srbuk eurovision 2019 armenia

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…

About Srbuk

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.

Read more Armenia Eurovision news here

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waverwev
waverwev
1 year ago

What I want to know is when Half a Goddess will be available on spotify!!! I want to listen to it all the tiimmme

Sevak
Sevak
1 year ago
Reply to  waverwev

Already there

Toffeenix
Toffeenix
1 year ago

I listened to Yete Karogh Es and Half a Goddess in the wake of the announcement. Yete Karogh Es I thought was decent but not outstanding, Half a Goddess was just awful. Getting the feeling that a lot of countries are going to send artists like Srbuk this year, I’d rather they didn’t.

Sevak
Sevak
1 year ago
Reply to  Toffeenix

Just listen to her other stuff from The Voice of Ukraine …

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago

What’s not to like about this announcement? She’s perfect for the type of song that Armenia look to send when they internally select. Yup, get the song and she’ll deliver it. Feeling positive!

tania
tania
1 year ago

Srbui, actually. She took part in Ukraine’s Voice last year. Strong voice
Ps already found, that’s her stage name

Newbie Songwriter
Newbie Songwriter
1 year ago

How & where can I get a document of copyright registration?

Ani
Ani
1 year ago

beautiful woman, amazing voice, im excited!

Nicky91
Nicky91
1 year ago

good choice Armenia, she’ll only need a good song now, and then she has the full package

Yerevan2020

Geo
Geo
1 year ago

Let me guess: Armenia will be the last country to reveal the song. There’s nothing new about this game 🙂

Fredrik
Fredrik
1 year ago
Reply to  Geo

I never liked that because Armenia then can see what kind of song that is missing and do that one. We in Sweden always have a late final and i always chosse who i think is the best even if there were a lot of pop songs already one year.

Troller
Troller
1 year ago
Reply to  Fredrik

Lol. For example last year Armenia revealed entries in early February. Only in 2017 Armenia revealed it’s entry very late because Armenia usualy reveals it’s entries when official videos are ready. Or you think they make 10 videos for different songs, check other entries chosen and then they pick Armenia’s entry? Very naive I’ve got to admit . It is clear if the deadline of song submition period is the middle of January, it may take one and half month to chose a song, to record it and to make a video.

Loin dici
Loin dici
1 year ago
Reply to  Geo

Nothing new, but nothing old. You got to know the artist first, we’ll reveal the song last.

Henrikh Mugosa
Henrikh Mugosa
1 year ago
Reply to  Geo

Well, last year Georgia was the last country to reveal their song and they came last in their semifinal. They wanted to be last & they came last. Not sure if Armenia is willing to follow that track… Even if it’s highly unlikely that Armenia will come last (we don’t know the song yet, but the singer is very promising…)

Vanuatu
Vanuatu
1 year ago

phisically, she reminds me to Jamala (and thats not a compliment :P). Lets wait for her song.

Loin dici
Loin dici
1 year ago
Reply to  Vanuatu

Well, Jamala is half-Armenian, so what’s not to compliment?

Lazergirl
Lazergirl
1 year ago
Reply to  Vanuatu

she reminds me of Lady Gaga

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 year ago

Super hyped!
I’ll listen to her songs later but for now, I can’t wait for the entry already!
Srbuk, good luck <3

Shanfa Chai
Shanfa Chai
1 year ago

I love “Yete Karogh Es”. It’s my favorite Armenian song.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago

I really like her! Loved both”Half a Goddess” and “Yete karogh es”. Something like these would totally do the trick for me.

American ESC Fan
1 year ago

Can’t wait for the song to come out!!!!

Gorilla716
Gorilla716
1 year ago

Srbuk representing Armenia is going to foreshadow what will be very common in the upcoming NF season. I’m pretty sure we’re going to have a lot of female soloists in next year’s contest due to the success of both Netta and Eleni.

Loin dici
Loin dici
1 year ago
Reply to  Gorilla716

Tel Aviv 2019 as the Contest of Divas will be interesting.

