Today Artsvik, Armenia’s representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, released her song for this year’s contest, “Fly With Me”. Armenia are the forty-third and final country to release their song for the 62nd edition of Europe’s most watched entertainment show.
More than 300 composers and songwriters from across the world submitted songs into the Armenian selection process, but only 10 songs were shortlisted. The Creative Team at the Public TV Company of Armenia along with Artsvik selected “Fly with me” for this years contest. “Fly with me” was composed by Lilith and Levon Navasardyan, who are known to Eurovision fans for Aram MP3’s “Not alone”, Mika’s “Love” and Iveta Mukuchyan’s “LoveWave”. Lyrics were written by Avet Barseghyan and David Tserunyan.
The music and lyrics were inspired by this year’s slogan “Celebrate Diversity”. Featuring folk and traditional rhythms and elements not only from Armenia, but also from Europe, Africa and even Asia, “Fly with me” comes to showcase the beauty of diversity and proves that our stories and voices are the vivid colors of this world.
Artsvik said about her song that:
“My song tells a story of a girl, who is the metaphorical symbol of love. She embodies the colors, the stories and the voices that make us who we are. “Fly with me” encourages everyone to come with me on this girl’s journey of championing the diverse and beautiful human nature. I think nowadays it is especially important to embrace our heritage and our traditions. We, the people – our colors, our stories and our voices make up this world. We must never forget that this girl’s light and love is one for all of us.”
Source: Artsvik / Eurovision.tv
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Armenia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 and has participated every year since excluding 2012. The countries best results came in 2008 and 2014 when they finished 4th in the final. Armenia has only once not managed to qualify for the final, in 2011 Emmy finished 12th in her semi-final with the song “Boom Boom”, she was 1 point away from qualifying for the final. At the 2016 contest in Stockholm, Armenia was represented by Iveta Mukuchyan and the song “LoveWave” finishing 7th in the final.