Tag: Armenia at Eurovision

Srbuk for Armenia 2019

Srbuk for Armenia 2019

🇦🇲 Armenia 2019 / “Walking Out”

Photograph by AMPTV

Semi Final 2 | 16th Place | 49 points | Did Not Qualify

Srbuk, who’s real name is Srbuhi Sargsyan, was chosen internally and announced as Armenia‘s representative by AMPTV for Tel Aviv 2019 in late 2018, the first artist to be announced. Her song, “Walking Out”, was the last song to be revealed for the contest. She first came to light when competing in X-Factor Armenia and was apart of the band Allusion before splitting off to her solo career in 2016.

“Walking Out” follows the breaking point of an abusive, burdensome love that you invested so much into with so little return. Srbuk prompts answerless questions about her own worth and if she’s willing to put up with endless stream of pain in relationship in the verses, whereupon in the chorus she finds the strength to break it all off and focus on moving on.

Srbuk, while still a relatively fresh artist, has worked with music since she was young, studying at the Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan. Upon becoming the runner-up of X-Factor Armenia in 2011 saw her career take off. She founded the band Allusion afterwards to play with her at gigs, and later released the single “Yete Karogh Es” (Եթե կարող ես) (English: If You Can) in 2016. In 2018, she competed in the Voice of Ukraine, finishing fourth, and released her second single “Half a Goddess”.

Watch “Walking Out” below, and follow Srbuk on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Listen to “Yete Kerogh Es” and “Half a Goddess” on Spotify.