Edgar
Edgar
1 year ago
Reply to  Loin dici

And the winner will probably be a male singer 😀

Nikki
Nikki
1 year ago
Reply to  Edgar

A man from the North ;-)I have the hunch a scandinavian is winning this year, no idea why. I just feel it

Henrikh Mugosa
Henrikh Mugosa
1 year ago
Reply to  Nikki

History repeats itself. Even @ Eurovision. Didn’t Christer Björkman say they have 4 winning songs in Melfest? There you go: WINNER = Sweden.

yom124
yom124
1 year ago
Reply to  Gorilla716

Repeat of 2008 maybe?

eurovision6
eurovision6
1 year ago

Promising, hope she will have a good song

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Nice choice. She’s got the looks, charms and voice.

Kirby
Kirby
1 year ago

Artsvik vibes.

Amor
Amor
1 year ago

I like the half goddess song but she needs to work on her enunciation. She could also sing in Armenian, it would best if her enunciation doesn’t improve. Overall, good choice Armenia!

Nikko
Nikko
1 year ago

Off-topic: Lena released a new song and music video and it’s amazing! Worth to have an own article

José
José
2 years ago

Finally! Armenia isn’t playing this coming year. I’m sure we’ll get an ethno-pop song. As for Depi Evratesil, I think they’re taking the UMK approach and having Srbuk perform a number of songs and the favorite will win and represent Armenia a la Saara Aalto and “Monsters” this year.

Loin dici
Loin dici
1 year ago
Reply to  José

I can see this as 50/50. This will surely happen if AMPTV suddenly announced an NF, but seeing how DepEv played out, they could choose to plan it more carefully this time and selected the song internally. Whatever, Srbuk’s sound is enjoyable and I hope whatever plan they have for her, it can bring her potential at most.

Radiologistology
Radiologistology
2 years ago

LOVEEEEEE SRBUK. STILL BOP OUT TO YETE KAROGH ES

Denis
Denis
2 years ago

We might have our first fan wank of the season. She seems great though!

Jake
Jake
2 years ago

Great artist who seems to have the backing of a record company…all good signs.
Clearly there is a Eleni influence…and Im sure there will be plenty of those this year.
I’m surprised no one from Melodifestivalen had that sexy female-power Eleni Fuego vibe.

Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago

They’re clearly trying to ride on the Fuego wave, selecting this girl is basically promising a bop… and I’m totally fine with it!

Pablo Nava
Editor
2 years ago

Armenia’a going the pop BOMB that is the Sirusho/Iveta route with a most contemporary vibe. I might really be into this. Go get em Armenia 🙂

Jo.
Jo.
2 years ago

THEY ARE GOING NUCLEAR!!!

Kris
Kris
2 years ago

Amazing artist! Good luck Armenia:)

Ixuxu
Ixuxu
2 years ago

Armenia si on the horse again! Yas, amazing artist with an amazing voice and look.

PDF
PDF
2 years ago

Looking forward to Srbuk at Eurovision! I just wish they would choose Half A Goddess as their song; it was released after 9/1, is only a few seconds over 3 minutes, and it’s a bop!

Troller
Troller
2 years ago

Go girl! !! You needed it and deserved it.

Jack
Jack
2 years ago

Welcome to the Eurovision family Srbuk and good luck in Tel Aviv! Can already see Armenia back in the grand final next year.

Ani
Ani
2 years ago

queen! Armenia will be number1!

David J
David J
2 years ago

That’s a damn good song. Hope she brings something like that to Tel Aviv. Go Armenia, great start!

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

Good choice! Welcome to the roster, Srbuk!

Cedric
2 years ago

YAAASSSS! I love her so much!

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

Finally our first artist!

Erasmus
Erasmus
2 years ago

She seems amazing! Hope for an ethno-bop, with Armenian and English lyrics.. And she sure has great visuals on herself and videos as well!

Dorian
Dorian
2 years ago
Reply to  Erasmus

Yes!!!! I was about to say that!!!!

Ron
Ron
2 years ago

YASSSSS! She’s amazing. I wish they just chose Half a Goddess as her entry. It’s amazing!!