Eurovision Song Contest 2015
The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 was the 60th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Vienna, following Conchita Wurst's win at the 2014 contest in Copenhagen, Denmark with the song "Rise Like a Phoenix"; this was the second time. The 2015 contest consisted of two semi-finals, which took place on 19 and 21 May, a final, held on 23 May 2015; the shows were presented by Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler and Arabella Kiesbauer while Conchita Wurst was hosting the green room. Forty countries participated in the contest, with Australia making a guest appearance, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Serbia returning. Ukraine, announced their withdrawal due to financial and political reasons around the Ukrainian crisis. Once all the votes had been announced, based on 50% jury and 50% televoting, Sweden won the contest for the sixth time, with Måns Zelmerlöw's song "Heroes". Sweden became the first country to win the contest twice in the current format, this was the country's second win in four years and the 21st century.
Italy won the viewers' voting with Russia in second place, Sweden in third place. Sweden won the jury voting, with Latvia in Russia in third place; this is the first time since the juries were reintroduced alongside the televoting in 2009 that the winner did not place first in the televoting. For the first time, the top four of the contest all scored 200 points or better. Russia's entry "A Million Voices" became the first non-winning Eurovision song to score over 300 points. Austria and Germany became the first countries since 2003 to score no points in the final. Austria is the first host country to score nul points; the 2015 contest saw the best result for Montenegro since its independence. The top two countries of this contest were the same as the top two countries in the 2012 contest, being Sweden and Russia. 2014 hosts, were eliminated in the semi-finals. Over 197 million viewers worldwide watched the contest, beating the 2014 viewing figures by 2 million; the event took place in Vienna, with the venue being the Wiener Stadthalle, after Austria won the right to host this edition of the Eurovision Song Contest for winning its previous 2014 edition with the song "Rise Like a Phoenix" performed by Conchita Wurst.
The Wiener Stadthalle hosts the annual Erste Bank Open tennis tournament, along with many concerts and events throughout the year and has a capacity of 16,000 attendees. After Austria's victory in the 2014 Contest, their delegation revealed the possibility of hosting the contest either in the capital city, Vienna, or in Salzburg. Vienna, Innsbruck, Lower Austria, Upper Austria and Vorarlberg were all interested in hosting the contest. Vienna, considered the front-runner, had two venues in the phase: Wiener Stadthalle and the trade fair centre, Messe Wien, with capacities of up to 16,000 and 30,000 attendees respectively. In the race were Stadthalle Graz and Schwarzl Freizeit Zentrum, both located in the second largest city of Austria, Graz. With a maximum capacity of 30,000, the Wörthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt joined the race. Innsbruck joined the race with Olympiahalle, which hosted ice hockey and figure skating at the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics. A fifth city, joined the race with Brucknerhaus, although the venue is not big enough for the contest.
Being geographically close to Linz, Wels showed desire to host the event as well. Oberwart, with the Exhibition hall, Vorarlberg, with the Vorarlberger Landestheater, were the latest cities to declare an interest. On 29 May 2014, Austrian host public broadcaster ORF and the EBU released some requirements and details about the venue. ORF requested interested parties to respond by 13 June 2014; the venue must be available for at least 6 to 7 weeks before the contest and one week after the conclusion of the contest. The venue must not be open-air, but an air-conditioned building with a capacity of at least 10,000 and a minimum ceiling height of 15 metres, insulated for sound and light; the Green Room should be located in the arena or as near it as possible, with a capacity of 300. An additional room at least 6,000 square metres in area, to house 2 catering stands, a viewing room, make-up rooms and booths for 50 commentators. Separate offices to house the press centre, open between 11 and 24 May 2015, at least 4,000 square metres in area, with a capacity of at least 1,500 journalists.
