As promised, the Armenian National Broadcaster, AMPTV, has kicked things off by releasing the first five competing entries in Depi Evratesil 2018.
Armenia is certainly celebrating musical diversity based on these entries. The line-up has a little something for everybody (even a song in Spanish).
Depi Evratesil 2018 – the first five
Among the first five acts competing for the chance to wave the Armenian flag in Lisbon, we have the return of Tamar Kaprelian. The young songstress in no stranger to the Eurovision community and she previously took part of the contest in 2015 as a member of Genealogy.
Amaliya Margaryan – Waiting for the sun
Hayk Kasparov – Enamórame
Nemra – I’m a liar
Tamar Kaprelian – Poison (Ari Ari)
Suren Poghosyan – The Voice
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 despite delivering an amazing stage show she only finished 18th.
⇓ What our team had to say about Artsvik’s “Fly With Me” in the Xtra files ⇓
What do you think of the first five competing acts in Depi Evratesil? Is there a clear favorite among these acts? Do you think we have the next Eurovision Song Contest winner in this line-up?
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