“It’s 4am — I can’t turn my head off, wishing these memories would fade…”

The opening words of Rosa Linn’s “Snap” — her entry for Armenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.

The tender number is genuine and straightforward. Rather than shrieking for attention, Rosa Linn speaks from the heart about getting over an ex.

“Turns out people lie,” she says matter-of-factly. “They said, ‘Just snap your fingers’ as if it was really that easy for me to get over you.”

The chorus seems at once like a meditation and a request to the universe: She reminds herself to breathe through counting, but also tries to expel this person from her heart.

She sings: “I’m snapping one, two, where are you? You’re still in my heart. Snapping three, four, don’t need you here anymore. Get out of my hea-ar-art.” 

The Earthy, folksy quality of the song has shades of The Lumineers and their hit “Ho Hey”. Delivered by a young woman with a big heart, the genre gets a special twist driven by a quiet emotional intensity.

Stripped back and at times almost acoustic, this song deserves sensitive, intimate staging that lets Rosa Linn’s sincerity shine through. Get it right and we’re feeling a sleeper hit. 

Snap! Armenia’s Rosa Linn releases Eurovision 2022 song

About Rosa Linn

The Public TV Company of Armenia selected Rosa Linn through a careful internal selection process. 

The 21-year-old singer, songwriter, and producer was born and raised in Vanadzor, Armenia. She has been fond of music since childhood and started her professional career with the record label “Nvak Collective” — founded by Eurovision 2015 alum and beloved queen Tamar Kaprelian. 

In her own words, Rosa says: “From the outside looking in, the odds seemed like they were against me – an unknown girl from a small town in Armenia. But the power of manifestation is real when it is combined with hard work; persistence; and just putting oneself out there. I’m excited to let people into my inner-world through my music. And I’m beyond honored to be able to represent my beloved country on the biggest stage in Europe.”

In a new press release, AMPTV elaborated on Rosa Linn’s entry. We’re re-printing it in full below.

Rosa Linn, Armenia’s representative at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, has just released her entry song “Snap”, together with the official music video.

Rosa says this song is a journey into her inner world, a personal story everyone can relate to: “I think we’ve all been at a snapping point, where it felt like there’s no way out and that the entire world is just crumbling down around you. You start questioning everything, including yourself. I have been there. And what I realized was that I had the
strength to shape my reality – it just took getting out of my own way and finding inner-peace. It’s all about self-love and accepting that you are enough. Writing “Snap” was a form of therapy for me and I hope that it can be that for others who are also going through hard times.”

“Snap” was written by Rosa Linn, Larzz Principato, Courtney Harrell, Allie Crystal, Tamar Mardirossian Kaprelian. Lyrics by Rosa Linn, Larzz Principato, Courtney Harrell, Allie Crystal, Tamar Mardirossian Kaprelian, Jeremy Dusoulet

 
 
 
 
 
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Channel One’s music producer Anushik Ter-Ghukasyan says minor adjustments have been made to the initial version of the song composed by Rosa. “Snap” is honest, uplifting and very emotional. That’s because Rosa wrote the song herself and she’s telling her own story. When it comes to production, I am very happy that this year we
have an extraordinary team working on “Snap” – from Yerevan all the way to LA.”

The song was produced by Alex Salibian, Ethan Schneiderman, Larzz Principato, Ben Samama, Lilith Navasardyan (Armenia). Mixing and mastering was done by Grammy winner Tony Maseratti, who collaborated with Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé, Sia, Selena Gomez, Sher, Lady Gaga and other world-famous artists.
 
“Snap” is a vulnerable, honest, well-crafted pop song,” says Nvak co-founder Tamar Kaprelian. “It will hopefully bring new attention to this up-and-coming generation of Armenian singers, songwriters, and producers.”
 
The music video was directed by Aramayis Hayrapetyan. “Once I heard “Snap”, I kept thinking that I had to show the artist’s emotions as comprehensibly and correctly as possible. Not leaving the artist in the background was an important precondition for me. We made the video for the purpose of giving the viewers a chance to travel to another, extraordinary reality through artistic and visual solutions,” says Hayrapetyan.

Are you excited to see Rosa Linn hit that stage? What do you think of the song? Let us know down below. 

