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March 30 2009

We will continue our daily presentations in the road to the Eurovision
Song Contest to take place in Moscow, Russia. The three shows taking
place in May will decide where we will head on next year.

Today we will be taking a look at Armenia whose entry "Nor Par"
penned by Vardan Zadoyan & Avet Barseghyan and composed by Mane
Hakobyan will be sung by the popular sisterly duo composed of Inga &
Anush. The duo who will be representing Armenia will be hoping to
continue their great past sucess being one of the better newcomer
nations in recent years. They will be singing in spot number 6.

The Selection The Armenian entry shall be sung by Inga and Anush
Arshakyans singing the song 'Jan Jan'. They entered the national
final held on 14th February. A massive 21 songs were presented. Inga
and Anush were triumphant scoring maximum points in both the jury and
tele-voting procedures. Mane Akopyan composed the song, with lyrics
written by Vardan Zadoyan and Avet Barseghyan.

The Artists Inga and Anush Arshakyans are sisters aged 27 and 28
are known exclusively in Armenia. They have also acted together in
the State Song Theatre of Armenia. Starting from 2003 they perform
also independently. They performed both in Armenia as well as abroad
in countries such as the United States of American, Tehran, London,
Paris, Russia and German amongst others.

The Song The song starts with a wail like Sirusho last year. It is
a very ethnic track, something I would expect to listen to walking
the streets of Armenia. I think it is certainly a charming and
their voices aren't bad, but I do find that it is often more like
two people shouting at each other, which was pretty much the case
at the national final. I really do like the how ethnic this song is,
but clumsy lyrics make the flow of the song a bit awkward at times. I
think it would be a hit in Armenia and the video is a bit plain and
simple but they look all look like they are having fun including
all those dancers. So. You do have to admire that this song is one
of few that isn't trying to be a generic pop or rock song or even
a ballad. Inga and Anush have created a genuine Armenia song, which
was the original idea for Eurovision as it is to show everyone the
culture and music of your country and I really admire them for sending
this. The song isn't amazing so I'd have to say good, not great. I
can't see it winning but Eastern countries will love it due to its
originality ad similarity to the region. I'd love to see it in the
final and I am pretty sure it will be.

We wish Inga & Anush the best of luck in the semifinal hoping to
make it to the final for the fourth time in their four year tenure
in order to start off their campaign to bring it home.