Sirusho to Belgrade for Armenia

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Sirusho, a 20 year-old singer and songwriter, will represent Armenia at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade. This year, she announced the results of the Armenian televote in during the voting sequence in Helsinki. The news has been confirmed to by the national broadcaster this evening.

Sirusho Harutyunyan is currently the fastest rising star in Armenia. She started performing publicly at the age of seven. Her first album, Sirusho was released in 1999 and her second one, Sheram followed in 2005. Sirusho was voted Future of Armenian pop music in the first ever Armenian national music awards. She has given concerts in many countries around the world including Canada, Belgium, Greece, Poland , Syria, Iran, Russia, Georgia, Jordan and the USA.

Armenian composers have been invited to write songs for Sirusho, 5-7 of them will be selected by a special jury and the song which will represent the country in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest will be chosen during a national final during January or February.

Find out more about Sirusho, Armenia's third Eurovision Song Contest representative,here.

You can see Sirusho performing below.

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.