Earlier this month, Athena Manoukian won Depi Evratesil 2020 with the song “Chains on You”. Following her win, she announced via Instagram that she was going to return to the studio to revamp the track for the contest. Now, we’ve gotten a small snippet of what to expect!
Today, the team working on the revamp for Athena Manoukian’s “Chains On You” have began to tease the revamp for the Armenian entry. In a now-deleted clip, a short snippet of the instrumental confirmed that the revamp will feature heavier bass and more Armenian instrumentation.
The release date for the official video for the revamp has yet to be confirmed, but is likely to be released in March. We’ll be sure to publish it as soon as it is released here on ESCXTRA.
Armenia at the Eurovision Song Contest
Armenia debuted at the contest back in 2006 with “Without Your Love” by André. They were the first Caucasus nation to compete at the contest, followed by Georgia (2007) and Azerbaijan (2008). Armenia started strong, achieving five consecutive top 10 finishes between 2006 and 2010. Although intending to participate in 2012, they eventually withdrew due to security concerns around the contest being hosted in neighbouring Azerbaijan.
Armenia has yet to win the contest despite a strong history of results. To date, their best result has been two 4th place finishes. The first was achieved by Sirusho’s “Qélé, Qélé” in 2008, followed by Aram MP3’s “Not Alone” in 2014. However, the country has struggled to retain their strong record in recent years. They have now failed to reach the final on three occasions (2011, 2018 and 2019).
In 2019, Armenia was represented by Srbuk with the song “Walking Out”, finishing 16th in the semi final with 49 points. This is now the country’s worst result at the contest to date. Can Armenia return to its former glory? We hope so!
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