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Armenia: The viewing figures for Eurovision 2023!

For the first time the Armenian public television station AMP-TV1 brings to light the ratings of the Eurovision Song Contest.

The 67th Eurovision Song Contest 2023 attracted high audience ratings in several European countries and beyond. Specifically in Armenia, according to the official data of AMP-TV1, the Eurovision 2023 Grand Final managed to reach 258,245 viewers, representing 71.09% of the audience share.

Armenia with Brunette and the song “Future Lover” finished in 14th place in the Erovision 2023 Grand Final.

https://youtu.be/h0q7AkYk2hY

Source: Twitter.com

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Brunette: “I’m putting a message up for those who struggle with mental health, in my song!” | Exclusive Interview

Brunette, the Armenian representative of Eurovision 2023 spoke exclusively at Eurovisionfun and Apostolis Matamis, all the way from LiverpoolUK in the heart of this year’s contest!

The interview took place at M&S Bank Arena, home of all the shows of this year and Brunette was really enthusiastic about what was going on there and expressed this from the very beginning of our interview with her:

“I’m doing great! I’m enjoying the performance, the city, the people, everything is great.”

We asked her about what was her inspiration to write “Future Lover” and she let us know that this song is all about panic attacks:

“I’m trying to put a message up for all those who struggle with mental health, as I used to struggle myself. That message is to be kind always and to treat yourself good, not only the others. That’s really important to me!”

But how did they decide to have an Armenian part into the song? Brunette let us know:

“My biggest wish was to put Armenian part into the song, when we were writing it, we really felt the energy that we needed to write in Armenian, so we did that!”

She felt so nice when she performed on stage and she added:

“When I got up on stage, that was a really magical moment for me! I was not so nervous.”

All her rehearsals up to now went smoothly! Maybe we will get to see a few changes, according to Brunette:

“We will make minor changes, like in the movements of my hands, camerawork, shots, everything is going great so far, I am proud of myself and my team as we did not have any issues so far!”

Would he collaborate with any of her fellow contestants of this year? Three contestants come to her mind instantly:

“On one of my past interviews, I had said Gustaph and I think he would accept it, but now I have to say Teya & Salena.”

Finally, she had a message for all the readers of Eurovisionfun!

“I am really thankful for the support and so excited, I love you guys.”

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Eurovision 2023: Armenia’s Second Rehearsal!

The next artist to come up on the stage is Brunette, representing Armenia, with the song “Future Lover”.

Who is Brunette?

Elen Yeremyan, known in the music industry as Brunette, is an Armenian singer and songwriter born in 4th May of 2001 and raised in Yerevan. She’s active in singing and songwriting at the age of fifteen and she released her debut single “Love The Way You Feel” at 2019. Brunette is also a member of the girl group “En aghjiknery” translated as “ThoseGirlz”. Last year, the singer released many singles which you can find on all music platforms.

On 1st February, it was announced that Brunette was internally chosen to represent her country to the Song Contest by the National Broadcaster ARMTV.

The Rehearsal

Unfortunately this year, accredited journalists don’t get the chance to watch the first and second rehearsals, so we only get the information and content that the organizers officially release to the public.

The Armenian team did not make any changes to the costume or staging from what we saw on their first rehearsal on Monday.

One thing we can say for sure is the lighting and LED floor graphics in this performance look incredible on the TV screen!

The performance begins as a simple ballad, with Brunette lying on an inclined structure set up at the front of the stage, with swirling graphics as a backdrop. Then when the song picks up pace, the lights and graphics change. Vocally the singer is very good as she delivers a strong performance.

Armenia First Rehearsal 1

Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

Armenia First Rehearsal 3

Corinne Cumming / EBU

In the afternoon, after the completion of all the rehearsals, a recap video will be released with short excerpts from the footage of all the second rehearsals!

The Dress Rehearsal for Armenia and the rest of Semi Final 2 will be held on the 10th of May.

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Denmark: Reiley covers Armenia’s “Future Lover”!

Reiley, the 26 year old representative of Denmark in Eurovision 2023, shared a video on TikTok, in which he is covering “Future Lover” by Brunette, the Armenian entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Yesterday the artist published the cover of Loreen’s “Tattoo”, you can find our related article here.

https://www.tiktok.com/@reiley/video/7228286733111151877?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc

In fact, Reiley is the most famous participant of this year’s Eurovision on social media platforms, having almost 11 million followers on TikTok!

