocal flaws and the song became a winner. Just try listening to Italy’s song without watching the video. You will be bored! It’s so cliche. its an average ballad. He was just very lucky for being the only boy singer. My winner was Bulgaria. As far as Armenia’s Betty’s performance goes, it was flawless, the song was not grandiose, but it was childish, fun, warm, happy and it was a perfect choice… Read more »

Erin
Erin
7 years ago

@Leon – there is no doubt that it paid off and as I wrote on other posts, it was a brilliant concept and an amazing display of young gymnasts and acrobats being choreographed in such high standards. I also want to make clear that Betty gave all she had and did a fine job singing it as the song fit her vocal abilities like a glove and did not demand her to outstretch her limits, unlike Ula from Slovenia as an example. When I rank a song as ‘average’, I take into consideration factors that are important to me, while… Read more »

Leon
Leon
7 years ago

@Erin – I completely agree with your last statement. And, I think you should agree that Armenia did just that! They could have easily sent a power ballad, but instead they took a risk to send a dance song with amazing staging and it clearly paid off.

Erin
Erin
7 years ago

Axie-factor-less: the ‘worst’ is yet to come so you’d better be prepared. @ Leon: ‘average’ only reflects my personal view, just like your accolades to the Armenian song reflect your personal taste. The combined jury and public vote is what determined its final standing and not the fact that 4,000 spectators in the hall cheered for it. Whether it was ranked higher among the public vote than the jury vote is something we’ll find out sooner or later, but as long as juries are here to stay, the combined result is the name of the game. Countries should follow their… Read more »

Axie
Axie
7 years ago

ew people like erin are the worst eurovision fans ever

betty was robbed

Leon
Leon
7 years ago

@Erin, Again I disagree with you. 1. What is your definition of an average song? I didn’t think the Armenian song was average, in fact, it’s a very catchy tune. So, you can’t claim that a song should be regarded as average just because you have a preference for ballads/songs that showcase vocals and etc… 2. I agree that tastes change over time, and I do agree that big productions were expected to do much better back in 2008-2009, but that doesn’t mean that there is no room for big production or that people just want to “go back to… Read more »

Erin
Erin
7 years ago

So we agree to disagree. BTW, I didn’t suggest to send power ballads: I only made an observation about what seems to strike a chord with juries and televoters alike. The fact that 4 out of the 5 top songs were about THE VOICE without major distractions is a very positive outcome in my own personal view. The Armenian presentation was mind-blowing but the song was average: In my books, that’s not ‘a total package’, meaning that ‘the best show’ is not the major criteria to determine the best song and performance. If the song and the show both complement… Read more »

Leon
Leon
7 years ago

@Erin – I completely disagree with you and I think you’re using a flawed system of analysis. Firstly, if we were to follow your recommendation, then countries should only send powerful ballads, secondly, JESC is not The Voice. Eurovision and Junior Eurovision has always been about the whole package, it’s a contest where an artist is judged not solely for vocals. It’s about the whole show you put out and in my opinion, Armenia had the best show and in my opinion Betty pulled off the vocals of the song just fine.

Erin
Erin
7 years ago

Yes, a third place is very respectable and it was an amazing stage production creating a circus ambiance and grandeur like ‘Cirque de Soleil’, BUT with all due respect, the song is average and if you judge it solely on the singing and musical attributes, there were better performances. What kind of a message does it send? that it is OK to turn a song contest into a spectacle? that the more lavish the production is, the bigger the reward should be? That’s an awful conclusion! I’m glad that 4 out of the 5 top songs had their strength come… Read more »