Emmy to sing "Boom Boom" in Düsseldorf!
Tonight, the Armenian entry for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest was picked out of four songs, all of which were performed by Emmy - she had been internally chosen to represent her home country in December already. A 50/50 combination of televoting and the votes of an expert jury decided that she should sing Boom Boom in Düsseldorf!
Initially, the national final should have taken place already on February 26th, but due to the death of Emmy's father shortly before that date, the show was moved by one week. Tonight's show was presented by Gohar Gasparyan and Khoren Levonyan, two well-known TV anchors at AMPTV.
The national final was be opened by Vladimir Arzumanyan, who had won the 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest for Armenia, and in the interval act, two former Armenian Eurovision Song Contest representatives performed: Hayko and Andre. Both had reached the 8th place in 2006 and 2007, respectively. Apart from them, Avraam Russo also performed before the results announcement.
Emmy's song was selected out of these four entries (in order of appearance in the show):
- Hi (music by Vahram Petrosyan, lyrics by Mariam Shahinyan, arranger: Lazzaro)
- Boom Boom (music by Hayk Harutyunyan and Hayk Hovhannisyan, lyrics by Sosi Khanikyan)
- Ayo (music and lyrics by DerHova)
- Goodbye (music and lyrics by Martin Kesici)
In the end, the public and the professional jury voted for Boom Boom, a cheerful up-tempo pop song. The song was written by the members of the band Apricota, Hayk Harutyunyan and Hayk Hovhannisyan, with the lyrics by Sosi Khanikyan. Will the choice of this song prove lucky for Emmy? We shall find out in May!
If you missed the live broadcast of the Armenian national final, you can watch it again on our ESCTV player!