Two weeks ago, we launched a poll asking you to cast your vote for the best music video released by the 2016 Eurovision contestants. Over 12,300 votes have been cast and the results are in: with more than 12% of the ballot, Iveta Mukuchyan’s video for “LoveWave” takes the crown.
Armenia’s strong entry made waves ever since it was released together with the video, a co-production between national broadcaster AMPTV and Germany’s BLACKSHEEP communications. In it, a sensual Iveta Mukuchyan, also a worthy contender for the crown of Eurovision Next Top Model, works her best physical assets — besides her voice — to wow and seduce. The object of her affection is Swedish model Ben Dahlhaus, who has been dubbed “Sweden’s Brad Pitt.” Micro shots that almost look scientific and medical are, in the words of Iveta’s team, used to picture the chemistry behind feelings of love and lust that spread through the whole body.
The “LoveWave” video was also a preview of Iveta Mukuchyan’s show-stopping performance on the Eurovision stage. The Armenian team incorporated the same sort of cutting shots and imagery in the singer’s visually arresting presentation.
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In second and third place in our poll — with a difference of just four votes! — we find Barei’s “Say Yay” video, shot on the streets of Stockholm, and Sergey Lazarev’s visual extravaganza that is “You Are The Only One”.
What do you think about the results? Do you agree that Iveta Mukuchyan had the best video this year?