Reiley with his song Breaking My Heart competes first, opening the Second Semi Final on 11th of May. Also, today the first technical rehearsal of Denmark took place, where you can read our related article here.

You can also watch the reaction of EurovisionFun on Breaking My Heart below:

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Eurovision 2023: Armenia’s First Rehearsal!

The next artist to come up on the stage is Brunette, representing Armenia, with the bilingual song “Future Lover”.

Who is Brunette?

Elen Yeremyan is known in the music industry as Brunette, is an Armenian singer and songwriter born in 4th May of 2001 and raised in Yerevan. She’s active in singing and songwriting at the age of fifteen and she released her debut single “Love The Way You Feel” at 2019. Brunette is also a member of the girl group “En aghjiknery” which it means “ThoseGirlz”. Last year, the singer released many singles which you can find them on the music platforms.

On 1st February, it was announced that Brunette was internally chosen to represent her country to the Song Contest by the National Broadcaster ARMTV.

The Rehearsal

Unfortunately this year, accredited journalists don’t get the chance to watch the first and second rehearsals, so we only get the information and content that the organizers officially release to the public.

The song starts off with Brunette lying on a sloped stucture that’s been erected at the front of the stage, against a backdrop of swirling graphics. When the rap part starts, the whole stage persence goes off.

Armenia First Rehearsal 1

Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

Armenia First Rehearsal 2

Corinne Cumming / EBU

Brunette has incredible stage presence and a powerful vocal, and this staging makes really clever use of light and graphics during the tempo changes.

Armenia First Rehearsal 3

Corinne Cumming / EBU

Below you can watch a small clip from the Armenian first rehearsal, once it’s published on TikTok:

https://www.tiktok.com/@eurovision/video/7228253668402007323?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc

 

The second rehearsal for Armenia will be held on the 4th of May, when we will know how things will appear on screen for Brunette.

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Armenia: Brunette shot her postcard for Eurovision 2023!

Brunette, the representative of Armenia in Eurovision 2023, finished shooting her postcrard for Eurovision 2023 that will be displayed before her performance in the 2nd Semifinal on May 11.

Filming took place in the botanical garden in Yerevan, where we will see Brunette wandering around and dancing, something that she obviously loves as she is also sharing dancing videos in her TikTok account.

https://twitter.com/bbceurovision/status/1652237787255668745

The following acts have confirmed the filming of their postcards:

  • Albania – Albina & Familija Kelmendi
  • Austria – Teya & Salena
  • Croatia – Let 3
  • Cyprus – Andrew Lambrou
  • France – La Zarra
  • Germany – Lord of the Lost
  • Ireland – Wild Youth
  • Latvia – Sudden Lights
  • Lithuania – Monika Linkytė
  • Malta – The Busker
  • Moldova – Pasha Parfeni
  • The Netherlands – Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper
  • Poland – Blanka
  • Slovenia – Joker Out
  • Romania – Theodor Andrei
  • Belgium – Gustaph
  • Estonia – Alika
  • Greece – Victor Vernicos
  • Azerbaijan  – TuralTuranx
  • Switzerland – Remo Forre
  • San Marino – Piqued Jacks
  • Israel – Noa Kirel
  • Armenia – Brunette

Brunette with her song Future Lover is participating in the 2nd Semifinal on May 11, performing 2nd. Brunette’s first technical rehearsal will take place on Monday 1/5 at 17:30.

https://youtu.be/Co8ZJIejXBA

You can also watch the reaction video of EurovisionFun on Future Lover below:


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Armenia: Brunette performs a different version of Future Lover!

The Armenian representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, Brunette, was invited in a TV show of the public broadcaster Armenian Public TV where she performed a different and more dynamic version of her entry Future Lover.

You can listen to the different version in the video below.

You can also watch the reaction of the Eurovision Fun team to the Armenian entry in the video below

Brunette is going to perform second in the Second Semi-Final of the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest on 11th of May at Liverpool.

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The Netherlands: All the performances of “Eurovision in Concert 2023”!

Eurovision in Concert 2023 took place in AFAS Live in Amsterdam, last night, with 29 of this year’s entrants performing live.

