Armenian singer, songwriter and dancer Gevorg Harutyunyan, famous from X Faxtor, Towards Eurovision and other music projects, who is representing Armenia at New Wave 2018, has received the highest points possible on the first day of the international song contest.
He was awarded a total of 100 points, 10 from each jury member, after performing Laura Pergolizzi’s Lost on You on the first day, the New Wave 2018 official website reveals.
Overall, 15 participants from Russia, Italy, Malta, Greece, Azerbaijan, Canada, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Bulgaria have performed on the first day of the contest taking place in Sochi, Russia. Two singers representing Russia have also received 100 points.
Gevorg Harutyunyan from Kapan, Armenia, graduated from the Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography specialized in film directing. In 2013, he took the fifth place in the X-factor project in Armenia. In 2014, in a duet with a professional dancer Shushanna Dabakhyan, Gevorg won the Dancing with the Stars contest. His biggest dream is to represent Armenia at Eurovision Song Contest. He also dreams about performing with great chansonnier Charles Aznavour.
New Wave 2018 is running from 4 to 9 September.