Hay Superstar

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Hay Superstar
Հայ Սուպերսթար
Hay-superstar-logo.jpg
Format Singer search
Created by Simon Fuller
Starring Michael Poghosyan
Naira Gurjianyan
Country of origin Armenia
Broadcast
Original channel Shant TV
Original run 2006 – present
External links
Website
Finalists
(with dates of elimination)
Season 1 (2006)
Susanna Petrosyan Winner
Anna Avetyan July 30
Mihran Tsarukyan Disqualified
Lilit Hovhannisyan July 5
Astghik Safaryan June 26
Narek Gevorgyan June 19
Mariam Movsisyan June 12
Narine Davtyan June 5
Emilia Zaqaryan May 29
Tatevik Hayrapetyan May 22
Lilit Ter-Vardanyan May 15
Season 2 (2006-07)
Lusine Aghabekyan Winner
Nare Gevorgyan April 8
Hasmik Papyan March 19
Jivan Khachatryan March 12
Heghine Shahumyan March 5
Anna Kostanyan February 26
Hayk Martirosyan February 19
Suzanna Ghazaryan February 5
Grigor Kyokchyan January 29
Seda Hoinanyan January 22
Liana Margaryan January 15
Marina Kartashyan December 25
Tigran Hovhannisyan December 25
Season 3 (2007-08)
Lusi Harutunyan Winner
Anahit Manasyan April 7
Sevak Xachatryan March 25
Diana Ser-Manukyan March 18
Hakob Chobanyan March 11
Meri Kopushyan February 25
Luse Saxatelyan February 11
Ani Berberyan February 4
Narine Dovlatyan January 28
Diana Grigoryan January 28
Siranush Manwelyan January 21
Tatevik Poghosyan January 21
Tatevik Anesyan January 14
Viktoria Arutyunyan January 14
Season 4 (2009-10)
Raffi Ohanian Winner
Raysa Avanessian 14 March
Suren Arustamyan 1 March
Gor Harutunyan 22 February
Iveta Mukuchyan 15 February
Hayk Petrosyan 8 February
Mariam Avetisyan 1 February
Pareli Amirxanyan 25 January
Eva Khazaryan 18 January
Yulya Zakarian 28 December
Anna Dovlatian 21 December
Meline Apoyan 21 December
Senik Barseghyan 14 December
Suzanna Melkonyan 14 December

Hay Superstar / Hye Superstar (Հայ Սուպերսթար) is the Armenian version of the British television hit show Pop Idol. It is a talent contest to find the best young singer in Armenia.

Summary[edit]

Season Year Winner Runner-up Third
One
2006
Susanna Petrosyan Anna Avetyan Mihran Tsarukyan
Two
2006-2007
Lusine Aghabekyan Nare Gevorgyan Hasmik Papyan
Three
2007-2008
Lusi Harutunyan Anahit Manasyan Sevak Xachatryan
Four
2009-2010
Raffi Ohanian Raisa Avanessian Suren Arustamyan
Five
2011
Sona Rubenyan Ervand Matevosyan Arthur Matsakyan

Season 1 (2006)[edit]

Auditions were held in Gyumri; Vanadzor; Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh, and Yerevan. The panel of judges for the show are Michael Poghosyan, Egor Glumov and Naira Gurjianyan.

The first season was aired on Shant from March to late July 2006, the second season started in November 2006 to early April 2007. Season three ran exactly one year later. After a break of one year, the competition returned with a 4th season from November 2009 to March 2010.

The first ever Hay Superstar was won by Susanna Petrosyan and Anna Avetyan was runner-up. Mihran Tsarukyan who was in the Final 2 was went out on suspicion of having manipulated the televote in his favour. The series elimination rounds went on from March to July 2006

Participants and dates of elimination

  • Susanna Petrosyan- Winner
  • Anna Avetyan - July 30, 2006
  • Mihran Tsarukyan - July 23,2006 /to leave voluntarily./
  • Lilit Hovhannisyan - July 3, 2006
  • Astghik Safaryan - June 26, 2006
  • Mariam Movsisyan - June 12, 2006
  • Narine Davtyan - June 5, 2006
  • Emilia Zaqaryan - May 29, 2006
  • Tatevik Hayrapetyan - May 22, 2006
  • Lilit Ter-Vardanyan - May 15, 2006

Elimination chart:

Date Bottom Three
May 15 Lilit Ter-Vardanyan
May 22 Tatevik Hayrapetyan
May 29 Emilia Zaqaryan Narek Gevorgyan Astghik Safaryan
June 5 Narine Davtyan Anna Avetyan Mariam Movsisyan
June 12 Mariam Movsisyan (2) Narek Gevorgyan (2) Anna Avetyan (2)
June 19 Narek Gevoryan (3) Mihran Tsarukyan Lilit Hovhannisyan
June 26 Astghik Safaryan Lilit Hovhannisyan (2) Susanna Petrosyan
July 3 Lilit Hovhannisyan (3)
July 10 Anna Avetyan (3)
June 17 Anna Avetyan (4) Susanna Petrosyan

Season 2 (2006-2007)[edit]

The second series was broadcast starting 20 November 2006, with eliminations starting 25 December 2006. The final was on 8 April 2007. The winner was Lusine Aghabekyan, with Nare Gevorgyan runner-up and Hasmik Papyan third.

