Erik was born in Tbilisi. He learned to play the violin in a school of music and after that graduated from the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory. Erik won the first prize at the international “Discovery” festival in Varna, Bulgaria in 2007. He’s a baritone. Erik enjoys spending his free time in the countryside with friends and likes football. The songs of S. Wonder and G. Benson taught him a lot, that’s why the contestant dreams of singing a duet with these people. Erik’s father was the first to spot his talent for music: “I was two… He bought a small red drum for me, I played it and sang… At the age of seven, I began singing on the stage!” Erik has been dreaming of becoming a singer since his childhood. The finalist’s bracelet is his symbol of luck that helps him in the most critical moments of his life. His motto is “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today”. Erik is an excellent cook, and his specialty is fried eggs. He’s afraid of loneliness. His favorite films and film directors are L.Besson, S.Spielberg, “Schindler’s List”, “Armageddon” and “Liar Liar”. Erik’s favorite writer is A. de Saint-Exupéry and his favorite holiday is New Year’s Day! Erik likes jazz, blues and compositions of A. Khachaturian. He writes music too. Erik believes that hard work, ambitious nature and good luck are the important prerequisites for success. He dreams he could travel back in time to the Renaissance epoch. In 2009, Erik’s first solo album called “You are mine” was released in Armenia.