Athena Manoukian Drops New Single

| August 3, 2020

Last month, Armenia’s 2020 Eurovision representative, Athena Manoukian, released her first new song since she won the national final show “Depi Evratesil” that gave her the right to represent the Caucasus country in Rotterdam. Despite the contest’s cancellation, Athena impressed many fans with her stylish choreography and modern-sounding vocals that worked very well in her Eurovision song “Chains On You”. The rap-pop , uptempo number won Armenia’s vote in February when Athena beat out another fan-favourite rapper, Tokionine, for the ticket to Eurovision.

But now, Athena has new material and interests on her mind before she turns attention back to Eurovision after her return to Rotterdam 2021 was confirmed by the Armenian Broadcaster in late April. 

Proudly showcasing a similar style of music to “Chains On You”, Athena’s new track also features an insatiably catch instrumental to rap-influenced vocals. Named “Dolla”, the song is similar but equally as intriguing as Athena’s earlier work. The cover photo of the single truly represents the bold and stylish look that Athena has sported since her Eurovision journey began and with next season just around the corner, she looks more than ready to wow us in Rotterdam.  

Armenia At Eurovision 

Since Armenia’s debut in the 2006 contest, they have never won. Their best results were reached when in both 2008 with Sirusho, and 2014 with Aram Mp3. Both songs reached the 4th place in the final. Another notable entry was Iveta’s LoveWave, which was On of the fan favorites from 2016. Armenia has used both internal selections and national finals over the years, with their latest entry Athena Manoukian being selected though the national final format ‘Depi evratesil’, which was due to represent the country in 2020 before the contest got cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What do you think about “Dolla” and “Chains On You”? Can Athena come bak even stronger in Rotterdam? Let us know in the comments, and here’s Andy’s first reaction to Armenia’s party anthem of 2020. 


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