Sevak Khanagyan

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Sevak Khanagyan
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Background information
Also known asSeva Khanagyan
Born (1987-07-28) 28 July 1987 (age 32)
Metsavan, Armenian SSR, USSR
OriginMoscow, Russia
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • Vocals
Years active2015–present
Associated acts

Sevak Khanagyan (Armenian: Սևակ Խանաղյան, Russian: Севак Ханагян; born 28 July 1987) is a Russian-Armenian singer and songwriter. Khanagyan came to prominence while competing in season four of The Voice of Russia in 2015, and he later won season seven of X-Factor Ukraine the following year. He has been a coach on The Voice of Armenia since its fourth season in 2017. Khanagyan represented Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with the song "Qami" (Wind).

Early life[edit]

Khanagyan was born on 28 July 1987 in Metsavan, a village in the Lori Province. When he was in seventh grade, his family left Armenia and moved to Kursk in Russia. He went on to study music in Moscow, and graduated with a degree in 2014.[1][2]


2015–2017: Beginnings and X-Factor Ukraine[edit]

In 2015, Khanagyan competed in the first season of Glavnaya Stsena, the Russian version of The X Factor. He was mentored by Maxim Fadeev, but was eliminated in the quarter-finals.[3] Later that year he began participating in season four of The Voice of Russia. He joined the team of Polina Gagarina but was eliminated in the knockout rounds.[4] The following year, Khanagyan left Russia to compete in season seven of X-Factor Ukraine. Throughout the show, he was mentored by Anton Savlepov and went on to win the competition. Following his success on X-Factor Ukraine, Khanagyan returned to his home country Armenia and became a coach on the third season of The Voice of Armenia.

2018–present: Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

In December 2017, he was confirmed as a competitor in Depi Evratesil 2018 with the song "Qami".[5][6] He qualified from the second semi-final on 21 February 2018, and went on to win the competition on 25 February. He went on to represent Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, but failed to qualify from the first semi-final coming in 15th place with 79 points.[7][8] So far, it is the worst Armenian result in the Eurovision history.[9]



Title Details Notes
Океан внутри тебя
  • Released: March 15, 2019 (Russia)


Title Year Album
"Когда мы с тобой"
(feat. VARDA)
2016 Non-album singles
"Hin Fayton"
"Не молчи" 2017
"Im Ttvatsin"
"Если вдруг"
"Qami" 2018
"Я чувствую кожей"
(feat. Lyudmila Sokolova)
(Soundtrack of the film "Непрощённый")
"Океан внутри тебя" 2019 Океан внутри тебя
"Доброе утро"


  1. ^ "Սևակ Խանաղյանի մայրիկի բացահայտումները երգչի մասին" (in Armenian). Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Ես շատ հպարտ եմ իմ հայ լինելով. Սևակ Խանագյան" (in Armenian). Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Сева Ханагян" (in Russian). Scena. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  4. ^ "ПЕРВЫЙ КАНАЛ. ГОЛОС-4" (in Russian). The Voice of Russia. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  5. ^ Gallagher, Robyn (27 December 2017). "Armenia: Tamar Kaprelian among acts confirmed for Depi Evratesil". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  6. ^ Granger, Anthony (27 December 2017). "Armenia: Depi Evratesil 2018 Participants Revealed". Eurovoix. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  7. ^ Herbert, Emily (25 February 2018). "Armenia: Sevak Khanagyan to Eurovision 2018". Eurovoix.
  8. ^ Senkishev, Georgi (25 February 2018). "Armenia: It's Sevak Khanagyan for Lisbon!". ESCToday.
  9. ^ Mercereau, Damien (8 March 2018). "Eurovision 2018 : l'Arménie revient aux origines avec Sevak Khanagyan" (in French). Le Figaro. Retrieved 9 March 2018.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
X-Factor Ukraine

Succeeded by
Misha Panchishyn
Preceded by
with "Fly with Me"
Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
with "Walking Out"