EuroVision Song Contest: Armenia: The Eva Rivas Interview

March 19 2010

Eva Rivas, the Armenian hopeful for the Eurovision Song Contest in
Oslo spoke to, sharing her emotions, feelings and news
with our readers.

Dear Eva, congratulations on winning the national final in Armenia
and having the opportunity to represent your country in the Eurovision
Song Contest 2010.

1. First of all we would like to know how do you feel now, being
the Armenian hopeful in Eurovision 2010? Please, tell us about your

Thank you very much for your congratulations! I am very glad,that
the whole world is starting to listen to our wonderful song! I had
an explosion of different positive feelings and emotions at that
moment,but the main feeling i had and have till now is HAPPINESS,
because this is a huge honour for me to represent my native country
Armenia in the Eurovision song contest,which has been my favourite
for many years since my childhood! I had a dream,and now it is real…

2. Can you tell us please what does the song Apricot Stone mean for
you? Please describe the song exactly how you feel about it.

This is a very personal song for me. First of all because this lyrics
is based on my own life story. These are the feelings that can live
in the very core of the heart of every Armenian in diaspora. Second
and the most important thing is that this song is not only about
Armenians, but also about every person who loves his native country.

And i think that this is a key to success in this contest. Performing
it I feel love to my country and to all the people who gave me a
chance to show it to the whole world.

3. What about the attitude of people in Armenia, in Europe? Do you
already feel that your song is popular among the Europeans?

This is a big compliment for me. I knew that the song will be a
success, but did not expect such a huge success, and so immediately
from the very beginning … this may pave the way to victory? A Big
Thank You to all Europeans, that they loved our nice song. We want
to share our Apricot with the whole world.

4. Eva, let’s speak about the promo tours. Which countries have you
already visited after winning the national final and which countries
do you plan to visit until the contest?

Until now I went to Ukraine for the promo tour but, as my promo
tour officially starts a little later, respectively, soon we will
only begin to "get acquainted" with all countries. Unfortunately,
I cannot tell you how many countries I am going to visit, because I
don’t make the timetable for a promo tour. But I hope that in such
a short time I will be able to visit all the countries!

5. We know that a brand new version of Apricot Stone is going to
be presented soon and Eurovision Song Contest fans are impatiently
waiting for it. Can you reveal the date of the song presentation?

I am so sorry, my dear friends! I cannot tell you that. And the only
reason is that I don’t know. Only my producer knows! But I can tell
you one thing – the song has become much more powerful and exciting!

6. We know you will be working with very professional backing vocalists
on the stage in Eurovision. Are you pleased with the new work done
together? What can you tell us about your backing vocalists?

Each one of my back-vocalists is absolutely a professional singer
with a beautiful,strong , individual voice. We immediately worked
out nicely together and created a masterpiece, for which I am very
grateful to them! In addition to the professionalism each of them has
a great,kind loving heart. And this is the key to our success. This
is where we all are alike. And this is our key to the victory.

7. Of course it is early to tell about the show which is going to
be staged in Oslo,but can you tell anything about the show? Do you
already know what show will represent Armenia in Oslo?

Sorry, this is going to be a huge surprise…I am sure you’ll like it!

8. Have you already listened to the other songs which will compete
this year in Oslo? Do you have any favourites?

I don’t want to listen to the other songs, because maybe one of them
will make me worried. And now i am very calm and full of strength.

These are the feelings that will accompany me to Oslo!

9. And finally, please tell something to our readers, as you have
many fans among them!

My Dear friends! Thank you very much for your support! Thank you very
much that you like our wonderful song! I hope that you will sing it
along with me for many years. This is the most important thing for me,
first of all this is going to be my victory. I am very happy that i was
chosen to represent Armenia! Of course I understand that this is also
a great responsibility and you may be afraid that i will disappoint
you! But you must know, i am full of strength and assurance, that I
will be able to perform at the highest level and I hope you will be
proud of me!.. . thanks Eva Rivas for the interview and wishes her best
of luck in the contest!

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