Artsvik will represent Armenia in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest after winning the Armenian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, Depi Evratesil, in December 2016. Her song is called Fly With Me.
Artsvik was born on 21st October 1984 in Armenia. When she was 5 years old she and her family moved to Moscow, Russia. After graduating from school, Artsvik decided to continue her studies as a speech therapist psychologist at Moscow State Pedagogical University. However music was always a big part of her identity. Since her early childhood Artsvik was singing, creating melodies and exciting everyone around her.
In 1992 Artsvik met Whitney Houston when she first watched The Bodyguard. This is when she knew that music will always be her one true passion in life. Still, it took her some time to take the risk to leave everything and follow her dreams. On a new year’s eve she made a wish and that was when her musical journey began.
In 2012 Artsvik became a member of the Jazz Parking Project. During the same year she auditioned for The Voice of Russia, becoming a nationwide sensation. She began to develop a fanbase and so Artsvik began to record covers of hit songs as well as originals; Why, No Fear, I Say Yes and Сестры по духу. Over the years she has also participated in numerous international music festivals all over her world, growing both as a person and a professional on her way to Europe’s biggest stage.
In 2016 Artsvik decided to move back to Armenia. It was always her dream to represent her country at the biggest music event in Europe, so she decided to audition for national broadcaster AMPTV’s new show, Depi Evratesil, the Armenian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. After each performance Artsvik continued to receive the highest points from both juries and viewers, thus becoming the winner of the competition and getting a chance to represent Armenia at the Eurovision Song Contest.
About the song writers & composers
Fly With Me is composed by Lilith Navasardyan and Levon Navasardyan. Lilith is a composer, pianist, music producer and singer from Armenia. Writing unique music was always a constant in her musical career as she progressed in her studies. She has created music for many feature and animation films as well as commercial advertisements. She has also composed more than 150 songs also for kids.
Lilith Navasardyan also composed Love, Armenia's entry in Junior Eurovision 2015 performed by Mika. She produced many albums and songs in collobaration with her husband Levon Navasardyan who is a successful music producer, sound designer, arranger and audio engineer in Armenia. In 2014 Lilith and Levon produced the song Not Alone which was Armenia's entry for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest performed by Aram MP3. They were also the team behind Iveta Mukuchyan's LoveWave last year.
Avet Barseghyan was born in 1980 in Yerevan. He is an Armenian famous songwriter and TV host as well as the honorary artist of Armenia. He has written two songs for Armenia previously, Jan-Jan performed by Inga and Anush in 2009 and Love performed by Mika at the 2015 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which was also co-written with David Tserunyan. David has been working as a producer, TV commentator and a creative director for several years. David has been a member of the Armenian delegation at the Eurovision Song Contest for the past four years and has been the Head of Press for the last two contests.