Eurovision 2020

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Athena Manoukian over 2500 votes behind televote winner

All but one jury member awarded her 12 points!

Full televoting results and jury member names for Depi Evratesil have been announced today. The results reveal that Athena Manoukian received the full 12 points from nine out of ten jury members. However, she was not so popular in the televote finishing over 2,500 votes behind televote winner Vladimir Arzumanyan.

The international jury included Eurovision Heads of Delegation and former Eurovision producers who seemingly sung their praises for the former X Factor act, Athena Manoukian.

A near clean sweep with the jury

Athena scored 12 points from nine out of the ten jury members, including full marks from the international jury. The jury members can be seen below:

  • ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ Olga Salamkha – Head of Delegation
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Tali Eshkoli – Eurovision 2019 producer
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช Natia Mshvenieradze – Head of Delegation
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น Gordon Bonello – Junior Eurovision creative producer, 2014-2018
  • ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Ekaterina Orlova – Head of Delegation
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armen Sargsyan – Creative producer at ARMTV
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Tereza Karimyan – Programme director at ARMTV
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Tigran Danielyan – PR Director at ARMTV
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Stepan Zagaryan – ARMTV board member
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Yervand Erznkyan – Artist, composer and artistic director

What’s Going On, Mama?

Junior Eurovision 2010 winner, Vladimir Arzumanyan won the SMS vote with 3,344 votes. Vladimir was over 2,000 votes ahead of ERNA in second place, showing he was popular with the Armenian public. Not enough votes to win the whole selection though! You can see the full voting breakdown below:

Vladimir Arzumanyan3344 votes
ERNA1016 votes
Athena Manoukian662 votes
Sergey & Nikolay Harutyunov619 votes
Gabriel Jeeg490 votes
Miriam Baghdasaryan440 votes
TOKIONINE299 votes
Karina EVN149 votes
Arthur Aleq135 votes
Agop111 votes
Hayk Music63 votes
EVA Rida56 votes

With a total of 168 points, Athena Manoukian won the selection and will represent Armenia at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, with “Chains on You”.

Are you happy that Athena won? Would have you preferred Vladimir to represent Armenia in Rotterdam?

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