Armenia’s next Junior Eurovision entrant will be chosen through a national final show called Depi Mankakan Evratesil.
It was announced on Armenia’s Eurovision national final show Depi Evratesil that a similar show will be used to select the country’s next Junior Eurovision entry. The show will be called Depi Mankakan Evratesil, and will feature a group of young artists bidding to represent their country at the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk, Belarus. From 2015, Armenia has internally selected their Junior Eurovision entry, but they have used a national final called Junior Eurosong to select their entries from 2008-2014. More details about Depi Mankakan Evratesil is expected to be announced soon.
This confirms that Armenia will be participating in this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, after possible withdrawal was threatened due to the unhappiness of the online voting at the 2017 contest.
Armenia was represented by Misha at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia. He performed “Boomerang”, finishing in sixth place with a total of 148 points.
Source: Depi Evratesil
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 has been present at every contest since their debut.