ARMTV, the Armenian public broadcaster, had internally selected Aram Mp3 to represent the nation in this years’ edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. The song, entitled Not Alone is a bit of a slow starter gradually gathering pace. It conveys a powerful message but it is a bit repetitive. His vocals seem top notch in this video and don’t seem to have been edited too heavily. Armenia are normally a fan favourite, having made the final six out of seven attempts since their debut in Athens in 2006.
Aram’s song is noticeably melancholic and the video shows him looking markedly vulnerable. With the correct staging and high quality vocal in Copenhagen this one could leave a lasting impression on the viewers. I wouldn’t say it is an outright winner but it’s an encouraging offering. Armenia is set to compete in the first half of the first semi-final alongside Albania, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Russia and Sweden. They will be hoping to improve on last years’ lower end placing with Gor Sugyan and The Dorians whose performance of Lonely Planet fell flat. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all the latest news as soon as it becomes available.