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This year's Eurovision Song Contest representative for Armenia is Srbuk, a 24-year-old pop-soul singer, recording artist and songwriter whose career took off after taking the runner-up spot in the inaugural season of hit TV show 'X Factor Armenia' in 2011. She has been studying music since her early childhood and has become one of Armenia's biggest stars.

Shortly after X Factor Armenia came to an end, Srbuk began playing small local concerts together with her band. Focussing mainly on covers of American songbook standards, jazz, soul, R&B and contemporary pop, they quickly developed a strong following. Srbuk has become one of the most popular musical acts in Armenia, constantly taking part in music festivals, televised programs and public events. Over time, Srbuk began developing her own unique artistic style, drawing from her influences which encompassed a wide range of musical styles and heroes.

Her influences range from legendary and classic vocalists such as Aretha Franklin, Etta James, and Ella Fitzgerald, to the soul and R&B influences of artists and performers like Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and Michael Jackson. All of these influences and experiences have culminated into her debut single as a solo artist titled Yete Karogh Es which was on top of the Armenian charts for weeks.

Last year, Srbuk participated in The Voice: Ukraine where she reached the final and became one of the most popular contestants. Later that year, Srbuk released her single entitled Half a Goddess.

Lyrics of Walking Out

Who are you, what you really do When you have to fight the agony That’s aiming back at you Who are you Who you run to Depend, defend, hope on Can you function on your own Are you from those Who will swallow down The pain, disgrace The sadness (yeah) When the one You love so much Can take your soul And break it Wait for, oh wait for What I waited for Wait for o wait for On no I’m done~~ Walking out (uhuuu) Whatever I’ve built I’m gonna burn down I’m walking out (uhuuu) You’re no more a king ‘Cuz I’ was your crown Walking out, walking out No crying now Walking out walking out No begging now Walking out (uhuu) At last, I feel proud I’m walking out First you said, you would die for me But~ in the end I was the one Bleeding all alone First you said You kneeled, you swore You loved, you lived for me How could you forget it all Are you from those Who can take a loving heart And squeeze it out of love Than prepare to slowly get Not loved but hated instead You knew that my heart wasn’t small But somehow you came and filled it all