28 July – The stars were the liars

Our friends in Armenia are definitely trying. They’ve mostly got into Grand Finals, but we all have bad days, don’t we? Even Sweden.

Back in 2018, 1TV of Armenia sent today’s birthday boy Սևակ Խանաղյան/Севак Ханагян/Sevak Khanagyan with a really pleasant ballad. He’d made it through a semi-final and final in Yerevan. He was up against some pretty tough/odd/baffling competition too. So off he went to the other end of Europe, up against some more tough/odd/baffling competition. Maybe it was the big time difference, but Sevak didn’t quite have what it took to cut-through the field and make it to the Saturday night bunfight. He did get similar scores from juries and televoters – that’s noteworthy these days when so many songs get most of their votes from one of the other. But it did mean he could point and laugh at what he saw on the Saturday evening.

Sevak is 33 today.

Ծնունդդ շնորհավոր, Սևակ!

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