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Armenia 2022: Rosa Linn is the most unexpected “winner” of Eurovision!

Does it matter if Rosa Linn took the 20th place for Armenia in the Eurovision final, collecting only 61 points? Does it matter that her song, “Snap,” did not have any considerable success on streaming platforms before and during ESC? Maybe, it doesn’t. The representative of Armenia seems to be tasting a belated victory, with her song going viral on both Spotify and TikTok!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAJ6vfmD_ic&ab_channel=EurovisionSongContest

The “Snapping” of Chanel

Since June 26, Rosa Linn has taken the first place in streams among all year’s Eurovision entries, forcing Chanel, to retreat to the second place. And its run of success did not cease there; “Snap” has consistently been in first place for three consecutive weeks, having amassed more than 22 million streams to date.

The TikTok’s dynamics

The above success seems to be related to the even greater singer’s success on TikTok. Prior to the Competition, Rosa Linn had, on her personal TikTok account, 5k followers and 85k likes; today her followers amount to 133.2k and her likes to 3.1 mil.

@rosalinnmusic

What is striking is that what seems to attract attention is not the original version of the song, but an alternative version of it at a much faster tempo, which is used as a background sound for the videos posted by the users. Acting on that, Rosa Linn released this particular version of “Snap” on Spotify under the title “SNAP – HIGH AND FAST” .

It is not the first time that TikTok has been used as a springboard by Eurovision artists. The most typical example, perhaps, is Duncan Laurence’s “Arcade”, the winning song of ESC 2019, which, after its delayed success on TikTok, has today exceeded 900 mil. streams, becoming the most successful Eurovision song on Spotify.

Thus, despite the (justified) reactions expressed this year by fans, journalists and correspondents of the ESC, the strategic partnership between the EBU and TikTok (with the latter taking on the role of “Official Entertainment Partner” for Eurovision 2022) does not appear to be an one-off collaboration.

The dominance of Italy in streams

It should be mentioned, for purposes of clarity, that despite “Snap’s” substantial success in recent weeks on Spotify, Armenia’s entry does not overtake in streams other entries in this year’s Eurovision, such as Italy’s “Brividi” (102 mil. streams), Spain’s “SloMo” (40 mil. streams), Sweden’s “Hold me Closer” (33 mil. streams), Ukraine’s “Stefania” (32 mil. streams), and the United Kingdom’s “Space Man” (30 mil. streams) .

What do you think is preferable? To do well in Eurovision or to have your song become a hit?

Armenia: Suggestions for ESC 2023!

Ever since Armenia returned to (Junior) Eurovision Song Contest, it has had unexpectedly fantastic achievements. It won JESC in 2021 with Maléna and her beautiful song ‘Qami Qami’, it qualified to the Grand Final for the first time since 2017 with Rosa Linn and ‘SNAP’, which is also currently storming the charts and is viral on TikTok. This is definitely an unbelievably amazing return, however the delegation should dream bigger!

Armenia has never won Eurovision and has never placed in the top 3 in the contest. Last time the country placed in the top 5 was in 2014 (4th place) and the last top 10 result was in 2016 (7th). Here are some suggestions for Armenia to bring the country back to the top:

Ladanvia

Ladaniva is a multicultural band creating world music with a fresh touch of Armenian folk and other traditional forms, such as maloya, Balkan, reggae, Arabic, African. The group was founded in October 2019 by Armenian singer Jacqueline Baghdasaryan and French multi-instrumentalist Louis Thomas. Ladaniva is very popular among Armenians. During the tough times, the only thing that would bring happiness to Armenians all over the world was their single ‘Kef Chilini’. Europe’s taste has changed a lot and they have started appreciating authentic songs. For the record, Armenia does unexpectedly well when it sends something traditional with ethnic elements.

JINJ

Just like Ladaniva, JINJ is also Armenian-French duo. Sourcing inspiration from majestic green mountains to the pulsing beat of the city, from liturgical chants to underground rap, in a nonconventional mixture of 808s and shepherd’s flutes, JINJ is the rhythmic manifestation of the diversity of the Armenian landscape and culture. Their style is reminiscent of Go_A’s who came top 5 last year. Extraordinary, unique, authentic and ethnic – it definitely should work for Armenia!

yellowheart.

A new artist in Armenian music industry! Her actual name is Lily, however her stage name is yellowheart due to the fact that her brother used to tell her that ‘she has a yellow heart’. She lately released an EP with her own original arrangements of Armenian folk songs and five singles in Armenian. Her style is reminiscent of Maro who placed 9th for Portugal this year with the song ‘saudade, saudade’. Lily’s songs are authentic, breathtaking, magical and easy to listen to. If she creates an atmospheric song for Eurovision with an astounding melody and production, it will definitely do great!

