The 2015 Armenian Eurovision representatives Genealogy had the grand honour of meeting the president of Armenia in Yerevan.
Genealogy were selected via an internal selection by ARMTV in order to represent Armenia at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. They will fly the Armenian flag in Vienna with their entry Face the shadow.
After Genealogy’s first official Press Conference in Yerevan, Armenia, (April 27) the band was invited to the office of the President of the Republic of Armenia’s for a special meeting. They had a huge surprise awaiting them.
The great surprise was special for the 5 members of Genealogy representing the 5 continents of the world. As was mentioned before the 5 members of the group are coming from different countries and continents of the world: Tamar Kaprelian (USA, America), Essai Altounian (France, Europe), Stephanie Topalian (Japan, Asia), Vahe Tilbian (Ethiopa, Africa) and Mary-Jean O’Doherty Vasmatzian (Australia).
Being of Armenian origin and carrying Armenian genetics Genealogy members have been granted Armenian Citizenship which they have applied for earlier. In order to receive their Armenian passports they were invited to the office of the president of the Republic of Armenia where the President Serzh Sargsyan himself handed them in person their respective Armenian passports.
During the meeting President Serzh Sargsyan showed his support to Genealogy members and encouraged the band for representing Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest. He highlighted the importance of unity and togetherness.
If we are all gather around one goal we will always succeed. I am sure you will accomplish it, because you are united and you are sharing one goal. Your song is incredible and the concept as well- President Serzh Sargsyan commented during the meeting.
The Armenian Eurovision hopefuls thanked the President for his warm welcome and encouragement assuring him that this will give them more strenghth and excitement.
Armenia debuted in Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 with Andre and is yet to win the event. The country achieved its placing in the contest in 2008 with Sirusho and in 2014 Aram Mp3, placing 4th.
The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to take place on 19, 21, 23 May at the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria.
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