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Monday, 08 November 2010 00:41

JESC 2010: An Expert Opinion - Armenia

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The Junior Eurovision Song Contest is surely a very popular family event here in Malta and also a showcase in which our younger generation of stars can express themselves through the medium of song. Our nation has participated since the initial event which was held in the capital city of Denmark, Copenhagen. We give the event some extra exposure as it gets closer and therefore, that is why, we are continuing our feature "An Expert Opinion" today. We are going to be taking up each respective entry as drawn by the European Broadcasting Union just two weeks ago.

Our four experts have given us their comments and voted but you have to vote for each entry as well because the final result will be 80% Jury and 20% Poll Voting. Presently we are moving onto the tenth entry in this years' event and this comes from none other than Armenia, a nation whose results have been quite positive actually. This year, they will be represented by the song "Mama" which will be performed by Vladimir Arzumanyan.

Biography (As Published by Junior

Vladimir Arzumanyan was born on May 26, 1998 in Stepanakert (Nagorno Karabakh) in a family of musical teachers. He studies currently at school and attends the Lyceum of Arts or the musical studies. Vladimir also possesses the brown belt in karate and plays football. He sings from the age of 6, the time when his mother noticed his musical talent. The variety of songs that he performs allowed him to take part in the musical festivals and competitions both at homeland and abroad.

The summer of 2010 was marked with the 3rd place in New Wave Junior competition and brought lots of popularity among the youngsters in Armenia. Vladimir performs songs in Armenian, Russian, English and Italian and dreams about singing a duet with his favourite singer ever Stevie Wonder. Vladimir dreams about becoming a singing President of a Football Club and believes he lives in the age of "time machine" invention!

The Comments

Niall Mooney: 7 from a possible 10

The song is very well structured and the arrangement is excellent. The vocal is very appropriate. I love the tone of the voice and I have to say not only would this song do well in Junior Eurovision it wouldn’t sound that bad at all in Germany 2011. I really liked Apricot stone and I really like it. This could be a winner.

Ylenia Vella: 8 from a possible 10

A very strong voice and the way the melody evolves from the beginning of the song to the chorus - at first very classic and tranquil and then it changes into a pop song, full of beats - sounds beautiful. The climax of the song is reached at the bridge of the song when the piano steals the part. Unfortunately I cannot comment about the lyrics for I do not know the language.

Donna McCaul: 7 from a possible 10

Very catchy chorus, he has a nice tone to his voice and love his great confidence. Think this is one to watch out for.

Annabelle Debono: 7 from a possible 10

At first I thought this would be a usual old-fashioned ballad, which sounds a bit too "mature" for Junior Eurovision in my opinion! However the change to a more uptempo beat as it progresses is an interesting one. The voice sounds good, showing a lot of potential especially at the bridge, where an "operatic" kind of voice is used. Overall, it 's a nice fusion of styles!


The Experts have yet again agreed on another entry presented in this years' Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Armenia managed to score well across the board and it should have in my opinion. Despite this fact though, some may believe that the song is a bit too mature for the contest as stated by Annabelle in the beginning of her review. One should note that the artist has a very good career ahead of him reaching the notes well. The total score that this song managed to garner was that of 29 points from a possible 40 points which is surely not bad at all.

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