Armenia have shown their hand first for Eurovision 2019. During late-night show Lav Yereko, it was announced that Srbuk will represent the country in Tel Aviv. We have our first confirmed artist of the new Eurovision season!
And she is properly lit. Her hit single “Yete karogh es” has been on top of the Armenian charts for weeks. And recently she dropped a new single titled “Half a Goddess” .
It’s no wonder fans are already worshipping the ground she walks on…
Srbuhi “Srbuk” Sargsyan has been on the Eurovision radar for some time. We picked her out on our Wednesday Wishlist back in 2017, after she finished as runner-up on X Factor Armenia.
There were other plans for Srbuk in 2018 though. Instead of Depi Evratesil, she took herself to Ukraine, where she finished 4th in their edition of The Voice.
She’s more than ready to seize her moment. In a statement sent to wiwibloggs, she said:
“I am starting a new journey now, which, I am sure, will be full of new and pleasant emotions, challenges and amazing experiences! I am grateful to all of my friends and fans, who are always with me and have always wanted to see me on the Eurovision stage. I am grateful to the Public Television of Armenia for their trust. It’s an honor to represent my country in front of the whole world! We have an amazing journey ahead of us, and I hope we’ll succeed together!”
Srbuk — Half a Goddess
Recently, she dropped new single “Half a Goddess”. She’s serving us vibes of some previous Armenian Eurovision divas like Sirusho and Iveta Mukuchyan in the video – and getting us seriously excited for what she’ll bring to Tel Aviv!
Following the announcement, a public call for songs was announced — meaning songwriters will know exactly who they’re writing for. Srbuk’s song will be in either Armenian or English, according to the rules.
Don’t expect it soon, though, as the submission deadline is January 10. We could be waiting a while before we hear the final version!
Want to apply? The song should be submitted to [email protected] before January 10, 2019. You’ll need to attach a document of copyright registration for the song and put your contact details in the email. If you have any questions, please contact AMPTV at [email protected]
Armenia at Eurovision
Debuting in 2006, Armenia quickly racked up an impressive record – finishing in the top 10 in all of their first five years.
During this time, Sirusho achieved their best result, finishing 4th in 2008 with “Qele Qele” – later tied by Aram MP3 in 2014.
Recent history has not been as kind to the country though. In 2017, Artsvik only managed 18th place in the grand final. In Lisbon for 2018, Armenia failed to qualify for only the second time, with Sevak Khanagyan achieving the country’s worst ever result: 15th in their semi-final.
Will Srbuk bring the country back to their former glory days? Do you think Armenia has made the right choice? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.