Tamar Kaprelian has announced via Twitter that she has entered a song into Depi Evratesil, the selection process to choose the entrant for Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
Tamar is best known to Eurovision fans as being one-sixth of the supergroup “Genealogy” which represented Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna with the song Face the Shadow. Tamar was one of the five singers who represented the Armenian diaspora in the group (in her case the diaspora on the American continent). The group reached the final of the contest and finished in 16th place.
Since Eurovision 2015, Tamar has kept busy working on new music and with her non-profit music education foundation, Nvak. She revealed earlier today (8th November) that she is hoping for a return to the Eurovision stage in 2018. She said:
Hey guys: BIG NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!! After all of the positive feedback to whether or not I should apply for Eurovision, have decided to submit a song for Depi Evratesil!
Depi Evratesil will be used for the second time in 2018 to select the Armenian entrant for Eurovision. This time, singers have until 15 December 2017 to submit their original songs for consideration to the Armenian broadcaster, AMPTV.
Anyone wishing to follow Tamar’s journey for Eurovision 2018 can like the “Tamar Kaprelian for Eurovision 2018” Facebook page.
Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Armenia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 and has participated every year since excluding 2012. Armenia’s best results came in 2008 and 2014 when they finished 4th in the final. Armenia has only once not managed to qualify for the final, in 2011 Emmy finished 12th in her semi-final with the song “Boom Boom”, she was 1 point away from qualifying for the final. At the 2017 contest in Kyiv, Armenia was represented by Artsvik and the song “Fly with Me” finishing 18th in the final.