The Armenian pop singer Srbuk has been internally selected to represent Armenia at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.
Armenia recently announced that they would not be using the selection ‘Depi Evratesil’ this year due to ongoing poor results. This year, the country opted for an internal selection, chosen by national broadcaster AMPTV. The head of delegation, David Tserunyan, has spoken on their choice of artist for Eurovision 2019:
It was our team’s unanimous decision to choose Srbuk to represent Armenia at ESC 2019. I would also like to highlight that many Armenian fans of the contest wanted to see her on the Eurovision stage. I am confident that Srbuk’s unique character will impress the fans and viewers all over the world. I’ve been following Srbuk’s career for a long time. I can distinguish her diligence and unique energy, which are among the most important characteristics, that can help achieve good results in Eurovision.
Srbuk also spoke her thoughts on being chosen to represent Armenia at Eurovision 2019:
I am starting a new journey now, which, I am sure, will be full of new and pleasant emotions, challenges and amazing experiences! I am grateful to all of my friends and fans, who are always with me and have always wanted to see me on the Eurovision stage. I am grateful to the Public Television of Armenia for their trust. It’s an honor to represent my country in front of the whole world! We have an amazing journey ahead of us, and I hope we’ll succeed together!
Srbuhi “Srbuk” Sargsyan is an Armenia pop & soul singer. She first rose to fame in 2012, when she became the runner-up of popular show X Factor Armenia. After X Factor, Srbuk decided to form a band to play alongside her at small gigs and shows locally. Srbuk took a particular interest in Jazz, soul, contemporary pop & R&B. After touring their hometown, Srbuk and her band very quickly gathered a following and began to sell out shows around Yerevan and Armenia, becoming one of the most influential and popular artists in Armenia currently.
Srbuk has also participated in global reality shows like The Voice Ukraine and continues to be invited to mainstream events and shows. Popular songs by Srbuk include ‘Yete karogh es‘ which has topped the Armenian charts for several weeks. Listen to Srbuk’s new single ‘Half a Goddess’ here.
Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Armenia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 and has participated every year since, excluding 2012. Armenia’s best results came in 2008 and 2014 when they finished 4th in the final. They have twice failed to qualify for the final. The first time was in 2011, when Emmy finished in 12th with “Boom Boom”. She was 1 point away from qualifying for the final. In 2018 Sevak finished 15th in his semi-final with “Qami”, bringing Armenia their worst result to date in the contest.