Eurovision 2016 is almost upon us and as the countries begin to reveal their entries let’s start giving them the once-over. The Armenia song is called “LoveWave” and is performed by Iveta Mukuchyan.
Iveta Mukuchyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia (then part of the Soviet Union) on 14 October 1986. She went to kindergarden in Yerevan. Her family moved to Germany in 1992. She went to school in Germany and from 1998 to 2006, she attended the Catholic Sankt-Ansgar-Schule in Hamburg. She returned to Armenia in 2009 as she says by “parents’ advice” and stayed in her home country despite all the difficulties she had. Mukuchyan started studying jazz-vocal at the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory.
Mukuchyan participated in the fourth season of Hay Superstar song contest in 2010. She came in fifth place. In 2012 she participated on the second season of The Voice of Germany song contest. She performed Loreen’s “Euphoria”. She was chosen by Xavier Naidoo to be part of his team. Mukuchyan was the winning contestant from Naidoo’s team in the second phase of the contest, where the participants sang “Many Rivers to Cross”. In December 2012, she was named the sexiest Armenian by El Style magazine. In the same year Mukuchyan was featured in record producer Lazzaro’s single “Freak”, which gained wide reaction in Armenian media.
The song was created by Lilith Navasardyan and Levon Navasardyan. The lyrics of LoveWave were written by Iveta Mukuchyan and Stephanie Crutchfield.
It starts off a bit Adele-like with the lyrics “Hey, it’s me” but that’s where he similarity ends. It’s very energetic and gets your attention but sadly it’s a little too screechy for me.
I don’t think this will qualify.
Good luck Iveta!
Let me know your thoughts and keep me from going Eurovision mad!
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