After the deadline on 13 June 2014, ORF announced 12 venues interested in hosting the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest: ORF announced on 21 June 2014 that 3 cities had been short-listed in the final stage of the bidding process. On 6 August 2014, ORF announced the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna as the host venue; the contest was provisionally set to take place on 12, 14 and 16 May 2015, but the dates were pushed back a week in order to accommodate the candidate cities. Key Host venue The city of Vienna introduced temporary new traffic signals for pedestrians on some streets, featuring same-sex couples holding hands or hugging, they were introduced as part of events connected to the theme of tolerance and inclusion in the lead-up to the Eurovision Song Contest. Traffic lights of the same – copyrighted – design of the kind "Ampelpärchen" followed before Christopher Street Days in June 2015 in Salzburg and Linz. In Salzburg the initiative SoHo and social democrate mayor Schaden
Eurovision Song Contest 2006
The Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was the 51st edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Athens, following Helena Paparizou's win at the 2005 contest in Kiev, Ukraine with the song "My Number One". Held at the Nikos Galis Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece on 18 May and 20 May 2006, the organising was done by the Greek national broadcaster Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation; the Finnish band Lordi won the contest with the song "Hard Rock Hallelujah", written by lead singer Mr. Lordi. "Hard Rock Hallelujah" was the first hard rock song to win the contest, since Eurovision is associated with softer pop music and schlager. This was Finland's first victory in Eurovision after waiting forty-five years, it is noted that they scored the same amount of points in the semi-final and the grand final. The hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest in Athens were Greek singer Sakis Rouvas, the Greek representative at Eurovision in 2004 and 2009, the Greek American television presenter and actress, Maria Menounos.
In the semi-final, both the hosts sang Katrina and the Waves' contest-winning "Love Shine A Light". For one of the intervals, Sakis Rouvas sang an English version of his Greek hit "S'eho Erotefthi" called "I'm in love with you". Helena Paparizou, who performed the winning song in Kiev, returned to the Eurovision stage in Athens. Following the examples of Sertab Erener and Marie N in the last three years, she sang twice in the final, "My Number One" in the opening and her current song "Mambo!" in the interval. An official CD and DVD was released and a new introduction was an official fan book released from this year, every year to come with detailed information of every country; the 2006 contest saw the 1,000th song to be performed in the contest, when "Every Song Is a Cry for Love" by Ireland's Brian Kennedy was sung in the semi-final. Armenia entered the contest for the first time; the venue, chosen as the host venue was the Nikos Galis Olympic Indoor Hall, located in the Athens Olympic Sports Complex, in the capital city of Greece.
Completed in 1995, it was the largest indoor venue in use for sporting events at the 2004 Summer Olympics. The official logo of the contest remained the same from 2004 and 2005 with the country's flag in the heart being changed; the 2006 sub-logo created by the design company Karamela for Greek television was based on the Phaistos Disc, a popular symbol of ancient Greece. According to ERT, it was "inspired by the wind and the sea, the golden sunlight and the glow of the sand". Following Istanbul's "Under The Same Sky" and Kiev's "Awakening", the slogan for the 2006 show was "Feel The Rhythm"; this theme was the basis for the postcards for the 2006 show, which emphasized Greece's historical significance as well as being a major modern tourist destination. To save time in the final, the voting time lasted ten minutes and the voting process was changed: points 1-7 were shown on-screen; the spokespersons only announced the countries scoring 10 and 12 points. Despite this being intended to speed proceedings up, there were still problems during voting – EBU imaging over-rode Maria Menounos during a segment in the voting interval and some scoreboards were slow to load.
The Dutch spokesperson Paul de Leeuw caused problems, giving his mobile number to presenter Rouvas during the Dutch results, slowing down proceedings by announcing the first seven points. Constantinos Christoforou saluted from "Nicosia, the last divided capital in Europe"; this voting process has been criticized because suspense was lost by only reading three votes instead of ten. And for the first time, the display for the Macedonian entry had the title spelled out in its entirety instead of being abbreviated as it has been in previous years. Participating countries in a Eurovision Song Contest must be active members of the EBU; the semi-final was held on 18 May 2006 at 21:00. 23 countries performed and all 37 participants and Serbia & Montenegro voted. Shaded countries qualified for the Eurovision Final Notes 1.^ The song contains phrases in Spanish. 2.^ The song contains phrases in French. The finalists were: the four automatic qualifiers France, Germany and the United Kingdom; the final was won by Finland.
