Genealogy Biography

Genealogy is an Armenian supergroup that was formed to represent Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. All six members come from a different continent but all are of Armenian descent whose families once spread all over the world after the Armenian Genocide of 1915. The five artists at the same time symbolize the five petals of the forget-me-not flower. In their centre, the group will be unified by a sixth artist, who will actually be from Armenia. The group will perform the song "Face The Shadow" in the contest. It was originally called "Don't Deny", but organizers changed it later to the present title.

The first member of the group, Essaï Altounian, a French Armenian, was announced on 16 February 2015. The second member of the group, Tamar Kaprelian, an American-Armenian singer, was announced on 20 February 2015. The third member being Vahe Tilbian, an Armenian-Ethopian singer, was announced on 23 February 2015. The fourth member was Stephanie Topalian, a U.S. born Armenian-American-Japanese singer residing in Japan. Her father is Armenian and her mother Japanese. Her membership was announced on 27 February 2015, Topalian becoming the Asian Continent representative in the group. The fifth member is Mary-Jean O'Doherty Basmadjian, an Australian opera singer of Armenian descent. Her membership was announced on 3 March 2015.The sixth member is Inga Arshakyan, who also represented Armenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, along with her sister, Anush.
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