Participants and date of elimination

  • Lusine Aghabekyan - Winner
  • Nare Gevorgyan - April 8, 2007
  • Hasmik Papyan - March 19, 2007
  • Jivan Khachatryan - March 12, 2007
  • Heghine Shahumyan - March 5, 2007
  • Anna Kostanyan - February 26, 2007
  • Hayk Martirosyan - February 19, 2007
  • Suzanna Ghazaryan - February 5, 2007
  • Grigor Kyokchyan - January 29, 2007
  • Seda Hoinanyan - January 22, 2007
  • Liana Margaryan - January 15, 2007
  • Marina Kartashyan - December 25, 2006
  • Tigran Hovhannisyan - December 25, 2006

Themes:
December 25: Beatles Songs
January 15: Last Decade Hits
January 22: Russian Songs
January 29: Armenian Patriotism
February 5: Love Songs
February 19: 70s Hits
February 26: Armenian 80s Hits
March 5: Pop & Rock Songs
March 12: Armenian Classics
March 19: Solos & Duets
March 26: Final

Legend
Did Not Perform Female Male Semi Finalists Winner
Safe
First Save
Second Save
Last Save
Eliminated
Stage: Semi-Finals WC Finals
Week: 11/20 11/27 12/04 12/11 12/18 12/25 01/14 01/22 01/29 02/05 02/19 02/26 03/05 03/12 03/19 03/26
Place Contestants Results
1 Lusine Aghabekyan Elim 2nd Winner
2 Nare Gevorgyan 1st Runner-up
3 Hasmik Papyan 1st Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 2 Btm 3 Elim
4 Jivan Khachtryan Elim 1st Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
5 Heghine Shahumyan 2nd Btm 3 Btm 4 Btm 2 Elim
6 Anna Kostanyan Elim Adv Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 2 Elim
7 Hayk Mrtirosyan 1st Btm 4 Btm 2 Btm 2 Elim
8 Suzanna Ghazaryan 2nd Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
9 Grigor Kyokchyan 2nd Elim
10 Seda Hoinanyan Elim Adv Elim
11 Liana Margaryan 1st Elim
12-13 Tigran Hovhannisyan 2nd Elim
Marina Kartashyan Elim Adv

Season 3 (2007-2008)[edit]

The third series of Hay Superstar was broadcast on 1 December 2007 with the finals broadcast on April 7, 2008. The winner was Lusi Harutunyan.

Participants and dates of elimination

  • Lusi Harutunyan - Winner
  • Anahit Manasyan - April 7, 2008
  • Sevak Xachatryan - March 25, 2008
  • Diana Ser-Manukyan - March 18, 2008
  • Hakob Chobanyan - March 11, 2008
  • Meri Kopushyan - February 25, 2008
  • Luse Saghatelyan - February 11, 2008
  • Ani Berberyan - February 4, 2008
  • Narine Dovlatyan - January 28, 2008
  • Diana Grigoryan - January 28, 2008
  • Siranush Manwelyan - January 21, 2008
  • Tatevik Poghosyan - January 21, 2008
  • Tatevik Anesyan - January 14, 2008
  • Viktoria Arutyunyan - January 14, 2008

Themes:
January 14: Modern Pop Songs
January 21: Russian Songs
January 28: Armenian 70 & 80s Hits
February 4: N/A
February 11: N/A
February 25: Duets with Armenian Stars
March 11: National Songs of Ashughs
March 18: N/A
March 25: N/A
April 7: Final

Elimination chart:

Stage: Semi-Finals WC Finals
Week: 12/1 12/8 12/15 12/22 12/29 01/14 01/21 01/28 02/04 02/11 02/25 03/11 03/18 03/25 04/07
Place Contestants Results
1 Lusi Harutunyan IN Winner
2 Anahit Manasyan Elim Adv Btm 4 Runner-up
3 Sevak Xachatryan IN Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 2 Elim
4 Diana Ser-Manukyan IN Btm 4 Btm 2 Btm 2 Btm 3 Elim
5 Hakob Chobanyan Elim 1st Btm 3 Btm 2 Elim
6 Meri Kopushyan IN Btm 3 Elim
7 Luse Saghatelyan IN Btm 2 Elim
8 Ani Berberyan Elim Adv Elim
9-10 Diana Grigoryan IN Btm 4 Elim
Narine Dovlatyan IN
11-12 Tatevik Poghosyan Elim Adv Elim
Siranuysh Manvelyan Elim Adv Btm 3
13-14 Tatevik Avanesyan IN Elim
Viktoria Harutyunyan Elim 2nd

Season 4 (2009-2010)[edit]

After broadcasts were suspended for a full year, Hay Superstar returned for a fourth season at the end of 2009. The first broadcast was on 9 November 2009 and elimination rounds started on 14 December 2009. The series ended in March 2010.

