Armenia 2011 : Emmy

Emmy {copyright : eurovision.tv}
Artist name: 
Emmy
Song title: 
Boom Boom
Song writer(s): 
Hayk Harutyunyan / Hayk Hovhannisyan / Sosi Khanikyan
Year: 
2011
Language: 
English
Country: 
Armenia
Starting position semi-final 1: 
4
Rank in semi-final 1: 
12
Points in semi-final 1: 
54
About the song: 
The winning entry Boom Boom is composed by Hayk Harutyunyan and Hayk Hovhannisyan with the lyrics penned by Sosi Khanikyan. It's an uptempo number, though arguably not as immediately catchy as for example Qele Qele or Apricot Stone and musically somewhat weaker. There are Latino influences clearly audible in the song, accompanied by a cha-cha rhythm. The lyrics tell of emotions felt when you're in love, how a relationship can become love-hate and the feeling of what a kiss can give (hence the title of the song).
About the participant: 

Emmy was born Emma Bejanyan in 1984. Coming from a family with a musical background, it was only natural that music would become Emmy's biggest passion. Already at an early age, she gained significant exposure in her native Armenia, following the release of her debut song Hastayan in 1993. At the age of 10, her success was further cemented when she won the prize for best singer in the Asup Song Contest. From then onwards, her career really took off, with her taking part in numerous competitions all over Europe, garnering many accollades.

She studied music at the Sayat-Nova Musical School as well as at the Yerevan State Conservatory, specializing in jazz vocals.

Besides her career as a solo singer, Emmy is well known as a member of the group Hayer from 1994 until 2000. During her career, she has released three studio albums and has also figured in many prominent and popular TV shows. Emmy is considered by many to be something of a national treasure, an icon and is often referred to as Armenia's pop princess.

The talented young singer has also played a key role in the founding of an organization, the Emmy-B Production Center, which aims to help promote young musicla talent in Armenia. Representing Armenia is the latest stepstone in her plan for career development. She attempted to represent Armenia last year with Mihran and Let Me Hear You Say, coming second to Eva Rivas with Apricot Stone. No doubt all of Armenia will be tuning in in May to see how she fares in Düsseldorf.

About the selection: 

Prior to the announcement that Emmy was the chosen candidate for Armenia in Düsseldorf, her name had already figured regularly in the national media as a prospective candidate. Armenian broadcaster ARMTV finally confirmed that Emmy had been chosen internally on the 11th of December. At the same time, it was also announced that the song Emmy would sing would be selected using the same method as with Sirusho in 2008, with a televised song selection to be held. Composers were invited by ARMTV to submit their entries with a deadline set initially until January the 15th. The deadline was then extended until the 23rd of January.

With the four selected candidate songs revealed by ARMTV on February the 10th, the date for the national final was originally set for the 19th later that month. The date would however be changed, with the selection rescheduled for the 26th of February. At the same time the broadcaster made public the names of the four composers whose songs had been chosen for the final. Further drama ensued when the final was postponed for a second time, until the 5th of March, following the death of Emmy's father, the well known
musician and sculptor David Bejanyan.

The event finally went ahead as planned on the 5th of March, with the winning song being chosen through a combination of 50% televoting and 50% jury votes. There were quite a lot of negative reactions from fans following the victory of Boom Boom as Emmy's entry, which led to ARMTV publishing the full voting results. These showed that Boom Boom had in fact been the favourite of both
the viewing public (with almost 42% of the vote, compared to runner up Ayo, which received a 32% share of the vote), as well as being the jury favourite, with Ayo once again coming in second place.

Lyrics: 

My days and nights are passing
Long hours are running
But we are still fighting
Ay ay ay

The love is still so shining
Why are we denying?
I really don't know why.
Ay ay ay

Come and take my hand now don't be shy (don’t be shy)
And let's try to hold our spirits high

CH:1
Boom boom
Chucka chucka
Your kisses like a like a

Boom boom
Chucka chucka
Your love is like a like a

I wanna say that one thing is true
I'm in love with you

CH:2
Boom boom
Chucka chucka
Your kisses like a like a

Boom boom
Chucka chucka
Your love is like a like a

I wanna say that one thing is true
I'm in love with you


Verse 2:

I know that love cannot lie
I wanna give you a new try
So there's no need to cry
Ay ay ay

And if you want we can fly
High up to the sky-ay
Just you and I
Ay ay ay ay

Come and take my hand now don't be shy(don't be shy)
And let's try to hold our spirits high

CH:
Boom boom
Chucka chucka
Your kisses like a like a

Boom boom
Chucka chucka
Your love is like a like a

I wanna say that one thing is true (true)
I'm in love with you

CH:
Boom boom
Chucka chucka
Your kisses like a like a

Boom boom
Chucka chucka
Your love is like a like a

I wanna say that one thing is true
I'm in love with you

You are the strongest fighter,
(Boom boom boom)
you`re the king for me,yeah
( I’m in love with you)
It’s time to win me in the ring of love, babe, babe...

CH:
Boom boom
Chucka chucka
Your kisses like a like a

Boom boom
Chucka chucka
Your love is like a like a

I wanna say that one thing is true
I'm in love with you

CH:
Boom boom
Chucka chucka
Your kisses like a like a

Boom boom
Chucka chucka
Your love is like a like a

I wanna say that one thing is true
I'm in love with you.


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