Sevak Khanagyan (Armenian: Սևակ Խանաղյան, Russian: Севак Тигранович Ханагян, romanizedSevak Tigranovich Khanagyan; born 28 July 1987) 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 represented Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with the song "Qami" (Wind).

Sevak Khanagyan
Khanagyan in 2018
Khanagyan in 2018
Background information
Also known asSeva Khanagyan, Sevak
Born (1987-07-28) 28 July 1987 (age 36)
Metsavan, Armenian SSR, USSR
OriginMoscow, Russia
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • Vocals
Years active2015–present

Early life Edit

Khanagyan was born on 28 July 1987 in Metsavan, a village in the Lori Province. When he was in seventh grade, his family left Armenia and moved to Kursk in Russia. He went on to study music in Moscow, and graduated with a degree in 2014.[1][2]

Career Edit

2015–2017: Beginnings and X-Factor Ukraine Edit

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.[3] 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.[4] 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.

2018–present: Eurovision Song Contest Edit

In December 2017, he was confirmed as a competitor in Depi Evratesil 2018 with the song "Qami".[5][6] In March, 2018 Public TV of Armenia released the official Music Video of Sevak's "Qami". Director of the music video is Arthur Manukyan.[7] Sevak qualified from the second semi-final on 21 February 2018, and went on to win the competition on 25 February. He went on to represent Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, but failed to qualify from the first semi-final coming in 15th place with 79 points.[8][9][10]

Discography Edit

Albums Edit

Title Details Notes
Океан внутри тебя
  • Released: March 15, 2019 (Russia)
2."Не беги"3:51
8."Открой глаза"3:03
9."Они не знают"3:17
10."Океан внутри тебя"3:18
11."Доброе утро"3:30

Singles Edit

Title Year Album
"Когда мы с тобой"
(feat. VARDA)
2016 Non-album singles
"Hin Fayton"
"Не молчи" 2017
"Im Ttvatsin"
"Если вдруг"
"Qami" 2018
"Я чувствую кожей"
(feat. Lyudmila Sokolova)
(Soundtrack of the film "Непрощённый")
"Океан внутри тебя" 2019 Океан внутри тебя
"Доброе утро"

References Edit

  1. ^ "Սևակ Խանաղյանի մայրիկի բացահայտումները երգչի մասին" (in Armenian). Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Ես շատ հպարտ եմ իմ հայ լինելով. Սևակ Խանագյան" (in Armenian). Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Сева Ханагян" (in Russian). Scena. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  4. ^ "ПЕРВЫЙ КАНАЛ. ГОЛОС-4" (in Russian). The Voice of Russia. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  5. ^ Gallagher, Robyn (27 December 2017). "Armenia: Tamar Kaprelian among acts confirmed for Depi Evratesil". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  6. ^ Granger, Anthony (27 December 2017). "Armenia: Depi Evratesil 2018 Participants Revealed". Eurovoix. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Armenia: Athena Manoukian releases the official music video of her ESC entry". 16 March 2020.
  8. ^ Herbert, Emily (25 February 2018). "Armenia: Sevak Khanagyan to Eurovision 2018". Eurovoix.
  9. ^ Senkishev, Georgi (25 February 2018). "Armenia: It's Sevak Khanagyan for Lisbon!". ESCToday.
  10. ^ Mercereau, Damien (8 March 2018). "Eurovision 2018 : l'Arménie revient aux origines avec Sevak Khanagyan" (in French). Le Figaro. Retrieved 9 March 2018.

External links Edit

Preceded by X-Factor Ukraine

Succeeded by
Misha Panchishyn
Preceded by Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by