It's always daunting being first on in a song contest. It's bad enough if you get the Saturday night gig. But if you get first on in the first semi-final, you must be really worried. It's long been the graveyard of many an eager performer.
Luckily for today's birthday boy Արամ Mp3/Aram MP3 (né Արամ Սարգսյան/Aram Sargsyan) had that certain something to make the viewers of his semi-final sit up and take notice. He finished fourth on that distant Tuesday night. Naturally that meant singing for at least three minutes on the Saturday night, And what do you know, he finished fourth again. He therefore equalled his country's best ever finish in our favourite TV show. We're still awaiting that trip to Yerevan, but maybe it'll happen in 2023.
Aram is 37 today.
ծնունդդ շնորհավոր, Արամ!