Armenia’s representative at Eurovision Song Contest 2011 Emmy went on stage in the Dusseldorf Arena “in boxing gloves” to perform her “Boom boom” song and was knocked out.
Sport is definitely not Emmy’s strength, as she was soon out of breath jumping around with 4 Greek dancers.
Emmy and her protective mother Nadezhda Sargsian had long been dreaming of her participation in the Eurovision. Not only dreaming, but planning, working behind the scenes, kicking up scandals and more. I’ve never been a big fan of Emmy, not least because I still remember her horrible performance in the “New Wave” singing contest in Yurmala back in 2003.
Still, for the first time ever since participation in Eurovision, Armenia has failed to reach the Grand Finals. And I have conflicting feelings. I want to shout on Emmy and Nadezhda’s face – there, you happy?
But than, this is Armenia dropping out and I understand how emotionally hard this is for Emmy. And I’m really sorry for her. Wish there was a way to change things… or at least the stupid song she was made to sing.
One question that still bothers me is why didn’t the Armenian Diaspora vote for Emmy? Did they have conflicting feelings too? And why the Europe didn’t vote for her? Emmy looked really hot on stage, even as her voice faltered and went out of tune all the time.
PS: I really liked Georgia and voted for it.