In today's Armenian national final it was decided that Hayko will represent the country in the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Anytime you need. A televoting was held to show which one of the seven competing songs is the public's favourite. Nevertheless, the eventual choice was supposed to be made by a jury.
As it turned out, both the telvoters and the jury wanted the singer to be the second Armenian representative in the contest. Meri Voskanian, who was given a 'wildcard' in the second semi final was second according to the televotes.
Hayko is a popular singer in Armenia. He has not only won several music festivals but he was also awarded 'best singer' in 2003 and 2006. You can find the video of the performance as well as the lyrics (along with the other finalist entries) on eurovision.am here.
Music and lyrics of the song were written by the singer along with Karen Kavaleryan. Karen Kavaleryanhas already written the lyrics for the Russian entries in 2002 (Northern girl, 10th) and 2006 (Never let you go, 2nd). Furthermore, he has also written the lyrics for the Belarussian enry this year Work your magic. AfterThomas G:Son, he will therefore be the second person in Helsinki who has songs in the running for two different countries.
Thanks to André's 8th place in Athens with Without yout love, Hayko is directly qualified for the final in 2007.
Click here to watch Hayko perform Anytime you need, courtesy of eurovision.am.