Eva Rivas’ song “Apricot Stone” was selected in a national final out of nine contenders on Sunday to represent Armenia on 2010 Eurovision Song Contest. The winner was picked by a combined vote of the TV public (SMS voting) and an expert jury.
This is the list of performance in order of appearance, winner in bold:
- Another Story – Ays Dzmer
- Ani Arzumanyan – The Mermaid Song
- Meline Beglaryan – We Must Believe
- Emmy & Mihran – Hey (Let Me Hear You Say)
- Davit Ashotyan – Infected Dreams
- Nick Egibyan – Countdown
- Maria Kizirian – Little Red Riding Hood
- Razmik Amyan – My Love
- Eva Rivas – Apricot Stone
I know tastes differ, and my taste tells me Ani Arzumanian’s singing and performance was the best of all 9 contestants. The girl has beautiful vocals, and sang with emotion.
I really liked Razmik Amyan for saying – he just wants the thing to be over soon, so he can go to bad. The guy is perhaps the most talented singer of all, but the song was no go.
Emmy & Mihran were accompanied by a modern dance group, whose choreography was a tribute to Michael Jackson, but I’m still wandering – what was Emmy’s poor singing a tribute to? Why bring an American dance crew if you have no voice? This is a SINGING contest!
During the interval act, Andre, the Armenian representative in the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest, performed, as well as Sirusho, who had reached the fourth place in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest with Qélé Qélé. Andre’s song was the best of all music I heard on this National Eurovision finals, and interestingly, his T-shirt said Eva Rivas. Nice PR! …and good luck, Eva!