Armenia’s AMPTV has revealed that Ethiopian-Armenian singer Vahe Tilbian is the second member of Genealogy, its Eurovision Supergroup for Vienna. Speaking of the news, the singer said:
I am extremely honored, humbled and ecstatic to let you all know that I will be one of 6 artists to represent Armenia at the Eurovision song contest this year in Vienna, Austria. I know you will all continue to support and encourage me along this bridge building journey of 6 destinies with 1 story. Peace, Love and Music to you all.
About Vahe Tilbian
Vahe is a one hunderd percent Armenian, but he was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. His music cannot be described by one word. He sings in different styles: rock, R&B, reggae, techno, Armenian, Ethiopian and even Latin music. He was nominated for a number of Armenian music awards, and in 2012 he released his album “Mixology”, which brought him a lot of success internationally.
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, we’ve gotten three right, with only Athena proving to be a false lead.