Sirusho: “If people want me back in Eurovision, I'll go”

by Edward Montebello 262 views

Sirusho, the Armenian representative in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest, defines the Eurovision Song Contest as a music show case. The singer was interviewed by while visiting Malta where she will be performing tonight in the country's national final.

After the second dress rehearsal of the Maltese national final Sirusho spoke to and looked back to her experience in Belgrade. She said that following the contest she strengthened her musical career.

Sirusho explained how Armenia received a number of maximum votes even from the western countries. She states that this was a sign that her music was highly appreciated across Europe. Asked about a possible return to the contest since many past Eurovision representatives are getting backinto competition Sirusho did not commit herself but stressed that if people want to see her back she might do it again. She also referred to her collaboration with Eurostars Boaz Mauda and Jelena Tomasevic as they joined forces to sing a song for peace. The three singers competed in the same edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.

As revealed by Sirusho will be the international guest of tonight’s Malta Eurosong. In the second dress rehearsal she performed three songs. Apart from her Eurovision entry Qele Qele, which is expected to be warmly received by the live audience, she sang another ethnic uptempo song called Erotas. This entry is performed in Greek and the lyrics are written by Natalia Germanou who penned My Number One in 2005 while Hayko (Armenia 2007) composed the music.

Watch the interview below

Edward Montebello

Joined in 2010. He has a passion towards the Eurovision Song Contest and started following it in 1991. Since 2005 he attended the contest and reported live the events related to Europe's favourite show. He taught history and also worked as a journalist with the biggest private television and radio station in Malta. He currently works in the Communications Office at the Ministry for Family & Social Solidarity in Malta.