Sirusho Mi Togh Indz Menak

Before Iveta Mukuchyan we had Sirusho. A perennial favourite amongst Eurovision fans since her 2008 fourth place finish for Armenia. Sirusho was one of our readers’ top five picks to represent her country in Stockholm. She even secured more votes than Iveta, the eventual candidate.

It’s been just over a year since the release of “Where Were You?” — her song paying tribute to the centenary of the Armenian genocide. The “Qéle,Qéle” hitmaker has kept busy in the interim, returning with a new single in January — “Mi Togh Indz Menak” or “Don’t Leave Me Alone” in English.

Sirusho “Mi Togh Indz Menak” (Official Video)

Initially set in a gloomy train station, Sirusho asks her lover not to leave her alone or they will both suffer heartache. The song feels eerie and melancholic. Throughout the first verse and chorus, Sirusho finds herself surrounded by hundreds of male commuters in top hats. We’re just wondering where all of that indoor snow came from!

The track comes to life in the second verse. The video flashes in multi-coloured filters and Sirusho flips her hair inside an abandoned train carriage. The train begins moving and so does the song, reaching top speed as her band appears with an electric guitar in tow.

Fans looking for a catchy dance number like her Eurovision entry or her Sakis Rouvas duet might be a little disappointed — although the latter half of the song undoubtedly picks up. Nevertheless, she proves that she can deliver an emotional ballad just as well — this is much more “Antarber Ashkharh” than “PreGomesh”.

What do you think of “Mi Togh Indz Menak”? Are you still in love with Sirusho eight years after her Eurovision appearance or are you hoping she’ll just leave you alone? Let us know in the comments below!

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Marija
Marija
6 years ago

So, I´m German and I don´t speak Armenian. But when I heard this song I felt it. I kind of knew what it is about. And when I read the Translation I loved it even more. This song is so catching and heartmelting.
And PLEASE STOP DISCUSSING ABOUT THE GENOCIDE.

Milos
Milos
6 years ago

I love Sirusho!

Ruud
Ruud
6 years ago

Quite boring. Sounds like a Festival i Kenges entry which was way too long and had to be shortend for Eurovision to lose all of the good parts that were in the song….

Ronnie
Ronnie
6 years ago

@Matt
Let me make this very clear for you. The Armenian genocide is not an opinion or a belief, it is a fact established by a massive body of evidence. These are not my words, these are the words of Barack Obama, the leader of the country that still does not recognize the genocide (and as an American I am ashamed of that). Just because some countries choose not to recognize the Armenian genocide it doesn’t mean that it did not factually happen.

Light Star (Mario) = Legend
Light Star (Mario) = Legend
6 years ago

Well it probably gives it away more that it even says from an Armenian background not just his name no? 😉

HelmaR
HelmaR
6 years ago

“her song paying tribute to the centenary of the Armenian genocide”

Of course, shouldn’t have expected anything better since the author of this article is someone named ANTRANIG SHOKAYAN. Pathetic nationalism.

karminowe.usta
karminowe.usta
6 years ago

I really like “Qele, Qele”. In my opinion this song is the best from Armenia. I still sing “Qele, Qele”. Chorus from this song is very catchy:)

Maya
Maya
6 years ago

Sirushooo <3 My fave song and video of hers is still Pregomesh

vlad
vlad
6 years ago

way better than esthethic surgery disaster iveta mukuchyan lool

Light Star (Mario) = Legend
Light Star (Mario) = Legend
6 years ago

Well Qele Qele was the best to me. I wish she will come back and SLAY. 😉

Matt
Matt
6 years ago

@Ron
Ah Ron if you think it was not the place for discussing this,so, don’t. I commented my opinion, why do you bother? Its not about being turkish or azeri -which i am not- or anything else, its just about you can’t just say sth is ‘genocide’ or sth is ‘true’ because you believe it is. If there were unbeatable or undeniable proof about this subject, we wouldnt have been discussing this .That is, i find naming it as ‘Armenian genocide’ inattentive and slipshod. Sincerely.

Pollaski
Pollaski
6 years ago

@Ron

I was thinking (hoping) that Matt was being sarcastic.

That video was like a Coors Light Train commercial mixed with the final scene from Speed set in that crazy ass tunnel in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Ron
Ron
6 years ago

I love Sirusho although lately her songs have gotten more dull. She should go back to singing songs like Pregomesh and I Like It and etc…

@Matt – This is not the place to discuss how the Armenian genocide should be labeled. But, it is only “so-called” for Turks, Azeris and morons who CHOOSE to deny history.

oooops
oooops
6 years ago

#GiveVladHisJobBack

Matt
Matt
6 years ago

Jesus wiwibloggs! You should be a little more attentive about those kind of matters. It should have been written as ‘ ‘so-called’ Armenian genocide.’

oooops
oooops
6 years ago

http://eurovoix.com/category/junior-eurovision-2/junior-eurovision-2016/

The last three articles is about Slovenia, Norway and Latvia withdrawing from JESC. Still waiting to see my country boycott 🙂

El Rosario de Raquel
6 years ago

Gibraltar Español.