Ani Christy

Ani Christy was born on March 15, 1986 in Armenia, Yerevan into a musical family. Her father is an actor and her mother is a violist, concertmaster. Ani has many accomplishments and credits to her name, among them the following:

She has taken part in many singing contests and won first place.
She was invited to have a world-tour with Indian Oscar-winning producer-composer A.R. Rahman.
She was the first Armenian singer to sing as a soprano in the Oakland East Bay Symphony, in a performance at Paramount Pictures Theatre.

One of the strongest vocalists in Armenia and undoubtedly with the right song has all the chances to do very well and even be a fan favourite!

Garik&Sona

Sona Rubenyan is an Armenian singer and songwriter. She is best known for winning the fifth edition of Hay Superstar. Since 2016, Rubenyan has been collaborating with Garik Papoyan (co-writer of Not Alone (2014, (4th place), 2019, (16th in semi, 37th overall), Armenia’s spokesperson at ESC 2022) as a duo under the name Garik & Sona, releasing several singles including “Lusin”, “Esor Urbat e”, “Nino” and more. In November 2020, amid the Nagorno-Karabakh war she was featured on a charity single titled “Mez vochinch chi haghti” (Nothing Will Win Us) along with four Eurovision previous entrants Srbuk, Gor Sujyan, Iveta Mukuchyan, Sevak Khanagyan, also Arthur Khachents and Sevak Amroyan. Sona is one of the strongest vocalist in Armenia (if not the best) with a magnificent timbre. Garik is an incredible lyricst and also does fantastic productions and arrangements. Excellent duo for ESC, and diaspora loves them a lot and will support them across Europe if they’re given the chance to wave the colours of Armenian flag. 

Lilit Hovhannisyan

Lilit Hovhannisyan is one of the most popular Armenian singers. She became famous in 2006 after participating in the first season of the TV project “Hay Superstar”, where she took the 4th place. She released her debut studio album in 2011. Lilit has released plenty of music videos, some of which have garnered millions of views on YouTube. Her video with Nanul has passed the hundred million milestone. Lilit is very charismatic and energetic, with a great ethno-pop and experienced stage director (such as Sacha Jean Baptiste, Marvin Dietmann, Fokas Evangelinos and etc.) she has all chances for the best possible result at ESC.

Returnees

Speaking of possible returnees, then it definitely should be Srbuk. Unfortunately, she didn’t succeed at ESC 2019 and moreover got the worst result for Armenia throughout the history of the entire contest. Nevertheless, she can do much more. She has a fantastic voice and she can show it if given the right and most importantly, authentic, song (several performances of hers proved that before). You can listen to her latest release ‘Siro Ritm'(Love’s Rhythm) here:

 

These were the suggestions for ESC 2023! Armenia hasn’t confirmed its participation in the contest.

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun and follow the news regarding Armenia at Eurovision 2023!

 

 

Armenia: Listen to Saro’s song that was meant for ESC 2022!

As you have heard before, Rosa Linn was chosen to represent Armenia at Eurovision with her song “SNAP” through an internal selection where international&local jury and passionate eurofans from all over Europe as well helped the country to pick the right entry.

Saro Gevorgyan took part in the selection with the song written by Tokionine (by Maléna’s producer) and his wife Suzanna Khanzadian. His song is called ”Wicked Stranger“. You can listen to the song here:

Nevertheless, Armenia managed to score its best result since 2018, qualifying for the first time in a while and being back to the final as they used to be in the past. Rosa Linn safely qualified from the semi-final, where she placed 5th and impressive 3rd with the televoting. In the final, she was 20th with 61 points. Would Saro do better? We can only guess.

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun about any information regarding ESC!

Eurovision 2022: The Dress Rehearsal of the First Semi Final! (Live)

Today is the first day of the Eurovision week! We can already hear the “Sound of Music” echoing from Pala Olimpico in Turin and it’s just a few days before we finally know who is actually going to win the 66th Eurovision Song Contest!

The dress rehearsal of the Eurovision 2022 First Semi Final has just started. EurovisionFun will be watching all the shows live at both the on-site press centre in Turin and at the online press centre and we will be covering this rehearsal, commenting on all the performances and describing in detail what is happening during the show.

You will be able to to follow the entire process and get the feeling that you are right at the heart of the contest! This article gets updated in nearly real-time, all you need to do is hit the refresh button on your browser and all the rest is on us!

We will keep you up to date with all the latest details about this dress rehearsal for the First Semi Final show, allowing you to get a glimpse of what you will get to see tomorrow May 10th, at 21:00 CEST when the actual semi-final show takes place.

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Eurovision 2022: Armenia’s Second Rehearsal!

