AUSTRIAN SINGER MAY REPRESENT ARMENIA IN 2012 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST?
February 6, 2012 – 12:43 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – Rumors have recently been afloat on the Internet,
particularly in social media claiming Austrian singer Sankil Jones
may represent Armenia at 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.
A video by Jones titled “Fire” has already found a positive response
among fans of the contest. Sankil Jones, born to Lebanese and Austrian
parents, grew up in the U.S. From 5 years he performed in church choir,
also practiced African dances.
On January 17, the head of the Armenian delegation to Eurovision Gohar
Gasparyan said that Armenia’s participation in the contest proves
its full fledged membership in European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
Azerbaijan’s Ell/Nikki duet with Running Scared song won the Eurovision
2011. Italy’s Raphael Gualazzi with Madness Of Love song took second
place followed by Eric Saade from Sweden.
Armenia’s Emmy was knocked out of Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in
the May 10 seminal, although her performance of Boom Boom song was
met warmly by the audience at Arena stadium in Dusseldorf, Germany.