Qami

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"Qami"
Sevak Khanagyan - Qami.jpg
Single by Sevak Khanagyan
Released28 March 2018
Recorded2017
GenrePop
Length3:03
Songwriter(s)
  • Sevak Khanagyan
  • Anna Danielyan
  • Viktorya Maloyan
Sevak Khanagyan singles chronology
"Esli vdrug"
(2017)
"Qami"
(2018)
"Zerkala"
(2018)
Music video
"Qami" on YouTube
Armenia "Qami"
Eurovision Song Contest 2018 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Lyricist(s)
  • Sevak Khanagyan
  • Anna Danielyan
  • Viktorya Maloyan
Finals performance
Semi-final result
15th
Semi-final points
79
Appearance chronology
◄ "Fly with Me" (2017)   
"Walking Out" (2019) ►

"Qami" (Armenian: Քամի, English: Wind) is a song performed by Russian-Armenian singer Sevak Khanagyan. The song represented Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 and was written by Khanagyan with Anna Danielyan and Viktorya Maloyan.[1][2][3] The song premiered on 16 January 2018, and was released for digital download as a single on 28 March.[4]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

In December 2017, Khanagyan was announced as one of the competitors in Depi Evratesil 2018, the Armenian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.[5] On 16 January 2018, his song "Qami" was premiered. Khanagyan competed in the second semi-final of Depi Evratesil on 22 February 2018, and became one of the five qualifiers to advance to the final on 25 February. On 25 February, the song was chosen as the winner of the competition.[6]

The song competed in the first semi-final, held on 8 May 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.[7][8] Armenia was not announced as qualifying from the semi-final, becoming the second time Armenia has failed to qualify (the other being 2011).

Music video[edit]

On 16 March 2018, a teaser of the music video was uploaded to Eurovision's official YouTube channel. It premiered on the same channel on 21 March.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Herbert, Emily (25 February 2018). "Armenia: Sevak Khanagyan to Eurovision 2018". Eurovoix.
  2. ^ Senkishev, Georgi (25 February 2018). "Armenia: It's Sevak Khanagyan for Lisbon!". ESCToday.
  3. ^ Mercereau, Damien (8 March 2018). "Eurovision 2018 : l'Arménie revient aux origines avec Sevak Khanagyan" (in French). Le Figaro. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Qami – Single by Sevak Khanagyan". iTunes. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  5. ^ Gallagher, Robyn (27 December 2017). "Armenia: Tamar Kaprelian among acts confirmed for Depi Evratesil". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  6. ^ "The voting results of the 2nd season of Depi Evratesil – Eurovision". Eurovision.am. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Lisbon revealed as Host City of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest!". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  8. ^ Jordan, Paul (12 January 2018). "All Aboard for the Semi-Final Allocation Draw". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Armenia: Sevak Khanaghyan teases March 21 reveal of "Qami" music video...filmed on rocky outrcrop". Wiwibloggs. 16 March 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2018.

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