Junior Eurovision 2021: Who is Maléna?

After the Armenian contestant won the competition of junior Eurovision contest in Paris and being a trend in Armenia. Let’s feature the Armenian singer Maléna from Armenia.

Arpine Martoyan, known as Maléna, was born on 10th January 2007 in Yerevan, Armenia. She currently studies at the Sayat Nova Music School in Yerevan and is the daughter of actress Anna Manucharyan. Maléna is no stranger to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, having participated in their 2018 national final with the song “Par”, finishing in 8th in the semi-final.

In 2020, AMPTV internally selected the singer to represent Armenia at the contest with her song “Why”. The country went on to withdraw before the contest took place due to the Nagorno-Karabakh war. In the same year, She began collaborating with the Armenian TKN label and continues to work with the producer Tokionine.

Armenia debuted in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2007 and has had 13 entries to date. The country is one of the most successful in the history of the contest, placing in the top 3 on 7 occasions, and winning once in 2010. Armenia then went on to host the contest in Yerevan in 2011.

#junioreurovision2021 is the trending hashtag on Twitter.

Many Twitter users celebrate the victory in the #JESC2021

Her competing song “Qami Qami” was composed by Tokionine, the song’s lyrics were written by Vahram Petrosyan, Tokionine, Maléna, and David Tserunyan.

Lyrics:

I go high and There’s a place where I feel safe and free.

The city shines differently.

I went higher and higher,

higher than the skies,

I found myself, way far away.

The wind, the wind will take me again,

To the wilds far away,

Higher and higher I’ll go, I’ll be invisible,

like you, wind. We’re high in the skies and no one can see us,

The wind is with me and I’m not afraid,

That it will leave me, that it will disappear,

It holds me in its arms. I went higher and higher,

higher than the skies, I found myself, way far away.

The wind, the wind will take me again,

To the wilds far away,

Higher and higher I’ll go, I’ll be invisible,

like you, wind. Ha… Wind wind, Ha… Wind wind.

I know you can feel it, the wind inside,

The same thing in my heart, that makes me feel alive,

Whenever you feel it, don’t you think of falling down again.

The wind, the wind will take me again,

To the wilds far away,

Higher and higher I’ll go, I’ll be invisible, like you, wind.

Originally published at https://www.linkedin.com.

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Ahmed Ibrahim

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