Srbuk has revealed that the team behind the Eurovision Song Contest are looking in to how “Walking Out” received 1.5 million views in 1 hour.
Posting on Facebook, Srbuk has celebrated the music video for her song “Walking Out” reaching 1 million views since it was released. Srbuk congratulated her fans for their support but also explained her surprise at then receiving a further 1.5 million views an hour after hitting 1 million views.
The Armenian delegation has contacted the team at the Eurovision Song Contest who are now investigating how the song then received the further 1.5 million views. It has been speculated that the additional 1.5 million views were purchased by a third party. Srbuk and the Armenian delegation are currently travelling to Tel Aviv to film their postcard.
Srbuk’s entry for Eurovision 2019 “Walking Out” has been revealed this evening. “Walking out” was composed by two Armenian music artists “Lost Capital” and “tokionine”. The lyrics were written by Garik Papoyan, who has also written Aram MP3’s “Not Alone”.
When I first heard the melody, visions flashed before my eyes. Events that haven’t yet become memories… I realized that this fight and the collapse of the emotions inside me have to be reflected in my song. I want to tell myself and everybody else: “Don’t kill love, but don’t let it kill you”
Who is Srbuk?
Srbuk was revealed as the Armenian entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 on November 30. 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.