Likely Televote Appeal
Likely Jury Appeal
Semi-final 2 isn't the sort battlefield Srbuk needed
Srbuk will represent Armenia in Tel Aviv with her song, Walking Out.
Walking Out probably has one of the strongest choruses in the Contest, but it is let down by a weak 30-second mid-section, plus the jump from chorus to verse is a tad clunky and jarring. However, the middle-eight and key-change climax does rescue the song to a certain degree.
The Bond-esque brassy flourishes add to what is a wholesome musical arrangement from Armenia, yet the the markets have reacted negatively to Srbuk’s effort. On the face of it, Walking Out is much more accessible than last year’s effort, Qami, but semi-final 2 isn’t the sort battlefield Srbuk needed. The danger is that she appears too aggressive on stage, which has affected female performers before her, though as Sevak learned last year, it doesn’t only affect women.
This is the sort of song that could qualify and find its way to the left-hand-side of the scoreboard, or struggle and finish around 18th like Artsvik.