Aram MP3: An elegant grey coat with an Armenian flag brooch

Aram MP3: An elegant grey coat with an Armenian flag brooch
Aram MP3. Photo: Andres Putting (EBU)
Copenhagen, Denmark -

Aram MP3 has had fun in Copenhagen the last few days but today it was time for him to rehearse once more in the B&W Hallerne! Today, for the first time, his stage clothes were shown to the camera, as well as the pyrotechnical effects that were tested for his Semi-Final performance.

When we met Aram MP3 backstage before his rehearsal, he said: "It's always hard to get up in the morning and immediately start singing. So I got up early today and did some vocal exercises."

He was wearing his stage clothes for the first time - a dark grey coat with an diamond-shaped brooch in the colours of the Armenian flag, black gloves and black boots. "We are still making our minds up if I should have a grey shirt or a black one, but I like the black one more", he said before proceeding to his soundcheck.

On stage, the wind machine was used, giving the impression that Aram is facing a storm during his chorus, with his coat fluttering. He was performing all alone, without backing artists, delivering a strong vocal performance.

Pyrotechnical effects are also used to underline the strong message of the song: vertical flames appeared in front of him at the same time as the arrangement of Not Alone picks up in strength. At that very moment, the light scenery on the backdrop also brightens up, with pulsating elements.

Aram MP3 has so far been enjoying his time in Copenhagen:

"My song is symphonic dubstep"

Relating to the host city Copenhagen, Aram MP3 entered the press conference stage in a partial mermaid costume. "It's my first visit to Copenhagen, and I am a great fan of Hans Christian Andersen, that's why the mermaid costume. My second favourite are the butter cookies", he explained.

He was asked about changes made since the first rehearsal. "We changed the microphone to a standing one, as it looks better", he stated. "We will still have more changes of the lighting but we are feeling it's getting better and better."

"It's a ballad, but we have dubstep and a symphonic orchestra too. So let's call it symphonic dubstep", he answered the question about the style of his song.

How does he feel to be the favourite with the bookmakers. "It's a great pleasure and a huge support to have this feedback. Of course, it causes a little tension but all in all, I enjoy the feeling."

"Loneliness is a problem that everyone has had in their lives. Of course it might be a bigger problem too, but sometimes just one kiss might be enough - that's the message of the song", Garik Papoyan, lyricist of Not Alone explained.

"After Eurovision I will continue working on my album, and I hope it will be released in fall - wait for it!", Aram MP3 commented on his future plans.


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  • Posted on 10 May 2014 at 01:30
    Armenia is my favourite this year they deserve to win and I really hope they do! This song is the most unique song on this contest and it stands out, plus that the singer is very charismatic too ;-) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9 May 2014 at 00:22
    I am very much impressed with the Armenian representative's performance. It was shocking. Now I realise why he is considered number one favorite in ESC. It is worth mentioning that he was not only just performing the song with good vocal abilities, but he also meant what he was singing about. He has a great talant of an actor. An impression was made that he was not just a participant of the contest, but he was a world-famous glorious artist who was a special guest to ESC to open the show. GREAT JOB FROM ARMENIA!!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 May 2014 at 18:43
    I'm shocked ! This song is really boring and not so special , plus this his performance was nothing. Just standing in the middle of the stage . His voice is very bad and he couldn't control the vocals in the beginning ! Anyway , this song would not be listed in top 10 , let's see report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 May 2014 at 18:39
    very bad ! I'm shocked , what's going on with the eurovision? This song is very boring and selected to the final. I cannot believe it Plus this. He has a very bad voice report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 May 2014 at 17:50
    You can only help you if you go to Russia, Armenia, Armenian Children report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 May 2014 at 11:55
    Go Aram, Go Aram, Go Aram
    All the best in the Final!
    You Can Do It!
    MP 3 nick will bring luck to you! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 6 May 2014 at 22:44
    georgia 1
    azerGEYjan 0
    Russia 12 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 5 May 2014 at 20:15
    Considering Aram is alone on stage , no back vocals , I think he gave an amazing performance!!!! GOOD LUCK!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 5 May 2014 at 00:54
    A special thanks to Aram and his team for representing Armenia this year. It brings pride to us fellow Armenians abroad to have an intelligent,accomplished, professional team of artists representing our beloved Armenia. Also thank you to this year's host country. I know we will uphold the high standards set this year next year in Armenia. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 4 May 2014 at 22:19
    See you in 2015 in Yerevan. The best song

    My Top 5 :
    1. Armenia
    2. Poland
    3. Austria
    4. Denmark
    5. Norway report to the moderator
  • Posted on 4 May 2014 at 16:45
    Aram lava gabigutyan hamar voch yergelu report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 May 2014 at 21:35
    Aram, very good performance! Your song is one of the best. Good luck from the United States.
    When a man’s ways pleases the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 May 2014 at 16:52
    Nothing against Armenia but I don't see what all the fuss is about, it's an ok song, a bit repetitive (which is not always a bad thing in Eurovision). It will do well but there are better songs this year report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 May 2014 at 10:38
    Our winner,our proud,,,we love you ARAM,you are the best report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 May 2014 at 08:42
    I don't like it & I don't understand all this hype about it... report to the moderator