Countries in bold automatically qualified for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 Final. Notes 3.^ The song contains words in Spanish. The following people were the spokespersons for their countries. A spokesperson delivers the results of national televoting during the final night, awarding points to the entries on behalf of his or her country. A draw was held to determine each country's voting order. Countries revealed their votes in the following order: Although Serbia & Montenegro did not compete in the contest, they still regained voting rights due to a scandal, caused during their National Selection. Televoting was used in all nations except Albania. Monaco used a jury. Albania used a jury. In the semi final and Albania used the jury voting due to insufficient televoting numbers. Coincidentally and Monaco were two of the three countries that d
Dorians is an Armenian rock band founded in June 2008 by Vahagn Gevorgyan. In February 2009 the band participated at the first qualifying round of the international Eurovision Song Contest, which brought popularity to the band. In 2013 Dorians represented Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö. In April 2009 Dorians won the "Best Newcomer" award at the annual Tashir Music Awards in Moscow. In June of the same year, the band performed its first big concert celebrating its one-year anniversary in Yerevan. Meeting legendary musicians Ian Gillan and Tony Iommi the band Dorians had a charity concert within the frame of the project Rock Aid Armenia and provided the profit to the reconstruction of a music school in Gyumri, Armenia. In November 2010 the band performed four solo concerts in Moscow. During the same year the band was announced as the "Best Rock Band of the Year" at the National Music Awards of Armenia. In 2011 Dorians won the "Best Rock Band of the Year", the "Best Video of the Year" and the "Best Vocal of the Year" awards at the National Music Awards of Armenia.
In April 2011 the band recorded its first album, the mixing of, done in Brussels, Belgium at the "ICP" Studios, the mastering was done at the "Translab" mastering studio in Paris, France. In August 2011 Dorians was invited to perform at the opening act of Serj Tankian's concert in Yerevan. On 13 December 2011 the band won the "Rock Number One" and the "Man Number One" awards at the radio award VAN Music Awards 2011. On 22 December 2011 the band Dorians presented their first album named "Fly". On 10 September 2012 at the Sports and Concerts Complex after Karen Demirchyan and on 13 September 2012 at the Nagorno-Karabakh the band Dorians had a concert with keyboard player Derek Sherinian, along with special guest Glenn Hughes. In 2013 Dorians represented Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013, with the song "Lonely Planet"; the song went to compete in the second semi-final on 16 May 2013, qualified for the final, placing 7th with a total of 69 points, receiving 12 points from France. In the final, Armenia placed 18 with a score of 41 points.
Gor Sujyan – lead vocals Gagik "Gagas" Khodavirdi – lead guitar Arman Pahlevanyan – keyboards Edgar Sahakyan – bass Arman Jalalyan – drums, percussion Facebook page
Eurovision Song Contest
The Eurovision Song Contest simply called Eurovision, is an international song competition held among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union. Each participating country submits an original song to be performed on live television and radio casts votes for the other countries' songs to determine the winner. At least 50 countries are eligible to compete as of 2018, since 2015, Australia has been allowed as a guest entrant. Winning the Eurovision Song Contest provides a short-term career boost for artists, but results in long-term success. Exceptions include ABBA, Bucks Fizz, Celine Dion, all of whom launched successful careers. Based on the Sanremo Music Festival held in Italy since 1951, Eurovision has been broadcast every year since its inauguration in 1956, making it the longest-running annual international television contest and one of the world's longest-running television programmes, it is one of the most watched non-sporting events, with audience figures of between 100 million and 600 million internationally.
It has been broadcast in several countries that do not compete, such as the United States, New Zealand, China. Since 2000, it has been broadcast online via the Eurovision website. Ireland holds the record for most victories, with seven wins, including four times in five years in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996. Under the current voting system, in place since 2016, the highest-scoring winner is Salvador Sobral of Portugal who won the 2017 contest in Kiev, with 758 points; as a war-torn Europe was rebuilding itself in the 1950s, the European Broadcasting Union —based in Switzerland—set up an ad hoc committee to search for ways of bringing together the countries of the EBU around a "light entertainment programme". At a committee meeting held in Monaco in January 1955 with Marcel Bezençon of the Swiss television as chairman, the committee conceived the idea of an international song contest where countries would participate in one television programme to be transmitted across all countries of the union; the competition was based upon the existing Sanremo Music Festival held in Italy and was seen as a technological experiment in live television.
In those days it was a ambitious project to join many countries together in a wide-area international network. Satellite television did not exist and the Eurovision Network comprised a terrestrial microwave network; the concept known as "Eurovision Grand Prix", was approved by the EBU General Assembly in a meeting held in Rome on 19 October 1955, it was decided that the first contest would take place in spring 1956 in Lugano, Switzerland. The name "Eurovision" was first used in relation to the EBU's network by British journalist George Campey in the London Evening Standard in 1951; the first contest was held in the town of Lugano, Switzerland, on 24 May 1956. Seven countries participated—each submitting two songs, for a total of 14; this was the only contest in which more than one song per country was performed: since 1957, all contests have allowed one entry per country. The 1956 contest was won by Switzerland; the programme was first known as the "Eurovision Grand Prix". This "Grand Prix" name was adopted by Germany, Denmark and the Francophone countries, with the French designation being Le Grand-Prix Eurovision de la Chanson Européenne.
