Eva Rivas

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Eva Rivas
Eva Rivas ESC 2010 conference.jpg
Eva Rivas in Oslo, May 2010
Background information
Birth name Valeriya Reshetnikova-Tsaturyan
Born (1987-07-13) 13 July 1987 (age 27)
Rostov-on-Don, Russian SFSR, USSR (now Russia)
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer
Years active 1994–present
Associated acts Ruben Matevosyan, Armenia Production
Website Official website

Eva Rivas (Armenian: Եվա Ռիվաս, Russian: Ева Ривас; born Valeria Alexandrovna Reshetnikova-Satouryan, Russian: Валерия Александровна Решетникова-Цатурян, 13 July 1987) is a Russian-Armenian singer.

Early life[edit]

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.[1] Growing up in Rostov, she sang in the Armenian "Arevik" ensemble.

Eurovision Song Contest 2010[edit]

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."[2] 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.[3]

To promote her song that year Rivas visited, prior to the contest, some European countries. The Netherlands was one of them, on the 2th of May 2010 she visitid an Armenian church in Almelo. Together with Van Woudenbergh she planted an Apricote 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;[4] however, ultimately Armenia did not participate that year.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eva Rivas Biography.
  2. ^ Brey, Marco (2010-02-14). "Eva Rivas to represent Armenia!". EBU. Retrieved 2010-02-14. 
  3. ^ "Scoreboard: Eurovision Song Contest 2010 Final". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  4. ^ "Pick me again: Eva Rivas reveals Eurovision 2012 ambition - Arts and Culture". ArmeniaNow.com. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Inga and Anush Arshakyans
with Jan Jan
Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2010
Succeeded by
Emma Bejanyan
with Boom Boom