Srbuk

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Srbuk
Srbuk Eurovision.jpg
Srbuk during a Eurovision rehearsal in May 2019
Background information
Birth nameSrbuhi Sargsyan
Born (1994-04-03) 3 April 1994 (age 25)
Yerevan, Armenia
Occupation(s)Singer
Instruments
Years active2010–present
Associated acts
Websitewww.srbuk.com

Srbuhi Sargsyan (Armenian: Սրբուհի Սարգսյան IPA: [sərpʰuhˈi sarkʰsjˈan]; born 3 April 1994), professionally known as Srbuk, is an Armenian singer. She first came to prominence after competing in season one of the Armenian version of The X Factor, where she placed as the runner-up. In 2018, she competed in season eight of The Voice of Ukraine, placing fourth. Srbuk represented Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel, with the song "Walking Out".

Early life[edit]

Sargsyan was born on April 3, 1994 in Yerevan. She studied at the Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan, where she learned to play the qanun.[1][2]

Career[edit]

2010–2018: X Factor and The Voice[edit]

In 2010, Srbuk auditioned for the first season of the Armenian version of The X Factor, where she sang "Soon We'll Be Found" by Sia. She joined Garik Papoyan's team and ended up in the second place.[1] In 2012, Srbuk decided to form a band, called Allusion, to play alongside her at small gigs and shows locally.[1] In 2014, she was featured on Papoyan's single "Boat", which was one of the soundtracks for a Russian film, called Лёгок на поми́не.[2]

In 2016, Srbuk released her debut single "Yete Karogh Es".[3] In 2018, she competed in season eight of The Voice of Ukraine, being coached by Ukrainian singer Potap and placing fourth.[1]

2019–present: Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

In November 2018, she was announced as the Armenian representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Right after the announcement, AMPTV also opened the song submission period for composers to send their entries.[4][5] In March 2019, "Walking Out" was revealed as her entry for the contest.[6] Composed by Lost Capital and tokionine, the lyrics of the song were written by Garik Papoyan, who previously co-wrote Armenia's 2014 entry for Aram Mp3. Srbuk performed the song on 16 May 2019 in the second semi-final of the contest and did not advance to the final, finishing 16th in the semi-final.[7]

Influences[edit]

Her influences include Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and Michael Jackson.[8]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"Yete Karogh Es"[3] 2016 Non-album singles
"Half a Goddess"[9] 2018
"Walking Out"[10] 2019

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"Boat"[11]
(Garik Papoyan featuring Srbuk)
2014 Non-album singles
"Let Me Down"[12]
(Hambik Ashot featuring Srbuk)
2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Սրբուհի Սարգսյանն ամռանը կմեկնի արտերկիր համերգային շրջագայության". Armenpress. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Սրբուհի Սարգսյան. "Հեշտ կյանքով չեմ ապրել "". Bravo.am. March 26, 2015. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Yete Karogh Es - Single by Srbuk". iTunes. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  4. ^ Walker, Evan (30 November 2018). "Armenia: Srbuk to Eurovision 2019". Eurovoix.
  5. ^ "Srbuk to represent Armenia at Eurovision 2019".
  6. ^ Granger, Anthony (8 March 2019). "Armenia: "Walking Out" To Be Revealed On Sunday Evening". Eurovoix.
  7. ^ "Second Semi-Final: Last 10 acts qualify for Eurovision 2019 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv. 16 May 2019. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Srbuk". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  9. ^ "Half a Goddess - Single by Srbuk". iTunes. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  10. ^ "Walking Out - Single by Srbuk". iTunes. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Boat (feat. Srbuk) - Single by Garik Papoyan". iTunes. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  12. ^ "Let Me Down (feat. Srbuk) - Single by Hambik Ashot". iTunes. Retrieved November 30, 2018.


External links[edit]

Preceded by
Sevak Khanagyan
with "Qami"
Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2019
Succeeded by
[to be determined]