Eva Rivas

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Eva Rivas
Eva Rivas ESC 2010 conference.jpg
Eva Rivas in Oslo, May 2010
Background information
Birth nameValeria Alexandrovna Reshetnikova-Tsatouryan
Born (1987-07-13) 13 July 1987 (age 32)
Rostov-on-Don, Russian SFSR, USSR
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active1994–present

Valeria Alexandrovna Reshetnikova-Tsatouryan (Russian: Валерия Александровна Решетникова-Цатурян, Armenian: Վալերիա Ռուստետնիկովա-Ծատուրյան; born 13 July 1987), better known by her stage name Eva Rivas, is a Russian-Armenian singer. She represented Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song "Apricot Stone". In 2014, Rivas was a judge on the third season of The Voice of Armenia.[1]

Early life[edit]

Rivas was born and raised in Rostov-on-Don to an Armenian mother and a father of Russian and Greek descent. She took the stage name Eva Rivas from her Greek great-grandmother.[2] Growing up in Rostov, she sang in the Armenian "Arevik" ensemble.

Career[edit]

Eurovision Song Contest[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."[3] 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.[4]

To promote her song that year, Rivas visited, prior to the contest, some European countries. 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;[5] however, ultimately Armenia did not participate that year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "«Հայաստանի ձայնը-3». Եվա Ռիվասը գտավ իր «քրոջը»". style.news.am.
  2. ^ Eva Rivas Biography.
  3. ^ Brey, Marco (14 February 2010). "Eva Rivas to represent Armenia!". EBU. Retrieved 14 February 2010. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "Scoreboard: Eurovision Song Contest 2010 Final". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Pick me again: Eva Rivas reveals Eurovision 2012 ambition - Arts and Culture". ArmeniaNow.com. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Inga and Anush Arshakyan
with "Jan Jan"
Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2010
Succeeded by
Emmy
with "Boom Boom"