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Single by Iveta Mukuchyan
Released30 March 2016 (2016-03-30)
  • Iveta Mukuchyan
  • Stephanie Crutchfield
  • Lilith Navasardyan
  • Levon Navasardyan
Iveta Mukuchyan singles chronology
"Ari Yar"
Eurovision Song Contest 2016 entry
Lilith Navasardyan, Levon Navasardyan
Iveta Mukuchyan, Stephanie Crutchfield
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Final result
Final points
Entry chronology
◄ "Face the Shadow" (2015)
"Fly with Me" (2017) ►

"LoveWave" is a song by Armenian singer Iveta Mukuchyan. Premiered on March 2, 2016, it was released as a single on March 30, 2016. It represented Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. "LoveWave" was written by Mukuchyan, Stephanie Crutchfield, Lilith Navasardyan and Levon Navasardyan. To promote the song, an accompanying music video was released and co-stars Mukuchyan and Swedish model Ben Dahlhaus.

Background and release[edit]

I wanted to sing about a feeling we all know and crave for. A feeling that creates and destroys, empowers and weakens, rips and completes. A feeling out of space and time, that is unpredictable as an ocean and powerful as a wave. A feeling that is worth fighting for. Love.

—Mukuchyan on "LoveWave".[1]

On October 13, 2015, the Public Television of Armenia announced Mukuchyan as the Armenian representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden.[2] On the same day, they also announced an open contest for songwriters from all over the world.[2] On December 31, 2015, the official YouTube channel of Eurovision uploaded a video, where Mukuchyan said: "We received songs from Canada, the United States, Sweden, Armenia, Germany - almost everywhere. We had amazing songs and it was really hard to decide which one to choose. I want to thank all the composers and producers."[3] In the video she also revealed that they have chosen the song, stating: "The one we chose touched me deep inside my heart. I didn't even know that a song could touch me like that."[3]

On February 19, 2016, the song's title and the release date were announced.[4] The lyrics of "LoveWave" is written by Mukuchyan and Stephanie Crutchfield, while it was composed by Lilith Navasardyan and Levon Navasardyan.[4] On March 2, 2016, the song was premiered by the Public Television of Armenia, and was uploaded to Eurovision's YouTube channel.[1] On March 30, 2016, the song was released for digital download on iTunes as a single.[5] An official remix of "LoveWave" by Rhannes premiered on May 4, 2016.[6]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "LoveWave" was separately shot in Germany and Armenia, and features Mukuchyan and Swedish model Ben Dahlhaus, who lives in Germany and is known for his work with famous fashion brands.[1] It is the production of the Public Television of Armenia and Germany's Black Sheep communications.[1] On February 19, 2016, an 18-second teaser of the video was uploaded to Mukuchyan's YouTube channel.[4] The video for "LoveWave" premiered on March 2, 2016.[1] On March 25, 2016, an official lyric video of the song was uploaded to Mukuchyan's YouTube channel.[7]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

On 25 January 2016, a special allocation draw was held which placed each country into one of the two semi-finals, as well as which half of the show they would perform in. Armenia was placed into the first semi-final, to be held on 10 May 2016, and was scheduled to perform in the first half of the show.[8] Mukuchyan performed "LoveWave" in position 7, following the entry from the Netherlands and before the entry from San Marino.[9] The song qualified from the first semi-final and competed in the final on May 14, 2016, where she performed the song last in position 26, following the entry from United Kingdom.[10][11] The song finished in 7th place with 249 points.[12]


Chart (2016) Peak
Sweden Heatseekers (Sverigetopplistan)[13] 13

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Result
2017 Swallow Music Awards[14] Hit of the Year Won


  1. ^ a b c d e "Armenia: Video premiere of LoveWave". March 2, 2016. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Iveta Mukuchyan to represent Armenia". October 13, 2015. Archived from the original on March 24, 2016. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "A Happy New Year from Iveta Mukuchyan!". December 31, 2015. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "Armenia: Iveta Mukuchyan to sing LoveWave". February 19, 2016. Archived from the original on May 5, 2016. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  5. ^ "LoveWave (Eurovision 2016 - Armenia) - Single by Iveta Mukuchyan". iTunes. March 30, 2016. Archived from the original on April 15, 2016. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  6. ^ "Iveta Mukuchyan - LoveWave (Official Remix by RHANNES)". Iveta Mukuchyan's YouTube channel. May 4, 2016. Archived from the original on January 3, 2018. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  7. ^ "Համացանցում հասանելի է "LoveWave" երգի Lyrics video-ն. բացվում են որոշ գաղտնիքներ եվրատեսիլյան երգի խոսքերի մասին". Armenia 1. March 25, 2016. Archived from the original on March 29, 2016. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  8. ^ "Allocation Draw: The results!". January 25, 2016. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
  9. ^ Jordan, Paul (April 8, 2016). "Running order of the Semi-Finals revealed". Archived from the original on May 3, 2016. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  10. ^ "We have our first ten finalists". May 10, 2016. Archived from the original on May 10, 2016. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  11. ^ "Running order for the 2016 Grand Final revealed". May 13, 2016. Archived from the original on May 13, 2016. Retrieved May 13, 2016.
  12. ^ "Ukraine wins 2016 Eurovision Song Contest". May 14, 2016. Archived from the original on May 15, 2016. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
  13. ^ Swedish Heatseekers Chart (13 May 2016). Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  14. ^ "Միհրան Ծառուկյանը, Իվետա Մուկուչյանը և այլք' "Ծիծեռնակ" մրցանակաբաշխության մրցանակակիրներ". (in Armenian). 6 April 2017. Archived from the original on 23 December 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2017.

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