Today rehearsals for Junior Eurovision 2023 kicked off in Nice. Countries rehearsing on Day 1 include Ukraine, North Macedonia, Germany, Estonia, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Malta, Portugal, Georgia and Armenia. The tenth country to rehearse today is Armenia’s Yan Girls.
What did we learn about Yan Girls’ staging?
Disclaimer: Please note that the EBU has not released footage from the first rehearsals, and that the description detailed in this article is mainly based from the pictures and if available footage from the delegations themselves.
Armenia’s Yan Girls bring the colour and the attitude in the first photos of their rehearsals. The staging is minimal, and focussed on the five girls, their choreography, and their singing. The background moves between graffiti-esque visuals and the lyrics in bold typeface, leaving the focus squarely on the girls and their performance.
If you are interested in seeing more pictures from Yan Girls’ first rehearsal today, you can look through them right here.
Who are Yan Girls?
Yan Girls are a five-piece girl group containing members Nane, Nensi, Kamilla, Syuzana and Aida. The K-pop industry is the biggest inspiration behind their song “Do it My Way”. The girls are also big animal lovers as between them they own 16 pets. Yan Girls believe it is always important to stay true to yourself and be confident when performing.
Girl group, Yan Girls were chosen to represent Armenia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023 internally by broadcaster AMPTV. Yan Girl will represent Armenia in Nice with their song “Do It My Way”.
Armenia’s Junior Eurovision Journey
Armenia is one of the most successful countries in Junior Eurovision. The Caucasian nation first took part in 2007 and finished in second place, with “Erazanq” performed by Arevik. Following this, Armenia has scored ten top-five results – including two wins in 2010, when Vladimir Arzumunyan triumphed in Minsk with his song “Mama”. They won the contest again in 2021, in Paris. when Maléna represented them with her song “Qami, Qami”
In 2022, Nare represented Armenia with her song “Dance!”. At the close of voting in Yerevan, Nare placed second after earning 180 points, 110 of these came from the national juries, while the other 70 points came from the online voting.
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News Source: EBU
Photo Credit: Corinne Cumming/EBU