Armenia is the third country to rehearse with precious Rosa Linn! There’s a full constructed set for this performance, our first of the day. It’s a white bedroom with walls and furniture that look like they’re made from sticky notes – we’ve just had a chat with the Armenian delegation (sat in the Green Room pod next to us) and they’ve confirmed it’s a reinforced paper structure. The set also rotates (through manpower, rather than an actual rotating stage), which provides a very cool ending. This is what we found out during the first rehearsals.

About The Second Rehearsal

What a gorgeous and touching rehearsal! The performance starts with Rosa Linn sitting on her bed and playing the guitar. She then puts it away and stands up. She’s tearing down some post-it notes and we can see such writings as ”June 22nd”, ”The Last One”, ‘Snap’, heart drawing. In the bridge she tears down the circle you all might have noticed when first rehearsal pictures dropped! A fabulous ending. The camera angles are perfect and the shot with water and lightning is incredible! I’m touched by this rehearsal!

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Eurovision 2022: Armenia’s First Rehearsal!

After Subwoolfer from Norway, Rosa Linn from Armenia, is here to ‘SNAP‘ at the Eurovision stage!

Everything about Rosa Linn

Born and raised in Vanadzor, singer-songwriter Rosa Linn will represent Armenia in Turin.

In her own words, Rosa says: ‘From the outside looking in, the odds seemed like they were against me – an unknown girl from a small town in Armenia. But the power of manifestation is real when it is combined with hard work; persistence; and just putting oneself out there. I’m excited to let people into my inner-world through my music.’

Rosa will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of her country’s Junior Eurovision counterpart, Maléna, who won the most recent Junior Contest for Armenia in Paris last December.

The Rehearsal

There’s a full constructed set for this performance, our first of the day. It’s a white bedroom with walls and furniture that look like they’re made from sticky notes – we’ve just had a chat with the Armenian delegation (sat in the Green Room pod next to us) and they’ve confirmed it’s a reinforced paper structure.

The set also rotates (through manpower, rather than an actual rotating stage), which provides a very cool ending.

EBU / NATHAN REINDS

EBU / NATHAN REINDS

Below you can watch a small clip from Armenia’s first rehearsal from Tik Tok:

@eurovision A performance that is full of surprises from @Rosa Linn for Armenia 👀 #Eurovision2022 #EurovisionTikTok #Eurovision ♬ original sound – Eurovision

The second rehearsal of Armenia will take place on Thursday 5/5 so we will have a better picture of what we will see from Rosa Linn on the stage of the competition.


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Armenia: Rosa Linn is heading to Turin!

Armenia’s representative Rosa Linn made a post on Instagram where she states that she’s heading to Turin with her song “SNAP”.


Armenia’s first rehearsal will take place tomorrow at 16:00-16:30 CEST. Her staging is done by Marvin Dietmann’s creative team.

She sent us a greeting video from Zvartnots International Airport of Yerevan:

Newcomer’s dream is finally coming true, as she’s going to Italy to represent Armenia and proudly wave the Armenian flag there. She’s hoping to qualify for the finals, so support Armenia and vote for 17!

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Armenia: “All I can say right now is that it’s gonna be very intimate :)” – EurovisionFun interviewed Rosa Linn

Armenia came back to Eurovision Song Contest this year with a very precious representative, whose name is Rosa Linn (Rosa Kostandyan). She will represent the country with a very personal song of hers with her being the main songwriter behind it which is called ‘SNAP‘. EurovisionFun messaged to interview her and the kind-hearted team immediately agreed to arrange the interview.

We asked her several questions and she answered them!

  • Rosa, what is ‘SNAP’ about?

The song was written at a point in time where I was at this snapping point. It’s about being on the verge of giving it all up but in the end, realizing that I could face these difficulties easier and overcome them with a bit more self love.

  • What were your reaction and the reaction of your family members when you told them about being selected to represent Armenia at the biggest music contest?

Being selected has a very deep meaning to me as it’s something I’ve dreamed of since a young age. The last two years were terribly negative for me and my family and my country. I can bring something positive to my country with my participation in ESC and that’s why I was so excited to be selected for this opportunity.

  • You’re one of the artists of Tamar Kaprelian’s label “Nvak Collective”. What made you apply to be part of it?

In 2019 I was playing at a local festival with my band, after our performance their community manager came to me and suggested to apply to a summer songwriting camp. I did. After that I got invited to take part in the same process but in Israel. Since then Nvak has just become my family and Tamar is always someone I have looked to for guidance while navigating this industry.

  • What does the music video symbolize?

