🇦🇲 Get to know Sevak Khanagyan from Armenia

ARTIST INFORMATION

Sevak Khanagyan is a Russian-Armenian singer and songwriter. Khanagyan came to prominence while competing in season four of The Voice of Russia in 2015, and he later won season seven of X-Factor Ukraine the following year. He has been a coach on The Voice of Armenia since its fourth season in 2017. Khanagyan will represent Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with the song “Qami” (Wind).

Khanagyan was born on 28 July 1987 in Metsavan, a village in the Lori Province. When he was in seventh grade, the family left Armenia and moved to Kursk in Russia. He went on to study music in Moscow, and graduated with a degree in 2014.

In 2015, Khanagyan competed in the first season of Glavnaya Stsena, the Russian version of The X Factor. He was mentored by Maxim Fadeev, but was eliminated in the quarter-finals. Later that year he began participating in season four of The Voice of Russia. He joined the team of Polina Gagarina but was eliminated in the knockout rounds. The following year, Khanagyan left Russia to compete in season seven of X-Factor Ukraine. Throughout the show, he was mentored by Anton Savlepov and went on to win the competition. Following his success on X-Factor Ukraine, Khanagyan returned to his home country Armenia and became a coach on the third season of The Voice of Armenia.

In December 2017, he was confirmed as a competitor in Depi Evratesil 2018 with the song “Qami”. He qualified from the second semi-final on 21 February 2018, and went on to win the competition on 25 February. He will now represent Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

LYRICS

Khul u hamr yen k’aminery
Yerb hogu khork’um andund e
Im ynkery menut’yunn e darrnum
I՞nch’ arzhek’ uni k’vo sery
Na talis e parz ayd harts’y
Amperin, vor k’vo kerparn yen arrnum

I՞nch’ arzhen khent’i verk’ery
Vor bats’el e k’vo ayd sery՝
Goyut’yuns p’akelov irenum

Qami, qami
Ayd vo՞wr yes tarel tak’ im hushery
Qami, qami
Du to՛wr indz t’ever, vor hetevem k’ez
Qami

Yes p’akum yem im ach’k’ery
Vow t’vum e, t’e tesnum yem
Ayn ughin, vor depi k’ez e berum

Stakhos ein astghery
Vor asum ein, t’e anpart e
Sery ayn hogu, vor luys e p’ntrum

Qami, qami
Ayd vo՞wr yes tarel tak’ im hushery
Qami, qami
Du to՛wr indz t’ever, vor hetevem k’e

Qami (Du to՛wr indz t’ever, du to՛wr indz t’ever)
Qami (Vor savarrnem depi ver yes)

Qami (Du to՛wr indz t’ever, du to՛wr indz t’ever)
(Vor savarrnem depi ver yes)

Qami (Du to՛wr indz t’ever, du to՛wr indz t’ever)
(Vor savarrnem depi ver yes)

Qami (Du to՛wr indz t’ever, du to՛wr indz t’ever)
(Vor savarrnem depi ver yes)

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