16 March 2014

Eurovision 2014: Armenia: Not Alone

Aram MP3
Armenia has finally revealed its Eurovision song for this year and I have to say that it's turning out to be one of my favourites.

Aram MP3 (a silly pseudonym for Aram Sargsyan) brings us Not Alone, a powerful ballad that has its fair share of dubstep thrown in for good measure.

It starts off quietly with piano and strings and builds throughout its three minutes. With the addition of drums and brass, it becomes quite intense as the song progresses. In some respects, it feels as if it needs more time to give the listener a credible ending. It just stops. Having said that, it is powerful and kinda reminiscent of Michael Jackson's The Earth Song in its construction.

However, it's another of those songs which is very dependent on how well its staging and live vocals turn out to be in its semi-final. It already has some traction among hardcore Eurovision fans, but how the performance will translate to the casual viewer is anybody's guess.

I'm hoping they will allow it to qualify for the final, where I can see it doing very well. A top 10 (or even 5) placing is not out of the question.

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