Armenia has voted for Inga and Anush Arshakyan’s “Nor Par” as their Eurovision entry this year, and right off the bat, I’m seeing a trend: performers ripping through scrims. The Arshakyans do it here, just as Quartissimo did in their performance at the Slovenian finals.
I don’t know what to make of this one, if I’m being honest. It is a very traditional sounding number, but it’s performed in English and it has the patented Eurovision Key Change (EKC). Also, there’s a very Western-sounding bridge. It’s catchy, but the Arshakyans oversing it a bit. It’s kinda like Siouxsie and the Banshee’s recording a version of Elitsa Todorova and Stoyan Yankoukov’s “Water” at Peter Murphy’s house.
I think… I think I like it. But I’m not sure. They’ll have to work on their performance for the big show, though. That much I do know.
UPDATED: No. No I don’t like it. They sound like Charming Hostess, now that I listen again. Only… you know… sucky.