Armenia was the first country to announce their Eurovision contestant Srbuk this year, but they waited until the last week to present the song ‘Walking Out’. Srbuk will be opening the second semi final of this year’s song contest. She talked to A Bit of Pop Music about her song, what the stage show will look like and her Eurovision favourites.
What is the message behind your song ‘Walking Out’?
“It is a song about my personal life and a personal love story. Therefore it is very dear to me. I think the message itself has an interesting quality, because I believe a lot of people will relate to it. For me it is important that other people can find themselves in what I sing about. It is great if it resonates with the public, but I will have to wait and see how people will react in May. I hope people will love the song as much as I do!”
Has it always been your dream to represent Armenia in Eurovision?
“I always dreamt of going to Eurovision, because it is this big and exciting thing for me. It is such an honour to be part of this huge celebration and even to be in Amsterdam with you guys right now doing interviews. It has been an amazing experience so far and I can’t wait to see what more is to come.”
Which song from the history of the Eurovision Song Contest do you love so much you would like to do a cover?
“Can I pick two? I would go with Loreen’s ‘Euphoria’ (Sweden 2012) and ‘Molitva’ by Marija Serifovic (Serbia 2007).”
Who do you see as your biggest competition in this year’s contest?
“It is going to be a tough competition because there are loads of good songs out there! If I have to choose I would definitely say the Dutch song ‘Arcade’ by Duncan Laurence. I immediately fell in love with it after hearing the first few notes. I also love the Italian entry by Mahmood. It is going to be an exciting contest this year!”
The music video for ‘Walking Out’ contains some powerful black and white visuals. Will we see something similar on stage in Tel Aviv?
“Of course we are going to try our best to make our stage show even better than what you have seen in the music video. We really want to try and translate the energy that we created in the music video to a powerful stage show that will impress people. We will be able to tell you more about it soon!”
What can we expect from you after Eurovision? Are you planning on releasing an album?
“I am currently working on an album. I will try my best to have a song and music video ready for after Eurovision. I hope the people will like it!”