ARMTV, the Armenian national broadcaster has announced today that the 2015 Armenian Eurovision entry Don’t deny wil be premiered for the very first time on Wednesday 12 March at 18:30 CET.
Genealogy consists of 6 singers representing 5 continents and Armenia: Mary-Jean O’Doherty Vasmatzian (Australia), Essaï Altounian (Europe), Stephanie Topalian (Asia), Vahe Tilbian (Africa) and Tamar Kaprelian (America). The sixth member representing Armenia will be revealed on 12 March when ARMTV will premiere the song and videoclip of the 2015 Armenian Eurovision entry Don’t deny.
Don’t deny will be premiered will be AMPTV at 18:30 CET (21:30 local time) right after the main news. Eurovision fans will be able to watch it simultaneously on Eurovision.tv.
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).
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.
Don’t Deny- The song and the music video
Gohar Gasparayan the Head of Delegation for Armenia at the Eurovision Song Contest has revealed some interesting facts about the 2015 Armenian Eurovision entry:
The song has also been selected internally. We have been collaborating with numerous Armenian composers and lyricists. This year I was especially thrilled with the fact that after our last year’s success in Eurovision there was a wave of excitement and desire to create a winning song. The creative team of AMPTV selected the song composed by Armen Martirosyan and lyricist Inna Mkrtchyan. This was the song to perfectly fit the Eurovision song format and combine all 6 unique voices creating the desired atmosphere on the stage.
We decided to have a double premiere and present the song along with the music video considering that it will have a greater impact and reinforce the power of the narrative. The song is about universal values and the message is one – “Happiness is born when people are united and live in harmony with themselves, their families, love relationships and so on. Generations are shifting with time but the genealogy remains, thus the values of love and peace are stable.”
The 6 Genealogy artists travelled to Armenia for a short trip in order to record their Eurovision entry along with its respective official videoclip. The video has been directed by Aren Bayadyan. Whilst stylist Armen Galyan has been resposible for the photographic shooting and coverage of Genealogy and 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.