Armenia have come to Eurovision 2016 to play! Iveta Mukuchyan just finished her first rehearsal in the Globen Arena. Her “LoveWave” performance had us squealing like little girls in the press centre because it was that good. This performance has everything. This performance is everything!

The spoken word introduction starts in darkness with Iveta giving us all the life we need to survive. Channeling Moulin Rouge, she sports a sexy bodysuit, fishnet stockings and flowing hair. During the sonic boom, Iveta is illuminated in red while the LED’s on the stage go crazy. It really has to be seen to be believed. Intense is the best word to describe this.

And just when you think the performance can’t improve any more, during the instrumental section in the middle, holograms are layered over Iveta to give the illusion of multiple Iveta’s. The only thing better than one Iveta is five or six! It’s giving us Beyoncé at the Super Bowl half time show realness.

And then it improves even more! During the third rehearsal, producers added pyrotechnics. The sonic boom section is elevated even further with flames and fireworks. It truly is a masterpiece and it will catapult Armenia up the scoreboard no doubt.

Armenia: First rehearsal at Eurovision 2016

Iveta Mukuchyan’s “LoveWave”: Reviews and Reactions

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Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)

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David Who
David Who
4 years ago

Is it just me, or did Iveta look like the woman from the Montenegro video (“The Real Thing”), except with longer legs? 😀
This was a lot better than I expected, and I’m looking forward to experiencing the full sound and meaning of the song when it all gets put together for the Semi Final. x

James
James
4 years ago

Great vocals..can not wait for 2nd rehearsal !

Well done Armenia

This is my opinion (TIMO)
This is my opinion (TIMO)
4 years ago

one word ‘HORRIBLE’

Laura
Laura
4 years ago

Ha ha she just won the press poll 😀 wanna see Kirkorov’s face … Go Iva la Diva!

Leaf
Leaf
4 years ago

Love her, love her look and her outfit ….. the song is just bad tho, she just screams for 3 minutes

Stan
Stan
4 years ago

Vocally on point! Looks very promissing, a dark horse for sure!

Bastian
Bastian
4 years ago

Good but not a winner, im 100% sure about it.

Liana
Liana
4 years ago

Love her stage presence!!

Liana
Liana
4 years ago
georgekirkas
georgekirkas
4 years ago

@Nicky91

Of course!

Ohi
Ohi
4 years ago

I reckon she could win it

Nicky91
Nicky91
4 years ago

@georgekirkas

don’t forget Malta also has got something better than Russia and France and Sweden 🙂

georgekirkas
georgekirkas
4 years ago

It’s just ridiculous seeing that most people prefer cheap songs, like France or Russia to some masterpieces, like Armenia or Croatia!

@EugeneESCUK
4 years ago

The snippet does not really show us much but Iveta hit her high note.

saschee
saschee
4 years ago

Safura alert!

Marc
Marc
4 years ago

I’ve already watched the rehearsal and it’s not showing so much.
I just dislike this song, has no melody, is very pretentious and there’s a lot screaming. Iveta is not singing, she’s just screaming and it’s not pleasant to listen to.

manu
manu
4 years ago

I’ll believe it when I see it. In wiwibloggs are very impressionable

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
4 years ago

I’m getting goosebumps just imagining the staging omg
Best so far?

oli
oli
4 years ago

As always a lot of smoke and mirrors for armenia

I like the song but I’m afraid that the staging will be very distracting, I hope not

Homer
Homer
4 years ago

Some are underrating so much this song. It’s definitely one of the best and i think it’ll be a dark horse. Mark my words…

tween
tween
4 years ago

OMG she’s damn SEXY!

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
4 years ago

Funny how nobody yet walked in the background wich was one of the big gimmicks of the stage 🙂 🙂 🙂

fikri
fikri
4 years ago

some pretty original ideas there… hopefully it will pay off. 😀

Rock Me
Rock Me
4 years ago

As much as I love Nina, these pics scream WINNER! Yerevan 2017 would be pretty nice.

Jr esc nl
Jr esc nl
4 years ago

Lovewave for the win!

ASRID
ASRID
4 years ago

Bathingsuit???? Really?????

Felix
Felix
4 years ago

I’m living for Iveta! Yerevan 2017, I think so! Definite top 5 in final (though ranked at my número uno). This is Armenia’s best act since Qele, Qele. Iva the diva is my winner!
#RideTheLoveWave

esc2016
esc2016
4 years ago

The winner of semi-final!!
I was afraid of her appearance but now without a doubt she will slay

Also she is very hot as always…

Jure
Jure
4 years ago

Wiwi love kitch rehearsals , first Croatia rehearsal then Armenia.

MTD
MTD
4 years ago

She is extremely hot!

That aside, the staging is rather…hollow. And it’s like Armenia 2014 (alone, pyros, lights).

Ah, it could have been a bang! Missed opportunity.

Henry
Henry
4 years ago

Will do well in the final but not a winner, this song is too dark and difficult, especially after hearing this for the first time (wich most people do at the big night)

Pollaski 2: Electric Boogaloo
Pollaski 2: Electric Boogaloo
4 years ago

BURN THE WITCH!!!

Nicky91
Nicky91
4 years ago

nice act, and LoveWave seems like a song from Britney Spears lol

Jan Peters
Jan Peters
4 years ago

OMG can not wait : O

One of my favourites this year.

Rimig
Rimig
4 years ago

More circusact than singing???