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Purple Mask
Purple Mask
6 months ago

My notes on this were:
A Canadian-sounding two-chord country song. A totally different direction for Armenia. I like Rosa and I hope she can be endearing to a live audience as well. (That floating house is obviously a TARDIS, by the way.)

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
6 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

To correct myself: Apparently it’s three chords, not two.

Lazarus
Lazarus
6 months ago

One of the best songs of the contest. This must be a top 5. Even if it wins I’d be really happy. It has Smith & Tell vibes which is great.

Im so fab
Im so fab
6 months ago

Still waiting for the Jan Jan sequel…

Lollipopmonster
Lollipopmonster
6 months ago

This song is quality and very good ….but has not the winner vibe like “Quami Quami” with Maléna ……that girl + that song could win the ESC 2022 too.

ete sech
ete sech
6 months ago

I’m sure Malena will represent Armenia someday in the future and might win the whole thing as well, but let’s enjoy Rosa Linn today

Jay
Jay
6 months ago

Fortunately you don’t. Your vote means nothing

Lambert
Lambert
6 months ago

Feel good song. Not a winner, but it should qualify for the finals. A grower; their odds will gradually improve.

Ben
Ben
6 months ago

This definitely does not sound like something one would expect from Armenia, which is by no means a bad thing

Ron
Ron
6 months ago

Been sitting my comment for a while. I think this song is a little boring for the eurovision fandom but for the average viewer it’s probably going to be okay. But the choice in the song is what’s interesting – nobody expected this from Armenia and I think there is a strategic reason behind it.

RandomGuy
RandomGuy
6 months ago
Reply to  Ron

Hey Ron, are your resentful comments against Azerbaijani entry ready? Well be ready, the song is getting released tomorrow.

Ron
Ron
6 months ago
Reply to  RandomGuy

Not really. Unlike Efendi, this guy hasn’t made hateful posts against Armenians so I have nothing against him. I am excited to see what Sweden has prepared for Azerbaijan this year though.

RandomGuy
RandomGuy
6 months ago
Reply to  Ron

Well your comment “I have a feeling no “Dream Team” or Melfest producers are gonna be able to save this from being utterly forgettable,” clearly shows that you have something against him. Below I have also listed all of your comments on Azerbaijan in the recent past: When the dictatorship decides it’s your turn to go, then it’s your turn to go. The difference of course being Azerbaijan doesn’t actually polish anything. They hire Europeans to do the polishing and stamp their flag on it and call it a day. How do you know the dislikes are from Armenians? Even… Read more »

Stef
Stef
6 months ago
Reply to  RandomGuy

These are good Ron, well done!

Ron
Ron
6 months ago
Reply to  Stef

Thanks, I think so too!

Ron
Ron
6 months ago
Reply to  RandomGuy

Lmao. These are soooo good. You should print these out and prepare a burn book like in Mean Girls. How fun would that be. For fun’s sake, I’m gonna respond to each of my comments. Please see them in all caps below: Well your comment “I have a feeling no “Dream Team” or Melfest producers are gonna be able to save this from being utterly forgettable,” clearly shows that you have something against him. I STAND BEHIND THIS ONE. ALSO, I’D LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT I WASN’T THE ONLY ONE WHO THOUGHT HE LOOKED AND SOUNDED BORING. IF HE… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
6 months ago
Reply to  Ron

Don’t forget, Mrs. Aliyeva isn’t just the first lady anymore… she’s now the Vice Dictator.

Ron
Ron
6 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

She wears many hats these days…first lady, vice dictator, mistress, plastic queen, fashion icon, Mata Hari (wait sorry the last one was Efendi)

Matti
Matti
6 months ago

All I wanted was another ethnic bop, dear Armenia?

TJohn
6 months ago

For me this song has its charm, I enjoy the story it tells and it has a fresh feel to it. I worry it’s subtlety is bordering on repetitiveness and it feels slightly monotone which could make it forgettable to the people who hear it for the first time at the contest, which is a shame.
But I do personally like it and wish her well for the contest

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
6 months ago

This is about as close as you can get to “not my type of music” that you might as well call it Ben and Tan 2.0.
There’ll be people who like this. Just not for me. Definitely an unexpected direction for Armenia to go in though.

MonsieurMüller
MonsieurMüller
6 months ago

An average song.

Pauly
Pauly
6 months ago

It’s a nice, sweet song but it depends on the staging on whether it can elevate the song or downgrade it.

