2000 and Whatever – Armenia

We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019.

In collaboration with ESCDaily, we will be reviewing some of their 21st Century favourites, while over on their site, you will find their reviews of our favourites!

Below our reviews, you will find a poll where you can vote for your favourite Eurovision entry from the 21st Century.


Anita Reviews Dennis’ 21st Century Favourite

Aram Mp3 – Not Alone | 4th place, 174 points (Final)

I remember Armenia going into the 2014 contest as one of the favourites to win, and listening to the studio version of the song, I could definitely see why. Not Alone is a strong entry from Armenia, and I particularly love how the song builds from the first verse into the chorus. It’s one of those build-ups where you know something epic is coming.

The only problem I have is with the live performance of the song. Aram Mp3 took a while to warm up in the live performance, and that whole first verse was a bit of a trainwreck. He hits the bigger notes well, which redeems the performance, but it’s still hard to forget the vocal sins of the first verse. Despite that, I remember loving this song back in 2014, and although I wouldn’t necessarily listen to it nowadays, I can still appreciate the song.

Joshua Reviews Brandon’s 21st Century Favourite

Sirusho – Qele, Qele | 4th place, 199 points (Final)

This is one of the most iconic Eurovision entries of the 2000s. Sirusho appears to be straining with her vocals, but that is covered up by the indisputable catchy nature of this song. The ethnic Armenian musical influence is ‘Qele, Qele’s’ biggest strength. I love watching Eurovision for songs like this, where I can be transported to that country for three minutes. One of Armenia’s best entries, and a deserved 4th place.

What does the ESCDaily team think of our 21st Century favourites? Make sure to head over to escdaily.com to find out!

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