Anytime You Need

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Armenia "Anytime You Need"
ESC 2007 Armenia - Hayko - Anytime you need.jpg
Eurovision Song Contest 2007 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Languages
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Karen Kavaleryan (english part), Hayko (armenian part)
Finals performance
Final result
8th
Final points
138
Appearance chronology
◄ "Without Your Love" (2006)   
"Qélé, Qélé" (2008) ►

"Anytime You Need" was the Armenian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, performed in English and Armenian by Hayko. This was the first occasion on which the Armenian language was used in a Contest entry.

The song is a ballad. Hayko addresses himself to his lover, telling her that while other relationships end, theirs will endure. He explains that "All I'll ever do is watch over you". He promises her that he will be there whenever she calls "crying with the blues" and that he will "dry your tears when you cry". The final lines of the song are delivered in Armenian, and feature a similar profession of love, with Hayko singing that he will be "always with you".

The performance featured Hayko standing in the centre of the stage in front of an artificial tree. There were two backing musicians, one of whom was described by BBC commentator Terry Wogan as looking like a "red Indian".

Due to Armenia having finished the previous Contest in the top ten, the song was automatically qualified for the final. Here, it was performed twenty-third (following Turkey's Kenan Doğulu with "Shake It Up Shekerim" and preceding Moldova's Natalia Barbu with "Fight"). At the close of voting, it had received 138 points, placing 8th in a field of 24. This was the exact position Armenia had finished on debut in 2006.

See also[edit]

Preceded by
Without Your Love
Armenian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest
2007
Succeeded by
Qélé, Qélé