Artsvik to perform Fly With Me in the finals of Eurovision Song Contest 2017

artsvik-eurovision-song-contest-2017-kievArtsvik was one of 10 finalists confirmed on Tuesday night but what’s her background, how was she selected and what is she singing?

Who is Artsvik?

Artsvik Harutyunyan was born in Kapan, Armenia, in 1984.

As with so many of her Eurovision counterparts, she has ditched her last name to be just Artsvik.

The singer rose to fame when she competed in the 2013 series of Golos, the Russian version of The Voice.

She joined Pelageya – a Russian folk singer – on her team but was eliminated in the battle rounds.

How was Artsvik chosen to represent Armenia?

Artsvik entered Armenia’s national selection show Depi Evratesil.

She was part of French singer songwriter Essaï Altounian’s team and was announced as the eventual winner in the dramatic final show on Christmas Eve.

What song is Artsvik performing and who wrote it?

Artsvik will be performing the song Fly with Me in the Eurovision final.

The track was composed by Lilith and Levon Navasardyan, and the lyrics were written by Avet Barseghyan and David Tserunyan.

How did Artsvik make the final?

Artsvik competed in the semi final on Tuesday night, and was one of 10 qualifiers chosen from 18 entries.

The acts were announced in no particular order – with Moldova, Azerbaijan, Greece, Sweden, Portugal, Poland, Armenia, Australia, Cyprus and Belgium all nabbing spots in the final.

This means that Georgia, Albania, Montenegro, Finland, Iceland, Czech Republic, Slovenia and Latvia all crashed out of the competition.

What are the lyrics to Fly with Me?

Wanna tell a story
About a girl with history
Take it from my heart, it’s gonna be your beat
Take it from my soul, it’s gonna be your heat

Many colours and shades
So many voices to embrace
All around

Many stories and tales
She took it all into her space
Hear the sound

Hee… hee…

Over deeps, over hills
She casts her wings and now it feels
Love is mine

Flying high she became
A sun whose love and light’s the same
For everyone

Fly with me high oh high, with me high oh high
Never stop believing that love will take us high
Fly with me high oh high, with me high oh high
Never gonna stop believing that love’s for you and I

Love
Love is one

Fly with me high oh high, with me high oh high
Never stop believing it’ll take us high
Fly with me high oh high, with me high oh high
Never gonna stop believing in you and I

How many times has Armenia won the Eurovision Song Contest?

Armenia has taken part in the Eurovision Song Contest ten times since its first attempt in 2006.

So far they haven’t managed to come first in the competition, but they did reach an impressive fourth place in 2008 with Qélé, Qélé by Sirusho and again in 2014 with Not Alone by Aram Mp3.

On one occasion they failed to qualify for the final, and in 2012 they withdrew due to tension with the host country Azerbaijan.

When and where is the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 final?

The final of Eurovision 2017 is taking place this Saturday (May 13). It will be broadcast on BBC One at 8pm.

The event will be broadcast live from the International Exhibition Centre in Ukraine’s capital of Kiev.

The reigning champion Jamala will be in attendance on the night, to hand over the iconic glass microphone trophy to this year’s winner.

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