Armenia is accepting Junior Eurovision entries from now until June 30th.
At end of February, it was announced that Armenia would be using a similar show to what they used to select their Eurovision artist this year. 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.
The submission window is now open, and any Armenian citizen aged between 9 and 14 can enter. The broadcaster has stated that the project can be individual, a duet or a group, and the song should not exceed 3 minutes. The window will close on June 30th this year. For more information on the rules, click here.
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.
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.
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.