Australia will announce its Eurovision 2015 singer on Thursday morning Sydney time. Perhaps timed with the announcement, Armenia has today revealed its own Diva from Down Under! Australian-Armenian opera star Mary-Jean O’Doherty Vasmatzian will take up the Australian spot in Genealogy, Armenia’s Eurovision supergroup.

Here’s how AMPTV described her in a message to wiwibloggs:

Mary-Jean’s stunning and crystal clear voice of coloratura soprano filled many famous Opera Houses. It was because of her mother’s Armenian education that Mary-Jean was encouraged to study dance, flute and singing. Being proud of her Armenian roots and origin she was inspired by Armenian composer, singer, musicologist and priest Komitas.

We’ve listened to some of her music and Mary-Jean is on point. She’s got powerful operatic lungs and some major stage presence.

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 teased the artists’ current location. We now know that Essai represents France, Tamar Kaprelian represents the United States, Vahe Tilbian represnts Ethiopia, and Stephanie Topalian represents Japan.

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Lolilly
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Lolilly

What a gutsy decision! I won’t be surprised if she raps in the middle of the song. After all who says she only sings opera? Although I think she’s going to be a background kind of singer in this one. Who knows ?

Arshak
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Armenian Beauty ?

Leon
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Leon

I just hope they don’t try to combine a million different styles together, but man, a nice ballad with soprano in the middle would be wonderful. I feel like Armenia is either gonna win this year or not even crack the top 10. It could go either way.

Thiefo
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Like Duff and Otna, I fear this might end up being a real mess… or be incredibly good, it can go either way, we’ll see! But so far, it’s a very interesting mix of artists.

Mario -The Vision of Gay Love - Armenia Hayastan -Flower of G ene A olog Y
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Mario -The Vision of Gay Love - Armenia Hayastan -Flower of G ene A olog Y

She seems great by her looks.. 🙂
I’m very impressed actually.. 🙂
ALL of the 5 persons that are the petals of the beautiful flower of Geneaology seems totally fine! 🙂 Especially my own personal favorite that is *Essai*! <3 🙂

By the way,all these armenians from the diaspora outside Armenia really out shine 4 good the great majority of the armenians artists from inside Hayastan that has gone to Vision actually..

Antranig Shokayan
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@Duff I feel like it’s either going to be a complete mess or a great success lmao. Hoping for the latter, but we shall see.

Duff
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Duff

I have this unsettling feeling that the song is going to be a complete utter mess with all of these artists from different genres and styles.

Sarah Boucher
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please don’t put sirusho in the center of the flower (if she does, the tolmachevy sisters sings “Happy B Day 2 U” for her BB Boy).

beccaboo1212
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I’m here for two reasons:

1) I really hate opera. I must admit, however, that Mary-Jean has a good voice.

2) I’m still praying for this talented young lady to be the “center of the flower”:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monica_Avanesyan

lina
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lina

Mary-Jean Anaïs O’Doherty Vasmatzian is a coloratura soprano and first prize winner in the 2013 Paris Opera Awards!
Mary-Jean O’Doherty’s Vasmatzian stunning and crystal clear voice of coloratura soprano filled many famous Opera Houses. Being an Australian-Armenian opera singer Mary-Jean holds citizenships of Australia, United States of America and Greece. She is currently resigning in Wales.
GO ARMENIA!

Paul
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The 6th member of Genealogy is Inga Arshakyan but unconfirmed yet by AMPTV: http://eurofest.by/en/armenia-all-members-of-genealogy/

Antranig Shokayan
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I hope she can channel her inner Opera Skaala <3