In a surprise announcemnt, Armenian broadcaster AMPTV has announced that Brunette will represent Armenia at Eurovision 2023.
An internal selection for Armenia once again
Brunette has had several hit songs in Armenia in recent years. Her songs Night, Smoke Break and Light Blue Eyes have achieved millions of views on YouTube. She hopes to bring a new style to the stage in Liverpool in May.
I am happy to share the news with you. I just create music, and this time I will share it with the European audience!Brunette
Armenia hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest back in December 2022. That, plus the worldwide success of Rosa Linn with her song “Snap”, makes Eurovision an appealing prospect for young, emerging artists in Armenia. AMPTVs Executive Director Hovhannes Movsisyan said:
Last year, sending a young artist to Eurovision was justified. The song is still successful and captivates millions of fans. I hope this year we will surprise the European audience with a unique Armenian artist.Hovhannes Movsisyan
Head of Delegation Davit Tserunyan added that they were currently working on the entry and music video. The song will be released in due course.
Following yesterday’s semi-final allocation draw, Brunette will represent Armenia in the first half of semi-final two.
Armenia’s Eurovision Journey
In 2006, Armenia made their debut into the Eurovision Song Contest, where André represented the nation with his entry “Without Your Love”, which managed to place 8th overall. Since their debut, Armenia has participated 14 times; 11 of which they made the Grand Final. Their best result was both in 2008 and 2014, where they managed to place 4th with Sirusho and “Qélé Qélé” and Aram MP3 with “Not Alone”.
After two years away from the Contest, Armenia returned to participate at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, with Rosa Linn performing “SNAP”. Rosa qualified for the final and finished in 20th place with 61 points The song became a viral hit following the contest.
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