Athena Manoukian with the song “Chains On You”, winning the Depi Evratesil, became the representative of Armenia in Rotterdam. A few hours after her victory, she announced that she would make changes to her song to achieve a better result. Almost a month after Depi Evratesil’s big finale, we can officially hear the final version of the song.
There are various changes to the orchestration of “Chains On You”. Compared to its original form, the RnB and ethnic elements of the song are more intense. While a long bridge has been added to the last minute of “Chains On You”! You can listen to the revamp below:
Who is Athena Manoukian?
Athena Manoukian, a 25-year-old Greek of Armenian descent, took her first steps in the music industry in 2007, when she won first place in the Alpha Talent Competition, What’s Missing?
The following year, she participated in the competition for Greek participation in Eurovision Junior, with the song, “Aphrodite’s Kiss”, winning third place, failing to get a ticket to Limassol.
In 2011, she released her first single, “Party Like A Freak”, which counts over a million views on YouTube. In 2012, however, her single “I Surrender” became one of the summer hits.
In the fall of the same year, she released her first Greek-speaking song, “Say How You Love Me”.
In 2014, the 25-year-old singer released the single “XO” that introduced her to the airplay of Scandinavia and Australia. In fact, it became better known in Armenia, largely occupied by the media.
She owns two music awards. In 2015 he won the award for best song in English at the Armenian Pulse Music Awards, and won the European Song Contest for the same category the following year.
In addition, Athena is one of the composers of the song “My Old Love” of Elena Paparizou. In 2018, the singer appeared on the British music competition audition, The X-Factor, claiming a spot on the show, singing Beyonce’s Crazy In Love. Athena is very excited about Robbie Williams, who thinks she can do many things in the music industry.