Misha will represent Armenia at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Let’s get to know a bit more about him.
Nine-year-old Misha was born on 4th May 2008 in the Republic of Artsakh. Misha (full name Michael Grigoryan) started his musical career at just four years old. He met Lira Kocharyan who was the founder of the group “Voices of Artsakh”, who then went on to become his producer. Since then, Misha has been a member of the group, participating in many international competitions.
Outside of his singing career, Misha enjoys reading and watching cartoons. As well as singing, he plays the violin, piano, and drums. He has covered many songs, including “Lonely Day” by Armenian-American band System of a Down. The lead singer Serj Tankian praised this cover and shared it on his social media channels.
In 2016, Misha took part in the New Wave Junior contest with his song “Poqrik Karabakhtsi”. He ended in second place and was the jury’s favourite on the night. This year he will represent Armenia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Tbilisi, Georgia, after being internally selected by the Armenian broadcaster.
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Armenia debuted in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2007, and have had 10 entries to date. The country is one of the most successful in the history of the contest, placing in the top 3 on 7 occasions, and winning once in 2010. Their victory came from Vladimir Arzumanyan with his song “Mama”, which received 120 points. Armenia then went on to host the contest on home soil in Yerevan in 2011. Their debut was almost as successful, as Arevik and her song “Erazanq” was just 1 point off the winning score. Their worst result comes from their 2008 entry “Im Ergi Hnchyune”, sung by Monica Manucharova, which placed 8th overall with 59 points. Armenia has been present at every contest since their debut.