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Srbuk to represent Armenia at Eurovision 2019
2018-11-30 23:08:16

Srbuk will represent Armenia at Eurovision 2019. 

Armenia is the first out of 42 participating countries to announce their Eurovision 2019 participant. Tonight, during late-night talk show Lav Yereko, Srbuk was announced as the country's hopeful for next year's competition in Tel Aviv, Israel.

One of the rising stars of Armenia, Srbuk has participated in numerous competitions, both local and international, including reaching the final stage of The Voice Ukraine. Her hit single Yete karogh es topped the Armenian charts for weeks in 2016, and last week she dropped a new single titled Half a Goddess.

“I am starting a new journey now, which, I am sure, will be full of new and pleasant emotions, challenges and amazing experiences! I am grateful to all of my friends and fans, who are always with me and have always wanted to see me on the Eurovision stage," Srbuk said.  

"It’s an honor to represent my country in front of the whole world! We have an amazing journey ahead of us, and I hope we’ll succeed together!” she added. 

A decision on Srbuk's participating song has not been made yet. The Armenian broadcaster has announced an open call for song submissions.

Armenia had earlier confirmed its participation in the contest.

The 64th Eurovision Song Contest will be taking place at the Expo Tel Aviv (International Convention Center) in Israel on Tuesday 14, Thursday 16 and Saturday 18 May 2019.

The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, hosted in Lisbon, Portugal, saw Netta Barzilai crowned the winner with Toy; the Billboard chart-topping dance track written by Doron Medalie and Stav Beger.

The victory means Israel will host the contest for a third time having previously staged the Eurovision Song Contest in Jerusalem in 1979 and 1999. Israel has participated 42 times since its first appearance in 1973.