The concept was developed by the music video director and it’s about taking the risk, and flying to catch your dreams. When I first was presented with his idea I instantly felt connected to that story and the message really captured exactly what I thought when writing the song. That’s the energy I want to bring to Eurovision!!!

  • Your live performances of ‘SNAP’ at the preparties were fascinating and magical. Were you nervous since those were your first performances in front of big audiences?

I thought I would be. But once I got on the stage and saw the eyes of people in front… it’s like they took the nerves away and I just enjoyed every bit of my performance.

  • Did you make any friendships during the preparties?

All the participants I met were good people which made me really happy. We got close by the end of the promo tours and I already miss them around. I’ve had the chance to keep in touch with some contestants like Sheldon, Ronela, Stefan on socials doing lives and just going back and forth about our shared experiences.

  • Who are your favourites of this year’s contest?

There are a lot of artist that stood out for me this year and I think we have a very strong competition this year (in a positive meaning)… I really believe in Cornelia as an artist, I know that she’ll give us much more after ESC. I think Sheldon has the most beautiful voice. I love MARO and Amanda. Idk each artist is really unique in their own way.

  • Will your staging in Turin be the continuation of the music video or will it be completely different from it?

All I can say right now is that it’s gonna be very intimate 🙂

We wish Rosa Linn all the best!

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Armenia: “Snap” was originally submitted for Eurovision 2019!

Rosa Linn has revealed that she first submitted the song she will represent Armenia with in Turin for Eurovision 2019.

The representative of Armenia for Eurovision 2022 revealed that her song “Snap” was originally submitted to compete in the 2019 contest. Through a video in her TikTok account, Rosa Linn unveiled her journey as an artist and with the song she will compete in the contest in Turin in May.

@rosalinnmusic I still can’t believe it 😭 #fypシ #originalsong #eurovision #newmusic #songwriter #armenia ♬ SNAP – Rosa Linn

Speaking about her song, when it was released, she said:

I think we’ve all been at a snapping point, where it felt like there’s no way out and that the entire world is just crumbling down around you. You start questioning everything, including yourself. I have been there. And what I realized was that I had the strength to shape my reality – it just took getting out of my own way and finding inner peace. It’s all about self-love and accepting that you are enough. Writing “Snap” was a form of therapy for me and I hope that it can be that for others who are also going through hard times.

Watch Armenia’s song for Eurovision 2022, “Snap” by Rosa Linn:

Armenia returns Eurovision Song Contest 2022, having withdrawn from the contest in 2021. The public broadcaster decided to return with an internal selection, like in 2019. In their last appearance in the contest, Srbuk ended up 16th in the second semi-final with “Walking Out“, leaving Armenia out of the final for the second year in a row. Athena Manoukian would represent Armenia in 2020 with “Chains on You” in the later cancelled contest.

Source: eurovoix.com

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Armenia: “SNAP” is out now!

Rosa Linn will represent Armenia at Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with her song “SNAP”. The entry is written by Rosa Linn, Larzz Principato, Jeremy Dusoulet, Allie Crystal, Tamar Kaprelian & Courtney Harrell. The recording label behind the song is “Nvak Collective”.

LYRICS

[Verse 1]
It’s 4 am
I can’t turn my head off
Wishin’ these memories would fade
They never do
Turns out people lie
They say, “Just snap your fingers”
As if it was really that easy for me to get over you
I just need time

[Chorus]
Snapping one, two
Where are you?
You’re still in my heart
Snapping three, four
Don’t need you here anymore
Get out of my heart
‘Cause I might snap

[Verse 2]
I’m writing a song
Said, “This is the last one”
How many last songs are left?
I’m losing count
Since June twenty-second
My heart’s been on fire
I was spending my nights in the ring
Tryna put it out

[Chorus]
So I’m snapping one, two
Where are you?
You’re still in my heart
Snapping three, four
Don’t need you here anymore
Get out of my heart
‘Cause I might snap

[Post-Chorus]
Oh-oh-oh-ooh
‘Cause I might snap
Oh-oh-oh-ooh

[Bridge]
And if one more person says, “You should get over it”
Oh, I might stop talking to people before I snap, snap, snap
Oh, I might stop talking to people before I snap

[Chorus]
Snapping one, two
Where are you? (Where are you?)
You’re still in my heart (Still in my heart)
Snapping three, four
Don’t need you here anymore (Need you here anymore)
Get out of my heart
‘Cause I might snap

[Post-Chorus]
Oh-oh-oh-ooh (Snap)
‘Cause I might snap
Oh-oh-oh-ooh (Snap)
Get out of my heart
Oh-oh-oh-ooh
‘Cause I might snap
Oh-oh-oh-ooh (Get out of my heart, get out of my)
‘Cause I might snap

The official music video will premiere later today! Don’t miss it!

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