Armenia’s National Broadcaster, AMPTV, has revealed the 20 acts competing in Depi Evratesil 2018.
In addition to that, we get an exciting Eurovision comeback from the lovely and talented Tamar Kaprelian, which competed in the contest back in 2015 as a member of Genealogy.
The quest for the next Armenian Eurovision Song Contest representative will start on February 3rd and will last in the course of ten weeks. The competing acts will aim for the win by performing their own original songs.
⇓ You can read more about the new rules for Depi Evratesil 2018 here ⇓
Depi Evratesil 2018 line up
The 20 acts competing for the chance to represented the beautiful Caucasus country in Lisbon:
- Robert Koloyan
- Sevak Khanaghyan
- Suren Poghosyan
- Mger Armenia
- Zhanna Davtyan
- Hayk Kasparov
- Gevorg Harutyunyan
- Maria’s Secret
- Hasmik Shiroyan
- Amaliya Margaryan
- Tamar Kaprelian
- Lusine Mardanyan
- Arman Mesropyan
Amaliya Margaryan was a backing singer for Artsvik at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv
Armenia at Eurovision
Since Armenia’s Eurovision debut in 2006, the Caucasian nation has become one of the contest’s most successful nations. With eleven participations so far, only once have they missed out on the grand final: Emmy’s Boom Boom in 2011. In addition, Armenia has six top ten finishes to their name. Sirusho and Aram MP3 were Armenia’s most successful representatives, finishing in 4th place with Qélé, Qélé in 2008 and Not Alone in 2014 respectively.
This year, Artsvik represented Armenia following her victory in Depi Evratesil at the end of 2016. This three-month selection contest was Armenia’s longest selection process ever and was praised by many for the high-quality production values and talent on offer. Artsvik performed Fly With Me in Kyiv and finished in 18th place, a result that surprised many.
⇓ What our team had to say about Artsvik’s “Fly With Me” in the Xtra Files ⇓
Are you looking forward to Depi Evratesil 2018? Who are you the most excited to see among the 20 competing acts? What is your favorite Armenian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest so far?
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