JESC 2018 | Meet L.E.V.O.N From Armenia
This year a record breaking 20 countries will be taking part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Minsk, Belarus on the 25th November 2018. With around three weeks to go until the competition, Eurovoxx will introduce you to each artist, and give a little insight to the country they will be representing. The next country up is Armenia, who will be represented by L.E.V.O.N.
Who is L.E.V.O.N?
L.E.V.O.N (known as Levon Galstyan) who was born on the 20th May 2006 is twelve years old, and born in Yerevan, Armenia. He is of Armenian- Russian descent, and is popular in both countries. As a singer he has been active since 2014, and built up quite a successful career and reputation. Certainly, when it comes to competitions, this young man has won his fair share. In 2016 he participated in 'The Voice Kids Russia', where he won it. To add to his many accolades, he has won numerous international competitions including the 'New Wave in Russia as part of The Voices of Artsakh'. His song is also called L.E.V.O.N, and since its official release on September 23rd, it has amassed over 82,000 views on YouTube. You can check his song below:
L.E.V.O.N - "L.E.V.O.N"
How Was L.E.V.O.N Chosen?
This year Armenia chose to find its representative through their national final Depi Mankakan Evratesil. It consisted of semi final one which was held on the 9th September. Eleven singers sang for five spaces in the grand final. L.E.V.O.N, and Vardan Margaryan tied for first place from votes culminated from an adult, child jury, and a televote. The second semi final was held a week later that saw 12 singers all try and win the final five places in the grand final. The grand final was held on the 22nd September 2018, and saw L.E.V.O.N win it. Although he came third with the televoters, scoring 8 points, he came first with both the child, and adult juries which saw his grand total score of 28. Subsequently, Vardan Margaryan came second with 26 points.
Eurovoxx Reacts To "L.E.V.O.N".
Armenia At The Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
This year marks Armenia's twelfth participation of a possible 16. Since they first debuted back in 2007, the country has been very successful at the contest. Armenia started well when Arevik, who sang "Erazanq" (Երազանք), came second scoring 136 points. Their only win came in 2010 when the contest was also held in Minsk, which saw Vladimir Arzumanyan and his song "Mama" (Մամա) come first. Could this be an omen for L.E.V.O.N? Their worst result was back in 2008 when Monica, and the song "Im Ergi Hnchyune" (Իմ Երգի Հնչյունե), came a very respectable 8th place. The country is very successful indeed, having always been in the top 10. They have secured four 2nd places, and two 3rd places. They have made the top 5 on no less than eight occasions, making this country one of the most successful at the Junior Competition.
All the team at Eurovoxx would like to wish this young, talented singer the best of luck in Minsk. "Հաջողություն Լեւոն ". Do you like the song? and think it could win? Please tell us your thoughts in the comments below.