Remember the name Ladaniva. They’ve been selected to sing for Armenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024. The group take their name from an old car. And they are ready to rev it up and take Armenia to the T-O-P. But don’t let us tell you. Here’s the official press statement from Armenia’s AMPTV.

And please note: The song will be released in the coming days. The videos below are of previously released songs.

Armenia confirms Ladaniva for Eurovision 2024 (Press Release)

Ladaniva, comprised of Armenian vocalist Jaklin Baghdasaryan and French multi-instrumentalist Louis Thomas, embodies a vibrant blend of Armenian folk with global musical influences. From traditional Balkan melodies to the rhythms of maloya, jazz, and reggae, their songs transcend borders, blending traditional Armenian tunes with inspirations drawn from their extensive travels across Latin America, Africa, and Reunion Island. Ladaniva’s music is a reflection of their diverse backgrounds and insatiable curiosity for world cultures.

The name “Ladaniva” has been inspired by an off-road retro car brand, symbolizing the band’s adventurous spirit and their journey through different cultures and traditions. Jaklin and Louis accidentally found out that both of their dads owned the same car while living in Armenia and France, and, voilà, – the band name.

As Jaklin explains, “Lada Niva is a car that goes anywhere and climbs undiscovered heights, just like we do in our band. We’re excited for this opportunity and ready to spice up Eurovision 2024 with our musical diversity.”

Executive Director of AMPTV, Hovhannes Movsisyan says that “Ladaniva will bring their colourful and contagious energy to Eurovision. Being both a musical and artistic ethnic mix, Armenia’s entry is going to inspire cultural bridges.”

David Tserunyan, Armenia’s Head of Delegation, anticipates that Ladaniva’s irresistible vibe and the song’s empowering story will resonate with the Eurovision fans.

“This year we’re thrilled to present a unique and multi-cultural entry that will make everyone dance their hearts out and carry a meaningful message with a fun and light spirit! Jaklin and Louis create songs from everyday life experiences, and soon you will hear the story of a free girl – breaking societal stereotypes,” Tserunyan remarks.

Founded in 2019, Ladaniva gained viral acclaim with their hit song ‘Vay Aman’, showcasing their fresh style and innovative approach to world music. The group released their first eponymous album under the French label of PIAS back in 2023. Their mission is clear: to connect people and cultures through their music. Ladaniva’s journey at Eurovision 2024 promises to be a celebration of diversity, creativity, and the power of music as a cross cultural bridge – with the song to be released in the upcoming days.

What do y’all think? Let us know in the comments box below!

 

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Nana
Nana
4 months ago

Sorry, but this is like a copy of the Croatian video. Sleeves, Baby Lasagna holds a cat, Ladaniva holds a rooster. Old town vibes . There are a lot of comments that Baby copied Kaaria, but this is way to obvious.

Luna
Luna
4 months ago
Reply to  Nana

Lmao. Go do something with your life please. Do you actually think that Ladaniva watched Baby Lasagna’s video and went ‘oh we have to include this and he also did this’. They didnt. Baby lasagna did not infent villages or animals. If you wanna call out someone for plagarism do it well, come up with something less stupid than this.

LAESC
LAESC
4 months ago

Great choice of artist. Now let’s hope they don’t disappoint us with the choice of song and/or staging.

Sherlock
Sherlock
4 months ago

Love the retention of their culture in the music and instrumentals; very mellow, video matches the vibe… A good representative track.

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
4 months ago

Come on Armenia. Save Eurovision 2024!

Héctor
Héctor
4 months ago

I don’t think I’ll love the song but the vibe is positive.
Armenia doing the right thing by not going political or looking for the pity vote even though they have reasons.

Melissa
Melissa
4 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

Some people could take notes

LAESC
LAESC
4 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

Pity vote??? Not sure what you’re talking about.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
4 months ago

I like this but we all know that “Europe” has a different kind of musical taste.

Dickie
Dickie
4 months ago

I’m loving the warm, relaxed vibe of these songs, this bodes well for something very different and authentic.

Žilvinas
Žilvinas
4 months ago

I get Naviband (Belarus 2017) vibes while looking at them, that’s a good sign to me

Retkoceri
Retkoceri
4 months ago

Kef Chilini reminds me of Jan Jan, I love the rhythm

Yuarith
Yuarith
4 months ago

This is such a pleasant surprise! Authentic and completely different to what we’ve got so far. I didn’t know about them before the announcement but I wanna thank Armenia for giving us such a treat, hope you guys win soon!

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
4 months ago

I already like these group so much.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
4 months ago

I have a really good feeling about this, especially if the song is in Armenian. This will stand out!

Eyal
Eyal
4 months ago

Good choice Armenia. This kind of music will balance the number of this year’s joke acts. Maybe Armenia can capture the votes of juries and viewers who like world music. Ladaniva looks like real musicians with serious music. But we have to wait for the song before screaming it’s quality.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago

Once Portugal and Sweden have selected their entries, we now know every artist that will participate in Eurovision 2024! I bet we’ll get Armenia and Azerbaijan entries around the same time as Georgia’s song release

Jessica Folcker
Jessica Folcker
4 months ago

So Jaklin from Armenia and hopefully Jacquline from Sweden. 😀

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
4 months ago

Super decision of Armenia for selecting them as their ESC24 entry.

After their name has been announced i looked up their name for previous material.

This band has such a nice vibe, traditional with respect to their culture, done in a gentle way. i absolutely love it and cant wait what ther song will be?

All the best Armenia!!

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
4 months ago

Great choice

Maybe armenian and french language combination for the entry?

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
4 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

This would be gorgeous !

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
4 months ago

Their music sounds very promising. I am curious to hear the song

Heyey
Heyey
4 months ago

Sounds very promising and they seem like sweet people 🙂 I hope Armenia will get a good result this year they have been on a roll recently. Also is it just me or are they both absolutely gorgeous?

Estostan
Estostan
4 months ago

I like the Bollywood sound in their music. Have ever had that in Eurovision before?

trabzan
trabzan
4 months ago
Reply to  Estostan

Turkey 2005 and some parts of Greece 2024

Grft
Grft
4 months ago

World music! Can’t wait to hear that. Sounds different from what we have so far

Angelina
Angelina
4 months ago

Sounds like nice couple.
Curious to hear their song.

Kosey
Kosey
4 months ago

Very promising, I hope they enter something like their past efforts. Completely different vibe than anything else we’ve got in the competition at the moment.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
4 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

Their earlier material is giving me a breath of fresh traditional air.
The joy is infectious. I do hope they can maintain this with their ESC24 song and also in their language.
Thats an eastern piece of Magic in my ears.

Congrats Armenia, well done.

Devito
Devito
4 months ago

It’s interesting in a way they aren’t trying to be different, they’re. If the entry is anything like “Vay Aman” or “Kef Chilini”, Greece has got a battle for itself over who is more Bollywood. 😛

AlexC
AlexC
4 months ago
Reply to  Devito

It’s not really Bollywood. This kind of singing is quite traditional in those countries. Vay Aman sounds more Turkish than anything else.

Pinky
Pinky
4 months ago

Their music is fun!

Karmala
Karmala
4 months ago

This is gonna be a bangerrrr

Miko
Miko
4 months ago

Love them! I’ve been listening previously some of their original music and covers also… true artists! Looking forward to hear their entry.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
4 months ago
Reply to  Miko

Im really happily surprised.
Very good material already on the online table.
Looking forward indeed.