We might not know what the future holds for Armenian supergroup Genealogy, but one thing is for sure: the solo members are keeping busy. Stephanie Topalian and Vahe Tilbian have both released solo versions of “Face the Shadow”, the band’s Eurovision 2015 entry.
Stephanie Topalian — “Face the Shadow”
Stephanie’s cover features guitars and drums, with a mash-up halfway through as the guitar riffs some chords from “Sweet Home Alabama“. It’s unexpected but really works, toning down the drama we saw on stage in Vienna.
Best of all: Stephanie can sing, y’all! Based on this version, her vocals did not feature as much as they should have in the original version of the song. This is all about our favourite Japanese-Armenian star making sure she gets heard and we are all for it.
Vahe Tilbian — “Face the Shadow”
Vahe’s cover is more stripped back, but has its own interesting quirks. He throws in an Armenian-language chorus, something the full band never did. We’d love to hear the entire song performed in Armenian: that would show the enduring bond of the group’s members, no matter which part of the world they live in now. Despite keeping it simple, Vahe maintains the drama. J’adore!
Given the strength of these two versions, and of Tamar Kaprelian’s acoustic streetside cover, we just have to ask: who performed “Face the Shadow” best? After all, what’s a little healthy competition between bandmates? (We’re sure their friendship will last…they send each other share cat photos.)
OMG! Our poll isn’t displaying at the moment. Clear here to vote directly in Polldaddy. Hopefully we’ll fix this glitch soon.
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