MPTV, the Armenian national broadcaster has revealed today that it will be releasing the 2017 Armenian Eurovision entry Fly with me on Saturday 18 March. Artivik will represent Armenia at the forthcoming 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv.
On December 25, 2016, the Public TV Company of Armenia (AMPTV) announced an open competition for Artsvik’s entry song at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. More than 300 composers and songwriters from all over the world have submitted their works, but only 10 songs were shortlisted. After a careful consideration, AMPTV’s creative team, together with Artsvik have made their choice.
Fly with me was composed by Lilith and Levon Navasardyan, who are known to Eurovision fans for Aram MP3’s Not alone, Mika’s Love and Iveta Mukuchyan’s LoveWave. Lyrics were written by Avet Barseghyan and David Tserunyan.
Both the music and lyrics were inspired by this year’s slogan Celebrate Diversity. Featuring folkand traditional rhythms and elements not only from Armenia, but also from Europe, Africa and even Asia, Fly with me comes to showcase the beauty of diversity and proves that our stories and voices are the vivid colors of this world.
My song tells a story of a girl, who is the metaphorical symbol of love. She embodies the colors, the stories and the voices that make us who we are.
Fly with me encourages everyone to come with me on this girl’s journey of championing the diverse and beautiful human nature. I think
nowadays it is especially important to embrace our heritage and our traditions.
We, the people – our colors, our stories andour voices make up this world. We must neverforget that this girl’s light and love is one for all of us.
The 2017 Armenian Eurovision entry will be premiered along with its official videoclip on Saturday 18 March at 18:30 CET on the Eurovision Song Contest’s official Youtube channel.
Armenia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 and is yet to win the competition. The country achieved its best results in the contest in 2008 with Sirusho and in 2014 with Aram Mp3, when it placed 4th.
The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 9, 11 and 13 May at the IEC in Kyiv, Ukraine.