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Junior Eurovision: Armenia will select entrant on September 15

As Junior Eurovision draws closer and closer, selection of young entrants is now in full swing and Armenia will do so in less than two weeks.

Second edition of Depi Mankakan Evratesil

For the second year in a row, Armenia will use the national final called “Depi Mankakan Evratesil” to pick their JESC ambassador. Previously they have also used internal selection and a national final called Junior Eurosong as a selection method. Unlike last year, however, the show will not have two semi-finals but will be limited to a single show. The show will take place on Sunday September 15. Recently, the broadcaster has held auditions to select the participants for the live show. Based on the video below, it looks like 2018’s runner up and Armenian spokesperson in Minsk Vardan Margaryan will participate again!

Armenia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Since debuting at Junior Eurovision in 2007, Armenia has never missed on participating. Throughout their history at the contest, they have enjoyed consistently good results. In fact, they have yet to miss out on a top 10 finish, making it one of the most successful countries. They won the contest in Minsk in 2010 with Vladimir Arzumanyan’s “Mama” and ended in second place four times and in third place twice. Last year, 12-year-old L.E.V.O.N. represented the Caucasian country with his song “L.E.V.O.N.”, finishing 9th with 125 points. He received 50 points from the juries and 75 points from the online voting. Despite the top 10 finish, that was Armenia’s worst placing.

Curious about Armenia’s Junior Eurovision history? Check out our feature here!

Will you be following Depi Mankakan Evratesil? What is your favourite Armenian Junior Eurovision entry?

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Riccardo Maddalozzo

Born in Italy, I have lived in 5 countries in 3 continents. I discovered Eurovision by accident in 2010 and became a superfan in 2013. I attended both Eurovision and Junior Eurovision events and covered several national finals on the ground and hope to continue doing so for a long time!

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