Sam
Sam
6 months ago

This is so good and with a good performance, good staging and Rosa Linn endearing herself to the viewers at home, I can honestly see this doing very well.

Jack
Jack
6 months ago

This indie songs are pleasant to hear while driving your car but in a stage in front of 150+ million people? i dont think so… She wont go through, unfortunately

akira kyo
akira kyo
4 months ago
Reply to  Jack

and now she’s in the grand final :p

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
6 months ago

It’s like one of the most qualitative song from this year so I’m surprised to see all that comments saying it’s an average song. Perhaps it’s not what eurovision fans are looking for, I don’t know. But I’m a 100% sure this is objectively one of the best songs this year.

Matt
Matt
6 months ago

Absolutely agree.. love the song a lot, and it sits comfortably in my top 5 this year.. 🙂

Edu
Edu
6 months ago

This is a masterpiece! What a beautiful entry. Congrats Armenia!
She deserves at least to be in Top 10 in the grand final.
Fingers crossed in Buenos Aires!

Grgo
6 months ago

Omg Rosa Linn my little girl.I like Rosas songs.I am love in Rosa.Armenian girlsong is welcome to croatia.Love you Rosa Linn.Yust winner on eurosong.

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
6 months ago

I think I can totally agree with Sabrina’s comment below. It’s a likeable song, very pleasant, but there are many slow to mid-tempo female singer/songwriter entries in this semi, which all are more impactful. I fear Armenia is in trouble of continuing its NQ-streak.

Lollipopmonster
Lollipopmonster
6 months ago

This song is amazing – but it has nothing from Armenia in it. This song could be a top 5 song in the Top 100 US Billboard Charts. Anyway …. what matters is the result and Armenia will do very very good with this song and this outstanding singer.

Gav
Gav
6 months ago

Loved it! And loved the video

Pancake
Pancake
6 months ago

I’ll be honest here, when I first heard of the leaked version on Twitter, I hated it. It sounded like someone attempted to write an Olivia Rodrigo song and tried to give it to her but her team rejected it.

Listening to the whole finish version felt weird to me now because I actually ending up like the song, probably because a lot change since then. Sure, a bit early Taylor Swift vibe but it’s super catchy and actually quite refreshing to hear. I mean not a top 10 but it is a sure qualifier.

Last edited 6 months ago by Pancake
Pearli
Pearli
6 months ago

It’s way too pop. Sounds nothing like what Armenia used to send.

Shemshem
Shemshem
6 months ago

What a boring year, waaaay to many ballads. I starter appreciating Israel and Romania, at least they are bringing to the show something more than just a willing to snooze. And do not get me wrong – there are plenty of amazing ballads this year, but all of them together – that is a but too much I think. I am expecting a boring show, unless most teams really pull off their staging.

Tzs
Tzs
6 months ago
Reply to  Shemshem

Yes there are bringing cheesy embarassing sound songs – whats the new there?

Shemshem
Shemshem
6 months ago
Reply to  Tzs

I did not say anything about bringing something new 🙂

Magnetic Vegetable
Magnetic Vegetable
6 months ago
Reply to  Shemshem

I hope the juries don’t manage to consign the few uptempo songs there are this year to the scrap heap before we get to the final

fan
fan
6 months ago

0.43 I lost interest..as will most people. I am just not getting this trying to copy an Irish vocal and lack of pronunciation, as if it is written, that all female. vocalists have to sing in this way

Denis
Denis
6 months ago

Wasnt expecting this for a return of Armenia but I like it. Feel good, indie, catchy radio friendly pop. Really good choice

Marc
Marc
6 months ago

I personally really liked Snap a lot. Pleasant, catchy tune, warm. Totally my thing. Yet I miss countries like Armenia, Greece, Azerbaijan and more to bring their own folk flavour and culture. But at the same time I understand why so many broadcasters are going for the Us pop/radio formula because probably feels the easiest or safest route.
I’m very conflicted here and what direction Esc may go

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BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
6 months ago

I wasn’t expecting Armenia to go in a low-key direction, but maybe that’s on purpose considering they are responsible for hosting Junior eurovision later this year and they probably don’t want to risk winning the adult contests so soon and have to juggle organizing both Eurovision contests. I was hoping Armenia would make a grand comeback musical statement, and I wasn’t expecting this, but we’ll see how it goes. Again, maybe Armenia is taking it a little easy so they could focus on hosting junior vision.

