Up next Eastern vibes and, as Terry Wogan would say, “a hint of the Mongolian nose flute” – yes, it’s Armenia. Consistently highly placed, they achieved their 6th top 10 placing last year in just 10 appearances at Eurovision. They only placed #19 in this countdown – and they have the same placing this year. Can Artsvik pull off a similar improvement between their placing here and the actual result? Continue reading “Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #19 ARMENIA – Artsvik – “Fly With Me””
Back to Europe’s uttermost east, and yet another country beginning with A (having already done Albania, Austria and Azerbaijan, Armenia is another of Eurovision’s relative newcomers, having entered for the first time in 2006. They have done well, almost as well as their bitter rivals Azerbaijan, so although I only have 10 songs to choose from to make my top 5, there are plenty of high placing results among that 10.
Continue reading “My top 5 songs from…Armenia”
200 days to the Grand Final of Eurovision 2017! Some bits of Eurovision news today: Slovakia confirms they won’t be participating next year (they haven’t taken part since 2012) and Moldova confirms that they are taking part, bringing the number of confirmed countries to 41. Moldova haven’t missed a Eurovision since their debut in 2005.
While Eurovision season has indeed begun, news will be quite intermittent until we hit the Christmas period when it will pick up a lot of pace. In the meantime, I’ll be posting up lots of Eurovision content. Today, we’re looking at the top 10 countries by average finishing position in the Grand Final. I haven’t included countries that have not competed in less than 5 finals, and I haven’t included semi-final performances, just how the countries have performed in the finals. This does include countries who no longer compete in Eurovision (or at least haven’t competed for some time). Some familiar or expected countries in this list, as well as some surprises!
We’re back with an ex-Soviet country, and one that’s on the very geographical edges of Europe in the Caucasus – Armenia. While they have not been in Eurovision that long, they have proved very solid performers with 6 of their 9 appearances making the top 10 in the final, and only in one year did they not qualify for the final (and then only missed out by a point). They’ve even managed to qualify with a couple of dreadful songs in 2013 and last year – this year isn’t an awful song, so is Iveta’s place in the final assured?
Continue reading “Eurovision 2016 previews countdown: #19 ARMENIA – Iveta Mukuchyan – “LoveWave””