Who is Gore Melian? (Cypriot-Armenian)

Gore Melian (singer/songwriter/producer)

He was born on the 26th of April, 1987, in Yerevan – Armenia. He grew up in a musical family. He was greatly inspired by his mother, Zara Barkhoudarian, who is a recognized vocal coach, pianist, and opera singer. Since the age of three, Gore has been singing and performing on local and international stages. He started composing music and lyrics at the age of fifteen, after which he also got involved in music production.

Gore Melian – “Fear vs Love”

Gore Melian – Fear vs Love
Music and Lyrics by Gore Melian
Video by Evgenios Zosimov
Produced by Gore Melian
Special thanks to the dancer Marina Theofilou.

The Prayer

Gore and Natalie wish Armenians worldwide a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year with their “The Prayer Christmas song”.

Some of Gore’s achievements


Gore together with his sister Hasmig Melian and Maria Moskofian won the 1st Prize in the Pan Cyprian Song Competition “Kataklysmos” 1997.


Gore won the 2nd Prize in the Pan Cyprian Song Competition “Kataklysmos” 2000.
Gore participated in the TV program “Afeteries” and was the youngest singer to enter the finals.
In 2007 Gore was chosen from 7000 contestants and became one of the 150 semi-finalists in the International Singing Competition of Young Singers “New Wave”, representing Cyprus.

2008 – Gore Melian’s song “Behind the green door” was chosen to be released in a CD compilation called “mp3.ru casting TOP 50”
Gore got together and started collaborating on numerous tracks with producer and songwriter Afana.

Gore Melian was one of the National Finalists to represent Cyprus in Eurovision, where he was nominated 3rd with his song “I Wanna Thank You” in 2009.

Following Eurovision, Gore was invited to represent Cyprus in Malta International Hit Song Festival with his song “I Wanna Thank You”
Gore Melian’s first video clip, “Stop” featuring Afana was a great success. It was shown in the movie theatres of “Cineplex” all over Cyprus for several months.
Gore released his first album, “I Wanna Thank You” which consisted of 8 tracks.

2010 – Gore Melian, together with Eugene Prendi and Pinky, released his first “house” Song, “Feel Free To Love,” under the Italian label “FKJ Music Records.”
After the successful collaboration of Gore Melian & Eugene Prendi, they made a new free promo song “Say No More” which has had online success and reached the web charts.

Gore Melian released his digital single “Suddenly” which he wrote, produced and performed himself.
The single made it through the semi-finals in the Love Songs category of the UK Songwriting Contest 2011

“Suddenly” has been played consistently on the most popular Cypriot radio stations such as Kiss fm, Deejay radio, Ant1 etc.
The video clip of the song received a great deal of TV exposure on the island’s biggest music TV channels i.e. NRG-MTV and MAD cy. Furthermore, it was broadcasted from the World Music Channel 4 through the international satellite.
The remix of the song featured a well known Cypriot artist Lyrical Eye.
The same year Gore Melian and Afana cooperated to produce a remix of Gore’s previous club song “Crazy Night” written by: Gore Melian, produced & released by: Afana “on it music”.

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Garo Kotchounian

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