|Birth name||Lucina Babayants|
|Birth date||16 November 1978|
Armenian From Baku May Perform At Eurovision 2012
Vestnik Kavkaza Jan 31 2012 Russia
Lucia Moon, an Armenian born in Baku currently living in the US, may represent Armenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, PanArmenian reports.
Lucia grew up in Baku in the late 1980s. She moved to the US in 1992.
Lucia graduated at the University of California, received a master~Rs degree of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She sung for the Yerevan Chorus in Los Angeles. She released the Lvitsa Album in 2005, awarded as The Best International Album at the Armenian Music Awards the same year.
Lucia returned to Armenia in January. Her producer David Yondem recommended she take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.
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Baku-born Armenian singer possible pick for Eurovision 2012
A Baku-born Armenian singer now based in the United States is among candidates to represent Armenia at a popular pan-European song contest to be held in the Azerbaijani capital in May.
In a recent interview with the Yerevan-based daily Zhamanak Lucia Moon, 33, said she had submitted two songs to a special commission of the Public Television and Radio Company that will choose an Armenian representative for Eurovision this year.
Lucia Moon (Lucina Babayants) and her family fled Azerbaijan along with hundreds of thousands of other Armenians amid rising ethnic tensions in 1988. After staying in Armenia for four years, at age 14, Lucia along with her family further emigrated to Los Angeles, where she later made a successful songwriting and singing career.
“I spent my childhood in Baku where I have former classmates with whom I’ve never met since I left the city. I thought I would be the best candidate [to represent Armenia at Eurovision],” said the singer, adding that she would not feel bad if the commission rejected her bid.
Lucia Moon also revealed that the songs that she had submitted to the commission were authored by herself and were about love.
One of the songs that Lucia Moon has authored and sung in her career is called Deir Ez-Zor, which is about the death march of Armenians through a Syrian desert during the Ottoman-era massacres. This circumstance has already drawn some critical reaction from Azerbaijani commentators, some of whom describe the singer’s possible selection to represent Armenia as “another Armenian provocation”.
Eurovision organizers do not allow “patriotic” entries.
Learn more about this Armenian singer at her website: www.luciamoon.com