List of participants eliminated with dates of elimination

  • Raffi Ohanyan - Winner
  • Raysa Avanesyan - 14 March, 2010
  • Suren Arustamyan - 1 March,2010
  • Gor Harutunyan - 22 February,2010
  • Iveta Mukuchyan - 15 February, 2010
  • Hayk Petrosyan - 8 February, 2010
  • Mariam Avetisyan - 1 February, 2010
  • Pareli Amirxanyan - 25 January,2010
  • Eva Khazaryan - 18 January, 2010
  • Yulya Zakarian - 28 December, 2009
  • Anna Dovlatian - 21 December, 2009
  • Meline Apoyan - 21 December, 2009
  • Senik Barseghyan - 14 December, 2009
  • Suzanna Melkonyan - 14 December, 2009

Themes:
December 14: N/A
December 21: 80 & 90s Hits
December 28: Elvis Presley and The Beatles songs
January 18: Pop rock
January 25: Patriotic songs
February 1: N/A
February 8: Armenian rock and pop-rock
February 15: Love Day
February 22: Armenian Variety Art & Folk Songs

Elimination chart


Stage: Semi-Finals WC Finals
Week: 11/09 11/16 11/23 11/30 12/14 12/21 12/28 01/18 01/25 02/01 02/08 02/15 02/22 03/01 03/14
Place Contestant Result
1 Raffi Ohanian IN Btm 2 Winner
2 Raysa Avanessian IN Btm 2 Btm 2 Runner-up
3 Suren Arustamyan IN Elim1 Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
4 Gor Harutunyan IN Elim
5 Iveta Mukuchyan Elim Adv Btm 4 Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 2 Elim
6 Hayk Petrosyan IN Btm 3 Btm 2 Btm 3 Elim
7 Mariam Avetisyan IN Btm 4 Elim2 Elim
8 Pareli Amirxanyan Elim Adv Btm 4 Btm 3 WD
9 Eva Khazaryan IN Btm 2 Elim
10 Yulya Zakarian Elim 1st Elim
11 Anna Dovlatian Elim Adv WD
12 Meline Apoyan IN Elim
13-14 Senik Barseghyan Elim Adv Elim
Suzanna Melkonyan IN
  • ^ After it was announced that Meline Apoyan and Suren Arustamyan were voted out, Anna quit the show by her own decision. So, Suren returned to the show according to the decision of 2 members of the jury Naira Gyurjinyan and Egor Glumov and the producer Andre Simonyan.
  • ^ After the announcement that Mariam Avetisyan was voted out, Pareli quit the show due to personal problems in Iran. Mariam returned to the show by decision of the producers' staff.
Legend
Did Not Perform Female Male Semi Finalists Winner
Safe
First Save
Second Save
Last Save
Eliminated

Season 5 (2011)[edit]

After broadcasts were suspended for a full year, Hay Superstar returned for a fifth season in October 2011. Audition rounds started being broadcast on 16 October 2011.

The live shows will be broadcast are on Sundays at 20:10 and there are three weekly diary shows on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 16:45.

The jury for season 5 are singer-songwriters André and Leila Saribekyan, presenter Avet Barsekhyan and actor, writer, director producer Garik Baboyan.[1]

Elimination chart

Legend
Did Not Perform Female Male Semi Finalists Winner
Safe
First Save
Last Save
Eliminated
Stage: Semi-Finals WC Finals
Week: 12/18 12/25 01/15 01/22 02/19 02/26 03/04 03/11 03/18 03/25 04/01 04/08 04/15 04/29
Place Contestant Result
1 Sona Rubenyan 1st Btm 2 Btm 2 Winner
2 Ervand Matevosyan 2nd Runner-up
3 Arthur Matsakyan Elim 2nd Btm 3 Btm 2 Elim
4 Araksya Amirkhanyan Jury Btm 2 Elim
5 Julieta Sargsyan Elim 1st Btm 2 Elim
6 Anahit Harutyunyan Jury Btm 3 Btm 2 Btm 2 Btm 2 Btm 3 Elim
7 Rima Farsyan Elim Jury Btm 3 Elim
8 Elizabet Adikyan Jury Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
9 Liana Aroyan 2nd Elim
10 Armen Mardanyan 1st Elim
11-12 Lilit Khachatryan 2nd Elim
Vardine Avagyan 1st
Wild
Card
Arlin Gharibyan Elim Elim
Gayane Avdalyan Elim
Margarita Mnatsakanyan Elim
Ovsanna Khublaryan Elim
Suren Poghosov Elim
Semi-
Final 3
Aida Qalantaryan Elim
Bejan Vardanyan
Semi-
Final 2
Ani Hovhannisyan Elim
Arevik Karapetyan
Armen Javalyan
Gourgen Sayadyan
Tamara Khachatryan

References in Popular Media[edit]

Moe Szyslak of The Simpsons referenced Hay Superstar as "Armenian Idol" and mentioned Egor Glumov in episode 23 of season 21, titled "Judge Me Tender", which aired on May 23, 2010.

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