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Eva Rivas in Oslo, May 2010
|Birth name||Valeria Alexandrovna Reshetnikova-Tsatouryan|
|Born||13 July 1987
Rostov-on-Don, Russian SFSR, USSR
Valeria Alexandrovna Reshetnikova-Tsatouryan (Russian: Валерия Александровна Решетникова-Цатурян, Armenian: Վալերիա Ռուստետնիկովա-Ծատուրյան; born 13 July 1987), better known by her stage name Eva Rivas, is a Russian-Armenian singer. She represented Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song "Apricot Stone". In 2014, Rivas was a judge on the third season of The Voice of Armenia.
Rivas was born and raised in Rostov-on-Don to an Armenian mother and a father of Russian and Greek descent. She took the stage name Eva Rivas from her Greek great-grandmother. Growing up in Rostov, she sang in the Armenian "Arevik" ensemble.
Eurovision Song Contest
On 14 February 2010, Rivas won the Armenian National Final and went on to represent Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song "Apricot Stone." She was placed sixth in the semi-final and advanced to the final where she performed 21st in the line-up and placed seventh with a total of 141 points.
To promote her song that year, Rivas visited, prior to the contest, some European countries. Rivas plans to continue to travel around Europe, promoting her song and making new ones. She had wished to represent Armenia again in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012; however, ultimately Armenia did not participate that year.
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