The concert was hosted by Cornald Maas and Hila Noorzai. Cornald has been the Dutch Eurovision commentator since 2006. Hila is a radio DJ and member of the committee that selected this year’s Dutch representatives (Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper). She also hosted the Eurovision 2021 press conference in Rotterdam.

The artists that performed last night were the following:

Albania – Albina & Kelmendi Familija

Balcan sounds and consistent vocals is what we got from Albina and the Kelmendi Family! Might be the suprise entry of this year.

Armenia – Brunette

Brunette singing about her Future Lover with ethereal vocals and the crowds singing along. Beautiful performance!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KspC8I7MXl0

Australia – Voyager

Voyager give what they promise! Rock and electronic sounds, so 2025! What is concerning though, is that even though their song is supposed to be very uplifting, the crowd was too static. Also falsetto was not always on point.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx73Q68eWwU

Austria – Teya & Salena

That’s not a song where you can show off some unreal vocals, however it’s the song that will definitely make you dance! And Teya & Salena deliver, solid vocals and much much fun! One of my personal favourites and if you ask me, a finalist and highly likely a Top5 entry!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdh6cFfcfKo

Azerbaijan – TuralTuranX

TuralTuranX “tell us more” about their entry this year, however I’m still not getting it. A song that I could listen to the radio without complaining, but wouldn’t catch my eye/ear at the contest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XiT0RvJPn0

Belgium – Gustaph

The queerest entry of the year! His vocals are as good as the studio version! He is a fun guy! This is the kind of entries that I would like to qualify, even though that’s not the style of songs that I normally listen to!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgx-CPHRx5A

Czechia – Vesna

I can only comment on their vocals. They were okay. However, this entry started off as a potential winner, but I’m not getting that vibe, at least not yet. But hey! It’s just a party performance! Let’s wait for their contest rehearsals!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CocNlkxpxdg

Denmark – Reiley

Danish heart-throb Reiley, had his best performance to date. Some minor vocal issues, but overall a nice performance!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuT–QEIyag

Estonia – Alika

Nice song and great vocals! But for me, it’s no more than just that. I wouldn’t be surprised if Estonia got disqualified.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UKYFFFWjgU

Finland – Käärijä

Normally, that’s a song that I can’t stand listening to for more than 10 seconds. Strangely, combined to his eccentric looks and his super nice personality, I could now handle listening to his entire Amsterdam performance! Personal opinion aside, I can totally see why this is a contender for the win.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd0n_sNDiAo

France – La Zarra

Unfortunately, after a statement in her personal Twitter account, La Zarra announced that she has to cancel her appearance in Amsterdam, due to personal circumstances.

Germany – Lord of the Lost

I can’t be objective, I don’t like this style of music. I can only be objective about their vocal abilities, which are on point I must admit!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmPSRnNpd0A

Iceland – Diljá

That’s a song that I would add to my daily playlist, however, this song lacks something that I still don’t know what it is! Diljá’s voice is great admitedly!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjjsWy1R93k

Ireland – Wild Youth

Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall” x “Ritmo De La Noche” x “We Are One” would be a great mashup! I low-key like this song and I loved their Amsterdam performance. But something tells me that they will struggle to qualify this year. Let’s see what happens!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NY6OODALZU

Latvia – Sudden Lights

Another performance that sounds exactly like the recorded version of their song! I didn’t see the love from the AFAS Live crowd.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1qFm5Wtkgg

Lithuania – Monika Linkytė

Monika definitely sounds even better than the studio version of the song. She will try to claim a high placement in the rankings of the jury voting in this year’s contest! In the beginning I didn’t quite like “Stay“, I can now say that I love her vocals on this track!

Malta – The Busker

They were not bad, not at all sounding bad live, but were they as good as it needs to be to qualify to the final show of Eurovision Song Contest? Song-wise I think not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIswu3YrrfU

Moldova – Pasha Parfeni

Despite the technical issues with his Madrid performance, Pasha, the Moldovan 2012 representative and returning artist of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, managed to pull off his performance. Great vocals and energy overall!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7LsW-dA_0U

Netherlands – Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper

It’s really sad to see my 2nd place to perform questionably in their own country’s party concert. Their vocals sound a bit off at times and as a duo their vocals don’t seem to connect on their live performance. I hope they fix it till their semi-final, I don’t want to see them become the shocking non-qualifier of the year.