The "Grand Prix" was dropped in 1973 and replaced with Concours in French and in 2001 with the English name in German, but not in Danish or Norwegian. The Eurovision network is used to carry many news and sports programmes internationally, among other specialised events organised by the EBU. However, in the minds of the public, the name "Eurovision" is most associated with the Song Contest; the format of the contest has changed over the years, though the basic tenets have always been thus: participant countries submit original songs, performed live on a television programme broadcast across the Eurovision Network by the EBU to all countries. A "country" as a participant is represented by one television broadcaster from that country: but not always, that country's national public broadcasting organisation; the programme is hosted by one of the participant countries, the programme is broadcast from the auditorium in the host city. During this programme, after all the songs have been performed, the countries proceed to cast votes for the other countries' songs: nations are not allowed to vote for their own song.
At the end of the programme, the song with the most points is declared as the winner. The winner receives the prestige of having won—although it is usual for a trophy to be awarded to the winning songwriters, the winning country is formally invited to host the event the following year; the programme is invariably opened by one or more presenters. Between the songs and the announcement of the voting, an interval act is performed; these acts can be any form of entertainment. Interval entertainment has included such acts as the Wombles and the first international performance of Riverdance; as national broadcasters join and leave the Eurovision feed transmitted by the EBU, the EBU/Eurovision network logo ident is displayed. The accompanying theme music is the prelude to Marc-Antoine Charpentier's Te Deum; the same logo was used for both
Armenia the Republic of Armenia, is a country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located in Western Asia on the Armenian Highlands, it is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, the de facto independent Republic of Artsakh and Azerbaijan to the east, Iran and Azerbaijan's exclave of Nakhchivan to the south. Armenia is a multi-party, democratic nation-state with an ancient cultural heritage. Urartu was established in 860 BC and by the 6th century BC it was replaced by the Satrapy of Armenia; the Kingdom of Armenia reached its height under Tigranes the Great in the 1st century BC and became the first state in the world to adopt Christianity as its official religion in the late 3rd or early 4th century AD. The official date of state adoption of Christianity is 301; the ancient Armenian kingdom was split between the Byzantine and Sasanian Empires around the early 5th century. Under the Bagratuni dynasty, the Bagratid Kingdom of Armenia was restored in the 9th century. Declining due to the wars against the Byzantines, the kingdom fell in 1045 and Armenia was soon after invaded by the Seljuk Turks.
An Armenian principality and a kingdom Cilician Armenia was located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea between the 11th and 14th centuries. Between the 16th and 19th centuries, the traditional Armenian homeland composed of Eastern Armenia and Western Armenia came under the rule of the Ottoman and Iranian empires ruled by either of the two over the centuries. By the 19th century, Eastern Armenia had been conquered by the Russian Empire, while most of the western parts of the traditional Armenian homeland remained under Ottoman rule. During World War I, Armenians living in their ancestral lands in the Ottoman Empire were systematically exterminated in the Armenian Genocide. In 1918, following the Russian Revolution, all non-Russian countries declared their independence after the Russian Empire ceased to exist, leading to the establishment of the First Republic of Armenia. By 1920, the state was incorporated into the Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic, in 1922 became a founding member of the Soviet Union.
In 1936, the Transcaucasian state was dissolved, transforming its constituent states, including the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic, into full Union republics. The modern Republic of Armenia became independent in 1991 during the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Armenia recognises the Armenian Apostolic Church, the world's oldest national church, as the country's primary religious establishment; the unique Armenian alphabet was invented by Mesrop Mashtots in 405 AD. Armenia is a member of the Eurasian Economic Union, the Council of Europe and the Collective Security Treaty Organization. Armenia supports the de facto independent Artsakh, proclaimed in 1991; the original native Armenian name for the country was Հայք, however it is rarely used. The contemporary name Հայաստան became popular in the Middle Ages by addition of the Persian suffix -stan.. However the origins of the name Hayastan trace back to much earlier dates and were first attested in circa 5th century in the works of Agathangelos, Faustus of Byzantium, Ghazar Parpetsi and Sebeos.
