Armenia at Eurovision
Armenia has entered the Eurovision Song Contest 13 times since 2006, only missing the contest twice. They withdrew from the competition in 2012 citing security concerns in the host city, Baku, and in 2021, due to social and political crises in the country in the aftermath of the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war. Armenia has qualified for the final 10 times, with its best result fourth which it achieved twice with Sirusho in 2008 and Aram Mp3 in 2014. They made the Top 10 seven times. Athena Manoukian was the last Armenian participant with “Chains On You” at the canceled 2020 contest.
Entry 2022: Rosa Linn – ‘Snap’
Semi-Final: Rosa Linn will compete in 17th position in Semi-Final 1
My ranking on the Eurovision scoreboard: 21st
Ranking odds of winning: 19th
(as of April 13, 2022)
About the artist
Roza Kostandyan was born in 2000 and is professionally known as Rosa Linn. She was born and raised in Vanadzor, in northern Armenia. She is an indie-pop influenced singer, songwriter and record producer of the 1980s and 1990s. Rosa Linn has been playing the piano since the age of 6 and in 2013 she participated in the Armenian national selection for the Concours Eurovision de la Chanson Junior with the song ‘Gitem’. Rosa performs in English and Russian and her goal is to be Armenia’s first global music artist.
About the song
“Snap” was written by Linn herself with Larzz Principato, Jeremy Dusoulet, Allie Crystal, Tamar Kaprelian (who competed in Eurovision in 2015 for Armenia) and Courtney Harrell.
Tamar Kaprelian is a former Eurovision contestant for Armenia when she performed as part of Geneology in 2015. Courtney Harrell has written songs for Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Kelly Rowland, Mary J. Blige, among others. She is a Grammy Award winner and has had several nominations. She participated in season 11 of the American edition of The Voice. Larzz Principato, Jeremy Dusoulet and Allie Crystal are all top musicians and producers in the American music industry. The song is about getting out of a failed relationship and feeling frustrated when people expect someone to move on with a snap of their fingers. The process is not always so simple. It takes time to think.
“I think we’ve all been at a tipping point, where it felt like there was no way out and the whole world was falling apart around you. You start to question everything, including understood yourself. I’ve been there. And what I realized was that I had the strength to shape my reality – it just took getting out of my own way and finding inner peace. It’s about self-love and acceptance that you are enough. Writing ‘Snap’ has been a form of therapy for me and I hope it can be for others who are also going through times. difficult.
How was Rosa Linn chosen for Eurovision?
Rosa Linn was selected internally by Armenia Public Television (AMPTV), the Armenian broadcaster of the Eurovision Song Contest. She was announced as the chosen entrant on March 11, 2022, with “Snap” officially released on March 19, 2022 along with the official music video.
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Armenia will play semi-final 1 on May 10 (European time) in Turin.