Eurovision 2009: Inga and Anush Arshakyan, Armenia

Eurovision, Eurovision 2009, Armenia, Inga and Anush Arshakyan, Nor Par (Jan Jan)And so to our second week of looking at the 2009 Eurovision runners and riders.

We’ve only profiled two entries so far, but what have we learnt? Well, we’ve learnt that this is probably going to be the worst Eurovision Song Contest in all of history. And we haven’t even got to the French entry yet. That one almost made our ears pack up and leave our head. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves.

Here’s the 2009 Eurovision entry for Armenia, by Inga and Anush Arshakyan

Armenia ? Inga and Anush Arshakyan, Nor Par (Jan Jan)

Now listen here, Inga and Anush Arshakyan, we?ve just about had it up to here with Eurovision entries that begin with a noise that makes them sound as if they?re being used to advertise tourism in Cyprus on a continental hotel room English-language news channel. Absolutely had it up to here. And that?s only one of the crimes you?re guilty of with your Eurovision entry Nor Par (Jan Jan). The second is that you?ve both dressed up as sort of gothic Glow Worm toys to perform it. The third is that, 20 seconds into the song?s video, you seem to have taken some Ewoks to a rave in the hope that they?ll give Nor Par (Jan Jan) some direction. The fourth is that, underneath all this crap, the song isn?t all that terrible. Sadly, the fifth is that you both remind us of what The Cheeky Girls would be like if they replaced rampant attention-seeking seeking with a chronic cake habit. And that one?s unforgivable. Sorry girls.

On Monday: Azerbaijan’s Eurovision entry! Exciting!


  1. says

    The only thing I am unhappy about the Eurovision Song Contest is that the use of English, in the Contest increases year by year.

    As a native English speaker I think this is unfair!

    It’s certainly time to break the habit of “language imperialism”, in the Eurovision Song Contest, and use a song, sung in Esperanto instead!

    This is a serious suggestion, as you can see from the Esperanto music which is already available at or at

    There’s even cheesy Esperanto music available! See