It’s the week of Depi Evratesil! After yesterday’s release of the first five songs, Armenia’s 1TV have now dropped the next five for y’all to enjoy!
Today’s group of songs is filled with X Factor stars from both Armenia and Ukraine. It includes X Factor Ukraine winner, Sevak Khanagyan — and also Armenian drag queen, Kamil!
Alternativ — “Stare at Me”
Five piece rock group Alternativ are best known for competing in X Factor Armenia in 2017. The band made it to the live shows, ultimately finishing the competition in 10th place.
Their name comes from their early struggles in finding places to rehearse or pick up instruments. This meant they had to find “alternative” ways of doing this.
Angel — “Heartbeat”
Angel Barseghyan is another 2017 alumni of X Factor Armenia. She didn’t quite make it as far as Alternativ, however, only getting to the four-chair challenge round, where she was eliminated by mentor Erik Karapetyan.
Since her experience on the show, Angel has turned to YouTube. She’s achieved over 10,000 views on her cover of Artem Valter’s “Husher”.
Kamil — “Puerto Rico”
Bound to be one of the more controversial entries in Depit Evratesil 2018, drag queen & blogger Kamil has already warned competitors that she’s going to win. At the same time, she’s said that she’ll be happy if she loses, because “many people will likely be very happy” if she does.
Though her entry “Puerto Rico” is in Spanish, Kamil doesn’t speak the language herself. It doesn’t matter too much though, as she can “think in Spanish”. That’s good enough for us, y’all!
Sevak Khanagyan — “Qami”
Breaking away from X Factor Armenia and over to X Factor Ukraine. Sevak Khanagyan actually won the show’s 2016 edition, immediately launching him to stardom both in Ukraine and in his native Armenia.
Since his victory, Sevak has gone on to be a coach on the 2017 season of Voice of Armenia. He’s also performed sold out concerts in Yerevan; will Depi Evratesil launch his career even further?
Tyom — “Follow the Ocean”
The third — and most successful — of the three X Factor Armenia 2017 entries in this group, Tyom Hakobyan finished 5th overall in the competition. He ultimately finished as the best placed “Over 22” act in the contest.
Tyom’s talents include being a soloist with the Armenian Jazz Big Band. His entry, “Follow the Ocean” was composed and written by Gevorg Gevorgyan and Inna Mkrtchyan.
We now know half of the songs in this year’s Depi Evratesil! Which of today’s group is your favourite? Are they better than any of yesterday’s group? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section below.