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Eva Rivas

Eva Rivas was born on July 13, 1987 in Rostov-na-Donu and will represent Armenia in this year's Eurovision Song Contest.
 

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In 1996-2004 she used to be a soloist of one of the most famous ensembles in Rostov called Arevik. As a member of the aforementioned choir she sang both classical and variety songs, as well as Russian and foreign compositions. As a solo singer, Eva was repeatedly a laureate in different contests and compositions. In 2000 the ensemble Arevik was awarded the title Ensemble of the Year.


The year 2005 marked a year of  new achievements in the life of Eva. She was awarded the titles of Golden  Voice of Rostov and Miss Pearl of Don. Likewise, she gained the title of  Vice-Miss of the Caucasus in Yerevan. The same year, during the annual  ceremony Armenian Song of the Year , she won the first prize. In 2008,  Eva started a cooperation with the Armenian Production producing centre and is  currently busy recording a full CD. Last year, Eva shot a video clip of the song Tamam Ashkharh made by Bookhadir Yuldeshev, a director of a great number of  foreign video-clips and a series of films. The process of shooting took place in  Armenia, Afghanistan, Algeria and Uzbekistan for 17 days. The clip gained  wide acclaim both within Armenia as well as abroad.


The composers of Eva's song in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest Apricot Stone are Armen Martirosyan and Karen Kavaleryan, famous for their work both in Armenia and abroad with Karen having already participated six times as a lyricist in the Eurovision Song Contest. 



Lyrics of Apricot Stone

Many, many years ago,
When I was a little child,
Mama told me you should know,
Our world is cruel and wild,
But to make your way through cold and heat
Love is all that you need
I believed her every word,
More than anything I heard
But I was too scared to lose my fun
I began to cry a lot
And she gave me apricots
Kisses of the earth, fruits of the sun
Apricot stone,
Hidden in my hand
Given back to me
From the motherland
Apricot stone,
I will drop it down
In the frozen ground
I’ll just let it make its round
Apricot stone,
Hidden in my hand
Given back to me
From the motherland
Apricot stone
Now I see the northern stars
Shining brightly in the storm
And I’ve got an avatar
Of my love to keep me warm
Now I’m not afraid of violent winds
They may blow
They can’t win
May the winter stay away
From my harvest night and day
May God bless and keep my cherished fruit
Grow my tree up to the sky,
Once I waved my home goodbye
I just wanna go back to my roots
Apricot stone,
Hidden in my hand
Given back to me
From the motherland
Apricot stone,
I will drop it down
In the frozen ground
I’ll just let it make its round
Apricot stone,
Hidden in my hand (Hidden in my hand)
Given back to me (Given, given back to me )
From the motherland
Apricot stone
Hidden in my hand
Given back to me
From the motherland
Apricot stone