This is the Armenian singer Jamala by his mother (32 years old) who will represent Ukraine at Eurovision 2016 to be held in May in Stockholm, Sweden. His real name Sousanna Jamaladinova -from Tatar Crimean father and mother arménienne-, Jamala which featured his song “1944”, a title that recalls the deportation of 250,000 Crimean Tatars by Stalin during the Second World War, has become before five other candidates after the Ukrainian national competition to determine the Ukrainian representative for Eurovision 2016. More than 300 000 viewers -a Record- participated in the vote at the Ukrainian television.
Jamala could also mention the deportation of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in 1915, and genocide. But the theme of the Crimea -Resumption by the Russia-Ukraine is very promising. And this is perhaps one of the essential factors that prompted the Ukrainian viewer to vote for Jamala. Recall that it was Iveta Mukuchyan with his song “LoveWave” will represent Armenia at Eurovision 2016. She will take part in the first semi-final on 10 May in Stockholm.
Krikor Amirzayan (Գրիգոր Ամիրզայեան)