Mr X
Mr X
6 months ago

Armenia 6,5/12

Sjodni
Sjodni
6 months ago

I really love this song – It’s an unusual genre for Armenia but I have always thought that Armenia sets itself apart by going outside the box and serving innovative and thoughtful entries. They have been in my top 5 every year since 2014, and this year is no different! Of the two female country-pop songs this year, Croatia feels lost in its unoriginality and uninspiring melodies, while Armenia has a fresh and original ease that is certainly understated, but nevertheless beautiful and showstopping.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
6 months ago

Lithuania is currently 33rd in odds. Guys shouldn’t be surprised if she doesn’t qualify, especially if she gets to perform at some deadly position like 2.

Tzs
Tzs
6 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Yes Lithuania is staying in semi sadly 🙁

sam
sam
6 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

the odds of a country winning and of qualifying are very different

David
David
6 months ago

I liked this from the first listen , i don’t know why it’s so low in tops. But people have different tastes so it’s ok. Anyways i hope they bring simple yet meaningful staging, because the song is great. I hope this does well.

Last edited 6 months ago by David
Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
6 months ago

The song is about waiting for a snap that doesn’t come, kinda described my own feelings about it for me.

Sabrina
Sabrina
6 months ago

I like, it’s charming and pleasant to the ears. Though as many pointed, it lacks something to separate it from the rest of the pack. I agree with Max that this sounds like a Danish MGP entry. One of the good ones like “Say Yes”, I would say.

The problem is that the 1st semi is full of female vocalists with gentle tracks. In my opinion, Greece, Iceland, Lithuania, Netherlands and Portugal all have much better songs. And Croatia is going for a very similar pop-folk vibe, so there’s a chance “Guilty Pleasure” and “Snap” will cancel each other.

Last edited 6 months ago by Sabrina
Colin
Colin
6 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I couldn’t have said it better. It’s nice, sweet, but also low-key and not a “heavy hitter”. With Croatia and Iceland being in a similar realm of relaxing pop-folk, it will have a tough time to qualify. The only good news for these countries is that semi 1 only has 4-5 big favorites, and many of these “nice, low-key” songs might make it with a good staging and vocals. Maybe…

Tzs
Tzs
6 months ago

Thanks Got u dont have to decide 🙂

Tzs
Tzs
6 months ago
Reply to  Tzs

I did not write that i want or can so sorry, bye

Tzs
Tzs
6 months ago

I love this song! Its different for Armenia and ESC 🙂 Might be top 10

buck
buck
6 months ago

Road trip background music at its finest. I can see it getting lost in the SF

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
6 months ago

What a nice surprise to see Armenia send something different to their standard fayre………but its not good. It sounds like something Malta would have sent 10 years ago which is a shame. I was expecting something superb for having to wait this long for a reveal. This will likely struggle to qualify.

Vale
Vale
6 months ago

I am happy to see different song-writers performing at Eurovision. But this year there are too many songs in English.

Last edited 6 months ago by Vale
David
David
6 months ago
Reply to  Vale

There are actually 14 or 15 different langauges this year. The most we’ve had in last years. Which is good. I would’ve wanted it to be more tho, we need more diversity.

Doris
Doris
6 months ago

If she still can’t turn her head off at 4AM I suggest she listens to Switzerland’s song.

Ron
Ron
6 months ago
Reply to  Doris

Dead!

Tedd
Tedd
6 months ago

Oh how I love it! Not everything has to he over done and or over baked. This song is perfect for it’s genre! My number 1. so far. I just love everything about it. So easy to listen, catchy, very Billboard Hot 100 sounding. Good luck Rosa!

Emkay
Emkay
6 months ago

Surprising to see Armenia go with a folk song. It might not be flashy enough for some people, but if they can stage it well I could see it going to the final. (stage it similar to the video)

Polegend Godnova
6 months ago

this song goes absolutely nowhere. while it’s cute, it has nothing about it that stands out, which is the worst possible thing for a eurovision entry. i really don’t understand this choice… an obvious nq for me.

Tzs
Tzs
6 months ago

Same like opinion going nowhere …

Nils
Nils
6 months ago

It’s good, but is it good enough to qualify?