The name has traditionally been derived from Hayk, the legendary patriarch of the Armenians and a great-great-grandson of Noah, according to the 5th-century AD author Moses of Chorene, defeated the Babylonian king Bel in 2492 BC and established his nation in the Ararat region. The further origin of the name is uncertain, it is further postulated that the name Hay comes from one of the two confederated, Hittite vassal states—the Ḫayaša-Azzi. The exonym Armenia is attested in the Old Persian Behistun Inscription as Armina; the Ancient Greek terms Ἀρμενία and Ἀρμένιοι are first mentioned by Hecataeus of Miletus. Xenophon, a Greek general serving in some of the Persian expeditions, describes many aspects of Armenian village life and hospitality in around 401 BC, he relates that the people spoke a language that to his ear sounded like the language of the Persians. According to the histories of both Moses of Chorene and Michael Chamchian, Armenia derives from the name of Aram, a lineal descendant of Hayk.
The Table of Nations lists Aram as the son of Shem, to whom the Book of Jubilees attests, "And for Aram there came forth the fourth portion, all the land of Mesopotamia between the Tigris and the Euphrates to the north of the Chaldees to the border of the mountains of Asshur and the land of'Arara." Jubilees 8:21 apportions the Mountains of Ararat to Shem, which Jubilees 9:5 expounds to be apportioned to Aram. The historian Flavius Josephus states in his Antiquities of the Jews, "Aram had the Aramites, which the Greeks called Syrians. Of the four sons of Aram, Uz founded Trachonitis and Damascus: this country lies between Palestine and Celesyria. Ul founded Armenia. Armenia lies in the highlands surrounding the mountains of Ararat. There is evidence of an early civilisation in Armenia in the Bronze Age and earlier, dating to about 4000 BC. Archaeological surveys in 2010 and 2011 at the Areni-1 cave complex have resulted in the discovery of the world's earliest known leather shoe and wine-producing facility.
According to the story of Hayk, the legendary founder of Armenia, around 2107 BC Hayk fought against Belus, the Babylonian God of War, at Çavuştepe along the Engil river to establish the first Armenian state. This event coinc
Genealogy was an Armenian supergroup, formed to represent Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Five of the six members come from a different continent of the Armenian diaspora whose families once spread all over the world after the Armenian Genocide of 1915; the five artists from the diaspora symbolize the five petals of the forget-me-not, while the center of the flower is represented by the sixth artist from Armenia. The group performed; the song was called "Don't Deny", but organizers changed it to the present title, as it was deemed too political. The song represented Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 on the final held on 23 May 2015, finishing 16th overall, with a total of 34 points from only 8 countries including a maximum 12 points from Georgia; the first member of the group, Essaï Altounian, a French Armenian, was announced on 16 February 2015. The second member of the group, Tamar Kaprelian, an American-Armenian singer, was announced on 20 February 2015; the third member being Vahe Tilbian, an Armenian-Ethiopian singer, was announced on 23 February 2015.
The fourth member was Stephanie Topalian, a U. S. born Armenian-American-Japanese singer residing in Japan. Her father is her mother Japanese; the fifth member is an Australian opera singer of Armenian descent. Her membership was announced on 3 March 2015; the sixth member is Inga Arshakyan, who represented Armenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, along with her sister, Anush. On 28 April 2015 the five Armenian diaspora members of the group, the American Kaprelian, the Australian O'Doherty Basmadjian, the Ethiopian Tilbian, the French Altounian and the Japanese-American Topalian, became Armenian citizens and at the end of an audience with President Serzh Sargsyan were given their Armenian passports by the President; the sixth member Inga Arshakyan carries Armenian citizenship. After Eurovision, Tamar Kaprelian from Genealogy released a collective single "The Otherside" featuring a number of other singers who were in the final including Elhaida Dani, Elina Born, Maria-Elena Kyriakou and fellow Genealogy member Stephanie Topalian.
