Eurovision 2023 Armenia profile: 'Future Lover' by Brunette
Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Since debuting at Eurovision in 2006, Armenia has racked up a total of 14 appearances at the Contest - including seven Top 10 finishes. Their best results came in 2008 and 2014 when they finished fourth, with 'Qélé, Qélé' by Sirishu and 'Not Alone' by Aram Mp3 respectively. Last year's Armenian entry, 'Snap' by Rosa Linn, finished 20th in the Grand Final but has gone on to become one of the most streamed Eurovision songs of all-time, with more than a half-billion streams on Spotify.
2023 Entry: Brunette - 'Future Lover'
Brunette will compete in the first half the second semi-final (2nd in the running order)
My Eurovision Scoreboard ranking: 10th
Odds to win ranking: 12th
(Rankings as of 18 April 2023)
About the artist
Born Elen Yeremyan, Brunette has been performing since she was a child, and writing her own music since she was a teenager.
Her debut single, 'Love The Way You Feel', came out in 2019, and a further string of solo releases have achieved significant play on social media.
The 22-year-old has also spent time as part of live covers band Project 12 and girl group En Aghjiknery.
The Yerevan-based artist is a beneficiary of the Nvak Foundation, an Armenian not-for-profit that supports developing artists from underrepresented parts of the world to reach new audiences. The foundation is the brainchild of Geneology band member Tamar Kaprelian, and has also lent support to last year's Armenian act, Rosa Linn.
About the song
Brunette will perform 'Future Lover' at Eurovision in Liverpool, described as an ode to the perfect partner that Brunette one day hopes to meet. While predominantly in English, the song's final refrain is in her native Armenian. The lyrics of the song are largely inspired by quotes Brunette found on social media platform Tumblr. Brunette has also described the influence her experience of mental ill-health had on the composition, describing its structure as akin to the panic attacks she has experienced.
How Brunette was selected for Eurovision
The internal selection to choose Armenia's 2023 representative began shortly after the country wrapped hosting duties for Junior Eurovision last year. Brunette was announced as the chosen artist in February. Armenian broadcaster AMPTV has put on record their intention to continue sending young up-and-coming artists to Eurovision, citing the success of Rosa Linn in 2022 as proof this approach is working.
Armenia will compete in semi-final 2 on May 11 (European time) in Liverpool.
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