ARMTV, the Armenian national broadcaster has revealed the name of the third member of Genealogy, the 2015 Armenian Eurovision representatives.
Vahe Tilbian, the African born- Armenian singer will be part of the 6 member group Genealogy. will represent the continent of Africa in Genealogy. Vahe will thus be joinning Essaï Altounian and Tamar Kaprelian.
Vahe hails from Ethiopia.
Once again Armenia has opted for an internal selection in order to selects its Eurovision act and entry. Genealogy will represent Armenia at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna next May with their entry Don’t deny.
The creative team of the Armenian Public TV Company considered this year’s official ESC slogan and numerous requestsfrom Armenian Diaspora (which is always supporting our Eurovision representatives); being inspired by the Armenian Genocide Centennial symbol Forget-me-not flower, the team decided to introduce a new format.
Valuing the idea of peace, unity, and tolerance AMPTV’s creative team has united the new generation of the Armenian people spread through the 5 continents of the world since 1915. 5 singers from Europe, Asia, America, Africa, and Australia with Armenian origin are associated with the 5 petals of the Forget-me-not flower. The 6th artist from Armenia will join the group to unify the petals. The group has been specially formed for the contest and is called Genealogy. The new generation will sing Don’t deny.
In 2014 Armenia opted for an internal selection in order to select its Eurovision act and entry. Aram Mp3 flew the Armenian flag at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen with his entry Not Alone, achieving an honorable 4th placing in the grand final.
Armenia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 with Andre and is yet to win the contest. Armenia’s best result at the Eurovision Song Contest is held by Sirusho’s 4th placing in 2008 with Qele Qele and Aram Mp3’s 4th placing in 2014 with Not Alone. Armenia has competed 8 times in Europe’s favorite television show and has achieved great success, hence placing in the TOP 10 in the final 6 times (2006-2010) and in 2014.
The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 19, 21 and 23 May at the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria.