Padraig: I’ve been converted! Armenia are bringing it. I’d predicted a hot mess, but surprisingly this really works. The staging is magnificent, if at times rather literal. There’s an apricot tree blowing in the wind, some Tinkara-esque visuals on the floor and lots and lots of purple. Of the six singers, Essai, Tamar and Inga were the stand-outs. Genealogy are ready to do some serious damage.

Armenia First Rehearsal Eurovision 2015

William: When you see this live you will feel the power. The six members of Genealogy were bringing it this morning on stage during their first rehearsal. Vocally they were on point. I felt like Mary-Jean was holding back, but that’s probably because the opera diva needs to rest her vocals. All my fears that they couldn’t blend have been erased, and the staging is just fabulous. They really work the LED floor with lots of overhead aerial shots. Eurovision fans will recognize a shot of the diaspora map from their promotional materials: At one point it appears on the floor.

Genealogy press meet & greet

Genealogy first rehearsal reviews

 

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You can read our reviews of all of the rehearsals by clicking here.

Photo: Thomas Hanses (EBU)

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Lolilly
Lolilly
5 years ago

Omg! I felt like the wind was going to blow me away! This is too powerful! Wow! I used to hate this song, but now I’m speechless.

lina
lina
5 years ago

bavarson, ty eshyo ni zdox ot svoyey zhelchi??? urod vanyuchiy!
BRAVO ARMENIA!!!

Pedro Chadid
Pedro Chadid
5 years ago

I adore this post! I adore this entry cause is so valuable!

lacrymea
lacrymea
5 years ago

Sorry. This is just a big hot mess to my ears. I really don’t like this song one bit, regardless how good the staging might be.

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
5 years ago

interesting
they didn’t sound bad

BE
BE
5 years ago

“Eurovision fans will recognize a shot of the diaspora map from their promotional materials: At one point it appears on the floor.”

What do you mean about this,? Please tell us more about that map! 🙂

Mike
Mike
5 years ago

Love everything about it, this is the year for Armenia. Very impressed, the song gAve me goosebumps and I don’t even understand it. It’s visually stunning and love the idea, perfect for thus years theme. Also, the performers are unique and talented artist from different countries with completely unique cultural backgrounds, its really amazing how they come together and make this beautiful performance shine.

Eurovision_Portugal
Eurovision_Portugal
5 years ago

I looooooved it, OMG I don’t know why but it really touched my heart

Lena
Lena
5 years ago

Oh yes Armenia. Now I am crying. I can’t wait. Just do it

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
5 years ago

I like the purple and the tree. I’m very interested to see how the song/staging progresses.

Leaf
Leaf
5 years ago

Staging is totally on point, I really like the shaking tree ….. But the song is pretty MEH, just a vocal workout NOTHING more

Donna
Donna
5 years ago

Reminds me of a better staging of their 2007 entry. Overall I think their staging is simple yet remarkable, just like their song. Surprising how six voices from different genres can come together to create the powerful song that is “Face The Shadow”. My 12 points for the first semi-finals goes to Armenia!

ct
ct
5 years ago

Purple colour, black capes plus a tree blowing ominously in the background. From these 40 seconds it looks pretty funereal and no, they don’t sound good at all together. Perhaps genocide is too heavy a theme for a song contest.

This will struggle to qualify, despite all the friends Armenia has in this semi.

Vicente
Vicente
5 years ago

Personally I really like Essai and Tamar since I heard their voice with their own songs, but until a min ago I was still wondering what this song will look like on stage and giving live performance. Now I can say that they really did a good job though there’s only a few seconds in the rehearsal video. I think this will qualify. BTW, I love the color of purple and that tree in the middle 😀 !!!

Leon
Leon
5 years ago

@Eugene ESC UK – Not really, those OGAE votes are not true indicators of how a country will perform. Just ask Charlotte Perrelli

Leon
Leon
5 years ago

I always thought that the Armenian entry this year is one of those songs that if delivered well live will do really really well and I’m not disappointed. I think this has the potential to finish in the top 3 with Italy and Sweden.

Eduard
Eduard
5 years ago

this is just amazing… I didn’t expect this but seems armenia will be in top 10 for sure

Amerivision
Amerivision
5 years ago

Okay when are you going to post Belgium? The clip is now up on the YT page.

Eugene ESC UK
5 years ago

Talking about the OGAE, so why did you not report on the Italian win? Is it because Sweden did not win? Hehe!!

The Bookies are reacting to the win as Italy’s odds are shortening and Sweden, Australia, Estonia and Finland are on the drift.

You can read what I wrote about it here :-
http://www.eurovisionfamily.tv/blog/read?id=299477

Maltish
Maltish
5 years ago

I came here to hate on this, because the song is horrible BUT the staging is excellent and I’m pretty sure this will make it easily to the final. Also that diaspora map is a bonus.

Eugene ESC UK
5 years ago

“The staging is magnificent”……………..Is it? Not from that clip, maybe the rest is better? It’s very simple and interestingly they are not using the lights on the eye………….good move.

41 clubs/ countries did not give Armenia a single point in the OGAE poll, that has to be a worry.

PP
PP
5 years ago

This song don t deserve to go to final. But because we have 6 countries from ex soviet union in this semifinal, 5 of them wili gave high points to Armenia, plus France, Belgium and Greece.

PP
PP
5 years ago

On video screen we saw tree, like in armenia staging in 2007 and 2010

Racal
Racal
5 years ago

I know that it’s supposed to be a song contest and I should focus on the song, but seriously… That Tamar Kaprelian is the hottest girl I’ve seen in the ESC in a long time. 😛

George
5 years ago

The stage is soo disapointing. I was convinced that it would be more spectacular.

Amerivision
Amerivision
5 years ago

It’s decent but I want to see more of it!

Otna
Otna
5 years ago

Their vocals are SPECTACULAR and I like them coming together at the end but I don’t like the song at all.

Deniz@TurkNL
5 years ago

I keep refreshing the Eurovisionyoutubepage. I’m excited.
But yeah, good performance.

Adam
Adam
5 years ago

I think they’ll make it for sure, they just seriously need to do something other than just stand in a line, because then that’ll be boring and no one would vote for them.

bavarson
bavarson
5 years ago

no final for Armenia

Louis
Louis
5 years ago

The visuals are well done, but the song is still dreadfull…