AMPTV has revealed that around 300 songs have been submitted for Srbuk to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
The national broadcaster of Armenia has revealed that around 300 songs have been submitted for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The broadcaster which in December made an open call for songs from songwriters in Armenia and abroad.
Srbuk who has been selected by AMPTV to represent Armenia in Israel, commented;
Can you imagine with what kind of heartbeat and how impatiently I was waiting for the entries? And now I find it difficult to describe the words, how grateful I am to everyone that have thought about me and wrote songs for me me. Of the hundreds of applications received, I have several favorite songs between which I have to make a choice. Our team needs some time to make the final decision and present the Eurovision Song to my beloved fans. I am very impatient, and I hope you are too
Who is Srbuk?
Srbuk was revealed as the Armenian entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 on November 31. 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’s selection marks the first time since 2016 that both the Armenian representative and song have been chosen internally.
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.