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Armenia is the host country of Junior Eurovision 2022, having won the previous edition with the song “Qami Qami” by Maléna. This year, Nare is the singer who will represent the Caucasus country on home soil, with the upbeat track “DANCE!”.

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Armenia in Junior Eurovision 2022: Nare with “DANCE!”

Armenia will host Junior Eurovision for the second time, with the contest due to take place at the Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex in Yerevan. Defending the title on home soil is 14 year-old singer Nare Ghazaryan, who was internally selected to represent the country.

Upon being revealed as Armenia’s Junior Eurovision representative in late October, Nare said:

“Singing and dancing are inseparable parts of my everyday life. I grew up drawing inspiration from the works of many talented artists. I am honoured to represent Armenia as my homeland is hosting the contest this year. I am excited to meet kids from different countries and show them all a colourful Armenia.”

What do the “DANCE!” lyrics mean?

As the name suggests, “DANCE!” is all about moving your body and busting out your moves.

Nare sings about looking at the stars in the night sky, which fall down dancing. This leads into a catchy chorus where Nare repeatedly encourages the listener to dance.

The young performer sings about how dancing elevates her heart above the clouds and says that the stars are going to dance with her.

Up and down, left and right, Nare is moving in every direction in this fun and energetic number.

“DANCE!” lyrics — Nare (Armenia JESC 2022)

Composed by: Grigor Kyokchyan, Nick Egibyan; Lyrics by: Grigor Kyokchyan

Armenian transliteration

English translation

Amen, amen or
Geskisherin nayoum em im achkere pats
Herou, heravor
Var asdgherin vor barelov engnoum en tsadz

Stars gonna dance, dance, dance, dance
Dance with me side to side
Dance, dance, dance tonight
We gonna dance, dance, dance, dance
Swinging it left to right
Turning off the lights

Oo, oo, oo, oo, oo…
Dance tonight
Oo, oo, oo, oo, oo…
Dance tonight

Sirde im yelav
Amberits ver oo el nerkev chi ichnelou
El aveli lav
Srdere mer arants irar chen zhbdalou

Stars gonna dance, dance, dance, dance
Dance with me side to side
Dance, dance, dance tonight
We gonna, dance, dance, dance, dance
Swinging it left to right
Turning off the lights

Ver oo var, var oo ver, ver oo var
Mi kich tetev dar
Tsakh oo ach, meg arach, meg arach
Meg el yedev dar
Ver oo var, var oo ver, ver oo var
Klkhabdouyd a
Ver oo var, dar oo per, per oo dar
Cool bar

Oo, oo, oo, oo, oo…
Dance tonight
Oo, oo, oo, oo, oo…
Dance tonight

Stars gonna dance, dance, dance, dance
Dance with me side to side
Dance, dance, dance tonight
We gonna, dance, dance, dance, dance
Swinging it left to right
Turning off the lights

Every, every day
My eyes are open and I’m looking out at midnight
Far, far away
To the bright stars that fall down dancing

Stars gonna dance, dance, dance, dance
Dance with me side to side
Dance, dance, dance tonight
We gonna dance, dance, dance, dance
Swinging it left to right
Turning off the lights

Oo, oo, oo, oo, oo…
Dance tonight
Oo, oo, oo, oo, oo…
Dance tonight

My heart rose
Above the clouds and it won’t come back down
And it is better
Our hearts don’t smile without each other

Stars gonna dance, dance, dance, dance
Dance with me side to side
Dance, dance, dance tonight
We gonna, dance, dance, dance, dance
Swinging it left to right
Turning off the lights

Up and down, down and up, up and down
Take it easy
Left and right, take a step forward, take a step forward
Then take one back
Up and down, down and up, up and down
Our heads are spinning around
Up and down, come and go, go and come
Cool dance

Oo, oo, oo, oo, oo…
Dance tonight
Oo, oo, oo, oo, oo…
Dance tonight

Stars gonna dance, dance, dance, dance
Dance with me side to side
Dance, dance, dance tonight
We gonna, dance, dance, dance, dance
Swinging it left to right
Turning off the lights

What do you think of Nare’s “DANCE!”? Will you be dancing along in Yerevan? Let us know in the comments below.

@wiwibloggs_official We can’t help but #DANCE along with @nareghazaryann 🕺 #JESC2022 #JuniorEurovision #SpinTheMagic #Armenia ♬ Dance! – Nare

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Purple Mask
Purple Mask
13 days ago

Simple is sometimes best, and this track does it well. Easy to dance to every beat.

