Iveta Mukuchyan, Armenia’s 2016 Eurovision representative, made a surprise appearance in The Voice of Armenia this week, performing in the Blind Audition stage of the contest. But all is not as it seems…
Blind Auditions are well and truly underway in The Voice of Armenia, with the 4 judges in the process of selecting their teams for the upcoming stages of the contest.
However this week, viewers were treated to a familiar face onstage in the third week of Blind Auditions, creating much excitement amongst both the audience and the judges!
Surprise appearance from Mukuchyan
Taking to the stage in a long hooded cloak, Iveta Mukuchyan gave a powerful performance of the song Running by Naughty Boy, Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin.
Impressing the judges – made up of members Arame, Nune Yesayan, Sevak Khanagyan and Sofi Mkheyan – each member decided to turn their chairs for the outstanding vocalist, before realising who was really performing onstage.
Check out Mukuchyan’s surprise appearance on The Voice of Armenia!
Whilst the Armenian singer auditioned in the Blind stage of the contest, it was only a surprise appearance made to shock the 4 members of the judging panel, something which was certainly achieved!
Mukuchyan at Eurovision 2016
Mukuchyan was internally selected by the Armenian national broadcaster, AMPTV, in order to represent the nation at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.
Performing her entry LoveWave in semi-final 1 of the contest, Mukuchyan qualified to the final of the competition where she received a grand total of 249 points, finishing in 7th place.
The Armenian power-singer brought the country their joint-second best place to date in the Eurovision event, with many fans hoping to see her return in the very near future!