Mika Armenia Junior Eurovision 2015

Armenia’s MIKA was a total showman during his first rehearsal at Junior Eurovision 2015. Wearing a pink suit with white sneakers, he was styled perfectly to carry this song, which updates 50s cool for 2015. His performance oozed class from the first note to the last, both musically and visually, and across every single take. The other delegations need to take note.

Three dancers — pure sass and energy — support him on stage, and the performance begins with the camera panning up on them. But from the moment Mika enters the frame it’s all about him. Confident and brimming with ambition, he looks straight into the camera and belts out note after note with ease. And he does this while also performing some clever choreography that masks any effort it may take him to bust a move. We see him sidestep and moonwalk with joy and aplomb. He is showing no sign of nerves and seems to be living this performance.

As for the LED, it features a grey-and-white globe illuminated with flashing red hearts. They pulsate to the beat before exploding into white and red and white and purple diamond formations. It’s fitting: this performance is one big explosion of love and light.

Junior Eurovision 2015: Armenia’s first rehearsal

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Photo: EBU (Elena Volotova & Vladimir Dudakliev)

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Erin
Erin
5 years ago

Showmanship: 10 stage presence: 10 song: 4 (repetitive, unvaried, imitative of Elvis’ ‘Tutti Frutti, oh Rudy’) It doesn’t matter if Mika is channeling Elvis, Little Richard or 1950’s rock-and-roll vibes, I refuse to vote for the best impersonation act of the night no matter how good Mika is. I don’t believe the song showcases Mika’s vocal talent to the fullest nor does it challenge his range unlike other songs in the contest (Belarus, Serbia, Slovenia, Malta, Ireland, Australia, Ukraine, Russia most notably) and therefore, when voting for a winner and a winning formula, the ‘secret combination’ must include ingredients which… Read more »

Erin
Erin
5 years ago

Showmanship: 10 stage presence: 10 song: 4 (repetitive, unvaried, imitative of Elvis’ ‘Tutti Frutti, oh Rudy’) It doesn’t matter if Mika is channeling Elvis, Little Richard or 1950’s rock-and-roll vibes, I refuse to vote for the best impersonation act of the night no matter how good Mika is. I don’t believe the song showcases Mika’s vocal talent to the fullest nor does it challenge his range unlike other songs in the contest (Belarus, Serbia, Slovenia, Malta, Ireland, Australia, Ukraine, Russia most notably) and therefore, when voting for a winner and a winning formula, the ‘secret combination’ must include ingredients which… Read more »

Olly the Swede
Olly the Swede
5 years ago

This is a VERY good act from Armenia, I mean everything about this performance is flawless! If Mika’s vocals sound this good on an average quality video recording (no offence Wiwibloggs) where vocals normally sound different than in real life, imagine how great his vocals are going to sound like on TV as well as that LED background. I definitely think that Armenia have a shot at winning in Sofia on Saturday! My Top 17 before the Final: 1. ARMENIA (10/10, Yerevan 2016 y’all!) 2. Slovenia (10/10, worthy of winning although they’ll struggle performing 3rd) 3. Malta (9/10, love this… Read more »

Fenistil
Fenistil
5 years ago

I LOVE that. It looks like Armenia is going to have the best stage performance again this year.

Aria
5 years ago

Mika my winner…………

Paul D
Paul D
5 years ago

This is sooo going to the top 3, amazing rehearsal!

Héctor
Héctor
5 years ago

Great voice and perfomance, the song is catchy too. WINNER material for sure!

V
V
5 years ago

Just another Michael Jackson wannabe.

Pastora Soler haha!
Pastora Soler haha!
5 years ago

sooo catchy!!

Looooooooove from Spain.

WINNER!

eve
eve
5 years ago

This just screasm winner to me, what a great performance from the little guy