Best of the Bunch: Junior vs Senior – Armenia

Our Best of the Bunch series continues, but this time, we’re crossing over between the two main formats of Eurovision, the Eurovision Song Contest and the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The concept is simple, we take the Eurovision and Junior Eurovision entries of a certain year and put them up against each other in a poll to find out which is your Best of the Bunch! Our focus will be between 2016 and 2018, so let’s find out who you think is the Best of the Bunch!

2016

Eurovision:

Armenia had proven over their short history at the contest that they were a fierce competitor, finishing in the Top 10 numerous times. In more recent years, their results were slipping further down the table, however Iveta Mukuchyan proved to be a saving grace for the nation with her epic entry, LoveWave. It was a huge hit with fans, and tipped to do well at the contest. A strong vocal and visual performance helped Armenia return to the Top 10, finishing in 7th place overall.

Junior Eurovision:

Like at Eurovision, Armenia has been fairly consistent at Junior Eurovision, and in fact, more successful at Junior Eurovision having finished in the Top 3 no less than 8 times of the 12 participations. It’s an impressive statistic, and in 2016 they achieved greatness once again with the duo of Anahit and Mary who performed the song Tarber. It was an energetic number performed in English and Armenian, and the stage show even featured some costume changes! It was loved by fans and voters alike, and it finished in 2nd place overall.

Which is your Best of the Bunch? Vote below!

2017

Eurovision:

The following year, Artsvik was selected as the Armenian representative with the song Fly With Me. Like many of the Armenian entries before it, Fly With Me featured a strong cultural sound with its instrumentation and the melody of the song. Like LoveWave, it had a huge potential for a great stage performance, and for the most part, it delivered on that. Despite the strong performance, Armenia finished in 18th place in the final.

Junior Eurovision:

In 2017, the talented young singer Misha was selected to represent Armenia with the song Boomerang which was once again performed in English and Armenian. Misha was a confident performer, and managed to perform his song all while on a boomerang hoverboard! It didn’t quite reach the heights of previous Armenian entries, but still managed to finish in 6th place overall.

Which is your Best of the Bunch? Vote below!

2018

Eurovision:

Through a national selection, it was decided that Sevak Khanagyan would represent Armenia with his song Qami. It was the first time at Eurovision that an Armenian song would be performed completely in the Armenian language. The stage show was kept simple to let the song shine, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to send Armenia to the final. For the second time in their history up until that point, Armenia had failed to qualify, with Sevak finishing in 15th place in the semi-final.

Junior Eurovision:

Armenia decided to also hold a national final for Junior Eurovision, and there were so many good options, but L.E.V.O.N won the competition with his song of the same name. It was a catchy upbeat number that even featured the spelling of his name as part of the lyrics! It was loved by some fans, and not by others, and despite another confident Junior Eurovision performance, this turned out to be the lowest result for Armenia at Junior Eurovision – still, and impressive 9th place meaning that Armenia is yet to place lower than the Top 10 at the contest.

Which is your Best of the Bunch? Vote below!

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