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Dates for Depi Evratesil confirmed

AMPTV has confirmed the dates for the Semi-Finals of Depi Evratesil and how it will work.

Dates and Format

It has been confirmed that two Semi-Finals will be taking place on the 19th and 22nd February, where ten acts in each show will compete for five spots for the Grand Final on the 25th February. The semi-final in which the acts will be allocated to will be confirmed on 12th February.

The five acts that will advance to the Grand Final, will be selected by a mixture of viewer televoting along with an International Jury.

You can listen to the acts and their songs here.

Armenia at the Eurovision Song Contest

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 fourth 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 here

Are you looking forward to Depi Evratesil 2018? Will you be tuning in for the live shows? What kind of a song would you like to see Armenia send to Lisbon? What’s your favorite Armenian entry so far?

Let us know in the comments section below and on all social media platforms at @ESCXTRA.

Tim Jumawan

I started watching Eurovision ever since I moved to the UK in 2006, obsessed since 2012 and haven't looked back since.

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