It was a song selection night for Emmy, Armenia’s representative at Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Dusseldorf. Four songs were on offer. Song No. 1 “Hi” was too bad to even attempt at commenting on. Then it was “Boom-boom”. It truly was boom-boom. Nothing more. Nothing less. Boom-boom. "Goodbye" was relatively good but could be difficult for Eurovision considering the voice range it required and lack of uplifting catchy tunes.
AYO was the best song on offer. It was by far the best. It suited Emmy’s voice and style. It was a possible hit.
Ironically, with “Boom Boom”, Emmy got a song she didn’t even want. During one of her recent interviews, Emmy revealed that the song AYO by DerHova stood out as it was not written simply for the Eurovision. It was written for her, as it suited her style and voice. Yes, it did. This was the clearest possible message Emmy could put forward to her fans, public and jury re her preferences.
It was 50% public vote, 50% jury. I do not know, as of now, who were the judges but my understanding is that they voted for Boom-boom too. I was shocked, along with all of my friends who were following the selection process. I felt embarrassed. In fact, “embarrassment” is an understatement re Armenia Eurovision song selection. It was a major fail. What has happened to the taste of mainstream public voters and jury? Rhetorical question, I know...
I feel sorry for Emmy. She got robbed of her chance to perform the song she wanted.
This song (Boom-boom, yes?) is so bad that I wish we won’t get passed through to the final. Less people view the semi. Less embarrassment.
I was thinking of being present at Eurovision Song Contest this year in Dusseldorf. Not anymore. There is absof*ckinglutely no way that I would ever like to be associated with the song like “Boom-boom”. Even with the VIP tickets. Not only I will not be going to Germany, I will not go out to a Eurovision party in London too. I will feel too embarrassed for all the fun people will be making listening to Boom-boom. And I will feel sorry for Emmy. She does not deserve this.
I never thought I would say this (ever) re Armenia entry at Eurovision. What I will say now has nothing to do with Emmy. It has to do with the song. For the first time ever, I will not vote for Armenia. For the first time ever, I will not support Armenia’s entry for Eurovision.
There is this Facebook page set up WE don't want BOOM BOOM to Eurovision. I do not think it is possible to change the song after the selection is done. But if there is 1 in million chance to do so, Armenian organisers must.