Qele Qele (ESC 2008 FINAL LIVE)


Sirusho’s biography is one of the most accomplished and interesting biographies in the Armenian show business of today. She comes from a family of artists – her parents have been recognized as accomplished artists of Armenia – her father being a renowned actor and director (an Honored Artist of Armenia) and her mother a reputable singer beloved by the public (also an Honored Artist of Armenia).Sirusho’s first encounter with singing and music was when she was ten months old. Yet, it wasn’t long before she started to sing full songs, being two years old. One of the songs that Sirusho performed as a child was “Qele-qele”, an Armenian folk song written in the early 1900s by Komitas.

For over 13 years, the 22 year old artist continues to be one of the most famous and adored singers for Armenians in Armenia and abroad.In 2007, the Armenian Public Television surprised Sirusho by asking her to represent Armenia in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. From four candidate songs produced by four Armenian composers (with lyrics written by Sirusho), the Armenian vote selected “Qele, Qele”!

Sirusho took the fourth place in Eurovision Song Concert 2008 in Belgrade. She had a wide promo tour in many europian countries and “Qele-Qele” became famous all over Europe.After the contest she participated in many famous music evets in Sweden, Italy, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, UK, Israel, Greece, Serbia, Cyprus and other Europian countries.Sirusho continues performing and composing, producing songs for her colleges.

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