Armenia’s AMPTV has revealed that American-Armenian singer Tamar Kaprelian is the second member of Genealogy, its Eurovision Supergroup for Vienna. Speaking of the news, the New York resident said:

To be included in this competition at a special time when we are commemorating such a landmark anniversary for Armenia is an amazing privilege for me. I am so excited to be joining a very talented group of artists to represent Armenia and America, and to share a positive message about peace and unity with the audiences.

About Tamar Kaprelian

Talk about “building bridges”. Tamar Kaprelian was born in 1986 in Scottsdale, a suburb of Phoenix to an Armenian-British father and an Israeli-British mother. However, she identifies completely as Armenian-American. She was raised in California and Georgia, and launched her musical aspirations after discovering the works of Billy Joel and Paul McCartney. Tamar currently lives in New York, which is another spot on our secret map, and it brings America into the game.

She’s obviously a huge OneRepublic fan, as she kicked off her career by winning their cover contest. Her cover of “Apologize” led to a record deal. Since then, she’s stalled a bit, having only released a single album and an EP. However, Eurovision can turn it all around for her.

About Genealogy

Earlier in February AMPTV revealed that Genealogy will unite various members of the Armenian Diaspora. Five of the acts will come from abroad — and more specifically Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and North America — while a sixth will represent the Motherland Armenia. This is represented visually through a forget-me-not flower, which marks the centenary of the Armenian Genocide. Its five petals represent five of members of the Armenian Diaspora, while the centre represents the artist in Armenia.

The following map teases the artists’ current location, and led us to speculate that Essai, Inga Arshakyan, Tamar Kaprelian, Athena Manoukian, Vahe Tilbian, and Stephanie Topalian make up the group. So far, so good!

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Sal
Sal
5 years ago

@Felix Porchain @Hagop Kaperlian – according to interviews she gave in 2013, http://style.news.am/eng/news/2892/i-want-people-to-know-that-i-am-armenian—interview-with-tamar-kaprelian.html , it is her grandparents on her FATHER’s side that are Israeli/british, though it only seems her grandmother is actually british, judging by her name, while her grandfather is probably of Armenian descent, judging by his last name, even though he was born in Jerusalem. Either way she defines herself as 100% Armenian for cultural and heritage reasons and that should be respected. One thing I must point out is her first name. I don’t know how common, known or at all existant it is in Armenia,… Read more »

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

Hey, an American singer who’s charted in the US (granted, a low position on the Adult Top 40 chart). I’m down with that.

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

I am really waiting a great winner alert song from Armenia this year.

Realist
Realist
5 years ago

tbh this entry is weird!

Felix Prochain
Felix Prochain
5 years ago

@Hagop Kaprelian no, you know nothing.. youre British/Israeli ????

Leon
Leon
5 years ago

@Hagop – Hahaha…that was pretty funny. Please pass my greetings to Tamar and tell her I’ll be cheering for her from NYC!

Lolilly
Lolilly
5 years ago

Another great choice. I love Tamar. She’s do humbe and nice. Awesome choice Armeniaaaaaaa!

Hagop Kaprelian
Hagop Kaprelian
5 years ago

Tamar’s mother is also 100% Armenian , I should know ” Silva” Tamar’s mother is my sister. PLease get your facts right and correct the information on the website

bastian
bastian
5 years ago

yawn…just give us the names, the song…this is getting boring.

beccaboo1212
5 years ago

America and Europe are complete! Now, just keep praying for Monica Avanesyan to be the “center of the flower!”

Jesper
Jesper
5 years ago

@ Paul
Nah I think that’s just coincidence. ‘Cause 15 May is not a date for a semi or a final and the song for Genealogy will be released far earlier I think.

Realist
Realist
5 years ago

With the new rule where juries must give there names Azerbaijan have probably realised that they can’t get away with bribing juries so they have probably decided to down Armenia.

Leon
Leon
5 years ago

@D Hahahha…that man’s voice is definitely dramatic.

D
D
5 years ago

I love how they’re making the reveals such a big and dramatic thing as if we don’t already know the six members.

Leon
Leon
5 years ago

YES! I love her. I heard her record like 2 years ago and she’s just amazing. If any of you have time listen to her CD “Sinner or Saint”. She’s a great choice.

@Realist – Azerbaijan will find any reason to complain trust me. And if they’re not complaining they’re buying votes.

Realist
Realist
5 years ago

Lev

they didn’t complain the last 2 years.

Lev
Lev
5 years ago

Realist

Let them complain, they are always complaining, just talk
about music here.

Realist
Realist
5 years ago

Lev

if it was about music we wouldn’t be having azerbaijan complaining.

Lev
Lev
5 years ago

Realist

Please shut up everyone, shut up about political things, abou the genocide and so on. Just talk about music, for Gode sake.

Realist
Realist
5 years ago

i wonder is the “Genealogy” a sneaky way of say “Genocide”.

Paul
5 years ago

@Jesper “New music #comingsoon 05/15” can mean Eurovision in May with Genealogy

Otna
Otna
5 years ago

This is very glam! <3

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

Obviously.

Paul
5 years ago

@Jesper Thank you for the link. Tamar Kaprelian is really good selection from Armenia.

Paul
5 years ago

Great choice, but latest video from Tamar Kaprelian on YouTube dated August 7, 2012 and no any new songs.

Zigg
Zigg
5 years ago

I really hope Athena will be a part of the group.

Lev
Lev
5 years ago

What an amazing choice! Wow, I love her!