On 1st February 2023, Brunette was announced by the broadcaster AMPTV as the act representing Armenia at the Eurovision Song Contest. What can we expect from this talented singer-songwriter in Liverpool? Let’s take a further look at one of Armenia’s most exciting up-and-coming artists.
Who Is Brunette?
At just 21 years old, Brunette (real name Elen Yeremyan) is already making a name for herself in Armenia. She has been performing since the age of 4 and has been writing her own music from the age of 15. Despite being a relatively new artist, Brunette already has some successful songs in her back catalogue; her songs ‘Smoke Break‘ and ‘Bac kapuyt achqerd‘ have acquired over 8 million views on YouTube collectively. She also collaborated with the non-profit Nvak Foundation to release her debut single ‘Love the Way You Feel’ at the age of 18 in September 2019.
Brunette’s current style of music is mellow yet captivating, experimenting with elements of lo-fi and rap in some songs. This makes her teaser video for Eurovision 2023 even more interesting – the backing track used is a lot heavier than her usual sound, with the writing ‘I just wanna make art’ showcased across her body. Could Eurovision be her opportunity to present a new style of music?
“I am happy to share the news with you. I just create music, and this time I will share it with the European audience.”Brunette to Eurovision.tv
Several of Brunette’s song also include lyrics in both English and Armenian, so we’re not ruling out the possibility of a bilingual song. This could be the first time Armenia bring their national language to the contest since 2018.
Hovhannes Movsisyan, The Executive Director of AMPTV, mentioned the post-contest success of the 2022 Armenian entry, Rosa Linn’s ‘Snap’, when announcing Brunette as their 2023 representative. ‘Snap’ is currently the second most streamed Eurovision song of all time behind ‘Arcade’ by Duncan Laurence.
“Last year, sending a young artist to Eurovision was justified. The song is still successful and captivates millions of fans. I hope this year we will surprise the European audience with a unique Armenian artist.”Hovhannes Movsisyan, AMPTV selection announcement
It’s expected that we will hear Brunette’s song for Liverpool in March 2023.
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