Eva Rivas in Oslo, May 2010
|Birth name||Valeriya Reshetnikova-Tsaturyan|
13 July 1987 |
Rostov-on-Don, Russian SFSR, USSR (now Russia)
|Associated acts||Ruben Matevosyan, Armenia Production|
Rivas was born and raised in Rostov-on-Don to an Armenian mother and a father of Armenian, Russian and Greek descent. She took the stage name Eva Rivas from her Greek great-grandmother. Growing up in Rostov, she sang in the Armenian "Arevik" ensemble.
Eurovision Song Contest 2010
On 14 February 2010, Rivas won the Armenian National Final and went on to represent Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song "Apricot Stone." She was placed sixth in the semi-final and advanced to the final where she performed 21st in the line-up and placed seventh with a total of 141 points.
To promote her song that year, Rivas visited, prior to the contest, some European countries. The Netherlands was one of them, on 2 May 2010 she visited an Armenian church in Almelo. Together with Van Woudenbergh she planted an apricot stone.
Rivas plans to continue to travel around Europe, promoting her song and making new ones. She had wished to represent Armenia again in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012; however, ultimately Armenia did not participate that year.
- Eva Rivas Biography.
- Brey, Marco (2010-02-14). "Eva Rivas to represent Armenia!". EBU. Retrieved 2010-02-14.
- "Scoreboard: Eurovision Song Contest 2010 Final". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 2011-05-22.
- "Pick me again: Eva Rivas reveals Eurovision 2012 ambition - Arts and Culture". ArmeniaNow.com. Retrieved 2012-08-12.
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|Awards and achievements|
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|Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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