This time The Beautified Project is chosen internally to represent Armenia. The Beautified Project is an English-language Melancholic Alternative Rock band formed in London in 2005 by singer/songwriter Andre Simonian.
The permanent members of the band are Andre Simonian, Armen Shaverdian, Arlen Shaverdian. The Beautified Project is the first internationally recognized English-language band out of Armenia. In 2006, The Beautified Project, Andre Simonian’s solo project at the time, released its first demo album, ‘Serenades for Insanity’ in London. In 2008 the band recorded and released its first official album, ‘Behind the Happy Mask’.
‘Behind the Happy Mask’ is the FIRST English-language album ever released in Armenia. The album gained much success that the band went on to release six official music videos off of this album, one of which went as far as being aired by the MTV and PMC.
In 2010, the band released its 2nd official album ‘Beyond the Butterfly’ to a critical acclaim. The first single off the album ‘Butterfly’, became the band’s biggest hit to date, gaining them a place on MTV. The success of the album was followed by several successful concerts in London, Vienna, Georgia and Armenia. During the band’s UK tour, the international branch of BBC made a documentary about The Beautified Project. In May 2011, The Beautified Project recorded a duet, ‘Broken Smile’, with the lead singer Mick Moss of the world-known English Melancholic rock band Animatter In December 2011 the band signed a deal with St. Mongoose Entertainment, becoming the first rock band out of Armenia who got signed with an American Record Label.
In 2009 The Beautified Project took part in the National Final of Eurovision Song Contest trying to represent Armenia in Moscow. In 2011 The Beautified Project recorded a cover of the famous Armenian song KILIKIA which became the most watched rendition of that song on youtube. In 2012, The Beautified Project won a national award in Armenia as The Best Armenian Rock Band. In early 2012 the band made its first few steps in the American market by appearing on several American Radio Stations. In 2013 the band won The Ambassadors of Armenia in the World Award at Radio Van Awards. In 2013 The Beautified Project won an Award as The Best Armenian Rock Band out of Armenia. The Beautified Project released its new album, entitled ‘United We Fall’ in October 2013. The album release is being followed by a European tour.
Here are the songs competing to represent Armenia in Lyon:
1. Broken Smile (Feat. ANTIMATTER)
2. Save me
3. Wait ! (Feat. Sona Rubenyan)
4. All Alone
5. Red Rivers
Rules: Post your top 5 bellow. The final decision will be based on 50%/50% system. We appreciate your active opinions and participation.
Songs of the band which missed the national final.
Results of televoting.
|All alone||Save me||Broken smile||Red rivers||Wait|
|All alone (winner)||8||12||20|
“All alone” represents Armenia in Lyon. We hope to repeat “Not Alone”‘s results. Thank you guys for your participation.
Yerevan meets the wining song with fireworks 🙂