Norway – Alessandra

Very much improved vocally, Alessandra, gets carried away by the strength of her song and her fans are absolutely loving it! The whistle note was so-so. She will improve, I am sure!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F97_a4eMpK0

Romania – Theodor Andrei

Theodor has a nice voice, but this song is totally “Off and On” so one would either like it or not. I don’t.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gyin57pzpcc

San Marino – Piqued Jacks

Their are very very good vocally. Their lead vocalist sounds like Klaus Meine, frontman of Scorpions band. Their song is not at all bad after all.

Slovenia – Joker Out

I simply love this band and this song! One of my favourites! I love how they sound in each and every appearance they make before the contest. I hope they continue delivering up until the Eurovision finals!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7brJYVqqgZc

Spain – Blanca Paloma

A blend of flamenco and modern sounds, bringing Spanish tradition to 2023. Her vocals are absolutely amazing. I just don’t get the hype around this entry, it is a great entry for Spain, but definitely not a top 3 entry as many fans are claiming over at social media!

Sweden – Loreen

Her vocals are out of this world! Another amazing performance of the former Eurovision 2012 winner and potential 2023 winner! And for those that claim that she sings with the assistance of an Auto-Tune device, I can assure you that even when she rehearsed in the corridors of Malmö Arena or Friends Arena during the Melodifestivalen season, she sounded exactly the same, or even better than the studio version! My winner for sure!

Switzerland – Remo Forrer

I absolutely love his Amsterdam (and every single one of his) live performance! I can’t wait to see this song complete and staged and Remo joined by his four dancers! I think he will qualify! But let’s wait and see!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGsRTZ5sPcA

Ukraine – TVORCHI

I love TVORCHI and their song and their Amsterdam performance. They sounded really really good, I am a fan of their style of music, but I don’t see this entry winning. Let’s see another country winning this year!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOFkzKOkc_k

United Kingdom – Mae Muller

Come on, she doesn’t sound as atrocious as most of the Twitter people claim. And at least she enjoys it and the crowd loves her! I hope she will do much better in Liverpool!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EMepsNxZUU

 

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Netherlands: Eurovision in Concert 2023 takes place tonight in Amsterdam!

Eurovision in Concert 2023 takes place in The Netherlands tonight , with 29 of this year’s entrants performing live.

The concert will be hosted by Cornald Maas and Hila Noorzai. Cornald has been the Dutch Eurovision commentator since 2006. Hila is a radio DJ and member of the committee that selected this year’s Dutch representatives (Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper). She also hosted the Eurovision 2021 press conference in Rotterdam.

The full line-up is as follows:

  1. Albania – Albina & Kelmendi Familija
  2. Armenia – Brunette
  3. Australia – Voyager
  4. Austria – Teya & Salena
  5. Azerbaijan – TuralTuranX
  6. Belgium – Gustaph
  7. Czechia – Vesna
  8. Denmark – Reiley
  9. Estonia – Alika
  10. Finland – Käärijä
  11. France – La Zarra
  12. Germany – Lord of the Lost
  13. Iceland – Diljá
  14. Ireland – Wild Youth
  15. Latvia – Sudden Lights
  16. Lithuania – Monika Linkytė
  17. Malta – The Busker
  18. Moldova – Pasha Parfeni
  19. The Netherlands – Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper
  20. Norway – Alessandra
  21. Romania – Theodor Andrei
  22. San Marino – Piqued Jacks
  23. Slovenia – Joker Out
  24. Spain – Blanca Paloma
  25. Sweden – Loreen
  26. Switzerland – Remo Forrer
  27. Ukraine – TVORCHI
  28. United Kingdom – Mae Muller

In addition, Katrina Leskanich (Eurovision 1997, UK, winner, “Love Shine a Light“) will  appear as a special guest.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the news about the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool!

Armenia: Eurovisionfun Reacts to Eurovision 2023 Entry “Future Lover”!

Brunette will be representing Armenia in Liverpool next May with the song titled “Future Lover”, which is in both English and Armenian!

The Eurovisionfun team once again watched and reacted to the country’s official video clip for the upcoming Eurovision contest! Enjoy Christos, Elefterium, Konstantinos and Filippos in a Reaction video with detailed commentary on the participation of Armenia, for 2023!

Video Editing: @eleftherium

Listen to “Future Lover” below:

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