We know that most of y’all know who Armenian superstar Sirusho is – and if you don’t, then we have to ask the question “Where Were You?”, just like she does in her latest single. Sirusho represented Armenia back in 2008, placing in the top five with the killer “Qéle Qéle“. She won plenty of fans then and has been keeping them happy since, most notably with singles like “Pregomesh” in 2012 and “See” in 2014, a duet with Greek Eurovision legend Sakis Rouvas.
Both the Armenian and English versions of “Where Were You?” are presented in one video. The song starts off in a relaxing, voice-over way before Sirusho unleashes her power in the chorus, holding those long, high notes and expressing the pain of the song, which overtly references the Armenian genocide in this, the centenary year of the tragedy. The song seamlessly mixes modern pop with traditional Armenian sounds — a Sirusho signature.
When you hear the song in Armenian, it has the same feel as the English version – but oddly, it feels as if Sirusho has trouble singing it to the beat. But y’all can’t deny her voice or abillity to work the camera. Sirusho shines like the diva we know she is. And can we add that she is looking fierce in these traditional Armenian clothes (dare we say that she’s showing the Genealogy girls how it’s done?).
Image courtesy of www.peopleofar.com