Armenia: Sirusho composes a song for Vlad and Nico

by Stella Floras 129 views

After the hugely successful Eurovision Preview party in London, Armenian representative Sirusho flew to Paris for a private party organised by OGAE France. Sirusho was met by hundreds of fans and many media representatives, sang, danced and gave interviews.

On 29th April, Sirusho was a guest at the Le Garden Club in Paris which was preceded by a press conference where the young Armenian singer spoke to the French press and media. When asked which acts she considers to be her biggest rivals in the contest, Sirusho said: " Eurovision is not a competion for me! It's rather a musical festivity where different genres and musical cultures come together. We are all different. There are entries I like and some entries I dislike. But that's a matter of taste. In any case, this is a very enriching musical experience for me."

What were her impressions from the UK Eurovision Preview party? Sirusho was very impressed by the Romanian duo, Nico and Vlad Mirita. She revealed that on the night she composed a song especially for them, which she will present to them as soon as the arrangement is finalised. Is competing against a puppet a problem for her? "Using a puppet to sing doesn't really matter for me. It's a personal choice. Each contestant has his/her way of expression. And I respect it." Puppet and singer met in London, as guests of esctoday.com at La Scala and Dustin told Sirusho he would be happy if she won and that he would keep his fingers crossed for her.

Apart from a very successful musician and singer, Sirusho is also a student at the Yerevan University's Foreign Affaires and Diplomacy school. Is there any chance she might drop singing to pursue a diplomatic career? " I will never quit singing" she says "I have already achieved the ultimate honour to be the song ambassador of Armenia at Eurovision. It is an international gathering and somehow each participant becomes an ambassadors but in a more romantic way through singing and dancing! The best way to bring peace on earth."

Today, Sirusho continues her promotour in Berlin and then will go to the her last stop which will be Prague.

Sirusho in Paris (courtesy of yesoudo.com)

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined esctoday.com in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.