Without Your Love (André song)

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Armenia "Without Your Love"
Eurovision Song Contest 2006 entry
Country Armenia
Artist(s) André
Language English
Composer(s) Armen Martirosyan
Lyricist(s) Catherine Bekian
Finals performance
Semi-final result 6th
Semi-final points 150
Final result 8th
Final points 129
Appearance chronology
"Anytime You Need" (2007) ►

"Without Your Love" was the Armenian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006, Armenia's debut at the Contest. Performed in English by André, it opened the semi-final (being followed by Bulgaria's Mariana Popova singing "Let Me Cry") before being performed last in the final (following Sibel Tüzün's "Süper Star" for Turkey), having qualified in 6th position with 150 points.

In the final, André received 129 points, including the maximum 12 from Russia and 10 from Turkey, to finish 8th and ensure Armenia an automatic final berth for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007.

The song itself is an energetic dance number, with influences of the ethnic styles which have proven popular over recent years (BBC commentator Terry Wogan referred to the song as having "a whiff of the souk" about it). Indeed, comparisons have been drawn to Sertab Erener's performance in 2003, as the presentation involved what were variously referred to as "ropes", "braces" and "tapes" with which André and his dancers would suspend each other at different points of the song.

It was succeeded as Armenian representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 by Hayko with "Anytime You Need".

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Preceded by
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Armenian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest
2006
Succeeded by
Anytime You Need