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.
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!