Tzs
Tzs
6 months ago
Reply to  Nils

Not really – lyrics are staging concept is cheesy as hell – Armenia, Holland, Iceland, Lithuania, Greece are much better 😉

Tzs
Tzs
6 months ago
Reply to  Tzs

U are probably Azeri or Turkish so go snap MataHari :*

Tzs
Tzs
6 months ago
Reply to  Tzs

U do not write nonsence here …. I can do what i want same like u …

Héctor
Héctor
6 months ago

I like it, it’s very easy to listen. I would listen to it when I’m calm, driving and so but I don’t think it is very competitive, unfortunately. Armenia shouldn’t have waited so long to release it as “Snap” is just an ordinary song. Expections are always higher when internal selected songs are set to be released late.

Jimmy
Jimmy
6 months ago

I also like the video! It’s simple but poetic. I like the idea of the home sailing away as a metaphor for her breaking free of a troubled relationship. There’s an endearing charm that matches the folksy elements of the track. Rosa Linn comes across very nicely in it too.

Jimmy
Jimmy
6 months ago

I like it! I like the folk-country vibe. The song’s sounds, lyrics, storytelling and relationship theme all remind me of Alanis Morissette—from the first line “It’s 4am, I can’t turn my head off” to the use of the guitar and the stopping of the music before the last chorus. I do hear the Lumineers comparison too, in a good way. It’s inspired, but I’d say the song is an expansion of a genre rather than an imitation. There’s an unpretentious folksy charm that could play really nicely on stage. I think Armenia will safely qualify from SF1.

Jonas
Jonas
6 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy

I think the woolly hat is what most reminds me of Alanis.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
6 months ago

Although there are quite a few female slow moving songs/guitar country-esque ballads this year, I think this and Portugal’s song will stand out and do better than say Iceland’s at the very least.The fact that’s Armenia will draw in a lot of attention anyway. If she can pull of the vocals this will qualify.

Stephanie
Stephanie
6 months ago

Oh yes Armenia… Probably it’s not going to win but I don’t care….I really like this one….

Tzs
Tzs
6 months ago

I was checking and thinking if Sasha Jean Baptiste will be also in Turin this year – she always doing max 4 staging for one year, i think she might do Switzerland, Armenia, Sweden and Malta this year, however i was thinking about Bulgaria and Australia too + She did Mahmod in 2019 too but i am not sure if they will ask her again.

Grft
Grft
6 months ago
Reply to  Tzs

Can we stop being obsessed with her? She’s good but very one note. What she did with Malta and Switzerland last year……. i would Not recommend. Lets keep an eye on Marvin Dietmann and Marika Prochet instead

Zuzu
Zuzu
6 months ago
Reply to  Grft

Oh SHE was the person behind Switzerland’s monstrosity of a staging? Wooow..

Tomi
Tomi
6 months ago
Reply to  Grft

Who is Marika Prochet?

Grft
Grft
6 months ago
Reply to  Tomi

France’s creative creator since Bilal (she has done Bilal, Barbara, Alvan & Ahez at ESC + Valentina and Enzo at JESC). Very diverse and qualitative staging concepts

Last edited 6 months ago by Grft
Tzs
Tzs
6 months ago
Reply to  Grft

Dietman? Even more overatted lol – since 2011 what he did to Beny last year was cruel ….not talking about Spain 2021, Germany 2017 or Austria 2012

Tomi
Tomi
6 months ago
Reply to  Tzs

Is there a list of the songs staged by Sasha Jean Baptiste @ ESC? I would like to compare the songs she staged with the results those songs got in the end. How many of them won, came 2nd, 3rd and so on?

Tzs
Tzs
6 months ago
Reply to  Tomi

Yes there is a list – She did Russia 2011, Georgia 2015, Georgia 2016, Cyprus 2016, Lithuania 2016, Armenia 2016 Armenia 2017, Australia 2017, Georgia 2017, Bulgaria 2017 Bulgaria 2018, Australia 2018, Cyprus 2018 Cyprus 2019, Switzerland 2019, Sweden 2019 and Italy 2019 (but only dance concept) She supposed to make in 2020 – Sweden, Armenia, Switzerland and Georgia 2021 – Switzerland, Albania, Malta, Sweden + she rejected Georgia in 2021 – but her team Melo member did it same like for this year with Circus Mircus – Emilia Sandquist did and doing staging now for them which might be… Read more »