Armenia Places seventh in Eurovision Song Contest
Armenia Places seventh in Eurovision Song Contest –
(Radio Liberty, The Telegraph) – Armenia’s representative to the Eurovision 2016 song contest, Iveta Mukuchyan, finished in seventh place in the final round of the contest held in Stokholm Saturday night.
Ukraine won Eurovision with a political song about something with intense personal meaning to the singer, Jamala. It’s a song about Stalin’s forced deportation of Crimean Tatars, including members of Jamala’s own family, in 1944.
Jamala, whose full name is Susana Dzhamaladinova, was born in Kyrgyzstan in 1983, where her family settled after her father’s parents endured the deportation. Jamala and her father are Muslims, while her mother is a Christian of Armenian descent.
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