For the first time since 2014, Armenia is using a national final to select their Junior Eurovision entrants. After two semi-finals, 10 acts remain in the run to fly the Armenian flag in Minsk!
10 finalists but only one winner!
The final of Depi Mankakan Evratesil will take place next Sunday in Yerevan. 23 acts competed in the two semi-finals but only 10 artists remain. The following artists will compete in the show:
- Ani – ANGELS
- Vardan Margaryan – Chanaparh (Road)
- L.E.V.O.N – L.E.V.O.N
- Lia – Kamats-Kamats (Little by little)
- Eliza – Im Yerazank (My dream)
- Serzh Arakelyan – Good Mood
- Vova – Leggo
- Lily – Paykar (Struggle)
- Anahit Arakelyan – Shabadabadam
- Harut Harutyunyan – Amar e (It’s summertime)
Show features original songs
This is the first time since 2014 that Armenia is using a national final to select the entrant. In fact, they had dropped their 2008 to 2014 selection show Junior Eurosong for internal selection in 2015. Furthermore, what’s also new this time is that candidates will also perform original songs rather than covers in the show.
Armenia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Armenia made its Junior Eurovision debut back in 2007 when the contest was held in Rotterdam. Aremik was the first to wave the Armenian flag at the contest with the song “Erazanq”. She finished second with 136 points, only a single point behind that year’s winner Belarus, narrowly missing out on a triumphant debut. After debuting in 2007, Armenia hasn’t missed out on a single contest and has enjoyed excellent results every year. They won the contest once in 2010 with Vladimir Arzumanyan and his catchy entry “Mama”.They also never missed out on a top 10 and placed in the top 3 multiple times. Last year, MISHA placed 6th with his entry “Boomerang” with 148 points. You can read more about Armenia’s journey at Junior Eurovision in our feature here.
Will you be watching Depi Makakan Evratesil? Which song is your favourite?Furthermore, what is your favorite entry ever from Armenia at Junior Eurovision?
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