Misha (Michael Grigoryan) will represent Armenia at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The Public TV Company of Armenia (AMPTV) have confirmed that Michael Grigoryan, known as Misha, will represent Armenia at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Tbilisi, Georgia. Internally selected by the creative team at AMPTV, nine-year old Misha is no stranger to performing, having represented his country in New Wave Junior where he placed as a runner up. We expect his JESC song to be released in the upcoming months.
To date the following countries have confirmed their participation in Junior Eurovision 2017:
The 15th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest later this year in Tbilisi, Georgia. The contest is to be held at the Tbilisi Sports Palace on November 26. It is the first time that the three-time winners of the contest have hosted Junior Eurovision.
Changes have been made to the rules of this years contest. The amount of a song that can be performed in English has been increased to 40% of the lyrics. While the number of voices on the backing track has been increased from five to six singers.
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Armenia debuted in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2007, and have had 10 entries to date. The country is one of the most successful in the history of the contest, placing in the top 3 on 7 occasions, and winning once in 2010. Their victory came from Vladimir Arzumanyan with his song “Mama”, which received 120 points. Armenia then went on to host the contest on home soil in Yerevan in 2011. Their debut was almost as successful, as Arevik and her song “Erazanq” was just 1 point off the winning score. Their worst result comes from their 2008 entry “Im Ergi Hnchyune”, sung by Monica Manucharova, which placed 8th overall with 59 points. Armenia have been present at every contest since their debut.