Inga and Anush Arshakyan
Inga and Anush Arshakyan, or, the Arshakyan Sisters, are an Armenian folk singing duo. The sisters represented Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 finishing in 10th place in the final. Anush was born on 24 December 1980 in Yerevan, she graduated in piano. In 1994, she came first and was awarded the audience prize in the "Sonorous Voices" competition that took place in Omsk. In that period, she started promoting herself as a writer/composer; as soon as she graduated in 2001, she entered and graduated from A. Babajanyan music college, in piano. In 1999, she made her debut as a soloist together with Armenia State Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus. From 2001 to 2005, she studied at Yerevan State Conservatory, graduated in jazz-vocal, her sister Inga was born on 18 March 1982, in Yerevan. She graduated from S. Aslamazyan music school and A. Babajanyan music college, as a violinist in 1997. Parallel with her studies she was working in the G. Achemyan violin ensemble, she toured with the ensemble to Armenian provinces.
In 1998, Inga joined her sister and together they promoted their activities. Not only duets, but arias, where the violin plays a great role, are present in the repertoire. In 2002 graduating in strings, she followed her sister into the Yerevan State Conservatory, jazz vocal class, graduating in 2005. In 2000, Inga and Anush entered the State Song Theater of Armenia. Both of them performed songs written by A. Grigoryan and Anush, they sang in many cities of Armenia as soloists. In September 2002, they left for the United States for a concert tour with song theatre soloists. After the concerts at "Alex" Theatre in Los Angeles, the sisters got an offer to appear on the same stage with solo concerts; the song theater left for Tehran with the same program. In 2002, the Armenian variety song festival Golden Lyre 2002 congratulated Anush and Inga on the "Sympathy of Audience" nomination. In February 2003, the Seasons of Life concert program was prepared, the producer was A. Grigoryan. Ethnic, national as well as modern songs were included in the musical performance, as well as songs to the accompaniment of violin and piano.
In March 2003, solo concerts of Inga and Anush took place in the "Alex" Theater. At the same time their first album We and our Mountains was released; this was followed by invitations to appear on stage with the same program in New York City, Toronto and Paris. In November, they left the theatre staff and started working on their own. In 2004, their rendition of the folk song "Tamzara" was announced as the winner of the Golden Lyre 2004 festival. Additionally the song won the Tigran Naghdalyan award in the National Music Awards in December 2005. A video for the song was released the same year, it was included on their second album Tamzara, released in 2006. Following the album release, they gave performances on tours in the USA, London, Paris and Germany. From 2008, Inga and Anush Arshakayan have cooperated with SHARM Holding LLC. Inga and Anush's third studio album Heartbeat of my Land was released in November 2009; the album's single Menq Enq Mer Sarerệ, was selected as the 2009 song for the annual Armenian Telethon, under the name "Our Shushi", with the duet performing at the televised show on 26 November 2009.
On 21 May, Anush started a tour to promote their album Heartbeat of my Land. Their first show was in Yerevan, having several other appearances in Syria and Russia; the Arshakyan Sisters were chosen by the Armenian public on 14 February 2009, to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 to be held in Moscow, with the song "Jan Jan"."Our song for Eurovision is written in the genre of folk, with elements of contemporary music trends" - said Anush Arshakyan at the press conference before the trip to Moscow. The song's music was composed by Mane Akopyan, lyrics by Avet Barseghyan and Vardan Zadoyan arrangement has been prepared by Ara Torosyan. In her words, their goal is to represent Armenian folk music in a new way. "Small countries like Armenia should always take part in contests such as Eurovision, to present their culture to the world," - said the singer. "Contest success depends not only on the artists, but from our side we will try to do everything to achieve victory in Moscow," said Anush Arshakyan, adding that they would start preparations immediately.
The song won a place in the Eurovision final on 16 May, winning one of ten spots from the first semi final on 12 May. They finished in 10th place with 92 points. Although it was Armenia's less successful performance in the Eurovision so far, it gave the country a fourth successive top ten placing. "Jan Jan" was the first Armenian song that entered the Pmachinery Top 30. The song entered the chart on 13 June 2009 at number 26, its highest chart position was number 3 and it remained in the chart for 16 weeks. Inga represented Armenia again in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 as a member of the group Genealogy. 2003: We and our Mountains 2006: Tamzara 2009: Heartbeat of my Land 2014: Sketches 2006: "Թամզարա" 2006: "Խլպանե" 2007: "Հարսանեկան" 2009: "Jan Jan" 2009: "Գութան" 2009: "Ճանապարհ" 2009: "You Will Not Be Alone" 2009: "Դոն հայ" 2009: "Մենք ենք մեր սարերը" 2011: "Սեր Երևան" 2011: "Իմ անունը Հայաստան է" 2012: "Հայ հայ" 2006: Inga & Anush. Live concert 2011: The road Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 Official website