jESC 2012: 08 Armenia – Compass Band – Sweetie baby

Hi,

It’s the continuation of my opinion regarding the 12 competing entries from the 12 participating countries of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012, which will be held in Amsterdam

The next country has been participating in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest since 2007 and won in 2010 with Vladimir Arzumanyan and the catchy “Mama”: Armenia

A alternative mellow rock entry with traces of the mid-to-late 60’s rock sound called “Sweetie baby”, sung by Compass Band (the members being Davit Paronikyan, Abraham Aznavuryan, Arshavir Grigoryan and Aram Tsaturyan) is Armenia‘s choice for this edition of jESC. The vocalist of the group, Davit, was the author and composer of the entry. More about the band can be found on this page: http://www.junioreurovision.tv/page/participant-profile?song=28053

Now to the opinion of the song: this could be compared musically wise with what Russia sent in 2010 for the Eurovision Song Contest (“Lost and forgotten”, sung by Peter Nalitch & Friends, who got a 11th place). But while the latter mentioned entry has a more pessimistic theme, “Sweetie baby” could be mistakenly thought to be (although it’s not as they are different entries from different countries) a prequel to “Lost and forgotten” (in my opinion) as it’s a bit more positive song lyrics wise in which a boy does everything he can to see the girl smile, knowing she is sad about something. Quite a risky choice, since it’s not what can be usually heard at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. How this will play off? I don’t know… but I hope it’ll do well as it’s something unique

Next stop will be Ukraine, a country that has been participating in jESC since 2006 but suprisingly hasn’t won a single edition of the contest they participated (eventhough they hosted a jESC edition in 2009). Watch out for it…

Thank you,

LAboy 456
(Rui Craveiro)

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Posted on 18 de November de 2012, in Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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