Vivian
Vivian
13 days ago

Catchy song with an irresistable hook. The dance break is cool, and easily Armenia’s not backseating this year. I expect (and hope for) this to do well!

Rashad
Rashad
13 days ago

The word “dance” is said here 41 times, 42 if we include “dancing”.

Adults made this and made it look like it’s a childs creation.

Yankee
Yankee
14 days ago

Great dance song. My 4th favorite.

Samira
Samira
14 days ago

I like how people here critisize the lyrics. Hello? It’s a kids’ contest, not a poetry battle

Jonas
Jonas
14 days ago
Reply to  Samira

Why were the lyrics written by an adult then?

Vivian
Vivian
13 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Because nearly all songs in JESC are? JESC entries don’t always need lyrical depth. Nearly all of this year’s songs don’t have much of an important message. The song itself is catchy and Nare’s got a good voice. That’s all she needs. Qami Qami didn’t have a lot of lyrical depth either, and that song won

Jonas
Jonas
13 days ago
Reply to  Vivian

We have two adult contests, then.

Ressay
14 days ago

The rap part is good…

Yuvan
Yuvan
14 days ago

Clearly they’re not aiming for another win, this was such a let down to be honest.

Gaga
Gaga
14 days ago

I’ll vote for the UK, France, Poland and the Netherlands this year. North Macedonia and Ireland are also cool. Won’t cast a vote for this. Love from Armenia.

Alex
Alex
14 days ago

This song literally sparks joy and I’m here for it. I wouldn’t be mad with Armenia winning this year.

Eurotoxic
Eurotoxic
15 days ago

Nice song Armenia, but still I prefer Qami Qami

Donkey
Donkey
15 days ago

bro, I think I speak for most people when I say that I listen to a song for the song. I don’t care if the lyrics are telling me to dance or if it has been done before. The song is amazing and that’s all I care about

Moonstar
Moonstar
13 days ago
Reply to  Donkey

Oh no, some people don’t like the song!… No, what are we going to do? The world is going to end!

microfibertowel
microfibertowel
15 days ago

why is everyone so worried about the educational value of lyrics? It’s a song. Yes, La Festa’s lyrics are kinda stupid, and these are repetitive, but what does educational value have to do with that?
Really annoying comments tbh

Jonas
Jonas
14 days ago

I’ll tell you why. In the context of public service broadcasting. Millions of euros of public money spent on… this? Children can go on YouTube or hundreds of other places for this kind of song, or make it up themselves in about five seconds.

Polegend Godnova
15 days ago

this is very very cool. it has k-pop vibes as some have already mentioned. should be a contender!

Jonas
Jonas
15 days ago

“Dance, dance, dance… dance until you die!” Winifred Sanderson

Esc addict
Esc addict
15 days ago

It’s a good song, very modern, very mainstream, k-pop vibes, in the clip she doesn’t look like a 13 years old girl as for Malena in her clip last year, the clip looks very expensive, like for Malena too. It’s safe to say that Armenia will put everything they can in her staging, they will try to make like Poland 2 victories in a row, will it work, answer in 22 days. Maybe the car in her music video will be on stage…

Ria NL
Ria NL
15 days ago

It ‘s not my favorite song this year, I like Snap and Qami Qami more

Lou
Lou
14 days ago
Reply to  Ria NL

How does snap have to do with this..? Thats esc NOT jesc.

ESC Serg
ESC Serg
15 days ago

La festa, perfetto, bellissimo, yeah, teaches for sure

Donkey
Donkey
15 days ago
Reply to  ESC Serg

I mean, this song also teaches you Armenian…

Jonas
Jonas
15 days ago

More inane lyrics, written by an adult. What an example to set.

Una
Una
15 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

“Turning off the lights, Up and down, down and up, up and down.”

“My heart rose
Above the clouds and it won’t come back down
And it is better
Our hearts don’t smile without each other”

“Swinging it left to right
Turning off the lights.”

Soooo baaaaaad. How can these lyrics be appropriate for children and the very young?

Jonas
Jonas
15 days ago
Reply to  Una

Awful.

Jonas
Jonas
15 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

As a metaphor for dimming the minds of children, it works.

Rifki
Rifki
15 days ago

most probably the catchiest song of this year; the more times you hear it, the better it gets. it has some EDM and disco elements, but it also feels a bit like K-pop (especially the part when she raps).